The 50 Best Records of 2017


1. St. Vincent “Masseduction”
2. Fever Ray “Plunge”
3. Kendrick Lamar “Damn”
4. Vince Staples “Big Fish Theory”
5. Valerie June “The Order Of Time”
6. King Krule “The Ooz”
7. The xx “I See You”
8. Perfume Genius “No Shape”
9. Father John Misty “Pure Comedy”
10. Wire “Silver/Lead”

WIRE (photo by Angel Ceballos)

PERFUME GENIUS (photo by Angel Ceballos)

11. Foxygen "Hang"
12. Aldous Harding “Party”
13. Slowdive “Slowdive”
14. Thurston Moore “Rock N Roll Consciousness”
15. Japanese Breakfast “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”
16. The New Pornographers “Whiteout Conditions”
17. Cigarettes After Sex “Cigarettes After Sex”
18. Phoebe Bridgers “Stranger In The Alps
19. Paul Weller “A Kind Revolution”
20. Mark Lanegan “Gargoyle”

Live Photos of Thurston Moore, Slowdive, and Paul Weller by Alexander Laurence

21. Fazerdaze “Morningside”
22. William Basinski “A Shadow In Time”
23. Jesca Hoop “Memories Are Now”
24. Alessi’s Ark “Love Is The Currency”
25. Ty Segall “Ty Segall (2017)”
26. Jay Som “Everybody Works”
27. Julia Byrne “Not Even Happiness”
28. Tei Shi “Crawl Space”
29. Sleaford Mods “English Tapes”
30. Pere Ubu "20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo"

Alessi's Ark (photo by Angel Ceballos)

Jesca Hoop (photo by Angel Ceballos)

31. Alvvays “Antisocialities”
32. Circuit des Yeux “Reaching For Indigo”
33. Bedouine “Bedouine”
34. Julia Holter “In The Same Room”
35. Brian Jonestown Massacre “Don’t Get Lost”
36. Tinariwen “Elwan”
37. Moon Duo “Occult Architecture 1+2”
38. Miranda Lee Richards “Existential Beast”
39. Tennis “Yours Conditionally”
40. Temples “Volcano”

Brian Jonestown Massacre (photo by Angel Ceballos)

Foxygen (photo by Angel Ceballos)

   Miranda Lee Richards (photo by Angel Ceballos)

41. Laura Marling “Semper Femina”
42. Jesus and Mary Chain “Damage and Joy”
43. Noveller “Pink Sunset For No One”
44. Charly Bliss “Guppy”
45. Nite Jewel “Real High”
46. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid”
47. Chelsea Wolfe “Hiss Spun”
48. Saint Etienne “Home Counties”
49. Juana Molina “Halo”
50. Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway

Live photo of Jesus and Mary Chain by Bev Davies

NITE JEWEL (photo by Angel Ceballos)

CHELSEA WOLFE (photo by Angel Ceballos)