2017 end of the year lists

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So, Rough Trade's kicking things off on November 14th, with an album that's not even released yet in the top 3.


ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Is that list actually in any order?

nashwan, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:03 (one year ago) Permalink

yes, it is. the "top 20" link makes it clear it's ranked.


Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:14 (one year ago) Permalink

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Clearly their EOY-list didn't come soon enough

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

haha what the heck this is earlier that usual surely

nxd, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:19 (one year ago) Permalink

that is an absolutely fucking terrible list as well

imago, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Well at least it's cool to see Bedouine, PBS and Jane Weaver making it.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:21 (one year ago) Permalink

that is an absolutely fucking terrible list as well

Glad we got this out of the way early, too :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:21 (one year ago) Permalink

"Here Lies Man" really? it just sounds like Jack White stuck in a loop while walking barefoot on burning coals or something. Really bland.

damosuzuki, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard of / heard this Aldous Harding record. It's nice.

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Me neither but it sounds intruiging.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:23 (one year ago) Permalink

shit I didn't even see the Liam Gallagher one in there. Yikes.

damosuzuki, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Never heard any of those records, the woman in Greggs is pretty good with what she puts on. Can't speak for the asda though

saer, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:24 (one year ago) Permalink

wtf @ Colter Wall being a 21-year-old kid from saskatchewan

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink


sleeve, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

It seems like just yesterday he was 20.

how's life, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm a Ryan Adams fanboy but anyone w/ Prisoner at #2 for the year cannot be trusted

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Aldous Harding was great playing with Deerhunter a couple years ago, that rare opening act whose set tracks an arc from total obscurity to a surprising immediacy. I like "Party" quite a lot though "Imagining My Man" stands out too much maybe.

geoffreyess, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:38 (one year ago) Permalink

this Colter Wall album is excellent

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Do you think stores like this put albums they ordered too many copies of on their year end list, with plenty of time for people to pick them up as Christmas gifts as well?

Evan, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 05:52 (one year ago) Permalink

this shit has to stop, i don't know why we don't wait until the following year like with movies

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:26 (one year ago) Permalink

ilm does

worst case scenario a few december records miss the lists but it's hardly the end of the world and if artists really really care abt those silly lists they can just release music in october

niels, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I look forward to this bit of the year as it's the only time I listen to new music. I even checked the rough trade twitter feed a couple of times as they are always first. At the start of the next year everyone just wants to move on, which is understandable I guess.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:29 (one year ago) Permalink

I can't think why a record shop would want to publish their list early. It's a complete mystery.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:32 (one year ago) Permalink

we should have christmas and the end of the year seperate

nxd, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:42 (one year ago) Permalink

let's move one of them to june

nxd, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:42 (one year ago) Permalink

re: xmas- yes, makes sense for stores to have a rolling Best Albums of the Year list, but publications start making their lists in late November/early December, so anything that comes out in December is effectively X'd out.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Mojo has LCD Soundsystem at #1. I didn't realise people rate that album.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

thankful for that LCD album because it got me hooked on Losing My Edge and Someone Great again

flappy bird, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:53 (one year ago) Permalink

wtf @ Colter Wall being a 21-year-old kid from saskatchewan

― Simon H., Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We're allowed to create music here in Saskatchewan too, or so I thought.

A. Begrand, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Anyone be so kind as to put up the Mojo list?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

SK was a good place to make music ime, at least 4-5 years ago. Lots of jobs where you can sit by a phone all night (with Ableton or Sibelius open on your laptop) waiting for someone to call about parts from a mining or forestry or oil site.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

good uncut list

niels, Friday, 17 November 2017 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

@ A. Begrand: I was referring to his age and origin only in reference to his sound and vocals.

Simon H., Friday, 17 November 2017 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Glad the Juana Molina made the Uncut list, its really terrific (and probably better if for spanish speakers).

Were the LCD Soundsystem a debut album, I don't think it would feature at in any top 10.

