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Ferr0.5

I know this is WAY late, but I wanted to get Share Some Singles Vol. 2 out before I posted my own mid-year faves list.
1Perfume Genius
No Shape


[Art Pop]

"Slip Away": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EVhFTw4igw

Mike's most sonically exciting release yet, but just as emotionally effective as the rest of his discography. First Perfume Genius record I listened to, and still my favorite. Exactly the kind of album I needed in my life at this point in time.
2Lorde
Melodrama


[Pop]

"Sober": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgigkaSCZA

Hasn't taken over 'Pure Heroine' as the superior Lorde album yet, though I can see that being the case eventually. A more varied effort that still showcases her ability to wonderfully write about the plights of people her age. First as a teen on 'Heroine' and now as a early twenty-something on 'Melodrama'.
3Alt-J
Relaxer


[Progressive Pop / Art Pop]

"Adeline": https://youtu.be/1XwU8H6e8Ts

Polarizing band continues to be polarizing. I continue to fall onto the defending side. Almost every slow burner on this album ranks as some of the group's best material, and “In Cold Blood” is probably my favorite banger (?) they’ve made.
4Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory


[Experimental Hip Hop]

"Yeah Right": https://youtu.be/C6iAzyhm0p0

Yeah, I know this album isn't especially notable in the lyrics department, but damn if this isn't some of the most fun I've had with a record this year. The hooks are sticky af, the production is worthy of the hype, and I just really like Vince's voice.
5Throwing Snow
Embers


[IDM]

Full Album: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiUhw6-0x9fMX7KUX3FYCt6sgFe4z6mzQ

More than any album I've enjoyed this year, 'Embers' is something you need to listen to as a full album to really appreciate what's going on. The calmer, texture-oriented first half does an excellent job of building up towards the more visceral second half.
6Brockhampton
Saturation


[Experimental Hip Hop]

"GOLD": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZRRlVDVa8

On some days, I find myself not seeing this as the 5/5 masterpiece quite a few people claim it to be. But on other days, while I still don't see it as that amazing, I do see 'SATURATION' as a jumping-off point for a group capable of making something of that caliber.
7Neil Cicierega
Mouth Moods


[Mashup]

"ACVC": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqiHiMuEkes

I may enjoy this in the spirit of dumb fun, but this is still a meticulously formed piece of...art? Yeah, art. Neil proves yet again he's the best mash-up artist out there. I don't think I've ever laughed harder than when I first heard "ACVC".
8Kendrick Lamar
DAMN.


[Hip Hop]

"DNA.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLZRYQMLDW4

There are songs here that stand as some of Kendrick's most lackluster in a while, but this new direction leads to more hits than misses for sure. 'DAMN.' is Kendrick's most replayable album, no doubt.
9The Mountain Goats
Goths


[Indie Pop / Chamber Pop]

"Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYGyC-kF06w

Some of the most entertaining storytelling and lyrics, regardless of genre, I've heard this year; not to mention the super pleasant instrumentation that contrasts to the lyrics really well.
10Oddisee
The Iceberg


[Concious Hip Hop / Jazz Rap]

“Like Really”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM7xkbQ6LEs

If you’re looking for a politically-charged album in 2017, you probably couldn’t do any better than with ‘The Iceberg’. Over some lush, soulful instrumentation, Oddisee dives into everything you’d expect from a political album in 2017 with some more personal tracks peppered into the 2nd half. There are moments where Oddisee comes off as holier-than-thou in his lyrics, but overall this has to be the most solid hip hop release I’ve heard this year.
11Arca
Arca


[Art Pop]

“Reverie” (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WKWZ9y-dvU

Most improved artist? I respected the textural qualities of ‘Mutant’, but found it all to be devoid of structure. ‘Arca’ not only amends to this, but comes through with some extremely haunting tunes thanks to the addition of Alejandro’s ghoulish vocals.
12Suiyoubi no Campanella
SUPERMAN


[J-Pop / Hip House]

“Aladdin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jWLioW7Zx0

What a fun, colorful pop album! The mix of flavors on this album is insane: hip house, j-pop, synthpop, and touches of synth-funk and tropical house. Even more insane is how it all feels natural packaged together into one album.
13Nick Hakim
Green Twins


[Psychedelic Soul]

“Roller Skates”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKpaoYQgYw

I haven’t heard a psychedelic soul record as genuinely trippy as ‘Green Twins’ in a while. Nick keeps things soulful even through the reverb-soaked production. I’d definitely recommend this to fans of the latest Unknown Mortal Orchestra record: very similar production and even some vocal similarities on some tracks.
14Clap! Clap!
A Thousand Skies


[Afro-House]

“Ar-Raqis”: https://youtu.be/4JhPguQmFWU

Certain tracks feature some fusions african music samples and more modern sounds that don’t go over so seamlessly, but for the most mixtures result in a stunning success. It’s unfair how damn fine the latter half of this record is.
15TSUKI
Severance Package


[Downtempo]

Full Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1QCRnahYP8

A beautiful concept album about coping with a lost loved one told through some very pretty vocal tracks, but the main attraction is the beautiful clarity that is the production on this record.
16Landlady
The World Is A Loud Place


[Art Pop]

"Electric Abdomen": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo8YP6Vgqe8

colorful art/progressive pop w/ odd time signatures, tempo changes, and songs about how shitty driving through california is
17Jay Som
Everybody Works


[Indie Rock / Dream Pop]

"Baybee": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRES6Af_Wyg

super charming indie record, covers quite a bit of ground in 35 minutes
18Chicano Batman
Freedom Is Free


[Psychedelic Soul]

"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k9TVfnHH8Q

psych soul record that isn't shy about it's stances
19Jonwayne
Rap Album Two


[Abstract Hip Hop]

"These Words Are Everything": https://youtu.be/J5Ekc-7hkK0

a rap album whose subduedness is both it's greatest strength and weakness
20Bonobo
Migration


[Downtempo / Microhouse]

"Kerala": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Q4gqBUs7c

bonobo does as bonobo does
21Spoon
Hot Thoughts


[Indie Rock]

"Hot Thoughts": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrLVAQYfeZ4

love the really funky tracks, and that closing instrumental is really neat!!!
22She-Devils
She-Devils


[Indie Rock / Post Punk / Neo-Surf Rock]

"The World Laughs": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCRZCEQpOqY

A peppy, eerie, lovesick album from the perspective from a creepy stalker person (don't worry, i'm 99% sure it's intentional)
23Geotic
Abysma


[Passive Dance Music (PDM™️)]

"Actually Smiling": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOaZprdzPH4

Super chill, beautiful record, but need that new Baths record!!!!!!!
24SZA
Ctrl


[Alternative R&B]

"Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHXfCOjb3fk

Stays true to the Alt R&B sound, yet sticks out from the contemporaries
25Tuxedo
Tuxedo ll


[Synthfunk]

"Second Time Around": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OoZ83lqIbo

Cheesy? Yes! Self-Aware? Pretty Sure! A bit 2-dimensional? Yeah! Fun as hell? You know it!
26Sr. Langosta
El Experimento Caribeño


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Shugo Tokumaru - TOSS
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