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Friv's Favs - 2017

Here's my ranked list of albums (and EP's!) that I loved listening to in 2017. My first (half) year on this site has been pretty cool, thanks for everythin' yall. (yes yes i know this is the 5th one of the day at least but i wanted to make one)
81N.E.R.D.
NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES


Late Arrival - between 36 and 37

So many pop bangers with some really fun production behind 'em

Best Tracks: Lemon, Deep Down Body Thurst, Rollinem 7s
80Chief Keef
Thot Breaker


Late Arrival - between 27 and 28 officially

Soundoff: I've seen the light

Best Tracks: Can You Be My Friend, Couple of Coats, You My Number One
79James Holden and The Animal Spirits
The Animal Spirits


definitely didn't forget to put this one on the list - between 21 and 22 officially

A weird mixture of electronic, jazz, and psychedelia. An enchanting and mesmerizing listen.

Best Tracks: Spinning Dance, The Beginning & End of the World, Thunder Moon Gathering
78Big K.R.I.T.
4eva Is a Mighty Long Time


definitely didn't forget to put this one on the list [2] - between 59 and 60 officially

This album is chock full of bangers, the only problem is that it's also got quite a bit of filler.

Best Tracks: Big K.R.I.T, Subenstein, Keep The devil Off
77Christian Fitness
slap bass hunks


***Honorable Mention***
76The Necks
Unfold


***Honorable Mention***
75Gucci Mane
DropTopWop


***Honorable Mention***
74Full of Hell
Trumpeting Ecstasy


***Honorable Mention***
73Ex Eye
Ex Eye


***Honorable Mention***
72Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche
Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much


***Honorable Mention***
71Milo
Who Told You To Think?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!


***Honorable Mention***
70Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness


***Honorable Mention***
69Iglooghost
Neo Wax Bloom


***Honorable Mention***
68That Poppy
Poppy.Computer


***Honorable Mention***

ty poppy
67Circuit Des Yeux
Reaching For Indigo


***Honorable Mention***
66Viscera
3 | Release Yourself Through Desperate Rituals


Put it all in a blender

Best Tracks: Uber-Massive Melancholia, Titan (Or the Day We Called It Quits), In the Cut
65Fever Ray
Plunge


Unapologetically nuts

Best Tracks: IDK About You, To the Moon and Back, Red Trails
64Future Islands
The Far Field


Consistently gorgeous (if slightly samey) pop

Best Tracks: Time on Her Side, Ran, Cave
63Remo Drive
Greatest Hits


Bashin away my feelings

Best Tracks: Art School, Crash Test Rating, Yer Killin' Me
62Colin Stetson
All This I Do For Glory


Take a deep breath

Best Tracks: All this I do for glory, Like wolves on the fold, The lure of the mine
61Brother Ali
All The Beauty In This Whole Life


(is this rap at its most wholesome? it goes over surprisingly well, mainly thanks to the way Ali tells stories)

Best Tracks: Pen to Paper, Uncle Usi Taught Me, Before They Called you White
60Hauschka
What If


Dizzying fusion of electronics and piano

Best Tracks: Constant Growth Fails, Nature Fights Back, Familiar Things Disappear
59Beholding
Ocean Grave


Really pretty piano playin

Best Tracks: Bound..., (who are you?), The Sky!
58Death Grips
Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)


These guys are about as subtle as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-KkW9tVT4w

Best Tracks: yes
57Primitive Man
Caustic


Audio masochism. (yes that's a good thing)

Best Tracks: My Will, Commerce, Sugar Hole
56Glassjaw
Material Control


Here at Glassjaw we provide only the filthiest basslines for your pleasure.

Best Tracks: shira, bibleland 6, my conscience weighs a ton
55Brockhampton
Saturation


The incredible highs more than make up for the meh moments.

Best Tracks: Gold, Boys, Bump
54The Body and Full Of Hell
Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light


This is kind of abrasive. Just a little.

Best Tracks: Light Penetrates, Didn't the Night End, Farewell, Man
53Everything Everything
A Fever Dream


A step down from Get to Heaven? Definitely. Good fun nonetheless? Yes.

Best Tracks: Night of the Long Knives, Desire, A Fever Dream
52Amenra
Mass VI


Real neat. I don't know how to talk about metal if that wasn't obvious.

