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PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Podge9 on Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi all.

It's the time of year again to start compiling customary end of year lists.

I've been cobbling together the official PRF top albums of the year for the past 4 years and it always turns into a brilliant reference for albums which may have passed you by or you had absolutely no knowledge of whatsoever. I've found so many new bands from these lists over the last few years.

So, let me (us) know, your top 10 albums of the year.

It really does help if you can order them 10-1.

Try and keep it to ten and do your best to rank them in some fashion.
I will tally up the votes and will be back with the PRF's top 20 albums of 2017, probably sometime just after Christmas.

Previous year's results:
2013
2014
2015
2016
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Ike on Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:47 am

Good, good, good year for rock. I listened to a whole lot of guitar-based music this year. Great records this year!

Here's my list, pretty sure:

1. Hungry Man "Kind"

2. Wares "Wares"

3. Chavez "Cockfighters"

4. Longface "Hillbilly Wit"

5. Nick Cave and Bad Seeds "Skeleton Tree"

6. Arbouretum "Song of the Rose"

7.The Bismarck "Follow Your Heart"

8. The New Year "Snow"

9. Slates "Summery"

10. Mark Eitzel "Hey Mr. Ferryman"





Other albums I loved a whole lot:
Andy Cohen and Light Coma
Protomartyr "Relatives in Descent"
Slowdive
Ride "Weather Diaries"
Mogwai "Every Country's Son"
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Postby kaleb on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:17 am

1. Susanne Sundfør - Music for People in Trouble
2. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
4. Idles - Brutalism
5. Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One
6. St. Vincent - Masseduction
7. Benjamin Clementine - I Tell a Fly
8. Brockhampton - SATURATION
9. Here Lies Man - Here Lies Man
10. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

unranked...
Alessandro Cortini - Avanti
Obnox - Niggative Approach
Brockhampton - SATURATION II
Guided by Voices - How Do You Spell Heaven
Trailer Trash Tracys - Althaea
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
bvdub - Epilogues for the End of the Sky
Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai
William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
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Postby Carl on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:36 am

1. Various Artists, The Wheel & the Alphabet: A Tribute to Karl Hendricks (Comedy Minus One)
2. Andrew Cohen & Light Coma, Unreality (Comedy Minus One)
3. Dream Syndicate, How Did I Find Myself Here? (Anti-)
4. Out, Swim Buddies (Comedy Minus One)
5. Robyn Hitchcock, Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
6. Joel RL Phelps :: Downer Trio, Consulate (12XU)
7. Clipping, Splendor and Misery (Sub Pop)
8. Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine (Cooking Vinyl)
9. Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson, Crop Circles (Relative Pitch)
10. Game Theory, Supercalifragile (KCM Records)
Best reissue/archival release: Hüsker Dü, Savage Young Dü (Numero Group)

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Postby jeff_fox on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:59 am

1. OUT- Swim Buddies. This is praise music for the PRF.
2. The Effects - Eyes To The Light
3. The God Eaters - Xuma

I dunno, I mostly listened to the Dead other than these two...5/10/78 - New Haven. 11/5/77 -Rochester.

Edited to add God Eaters.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Facundo on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:20 am

1. Gunn-Truscinski Duo - Bay Head
2. Pardoner - Uncontrollable Salvation
3. The New Year - Snow
4. Jefre Cantu‐Ledesma - On the Echoing Green
5. The Fun Years - Heroes Of The Second Story Walk-Up
6. David Grubbs - Creep Mission
7. Ben Frost - The Centre Cannot Hold
8. Bardo Pond - Under the Pines
9. Tinariwen - Elwan
10. dbh - Mass

Relevant others:

