Something Old / Something New

    Dan’s 100 Best Albums of 2017!

    Issue 48

    [If you’re looking for yet another remaster of Kind Of Blue or SPLHCB 50—this is not your list. If, however, you’re looking for new music, maybe outrageous music—Dan is your guy. Agree, disagre, whatever—I hope you enjoy this list. —-Ed.]

    In no particular order, really – stream of consciousness type of stuff, here is my list of the best 100 albums released in 2017. This is just my opinion, and since I was given the platform, I’m telling the truth! I don’t think there’s a stinker in there, but you may disagree. Whelp. That’s as far as that conversation will go.

    If you have a (kind) 2017 recommendation, scribble it down below in the comment section, and I’ll make sure I seek it out and give it a listen. And who knows, someone may read your recommendation and their life will never be the same (yes!). My hope is that this list will introduce you to some new bands and maybe even bring you a new favorite Artist/Group to keep an eye on for a new release. I referenced the bands website so you can go out and support the band/label directly, rather than giving your coin up for the convenience of shopping through retailers.

    Follow me on INSTAGRAM : mccauley82_denver or check out my vinyl collection at #mccvinylvault . Had a ball writing my silly reviews this year, and hope some of you had the time to read them. Have a great 2018, and happy listening!

    1. OCS – Memory of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face Records)
    2. Flat Worms – Flat Worms (Castle Face Records)
    3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club – Sketches of Brunswick East (Flightless Records)
    4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe (Flightless Records)
    5. Oh Sees – Orc (Castle Face Records)
    6. Cobra Man – New Driveway Soundtrack (Goner Records)
    7. Dean Ween Group – The deaner album (ATO Records)
    8. Shakey Graves – And The Horse He Rode In On (Dualtone Records)
    9. Vincent – Masseduction (Loma Vista Recordings)
    10. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3 (Run The Jewels, Inc.)
    11. The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros)
    12. The Mountain Goats – Goths (Merge Records)
    13. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (Aftermath Entertainment)
    14. Poolside – Heat (via Bandcamp)
    15. Kadavar – Rough Times (Nuclear Blast)
    16. Björk – Utopia (One Little Indian Records)
    17. Guided By Voices – August By Cake (Guided by Voices, Inc.)
    18. Gorillaz – Humanz (Parlophone Records)
    19. Grandaddy – Last Place (30th Century Records)
    20. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy (Sub Pop Records )
    21. Ty Segall – Ty Segall (Drag City Records)
    22. Fleet Foxes – Crack Up (Nonesuch Records)
    23. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins (RCA Records)
    24. Charlie Feathers – Best of Sun Records Sessions (Sun Record Company)
    25. Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo The Complete 1953-55 Recordings (Sony Music)
    26. Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia Records)
    27. Gucci Mane – Droptopwop Mixtape (Atlantic Records)
    28. Arca – Arca (XL Recordings)
    29. Migos – Culture (Atlantic Records)
    30. Thundercat – Drunk (Brainfeeder)
    31. Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life (Interscope Records) lanadelrey
    32. Drake – More Life (Republic Records)
    33. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – POLYGONDWANALAND (Free for all to distribute!)
    34. Big Thief – Capacity (Bandcamp)
    35. Lil’ B – Black Ken (BasedWorld Records)
    36. Jack Johnson – All the Light Above It Too (Brushfire Records)
    37. Syd – Fin (Columbia Records)
    38. Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group)
    39. Future – HNDRXX (Epic Records)
    40. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (Bandcamp)
    41. Jlin – Black Origami (Planet Mu)
    42. Fever Ray – Plunge (Rabid Records)
    43. Jay:Z – 4:44 ( Roc Nation )
    44. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
    45. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream (Columbia Records)
    46. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic Records)
    47. Kehlani – SweetSexySavage (Atlantic Records)
    48. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (Young Turks Records)
    49. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy (Columbia Records)
    50. LateNightTales – BADBADNOTGOD (Late Night Tales)
    51. Beck – Colors (Capital Records)
    52. Howe Gelb – Future Standards (Fire Records)
    53. Destroyer – Ken (Merge Records)
    54. Michael Nau – Some Twist (Suicide Squeeze Records)
    55. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory (Def Jam Recordings)
    56. Chicano Batman – Freedom is Free (ATO Records)
    57. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Best Troubador (Drag City Records)
    58. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar)
    59. King Krule – The Ooz (True Panther Sounds)
    60. Deer Tick – VOL. 1 (Patisan Records)
    61. SZA – Ctrl (Top Dawg Entertainment)
    62. Chad VanGaalen – Light Information (Sub Pop Records)
    63. Ambrose Akinmusire (Blue Note Records)
    64. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Sonovox Records)
    65. Belle and Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems Pt.1 (Matador Records)
    66. Benjamin Booker – Witness (ATO Records)
    67. Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian )
    68. Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop Records)
    69. Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence (The Null Corporation )
    70. Big Boi – Boomiverse (Epic Records)
    71. Wooden Wand – Clipper Ship (Three Lobed Recordings)
    72. The cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming (Red House Records)
    73. Cody ChesnuTT – My Love Devine Degree (One Little Indian Records)
    74. Conor Oberst – Salutations (Nonesuch Records, Inc.)
    75. R.B. – Naturality (Castle Face Records)
    76. Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz (Sub Pop Records)
    77. Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista Recordings)
    78. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Milk Records)
    79. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Stony Hill (Republic Records)
    80. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear (ANTI Records)
    81. Damaged Bug – Bunker Funk (Castle Face Records)
    82. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch Records, Inc.)
    83. Mac Demarco – This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)
    84. Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000 (Vice Records)
    85. A. Witch – L.A. Witch (Suicide Squeeze Records)
    86. I.D – The Never Story (Dreamville Records)
    87. Margo Price – All American Made (Third Man Records)
    88. Future Islands – The Far Filed (4AD Records)
    89. Flotation Toy Warning – The Machine That Made Us (Talitres Records)
    90. Feist – Pleasure (Interscope Records)
    91. Devin The Dude – Acoustic Levitation (Coughee Brothaz Enterprise)
    92. Deerhoof – Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise Recordings)
    93. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Milano (30th Century Records)
    94. The Motels – If Not Now Then When (Sunset Blvd. Records)
    95. Jerry Garcia Band – Live Volume 8 (Round Records)
    96. Grateful Dead – Long Strange Trip Documentary (Amazon Music)
    97. David Bowie – No Plan (Columbia Records)
    98. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon Records)
    99. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song (Easy Eye Sound)
    100. Real Estate – In Mind (Domino Recording Company)   
    101. —-enter your favorite here!!

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