The Best Albums of 2017




30. Joakim – Samurai (electronic, experimental) (Tigersushi/Because Music)

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29. Elbow – Little Fictions (alternative, rock) [listen on YouTube]

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28. Deerhoof – Mountain Moves (alternative, rock)

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27. Jazz Band Młynarski/Masecki – Noc W Wielkim Miescie (jazz)

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26. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon? (alternative) [listen on YouTube]

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25. Floating Action – Is It Exquisite? (indie, folk)

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24. Slum Sociable – Slum Sociable (electronic, pop)

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[listen to selected tracks from the album on YT]


23. Yumi Zouma – What’s The Story? Morning Glory (indie, pop, covers)  Yumi-Zouma-Whats-The-Story-Morning-Glory-Cover-1487008652

[listen to “Don’t Look Back In Anger” & “Champagne Supernova]


22. The Cyclist – Sapa Inca Delirium (electronic, deep house)

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21. Scott Gilmore – Subtle Vertigo (electronic, instrumental)

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20. Zimpel/Ziolek – Zimple/Ziolek (folk, electronic, experimental)

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19. Four Tet – New Energy (electronica)

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18. Mount Kimbie – Love That Survives (electronic, experimental)

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[listen to selected tracks from the album on YouTube]


17. Björk – Utopia (electronic, pop, experimental)

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[listen to the album on YouTube]


16. Bibio – Phantom Brickworks (electronic, ambient)

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[listen to the title track on YouTube]


15. Klyne – Klyne (electronic, alternative, pop)

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14. Cancer – Totem (alternative, indie)

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13. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism (indie, soul)

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12. Ryan Adams – Prisoner B-Sides (alternative, rock) [listen on YouTube]

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11. Flo Morrisey & Mathew E White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man (indie, pop, covers)

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10. Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors (experimental, pop, indie) [listen on YouTube]

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9. Sampha – Process (r’n’b, experimental) [listen on YouTube]

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8. Or Edry – Kidod (indie, pop)

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7. Arca – Arca (experimental, electronic) (XL Recordings)

[listen on YouTube]

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6. Demen – Nektyr (ambient, pop)

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5. Jakuzi – Fantezi Müzik (indie, dance, pop)

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4. Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Know (indie, pop)

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3. LCD SoundSystem – American Dream (dance, indie)

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2. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (alternative rock)

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1. Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex (alternative rock)

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Honorable mentions:

Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory (experimental, jazz)

Austra – Future Politics

Ásgeir – Afterglow

El Pan Blanco – Droga (Burger Records)

Gabriel Garzon Montano – Jardin

Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

Sevdaliza – Ison

James Vincent McMarrow – True Care

Bicep – Bicep (electronic, dance)

Blue Hawaii – Tenderness

Deerhoof – Mountain That Moves

Yellow Alex – House Of Discipline

Seven Davis Jr – LFTOS

Nixes – Nixes

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rust

Liam Gallagher – As You Were

 

 

 

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The Best EP’s of 2017


 

The first instalment of NoSA’s annual end-of-the-year review. The best EP’s, mini albums and singles of 2017.

30. Baltra – Rendezvous


29. Bernice – Puff (alternative, electronic, pop)


28. ANOHNI – Paradise (electronic, pop, queer)

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27. Suumoo – Wojna (alternative)


26. Maii & Zeid – Ehdefni (arabic, indie, pop) [listen on Soundcloud]

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25. Ross From Friends – You’ll Understand (lo-fi, deep house)


24. Benoit Pioulard – Slow Spark , Slow Spoke (drone, ambient)


23. Seb Wildwood – The One With Emoticon (deep house)


22. Farah – The Only Ones (electronic, indie, pop)

 [Listen on Soundcloud]

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21. Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man – Sleepover EP (nujazz)

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20. Cairobi – Inside Your World (indie)


19. Seramic – I Got You EP (disco, funk)


18. Buddy – Oceans & Montana (electronic, hip-hop)


17. Tennis – We Can Die Happy (indie, pop)


16. Jamie Lidell – Extended Beginnings (alternative, r’n’b) [listen on Soundcloud]

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15. Olivier St Louis – Ever Since The Fall (soul)

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14. Nadah El Shazly – Ahwar (experimental, electronic, oriental)


13. Gavin Turek – Good Look For You (soul, r’n’b)


12. Maggie Rogers – Now That The Light Is Fading (pop, indie, electronic)

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[listen on Soundcloud]


11. Boy Harsher – Westerners (dance, electro)


10. Fit of Body – Healthcare (deep house)

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9. David Bowie – No Plan (alternative, rock)


8. The Atomic Band – Plays The Music of William Onyeabor


7. Love Deluxe – Silk Mirage (electronic, deep house)


6. Cut Worms – Alien Sunset (indie, folk)

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5. Yaeji – EP 2 (electronic, deep house)

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4. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (jazz)

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[Preview on Soundcloud]


3. CCFX – CCFX EP (alternative, guitar, grunge)

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2. The Blaze – Territory

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[Listen on Spotify]


1. Yaeji – Yaeji (Godmode)

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Arrivals: Moses Sumney – Indulge Me


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Second single from Moses Sumney’s much anticipated debut album, Aromanticism (out 22 of September).

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