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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The 80 Best Songs of 2017






80. "The Combine" by John Maus

79. "The Pathways of Our Lives" by Mark Barrott

78. "Thomas County Law" by Iron & Wine

77. "Need to Feel Your Love" by Sheer Mag

76. "Asido" by Purity Ring

75. "Sugarboy" by St. Vincent

74. "Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez

73. "Like a Woman" by Kacy Hill

72. "Particle" by Hundred Waters

71. "Currency" by Hundred Waters

70. "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood" by Destroyer

69. "Chariot" by Beach House

68. "Butterfly Prowler" by Clark

67. "On Lankershim" by Foxygen

66. "See You in Hell" by Electric Wizard

65. "Already Naked" by Blondie

64. "Silver Velvet" by The Courtneys

63. "Your Type" by Alvvays

62. "Darling" by Real Estate

61. "Baybee" by Jay Som

60. "The Weekend" by SZA

59. "LMK" by Kelela

58. "Boys" by Charli XCX

57. "Omaha" by Toro y Moi

56. "On Hold" by The xx

55. "Bird" by Kelly Lee Owens

54. "Rest" by Charlotte Gainsbourg

53. "Piel" by Arca

52. "Santa's in the Closet" by Ariel Pink

51. "My Old Man" by Mac Demarco

50. "Right Now" by HAIM

49. "Over Everything" by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

48. "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire

47. "PuNoni (feat. GOVALES) by Chewii

46. "Biscuit Town" by King Krule

45. "Watering" by Big Thief

44. "Dreams Tonite" by Alvvays

43. "Mercury" by Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner

42. "No Plan" by David Bowie

41. "Beach Life-In-Death" by Car Seat Headrest

40. "Arkhipov Calm" by Converge

39. "Transmission" by Pharmakon

38. "Slip Away" by Perfume Genius

37. "Migration" by Bonobo

36. "You and I" by Toro y Moi

35. "In Undertow" by Alvvays

34. "Replica" by The xx

33. "Truth" by Kamasi Washington

32. "Arisen My Senses (feat. Arca)" by Bjork

31. "Cave" by Future Islands

30. "Hierophant" by King Woman

29. "Follow My Voice" by Julie Byrne

28. "Tears on Fire" by Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood

27. "Static Buzz" by Snail Mail

26. "american dream" by LCD Soundsystem

25. "Sanctuary" by Elder












24. "The Highest Flood" by Forest Swords












23. "Dum Surfer" by King Krule












22. "Rain Come Down" by Vince Staples












21. "Slow Motion" by Jane Weaver












20. "Through the Roses" by Future Islands












19. "call the police" by LCD Soundsystem












18. "Hard to Say Goodbye" by Washed Out












17. "Man of Oil" by Animal Collective












16. "Deadly Valentine" by Charlotte Gainsbourg












15. "Only Once Away My Son" by Brian Eno & Kevin Shields


















14. "If You're Here" by Cornelius


















13. "Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule)" by Mount Kimbie


















12. "Slomo" by Slowdive


















11. "Passionfruit" by Drake 


















10. "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar


















9. "Another Weekend" by Ariel Pink


















8. "Nothing to Find" by The War on Drugs


















7. "Coraje" by Arca


















6. "DNA." by Kendrick Lamar


















5. "Feels Like Heaven" by Ariel Pink


















4. "Can't Help It" by Baba Stiltz


















3. "Thinning" by Snail Mail


















2. "Thinking of a Place" by The War on Drugs


















1. "Sugar for the Pill" by Slowdive


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The 40 Best Albums of 2017



40. Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy

39. Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

38. Turnover: Good Nature

37. Toro y Moi: Boo Boo

36. Perfume Genius: No Shape

35. SZA: Ctrl

34. Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference EP

33. Immolation: Atonement

32. Hundred Waters: Currency

31. Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens

30. Lorde: Melodrama

29. Jay Som: Everybody Works

28. Big Thief: Capacity

27. Pharmakon: Contact

26. Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology

25. Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

24: Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives

23. Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory

22. Kelela: Take Me Apart

21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers

20. Planning For Burial: Below the House


















19. Converge: The Dusk in Us


















18. Intregrity: Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume


















17. The xx: I See You


















16. Bonobo: Migration


















15. Julia Byrne: Not Even Happiness


















14. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering


















13. Forest Swords: Compassion


















12. Future Islands: The Far Field


















11. Ariel Pink: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson


















10. King Krule: The OOZ


















9. Alvvays: Antisocialites


















8. Amenra: Mass VI


















7. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World


















6. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream


















5. Snail Mail: Habit - EP


















4. Arca: Arca


















3. Slowdive: Slowdive


















2. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.


















1. The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding


Thursday, December 7, 2017

The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2017



25. Mastodon: Emperor of Sand

















24. Vokonis: The Sunken Djinn

















23. Pallbearer: Heartless

















22. Big Brave: Ardor

















21. Tombs: The Grand Annihilation

















20. Wolves in the Throne Room: Thrice Woven

















19. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper

















18. Spirit Adrift: Curse of Conception

















17. Obituary: Obituary

















16. Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun

















15. Sunrot: Sunnata

















14. Abrams: Morning

















13. The Ruins of Beverast: Exuvia

















12. Blut Aus Nord: Deus Salutis Meae

















11. Krallice: Prelapsarian

















10. Power Trip: Nightmare Logic

















9. Primitive Man: Caustic

















8. Fen: Winter

















7. Immolation: Atonement

















6. Planning For Burial: Below the House

















5. Converge: The Dusk in Us

















4. Integrity: Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume

















3. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering

















2. Amenra: Mass VI

















1. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World