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2017 Listening.

Albums I’ve listened to released in the year of our lord, 2017; with rankings. You know how we do.

  • ’68Two Parts Viper (8/10)
  • Adam Gibson and the Ark Ark BirdsCities of Spinifex (7.5/10)
  • AFIAFI (The Blood Album) (5/10)
  • Aimee MannMental Illness (7.5/10)
  • Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother (7.5/10)
  • Ali BarterA Suitable Girl (7.5/10)
  • AlldaySpeeding (8/10)
  • Allison CrutchfieldTourist in This Town (7/10)
  • Alt-JRelaxer (7.5/10)
  • Arcade Fire Everything Now (7.5/10)
  • At the Drive-Inin • ter a • li • a (8/10)
  • Bad//DreemsGutful (7.5/10)
  • Bare Bones Bad Habits (5.5/10)
  • Batpiss – Rest in Piss (8/10)
  • Benny Davis I Dunno Just Make It a Cool Font (6.5/10)
  • Beth Ditto Fake Sugar (7.5/10)
  • Boat ShowGroundbreaking Masterpiece (7.5/10)
  • Body CountBloodlust (7/10)
  • Brand New Science Fiction (8/10)
  • Brian EnoReflection (7.5/10)
  • Brief Habits – Brief Habits (6/10)
  • Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder (7.5/10)
  • The Bronx – The Bronx (7.5/10)
  • Busby Marou Postcards from the Shell House (6.5/10)
  • Cable Ties Cable Ties (7.5/10)
  • Cameron Avery Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams (6.5/10)
  • CayetanaNew Kind of Normal (8/10)
  • The ChainsmokersMemories… Do Not Open (7/10)
  • Charly Bliss Guppy (8.5/10)
  • Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex (7/10)
  • Cloakroom Time Well (8/10)
  • Cloud Control ZONE (7.5/10)
  • Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound (8/10)
  • ClownsLucid Again (8/10)
  • Code OrangeForever (8/10)
  • Cold War KidsLa Divine (6/10)
  • CorneliusMellow Waves (8.5/10)
  • Cory BrananAdios (6.5/10)
  • Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice (8/10)
  • CreeperEternity, In Your Arms (6.5/10)
  • Crooked Colours Vera (6/10)
  • Dan Sultan KILLER (7.5/10)
  • Dappled Cities ||||| (7/10)
  • Dave Hause – Bury Me in Philly (7.5/10)
  • DEAFCULTAURAS (8/10)
  • Death From Above Outrage! Is Now (7.5/10)
  • Diet CigSwear I’m Good at This (8/10)
  • Divide and DissolveBASIC (7.5/10)
  • Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory (6/10)
  • Dune RatsThe Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit (7.5/10)
  • Ecca Vandal Ecca Vandal (7.5/10)
  • Eisley I’m Only Dreaming (7.5/10)
  • Everything Everything A Fever Dream (7/10)
  • FeistPleasure (7.5/10)
  • Fionn ReganThe Meetings of the Waters (6/10)
  • The Flaming LipsOczy Mlody (4/10)
  • FoamCoping Mechanisms (7.5/10)
  • FOLEY!Hey, Don’t Worry About It (7.5/10)
  • Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold (4/10)
  • Fragile Rock – Wake Up to the Breakup (7.5/10)
  • Frank Carter and the RattlesnakesModern Ruin (7.5/10)
  • Frenzal RhombHi-Vis High Tea (8/10)
  • Full of HellTrumpeting Ecstasy (8/10)
  • Future IslandsThe Far Field (7.5/10)
  • Gang of YouthsGo Farther in Lightness (7.5/10)
  • Girlpool – Powerplant (7.5/10)
  • GoldfrappSilver Eye (7.5/10)
  • Gold ClassDrum (8/10)
  • Gone is GoneEcholocation (4/10)
  • Gordi Reservoir (8.5/10)
  • GorillazHumanz (6/10)
  • Great CynicsPOSI (7.5/10)
  • HAIMSomething to Tell You (7.5/10)
  • Halsey hopeless fountain kingdom (6.5/10)
  • Have MercyMake the Best of It (7.5/10)
  • Harry StylesHarry Styles (8/10)
  • Heartsounds Dualistic Nihilist (7.5/10)
  • Holly ThrosbyAfter a Time (8/10)
  • IDYLLS The Barn (8.5/10)
  • Incubus 8 (4/10)
