DJ AC’s Top 17 Albums of 2017

January 13, 2018 | By

When listening to countless albums in 2017 I noted which ones I felt were amazing. Unlike many other lists, my best of is solely based on my own opinion. And here’s an interesting thing: the total number just happened to come to 17! For 2017. Coincidence? I think not. Here are my top albums from 2017 in no particular order. My song picks for each album are noted with *.

A handy-dandy Spotify playlist of the whole shebang! is available here.
! All but one (Blank Square – Animal I)

In case you missed my Top 10 Albums of 2015 or Top 16 Albums of 2016, here’re 2015 and 2016.

Sacred Paws – Strike a Match
ROCK ACTION RECORDS

  1. Nothing*
  2. Rest*
  3. Everyday*
  4. Empty Body*
  5. Wet Graffiti*
  6. Strike a Match*
  7. Stars*
  8. Ride*
  9. Voice*
  10. Getting Old*

Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
CARPARK RECORDS

  1. Up to the Surface
  2. Things Are Right With You*
  3. Internal World*
  4. Darkened Rings*
  5. Enter Entirely*
  6. Modern Act
  7. Sight Unseen*
  8. Strange Year
  9. Realize My Fate

Active Bird Community – Stick Around
VNL RCRDS

  1. QB Sneak*
  2. Rest Stop*
  3. Newbie*
  4. Out from Under*
  5. Drank the Water*
  6. Dead Legs*
  7. Melancholy Paper Drum*
  8. Home*
  9. Stick Around

Blank Square – Animal I
CASTLE FACE RECORDS

  1. One Way*
  2. Bangers*
  3. Empty Head*
  4. Fuc’d*
  5. Bad Acid*
  6. Quark
  7. Put a Lid on It
  8. I Was High*
  9. Charmer
  10. Exit Saint*
  11. Tape Measure*
  12. Youth Trash*

Heart Attack Man – The Manson Family
TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS

  1. Burn Down the Mall
  2. Sitting on the Fringe
  3. Life Sucks*
  4. Funhouse Mirrors*
  5. The Manson Family*
  6. Carbon Copies
  7. Blood Orange Sun*
  8. Surrounded by Morons*
  9. Cut Off at the Knees*
  10. Taking Sides*
  11. Cool Kids Table*

Dude York – Sincerely
SUB POP RECORDS

  1. Black Jack*
  2. The Way I Feel*
  3. Something in the Way
  4. Life Worth Living PT 2*
  5. Sincerely i
  6. Tonight*
  7. Paralyzed*
  8. Giving Up*
  9. Bit Saloon*
  10. Sincerely ii
  11. Love Is
  12. Twin Moons
  13. Time’s Not on my Side

Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They Want
ERNEST JENNING RECORD CO.

  1. Mr. Wrong*
  2. Black Cherry*
  3. Secret*
  4. Bad Universe*
  5. Moody*
  6. Mexi
  7. Silver Lining
  8. Boys
  9. Ms. America*
  10. Cops*
  11. Rose*
  12. 5000 Hits*
  13. The Red Zone

Cayetana – New Kind of Normal
PLUM RECORDS

  1. Am I Dead Yet?*
  2. Mesa*
  3. Too Old for This*
  4. Bus Ticket*
  5. Easy to Love*
  6. Side Sleepers
  7. Certain for Miles
  8. Phonics Failed Me*
  9. Grumpy’s*
  10. Follow*
  11. Dust
  12. World

Vundabar – Gawk
GAWK RECORDS

  1. Chop*
  2. Oulala
  3. Cotton Kid*
  4. Darla
  5. Alien Blues*
  6. Ash in the Sun*
  7. Bust
  8. Worn/Wander
  9. Desert Diddy
  10. Smile Boyo*
  11. Shuffle*

Bully – Losing
SUB POP RECORDS

  1. Feel the Same
  2. Kills to Be Resistant*
  3. Running*
  4. Seeing It*
  5. Guess There*
  6. Blame*
  7. Focused*
  8. Not the Way*
  9. Spiral*
  10. Either Way*
  11. You Could Be Wrong*
  12. Hate and Control

The She’s – “all female rock and roll quartet”
EMPTY CELLAR RECORDS

  1. Death Dreams*
  2. Heartache*
  3. Ashes*
  4. Sorry*
  5. Lie Again*
  6. Holly*
  7. Local Favorite All Female Garage Rock Quartet
  8. Eva’s Interlude
  9. Anywhere But Here*
  10. Sick*
  11. Be Alright*
  12. Can’t Go Inside*

Daddy Issues – Deep Dream
INFINITY CAT RECORDINGS

  1. Mosquito Bite
  2. In Your Head*
  3. Lemon
  4. High St
  5. Dog Years*
  6. Boring Girls
  7. Locked Out*
  8. I’m Not*
  9. Boys of Summer
  10. Dandelion*

Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS

  1. The Embers*
  2. Fear & Force*
  3. Minneapolis*
  4. Mal à l’aise
  5. 100 Years*
  6. Cleaning House
  7. Cold Apartment
  8. Alive and Well

Western Daughter – Driftwood Songs
TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS

  1. Skinny Water
  2. Exhibition on Main St.*
  3. Pillars of Salt
  4. Busy, Busy, Busy
  5. San Francisco*
  6. Driftwood Songs
  7. You and Me, Unbound
  8. When You Go Out Tonight
  9. Control*

Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good at This
FRENCHKISS RECORDS

  1. Sixteen*
  2. Bite Back
  3. Link in Bio
  4. Maid of the Mist
  5. Leo*
  6. Apricots
  7. Barf Day*
  8. Bath Bomb*
  9. Blob Zombie*
  10. Road Trip*
  11. I Don’t Know Her*
  12. Tummy Ache*

Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent
DOMINO RECORDING COMPANY

  1. A Private Understanding*
  2. Here Is The Thing
  3. My Children
  4. Caitriona*
  5. The Chuckler*
  6. Windsor Hum
  7. Don’t Go To Anacita*
  8. Up The Tower
  9. Night-Blooming Cereus
  10. Male Plague*
  11. Corpses In Regalia*
  12. Half Sister*

Hiccup – Imaginary Enemies
FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS

  1. Austin
  2. Lady MacBeth & Miss Havisham*
  3. Dad Jokes
  4. Whoa Baby*
  5. Teasin’*
  6. Tides
  7. Better*
  8. Enemies of Friends
  9. I Don’t Care About You*
  10. Yeah*
  11. Slams*
  12. Neverwhere*

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