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05.21.17 Top 40 Albums of 2016

Top 40 albums of 2017

because there aren't enough of these
40The Mountain Goats
Goths


8/10

"Rain In Soho"
39Canadian Softball
Awkward and Depressed


8.3/10

"Great Again"
38I the Mighty
Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go


8.3/10

"Sleepwalker"
37The National
Sleep Well Beast


8.3/10

"The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness"
36Deafcult
Auras


8.3/10

"Sparkle"
35Nothing But Thieves
Broken Machine


8.3/10

"Live Like Animals"
34Turnover
Good Nature


A massive disappointment after the perfect Peripheral Vision. Surprisingly though, this album has grown on me quite a bit. The choruses might not be immediate, but all songs are definitely pleasant to listen to with Living Small and Curiosity being slow burn-catchy. If that makes any sense.

8.3/10

"Curiosity"
33Citizen
As You Please


8.3/10

"In The Middle Of It All"
32Enter Shikari
The Spark


8.3/10

"The Sights"
31Sorority Noise
You're Not As ____ As You Think


8.3/10

"No Halo"
30Lorde
Melodrama


8.3/10

"Homemade Dynamite"
29Deaf Havana
All These Countless Nights


8.3/10

"Pensacola, 2013"
28Japanese Breakfast
Soft Sounds From Another Planet


8.3/10

"Diving Woman"
27Waxahatchee
Out in the Storm


8.3/10

"No Questen"
26Creeper
Eternity, In Your Arms


8.3/10

"Black Rain"
25In Hearts Wake
Ark


I'm a sucker for their catchy, watered down aussiecore.

8.3/10

"Passage"
24Beach Fossils
Somersault


8.3/10

"Sugar"
23As It Is
Okay


This is actually a really good pop punk record. Despite some standard songs at the start and end of this album, the middle section is quite brilliant. Songs like 'Austen' and 'Soap' show the band's heavier side and it pays off well.

8.5/10

"Austen"
22PVRIS
All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell


8.5/10

"What's Wrong"
21Knuckle Puck
Shapeshifter


8.5/10

"Wait"
20Gleemer
Anymore


8.5/10

"Dryness"
19Tigers Jaw
spin


8.5/10

"June"
18Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me


8.5/10

"that one really sad song"
17'68
Two Parts Viper


8.5/10

"No Montage"
16Day Wave
The Days We Had


https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/73732/Day-Wave-The-Days-We-Had/

8.5/10

"Wasting Time"
15Blood Command
Cult Drugs


8.8/10

"Ctrl + Alt + Del"
14The Maine
Lovely Little Lonely


Underappreciated album that is just pure fun.

8.8/10

"How Do You Feel?"
13Julien Baker
Turn Out The Lights


8.8/10

"Turn Out The Lights"
12Slowdive
Slowdive


8.8/10

"Falling Ashes"
11A Will Away
Here Again


Here Again is subtly unique. At its core this is a standard indie rock/ppp punk record, yet it's the small bits of experimentation that make this album great. The twinkly mathrock in Agoraphobia or the oddly structured Pay Raise are some examples. Besides this, the lyrics to Well Adjusted are deeply relatable.

8.8/10

"Agoraphobia"
10Movements
Feel Something


https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/75160/Movements-Feel-Something/

8.8/10

"Full Circle"
9Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex


8.8/10

"Each Time You Fall In Love"
8Counterparts
You're Not You Anymore


8.8/10

"Fragile Limbs"
7Fazerdaze
Morningside


My favourite dreampop record of this year. Morningside makes me think of places that feel like 'home' to me.

8.8/10

"Last To Sleep"
6Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface


9/10

"The Silence"
5The Menzingers
After the Party


9/10

"Your Wild Years"
4Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness


Thanks for introducing me to this, sputnik.

9/10

"Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane"
3Fleet Foxes
Crack-Up


Possibly my favourite Fleet Foxes album since it takes the brilliant Foxes-formula and makes it way more complex than it needs to be. I love that.

9/10

"Crack Up"
2Brand New
Science Fiction


Pieces of shit shouldn't be allowed to have musical talent.

9.3/10

"137"
1Hundredth
Rare


Not a very obvious pick for an AOTY, but there is nothing I don't love about Rare. It takes the shoegaze genre and shakes it up with intense drumming, rewarding build-ups and gorgeous melodies.

9.3/10

"Hole"
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