Slowdive - Slowdive
Grails - Chalice Hymnal
Junk Shop Star - A Guide to Local Nightlife
Richard Osborn - Endless
Watter - History Of The Future
Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
Earth & The Bug - Concrete Desert
Pallbearer - Heartless
Boris - Dear
Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
Balcanes - Decreepita & Decadencia 7''
Arbor Labor Union - ALU's Blues EP
Biscuit Mouth - Hot Change
Omni - Multi-Task
Jim O'Rourke - Steamroom releases...
Unsane - Sterilize
Horse Jumper of Love - Horse Jumper of Love
Bibio - Phantom Brickworks
Esplendor Geométrico - Fluida Mekaniko
Godflesh - Post Self
Ulaan Passerine - The Landscape of Memory
Spectre Folk - Vol. 4
Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata
Ueno Masaaki - Vortices
Tobacco - Ripe & Majestic
Clem Leek - America
Yowie - Synchromysticism
The Necks - Unfold
Hauschka - What If
EYOT - Innate
David Bazan - Care
Jeremy Enigk - Ghosts
Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
Arbouretum - Song of the Rose
Brokeback - Illinois River Valley Blues
Alasdair Roberts - Pangs
The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings
USA Nails - Shame Spiral
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

Anticipated deceptions, bureaucratic comebacks:

Trans AM - California Hotel
Mark Kozelek - Yellow Kitchen
Jesu & Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage And Joy
Los Planetas - Espíritu Olímpico
At The Drive-In - In.ter.a.lia
Ride - Weather Diaries
The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
Quicksand - Interiors
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
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Postby Major on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:33 am

1. Afghan Whigs - In Spades
2. Gnod - Just Say No...
3. Dead Rider - Crew Licks
4. My Education - Schiphol
5. Juana Molina - Halo
6. Bitchin Bajas - Bajas Fresh
7. Brundlefly & The Swede - Pretense
8. Chuck Johnson - Balsams
9. Protomartyr - Relatives in Decent
10. Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching For Indigo

Good, but not good enough:

Brian Eno - Reflection
Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light...
Bedouine - s/t
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
Jaimie Branch - Fly or Die
Sleaford Mods - English Tapas

EDIT 06 Dec 17: Finally heard the Circuit Des Yeux LP and it's brilliant. Alex Cameron deleted because somebody played him at a party last weekend and it made me want to puke.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Adrian on Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:42 pm

Hans Abrahamsen – String Quartets Nos. 1 – 4 (Arditti Quartet)
Helena Celle - If I Can't Handle Me At My Best, Then You Don’t Deserve You At Your Worst
Dead Rider – Crew Licks
Fred Frith & Hans Koch – You Are Here
Juana Molina - Halo
Yuri Morozov – Strange Angels
Akio Suzuki & John Butcher – Immediate Landscapes
György Kurtág – Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir (Asko|Schönberg, Netherlands Radio Choir, Reinbert de Leeuw)
Boguslaw Schaeffer – Travel Notes
Rafael Toral – Moon Field
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Postby Mama Clortho on Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm

1. Felicia Atkinson - Hand in Hand

I liked the New Year album, too.
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Adrian on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:08 pm

Mama Clortho wrote:1. Felicia Atkinson - Hand in Hand

I liked the New Year album, too.


Listening to this right now. Very fine indeed.
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Postby sunyab on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:13 pm

1. Bully, “Losing”
2. Elder, “Reflections of a Floating World”
3. Vince Staples, “Big Fish Theory”
4. Nathaniel Braddock, “Quadrille & Collapse”
5. Slowdive, “Slowdive”
6. Emil Amos, “Film Musik”
7. Doggo, “Rare Crush”
8. tie: Pile, “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” and The New Year, “Snow”
9. Tinariwen, “Elwan”
10. Kaleidoscope, “Volume 3”
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Re: PRF Official top albums of 2017 - THE VOTING

Postby Major on Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Goddammit, I submit my list, then I finally hear the new Circuit Des Yeux, and it should totally be on there.
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Postby RSMurphy on Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:42 pm

1. Upper Wilds - Guitar Module 2017
AOTY. Gargantuan and explosive shards of noisy pop anthems about black holes, the spacecraft cemetery, moons and their craters, and a park ranger who survived being struck by lightning seven times only to end his life by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. I fucking love this record. Ex-Parts & Labor and ex-Ex Models. Get ready to ascend in that Elysian light.