Best Tracks: any song that isn't an interlude
51Oh Sees
Orc


They're jammin away until the world ends, god bless em.

Best Tracks: The Static God, Animated Violence, Keys to the Castle
50The Moonlandingz
Interplanetary Class Classics


Whacked-out catchy psych rock. Good fun

Best Tracks: Vessels, Black Hanz, Neuf Du Pape
49Execration (NOR)
Return to the Void


Straightforward fun

Best Tracks: Eternal Recurrence, Cephalic Transmissions, Unicursal Horrorscope
48King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Flying Microtonal Banana


[insert joke about how this band has released 4 albums this year]

Best Tracks: Rattlesnake, Open Water, Billabong Valley
47Avey Tare
Eucalyptus


Painting with watercolors (but there's a little too much water and too little color sometimes).

Best Tracks: Ms. Secret, Jackson 5, Coral Lords
46Jay-Z
4:44


Getting a look at what makes Jay-Z tick is actually pretty neat.

Best Tracks: Kill Jay-Z, Story of O.J., Marcy Me
45Forest Swords
Compassion


Richly textured ambient that really gets the ol' neurons firin'.

Best Tracks: War It, Panic, Raw Language
44Pallbearer
Heartless


The guitars on this are rad
The album is pretty good too

Best Tracks: I Saw the End, Lie of Survival, A Plea for Understanding
43 Brockhampton
Saturation 2


These guys are pretty fun.

Best Tracks: Gummy, Jello, Chick
42Rose Elinor Dougall
Stellular


Gorgeous, heartwarming indie pop. Got a soft spot in my heart for this album, but it's sometimes too samey to be higher on this list.

Best Tracks: Colour of Water, Stellular, Dive
41Benjamin Clementine
I Tell A Fly


mazes have less confusing twists and turns than this

Best Tracks: Better Sorry than Asafe, Jupiter, By the Ports of Europe
40Sampha
Process


Gorgeous all the way through.

Best Tracks: Plastic 100C, Blood on Me, (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
39Zola Jesus
Okovi


Stunning stuff, really. Floored me on my first few listens, has lost a little bit of its power now unfortunately.

Best Tracks: Exhumed, Soak, Remains
38Sun Kil Moon
Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood


Marky Mark and the Lengthy Bunch

Best Tracks: God Bless Ohio, Window Sash Weights, Bergen to Trondheim
37Perfume Genius
No Shape


nicenicenicenicenicenicenicenicenice

Best Tracks: Slip Away, Go Ahead, Wreath
36Big Thief
Capacity


Heartfelt stories from a very interesting woman.

Best Tracks: Shark Smile, Coma, Mythological Beauty
35Xiu Xiu
Forget


Eerie, disturbing synthpop

Best Tracks: Get Up, Jenny GoGo, Forget
34Oneohtrix Point Never
Good Time (Soundtrack)


(go read my review)

Best Tracks: Bail Bonds, The Acid Hits, the Pure and the Damned
33Kirin J. Callinan
Bravado


Pop with a heavy dose of irony ain't a bad thing.

Best Tracks: Down 2 Hang, Big Enough, Bravado
32Guerilla Toss
GT Ultra


B-52's if the B-52's used to be a noise rock band

Best Tracks: Can I Get the Real Stuff, Skull Pop, Dose Rate
31Armand Hammer
Rome


Laid-back spittin 'til your head spins.

Best Tracks: Dead Money, Microdose, It Was Written
30King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Sketches of Brunswick East (w/ Mild High Club)


(go read my review) + [insert joke about how this band has released 4 albums this year]

Best Tracks: Countdown, The Spider and Me, The Book
29Kelela
Take Me Apart


Sleek, sexy, futuristic fun.

Best Tracks: Frontline, LMK, S.O.S.
28Neil Cicierega
Mouth Moods


Memin' the night way.

Best Tracks: Annoyed Grunt, Wow Wow, T.I.M.E.
27Billy Woods
Known Unknowns


(go read blush's review instead)

Best Tracks: Bush League, Police Came to My Show, Source Awards
26Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference


Kamasi's trimmed the fat a bit to deliver a more consistent, if less amazing, project.

Best Tracks: Desire, Integrity, Truth
25Tera Melos
Trash Generator


Mixes the technical, the bizarre, and the catchy in a gloriously pleasing way.

