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Taxt's 2017

These are my favs from everything I've heard, not ranked except for top 3. After checking all the year end lists, I've got about 100 albums I wanna dig in to. Bless you Sput.
25Brand New
Science Fiction

24Hidden Orchestra
Dawn Chorus

Thanks for repping this Calc
23Ex Eye
Ex Eye
22Iron and Wine
Beast Epic

His best since Shepherd's Dog
21 Iris
20portrayal of guilt
Portrayal of Guilt
19Aldous Harding

18Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex
15Brutus (BE)
14Tera Melos
Trash Generator

When I was just a little worm on the scene
Two Parts Viper
12Frail Hands
S / T

Somewhat derivative, but exceptionally performed.
11Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers
9Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps
8Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats

The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez solo train continued in 2017, and was inconsistent as ever. A few gems though: Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats, Zen Thrills, Roman Lips, and Gorilla Preacher Cartel were all solid. I'll give him props for Birth of a Ghost too, just for the balls it took to compose and release an orchestral album.
7At the Drive-In

I'm lumping in both Diamanté & Interalia. What can I say, I love this band so much I'm digging the new stuff a lot, flaws and all. It's great to see Cedric back in his alternate universe schizoid propaganda mode, something I'll always be into.
The Dusk in Us

Queen of the garbage, prince of the weeds

Did you see that selfie what Francis Bacon did?
Don’t look nothing like him, what a fucking div
4Julien Baker
Turn Out The Lights

Demons mistaken for saints
The Barn

Prayer for Terrene is a hell of a record to follow up, and while I don't think they topped it, The Barn is an incredible record on its own merits. Probably my favorite drum performance of the year, and the title track is a contender for my SOTY.
2Chelsea Wolfe
Hiss Spun

This would be #1 for me, but it hasn't had as much replay value.
Hiss Spun is a nice amalgamation of all the styles she's explored in past albums, with an extra focus on heavy tones. It feels more cohesive than Abyss did IMO. Still an incredible live show too.
1Circa Survive
The Amulet

I never thought Circa would claim my AOTY in 2017, but here we are.
This is their most consistent record in over a decade. It sounds immaculately crafted, yet simultaneously effortless. Gave this more spins than anything this year. Really impressed with this one.
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