Sanpaku, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Piccadilly Records: https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/counter/feature.php?feature=852

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Saturday, 18 November 2017 13:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I could be wrong but that list feels a bit more conservative than in previous years. I love that Visible Cloaks record right at the bottom of the list though.

damian green is people (NickB), Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

2017 has been the best year in music I can recall, or at least the year where most of my favorite artists put out quality material:

Tinariwen, Feist, cupcakKe, Mac Demarco, Joan Shelley, Starcrash, Conor Oberst, The National, The Clientele, Four Tet, The Weather Station, St. Vincent, Destroyer and Julien Baker.

Add to that list some great new finds and it's just surreal. There was even a good Coldplay single!

<3 2017

niels, Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:16 (one year ago) Permalink

There's some very good stuff in that Uncut list but there's a sense of desperation about the top 2. The War On Drugs at #2 especially.

Matt DC, Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't know, A Deeper Understanding is sounding pretty good to me right now

Dan S, Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Ugh, both MOJO and Uncut riding LCD-S's jock, really? Having read Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom, which ended with the ridiculously pompous LCD farewell show, the thought if listening to that album one more time makes me want to puke. Funny thing is I don't think she was trying to paint them in a negative light. But man, Murphy's ecstasy-fueled epiphany about dance music, pure cringe comedy.

At least the Piccadilly list has a few fun ones like L.A. Witch, Duds and Flat Worms.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 20 November 2017 05:59 (one year ago) Permalink

P much all the indie record shop lists published so far have LCD in their top two (Brighton's Resident being another). It's fucking repulsive

imago, Monday, 20 November 2017 10:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Really liked the LCD Soundsystem record, but it didn't seem that ILM was into it. To forget about the sonic 'retro' aspects of it (surely this has been covered over and over again by now w/ LCD), the record felt very 2017 to me, thematically, lyrically, etc. Even to a certain extent in terms of drawing from a progressive past in an increasingly desperate present... I'm very aware that people will disagree with this. Should also say that I hadn't really been into them at all since the first records and album way back when.

MikoMcha, Monday, 20 November 2017 10:44 (one year ago) Permalink

It's fucking repulsive

The album itself or its placement on the lists (or both)? Must admit I've never been a big LCD fan and didn't realise the new one had been so well-received. I liked the single.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:09 (one year ago) Permalink

no the album is just kind of dull with one or two good tracks, their status as absolute critical darlings is so unexamined and awful though, they're music by and for boring rock critics

imago, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't think I've heard any of these records, where do you even find stuff like this? I've got a sinking feeling that I'll cross paths with some of them in the end of year poll.

I was curious what would be in the Tow Law Gazettes end of year list but it appears that not only has it gone out of business, it was only ever a prank in the first place

saer, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:13 (one year ago) Permalink

sorry this has been my own dull hobbyhorse for a decade now and you're all sick of me, i will start a new thread for my bullshit

saer is the right person to be sounding off itt

imago, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't mean to sound off, it disrupts the serenity of the lake!

saer, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't think I read any reviews of the LCD album, so tended to avoid encountering "their status as absolute critical darlings" - and maybe the 'dullness' of the record struck me as actually pretty consistent mood... it's not like I'm keen to really go into a full on defence, but criticising LCD as "music by and for boring rock critics" itself strikes me as a fairly obvious point, perhaps interesting in 2001, less so in 2017. I dunno. That kind of culture strikes me as so marginal these days that it's super easy to take in the record and not be worried about what Mojo Magazine journalists think or whatever.

MikoMcha, Monday, 20 November 2017 11:35 (one year ago) Permalink

5against4's list (part 1):


Looking forward to the rest.

pomenitul, Saturday, 30 December 2017 01:12 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost to niels the balearic revival seems to be the best place now? I think we had a new age (knew-age) thread but it doesn't quite feel right

one of the members of CS + Kreme was in Standish/Carlyon who released an album a few years back that I remember me and Johnny Fever both really enjoying

boxedjoy, Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:57 (one year ago) Permalink

thanks! must be the Deleted Scenes album? listening now, sounds great

I've been meaning to bookmark that balearic thread...

niels, Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah that’s a great song niels ... boxedjoy is right closedt thread would probably be the balearic one. There was a rolling chillwave one which could fit maybe but can’t recall if we had one in 2017.. closest sounding thing top of my mind from this year which I can recommend is the Tornado Wallace album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Tornado Wallace sounding good too, thx for the recommendation

think I tried following forks' vaporwave playlist on spotify, but I only liked the more chill tunes

niels, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

5against4's list (part 2):


pomenitul, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:59 (one year ago) Permalink


Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 31 December 2017 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

The Finest Kiss 40 Singles & EPs of the year. Several aren't available on Spotify, and there's also an annoying trend with labels such as Market Square and Too Pure to not even sell digital versions, only vinyl. UGH!!