Blanck Mass - World Eater
Slowdive - S/T

Monster Movie - Keep The Voices Distant
If you dig the new Slowdive, and you should, then you should also dig on Christian Savill's side-project Monster Movie. Dude from Air Formation who has a new album slated for March of next year is on drums. Check out AF's Were We Ever Here for some seriously cathartic, blistering, and weepy shoegaze.

Pardoner - Uncontrollable Salvation
Kindling - Hush

Buke and Gase - Arone Vs Aron
It's not a proper full-length, but it's pretty fucking swell. Nice cover of "Dress."

Blankenberge - Radiogaze
Hidden Rifles - Across The Neighborhoods
Out - Swim Buddies

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Postby atomjackfuser on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 pm

1.) Yowie - Synchromysticism
2.) The Jade Shader - Sea Stacks and Sleestaks
3.) Buildings - You Are Not One Of Us
4.) Super Thief - Stuck
5.) Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
6.) Lardo - Sinking
7.) Imelda Marcos - Dalwa
8.) Trans Am - California Hotel
9.) War Brides - Regrets
10.) The New Year - Snow
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Postby free on Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:41 pm

1. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Youth Detention
2. Guided by Voices - August by Cake
3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
4. Charly Bliss - Guppy
5. Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm
6. Tobin Sprout - The Universe & Me
7. Rozwell Kid - Precious Art
8. Cloud Nothings - Life without Sound
9. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
10. Andrew Cohen & Light Coma - Unreality

honorable mention to:

11. Grandaddy - Last Place
12. Needles//Pins - Goodnight, Tomorrow
13. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
14. Washer - All Aboard
15. Micah Schnabel - Your New Norman Rockwell
16. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
17. The Menzingers - After the Party
18. Wild Pink - Wild Pink
19. The Bats - The Deep Set
20. Wavves - You’re Welcome
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Postby tmoneygetpaid on Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Just have to put Metz Strange Peace on here.

Also, Descartes A Kant's Victims of Love Propaganda .
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Postby Christopher on Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:09 pm

10:
Imelda Marcos - Dalawa
Falling - Out of Sight
Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death
Mike Herr - Continual Debrief
Yowie - Synchromysticism
Juana Molina - Halo
Dead Rider - Crew Licks
Corrigan Brothers - Corrigan Brothers II
Thymme Jones - Never Again (With Feeling​!​)

Reissue-ish:
Suicide - First Rehearsal Tapes
Can - The Singles
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Postby tallchris on Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:45 pm

1. Slates - Summery
2. Heavy Hand - Prerapture Era
3. The New Year - Snow
4. Xetas - The Tower
5. Out - Swim Buddies
6. Andy Cohen & Light Coma - Unreality
7. SEMINARS - Pricks Die Young
8. The Bismarck - Follow Your Heart
9. Korean Jeans - Heat
10. Melkbelly - Nothing Valley
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Postby enframed on Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:22 am

Future & Young Thug - Super Slimey
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
Circuit des Yeux - Reaching for Indigo
Julia Holter - In the Same Room
Acetone - 1992-2001
Migos - Culture
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Drake - More Life
Ride - Weather Diaries
The Horrors - V

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Postby night_tools on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:10 am

1. Dead Rider - Crew Licks
2. Cheer Accident - Putting Off Death
3. Lardo - Sinking
4. Sparks - Hippopotamus
5. Christian Fitness - Slap Bass Hunks
6. Richard Dawson - Peasant
7. Andrew Cohen/Light Coma -Unreality
8. OUT - Swim Buddies
9. Twelves - Twelves
10. Sleaford Mods - English Tapas/TCR

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