  • James Blunt The Afterlove (5/10)
  • JapandroidsNear to the Wild Heart of Life (7.5/10)
  • Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound (7.5/10)
  • Jen CloherJen Cloher (8/10)
  • Jess Locke – Universe (8/10)
  • Kasey ChambersDragonfly (7/10)
  • Katy PerryWitness (4.5/10)
  • Kehlani SweetSexySavage (7/10)
  • Kendrick LamarDAMN. (8/10)
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana (7.5/10)
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard with Mild High ClubSketches of Brunswick East (7/10)
  • Kirin J CallinanBravado (7.5/10)
  • Kit WarhurstColour Wheel (7/10)
  • LCD Soundsystem american dream (9/10)
  • Limp Wrist – Facades (7/10) 
  • Lincoln le Fevre and the InsidersCome Undone (8/10)
  • Linkin ParkOne More Light (2.5/10)
  • Little Dragon – Season High (6/10)
  • LordeMelodrama (7.5/10)
  • Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface (8/10)
  • MC Lars The Jeff Sessions (3.5/10)
  • Mere Women Big Skies (8/10) 
  • Mew Visuals (7.5/10)
  • Michael Crafter Mince for the Recently Retired (8/10)
  • Michelle Branch Hopeless Romantic (6.5/10)
  • Migos – Culture (6/10)
  • Minus the BearVOIDS (6/10)
  • Nadia ReidPreservation (7/10)
  • NAIFPLZ ALTER THE ANIMAL THAT’S INSIDE OF ME (8/10)
  • NAIF TOTAL FREEDOM FROM ALL ADDICTION (8/10)
  • The National – Sleep Well Beast (5.5/10)
  • Neil CicieregaMouth Moods (8/10)
  • Nick HakimGreen Twins (6.5/10)
  • NickelbackFeed the Machine (6.5/10)
  • NorthlaneMesmer (7/10)
  • The New PornographersWhiteout Conditions (8/10)
  • Obituary Obituary (7/10)
  • OslowOslow (8/10)
  • Pallbearer Heartless (7/10)
  • ParamoreAfter Laughter (8.5/10)
  • Party DozenThe Living Man (8/10)
  • Paul KellyLife is Fine (8/10)
  • PerspectivesStay for Those Who Care (7/10)
  • The PinheadsThe Pinheads (7.5/10)
  • Polish ClubAlright Already (7.5/10)
  • The PreaturesGirlhood (7/10)
  • Priests Nothing Feels Natural (8/10)
  • Queens of the Stone Age Villains (8/10)
  • Rachel Maria CoxUntidy Lines (7.5/10)
  • Randy Newman Dark Matter (8/10)
  • Ratboys GN (8/10)
  • RideWeather Diaries (7/10)
  • Rise AgainstWolves (6.5/10)
  • SamphaProcess (8/10)
  • San CiscoThe Water (7/10)
  • Seether Poison the Parish (6.5/10)
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog Birdie (7/10)
  • Sleaford ModsEnglish Tapas (8/10)
  • sleepmakeswavesMade of Breath Only (8/10)
  • Sløtface Try Not to Freak Out (7.5/10)
  • Slowdive Slowdive (7.5/10)
  • The Smith Street BandMore Scared of You Than You Are of Me (8/10)
  • Sorority NoiseYou’re Not As ____ As You Think (7.5/10)
  • SpoonHot Thoughts (8/10)
  • Sports Bra – Sports Bra (8/10)
  • Stone SourHydrograd (4.5/10)
  • StormzyGang Signs & Prayer (7.5/10)
  • Suburban Haze Wilt (7.5/10)
  • Surfer Blood – Snowdonia (6/10)
  • SydFin (6.5/10)
  • Tall Tall TreesFreedays (7/10)
  • Taryn La FauciCycling (8/10)
  • Thundercat Drunk (8/10)
  • Tim RogersAn Actor Repairs (7/10)
  • Tigers Jawspin (8/10)
  • Tired Lion Dumb Days (7.5/10)
  • Tired MindsLoom (8/10)
  • TLCTLC (5.5/10)
  • Toby MartinSongs from Northam Avenue (9/10)
  • TurnoverGood Nature (8/10)
  • Two Steps on the Water Sword Songs (8/10)
  • The WaifsIronbark (5.5/10)
  • Wavves – You’re Welcome (7/10)
  • Worriers – Survival Pop (8/10)
  • The xxI See You (7.5/10)
  • Year of the RatHell Bent (7/10)
  • You Me at SixNight People (6/10)
  • Zara Larsson – So Good (6.5/10)
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