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1212496385/playlist/2wFuaCEFIfaNrbvl2v1nUv

Not sure if this was posted, Psych Lovers Top 10:


Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Who is finestkiss? Does he/she have a spotify profile or is he/she an ilm poster? I’m absolutely in love with this list.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 31 December 2017 18:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Presentable Corpse. Nice. I prefer the B-side though.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 31 December 2017 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

worked out an end of year mix if anyone's interested, should be up in a few days


1. charlotte gainsbourg - deadly valentine (soulwax remix)
2. camille from OHM Makes Me Feel Loved - Machine Woman
3. blue ivorson - fake loathe
4. tove lo - disco tits
5. bicep - glue
6. ciel - elevate (go off mix)
7. dj khaled ft. beyonce and jay-z - shining
8. johnny jewel - windswept
9. skee mask - routine
10. burial - rodent
11. ionnalee - gone
12. peaking lights - love can move mountains
13. s.a.m. - pour aisha
14. s.o.n.s. - a new life (planet earth mix)
15. japanese breakfast - diving woman
16. shinichi atobe - regret
17. talaboman - samsa
18. tornado wallace - voices

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 31 December 2017 23:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Finest Kiss is a guy named Toby who lives in Portland. I don't think he posts here but we could invite him. He does an amazing job of finding singles along the lines of dream/jangle pop and some punk. He should have an album list coming too.

I did manage to buy the Market Square singles on Amazon. I prefer to pay for lossless FLAC over MP3 usually. But man, the Seize The Chair Too Pure single is not to be found anywhere.

The slow roll for StonerHive is complete, this time an aggregate of 91 lists:


Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Electronic Sound magazine Top 30 albums

01. The Caulfield Beats 'New Acid' (TCB303)
02. Hannah Peel 'Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia' (My Own Pleasure)
03. V/A 'Noise Reduction System: Formative European Electronic 1974-1984' (Cherry Red)
04. Floating Points 'Reflections - Mojave Desert' (Pluto)
05. Blanck Mass 'World Eater' (Sacred Bones)
06. Mary Epworth 'Elytral' (Sunday Best)
07. Radiophonic Workshop 'Burials in Several Earths' (Room 13)
08. Blancmange 'Unfurnished Rooms' (Blanc Check)
09. Snapped Ankles 'Come Play The Trees' (The Leaf Label)
10. Warm Digits 'Wireless World' (Memphis Industries)
11. Soulwax ‘From Deewee’ (PIAS)
12. Fujiya & Miyagi ‘Fujiya & Miyagi’ (Impossible Objects Of Desire)
13. Fader ‘First Light’ (Blanc Check)
14. OMD ‘Punishment Of Luxury’ (100%)
15. Dave Clarke ‘The Desecration Of Desire’ (Skint)
16. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith ‘The Kid’ (Western Vinyl)
17. !!! ‘Shake The Shudder’ (Warp)
18. Hex Void ‘Deathcount In Silicon Valley’ (Burning Witches)
19. Stefan Bachmeier ‘Anomaly On Meadow Lane’ (Spun Out Of Control)
20. James Holden & The Animal Spirits ‘The Animal Spirits’ (Border Community)
21. Lone Taxidermist ‘Trifle’ (Memetune)
22. Scanner ‘Fibolae’ (Pomperipossa)
23. I Speak Machine ‘Zombies’ (Lex)
24. Steve Cobby ‘Hemidemisemiquaver’ (Declasse)
25. Gnoomes ‘Tschak!’ (Rocket)
26. Nathan Fake ‘Providence’ (Ninja Tune)
27. The Belbury Circle ‘Outward Journeys’ (Ghost Box)
28. Saint Etienne ‘Home Counties’ (Heavenly)
29. L Pierre ‘1948-’ (Melodic)
30. Jane Weaver ‘Modern Kosmology’ (Fire)

