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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