Best Tracks: System Preferences, Trash Generator, Men's Shirt
24Fleet Foxes
Crack-Up


This has grown off me a fair bit since its initial release, but it's still damn good.

Best Tracks: Cassius,-, Third of May / Odaigahara, Fool's Errand
23Protomartyr
Relatives In Descent


Your local wordsmith is having a bit of an existential crisis.

Best Tracks: A Private Understanding, The Chuckler, Don't Go To Anacita
22Angles 9
Disappeared Behind the Sun


Dissonant, wild stuff - but still gets my head noddin' and my foot tappin'.

Best Tracks: Equality & Death, Ardor, Pacemaker
21Kiko Dinucci
Cortes Curtos


Kiko's all over the place, in the best way possible.

Best Tracks: Desmonto Sua Cabeca, Uma Hora da Manha,O Inferno Tem Sede
20High Plains
Cinderland


Very, very chilly ambient. Reminds me of New England winters where it's freezing cold without snowing; just gray and bleak.

Best Tracks: Cinderland, A White Truck, Hypoxia
19Converge
The Dusk in Us


First time listening to a Converge album went over pretty well.

Best Tracks: Under Duress, The Dusk In Us, Broken by Light
18Charly Bliss
Guppy


With vocals almost as squeaky as this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai6RbzC-zFM , Guppy will be an album you either love or hate. Fortunately, I love it.

Best Tracks: Percolator, Glitter, DQ
17The Horrors
V


So many jams. So many relistens.

Best Tracks: Machine, Gathering, Something to Remember Me By
16Spoon
Hot Thoughts


So many jams. So many relistens. [2]

Best Tracks: Hot Thoughts, First Caress, Can I Sit Next To You
15Alex Cameron
Forced Witness


80's throwback that is just nonstop fun, with some of the catchiest hooks of the year.

Best: Candy May, Runnin' Outta Luck, Marlon Brando
14Jonwayne
Rap Album Two


Found out that Jonwayne's a pretty interesting guy.

Best Tracks: Ted Talk, Out of Sight, Blue Green
13IDLES
Brutalism


Fun as fuck.

Best Tracks: Well Done, Mother, Stendhal Syndrome
12Do Make Say Think
Stubborn Persistent Illusions


Consistently great band makes another consistently great album.

Best Tracks: War on Torpor, Bound (+ and Boundless), Return, Return Again
11Rina Sawayama
RINA


Only problem is that this!!!! is!!!! too!!!! short!!!!

Best Tracks: All of them (maybe not Ordinary Superstar)
10Landlady
The World Is A Loud Place


This album is a lot of fun to get swept up in.

Best Tracks: Electric Abdomen, Nina, Solid Brass
9Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy


Everything's already been said about this album (probably). It's real nice.

Best Tracks: Foreword, See You Again, I Ain't Got Time!
8King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Polygondwanaland


[insert joke about this band releasing 4 albums this year]

Best Tracks: Crumbling Castle, Loyalty, Tetrachromacy
7MIKE
MAY GOD BLESS YOUR HUSTLE


Incredible beats with some interesting sample work laced in. MIKE's rapping is pretty great as well.

Best Tracks: Somebody Please, Greed w/ Standing on the Corner, Standout
6The Mountain Goats
Goths


Haven't been this interested in goths since I had a crush on one sophomore year. John's a master storyteller.

Best Tracks: Rain in Soho, Andrew Eldritch..., Stench of the Unburied
5Oxbow
Thin Black Duke


or, a Lunatic's Symphony

Best tracks: Cold & Well-Lit Place, Letter of Note, Other People
4Bibio
Phantom Brickworks


Haunting stuff. Bibio creates some stunning imagery + textures with impressively little instrumentation.

Best tracks: 09:13, Capel Celyn, Phantom Brickworks III
3Richard Dawson
Peasant


You know how in adventure movies there's often that point where the protagonist has to cross this rickety ass bridge? The songs on this album are more rickety than that bridge, and yet they hold together.

Best tracks: Ogre, Soldier, Shapeshifter
2Pile
A Hairshirt of Purpose


An album that scratches all the right itches for me, I guess. Those linear song structures still get me after many, many re-listens.

Best tracks: Worms, Leaning on a Wheel, Texas
1Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me


Seeing Phil live only re-affirmed that this is my AOTY.

Best tracks: Ravens, Forest Fire, My Chasm
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