Jeff W, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 16:17 (one year ago) Permalink

nice, thx

sleeve, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

psyched you love the kid as much as i do whiney

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, it got plenty of attention this year but should have gotten more

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I wish you/RS wouldn't lump jazz together with the noise and the other stuff on that list, but I get why you do it. In any case, I need to check out that Sult/Marhaug album.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

cheers whiney, great list going on the stuff i know and lots to check out :)

nxd, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:24 (one year ago) Permalink


Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 4 January 2018 06:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Man, wish I'd heard of Finest Kiss before. Based on the 30% or so of what I recognize from his lists and his descriptions of what I don't recognize, I'm really looking forward to going through them. Loving everything I've clicked on so far.

early rejecter, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I did talk up The Finest Kiss back on December 9!

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, but at that point I was too busy marveling over Raven Sings the Blues to check out anything else!

early rejecter, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Dusted (3 lists so far, probably more to come)

Dinsdale, Friday, 5 January 2018 12:26 (one year ago) Permalink

My year-end list and comments, highlighted by a joke I've recycled three times (and may not be finished with yet).

clemenza, Saturday, 6 January 2018 01:54 (one year ago) Permalink

enjoyed that, good comments

niels, Saturday, 6 January 2018 10:01 (one year ago) Permalink


1. Richard Dawson-Peasant
2. JD Allen - Radio Flyer
3. Circuit des Yeux, Reaching for Indigo
4. Pancrace, Pancrace
5.Chris Speed Trio, Platinum on Tap

Am curious about a Brazilian fave of his from further down the list--Negro Leo-Action Lekking (sept. 17 on bandcamp)

curmudgeon, Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:14 (one year ago) Permalink

that guy knows what's up. will check out all of those

#TeamHailing (imago), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

circuit des yeux sounded so exciting from the preview tracks that I might just buy it

#TeamHailing (imago), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Good album, not wholly won over by her voice. But then again, Scott Walker elicits similar feelings from me.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Does the comparison stop at 'difficult vocals', or is Circuit de Yeux musically akin to late Walker too?

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:05 (one year ago) Permalink

that Pancrace album is awesome, one of my favorites of the year

Dan S, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

There's a bit of overlap beyond the vocals, though CDY is less prone to atonalism. Their feeling for the theatrical strikes me as rather similar.


pomenitul, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

*feel for the theatrical

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:23 (one year ago) Permalink

man, Margasak's top 40 list is mind-boggling

alpine static, Sunday, 7 January 2018 07:22 (one year ago) Permalink

A-Musik Record Store, Cologne: http://a-musik.blogspot.de/2017/12/a-musik-top-50-2017.html

Wes Brodicus, Monday, 8 January 2018 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

polite bump to remind you all about ILM's 2017 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING THREAD

Vote! In the ILM End of Year Poll! (seandalai), Friday, 19 January 2018 13:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink


Post-Punk album of the year:

Drab Majesty - The Demonstration

The rest of the best:

Slowdive - Slowdive
Sally Dige - Holding On
The Horrors - V
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
Second Still - Second Still
Pawns - The Gallows
Egrets On Ergot - Surfeit of Gemütlich
Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel - I Can Spin A Rainbow
Boy Harsher - Country Girl EP

Honorable mentions:

Choir Boy - Sunday Light
Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Punishment of Luxury
Death Bells - Standing at the Edge of the World
Glaare - To Deaf a Day
Bootblacks - Fragments
Azar Swan - Savage Exile
Ride - Weather Diaries
Die Selektion - Deine Stimme Ist Der Ursprung Jeglicher Gewalt
Odonis Odonis - No Pop
Martial Canterel - Lost At Sea
The Iron Oak - Dune Messiah
Veil of Light - Front Teeth
Death of Lovers - The Acrobat
Sextile - Albeit Living
Multiple Man - New Metal

early rejecter, Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Going to check everything from that list because of DRAB MAJESTY NUMBER ONE!

ArchCarrier, Friday, 26 January 2018 11:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Late, but great RS list Whiney

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 January 2018 15:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

thx fgti! i hope you like my display name

somebody toucha my fgti (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 26 January 2018 16:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I don't get it but I love it

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 January 2018 20:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lol yay


flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 27 January 2018 02:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink


Pokey Bear -Bear Season
O.B. Buchana --- Swing On With O.B.
Pokey Bear --- Bear Season
Miss Portia --- All In My Feelings
Uncle Wayne --- The Birth Of Hithm And Bluez
Ms. Jody --- Thunder Under Yonder
Jeter Jones --- Trailride Certified
Sharnette Hyter --- Grown Folks Talkin'
Lady Di --- Three Way Love Affair
Angel Faye Russell --- A Taste Of Angel
Mo B --- Toast It Up
Joe "Blues" Butler --- Full Figured Woman
David Brinston --- Sidepiece Motel
Mr. Sam --- Make Time (For Her)
Stevie J. Blues --- Back 2 Blues
Big G --- Darkest Hour
Sweet Angel --- Can't Walk Away
El' Willie --- The Game Changer
Rashad --- Country Soul
Stan Butler --- The Blues In Me
Nellie "Tiger" Travis --- Mr. Sexy Man: The Album
Jaye Hammer --- Last Man Standing
Bigg Robb --- Born 2 Do This
Latimore --- A Taste Of Me: Great American Songs
Tre' Williams --- Chocolate Soul
Lacee --- Mind Gone
Lomax --- Is This What You Want
Tyree Neal --- Still Called The Blues
Simone De --- Unbelievable
J. Red --- J. Red The Nephew And Friends
Beat Flippa producer, Various Artists --- Trailride Music Vol. 1

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I randomly came across this blog's 2017 list, seemed ILM-friendly enough to post it here.

50. Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata (Leisure System)
49. Succumb - Succumb (The Flenser)
48. Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City (Northern Electronics)
47. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers (Constellation Records)
46. Clark - Death Peak (Warp Records)
45. F ingers - Awkwardly Blissing Out (Blackest Ever Black)
44. Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
43. GAS - Narkopop (Kompakt)
42. White Suns - Psychic Drift (The Flenser)
41. Demen - Nektyr (Kranky)
40. (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket (Domino Records)
39. Ariel Pink - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer)
38. Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent (Domino Records)
37. King Krule - The Ooz (True Panther Sounds)
36. Chino Amobi - PARADISO (UNO)
35. Autumns - Suffocating Brother (Clan Destine Records)
34. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async (Milan Records)
33. Björk - Utopia (One Little Indian)
32. John Maus - Screen Memories (Domino Records)
31. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex (Partisan Records)
30. Forest Swords - Compassion (Ninja Tune)
29. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (Def Jam)
28. Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching For Indigo (Drag City)
27. Uniform - Wake In Fright (Sacred Bones Records)
26. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
25. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (DFA Records)
24. King Woman - Created In The Image Of Suffering (Relapse Records)
23. Downtown Boys - Cost Of Living (Sub Pop)
22. Perfume Genius - No Shape (Matador Records)
21. Big Thief - Capacity (Saddle Creek)
20. Aaron Dilloway - The Gag File (Dais Records)
19. Zola Jesus - Okovi (Sacred Bones Records)
18. Prurient - Rainbow Mirror (Hospital Productions)
17. Kelela - Take Me Apart (Warp Records)
16. TOPS - Sugar at The Gate (Arbutus Records)
15. Pharmakon - Contact (Sacred Bones Records)
14. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Top Dawg Entertainment)
13. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord Records)
12. Jlin - Black Origami (Planet Mu)
11. Pan Daijing - Lack 惊蛰 (PAN)
10. Arca - Arca (XL Recordings)
9. Damien Dubrovnik - Great Many Arrows (Posh Isolation)
8. JASSS - Weightless (IDEAL Recordings)
7. Austra - Future Politics (Domino Records)
6. Blanck Mass - World Eater (Sacred Bones Records)
5. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon Records)
4. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
3. Fever Ray - Plunge (Brille Records)
2. Slowdive - Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
1. Drab Majesty - The Demonstration (Dais Records)

Dinsdale, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Waah! Drab Majesty again at #1! Why aren't these people on ILM?

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

we're so friendly

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

These lists are coming out earlier every year:

President Keyes, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink


imago, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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