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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NSA’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015


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25. Emily King – The Switch ( USA //Making Music Records// pop, soul)

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24. The Amazing – Picture You (Sweden // Partisan Records // vintage rock) [listen here]

 

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23. Jamie XX – In Colour (UK // Young Turks Recordings // electronic) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Gosh, Seesaw, Sleep Sound, Girl

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22. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (Night Time Stories // ambient, compilation) [listen here]

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21. Jam City – Dream A Garden (UK // Night Slugs // electronic, pop)

Best tracks: Unhappy, Crisis

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20. Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash – Cool Uncle (USA // Fresh Young Minds/Empire // soul, pop)

19. Olafur Arlands & Nils Frahm – Collaborative Works (Iceland/Germany // Erased Tapes Records // instrumental, neo-classical) 

Best Tracks: Four, Wide Open, Life Story;


 

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18. Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express – Junun (UK/India/Israel // Nonesuch Records // world)


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17. Chungking – Defender (UK // self-released // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Jonny, Beautiful World, Sapphire


 

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16. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (USA // Rough Trade // blues, rock)

Best Tracks: Future People, Guess Who, Gimme All You Love

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15. Willow – Ardipithecus (USA // Roc Nation // urban, soul, hip-hop)

Best Tracks: IDK, Wait A Minute, Star;

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14. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (USA // Dead Oceans // folk)

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13. The Shoes – Chemicals (France // Green United Music //  indie, dance)

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12. Ryan Adams – 1989 (USA// PaxAmericana Recording // covers, alternative) [listen here]

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11. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (USA // Sub Pop // alternative, singer-songwriter) 

Best tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, True Affection;


 

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10. Björk – Vulnicura ( Iceland // One Little Indian // electronic, experimental) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Stonemilker, Lionsong;


 

9. Four Tet – Morning/Evening (UK // TEXT // electronic)

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8. Floating Points – Elaenia ( UK // Pluto // electronic, ambient)

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7. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (USA // International Anthem // jazz)


6. Ptaki – Przelot (POLAND // Oficyna Transatlantyk // electronic, sample based music)

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5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi – Love (New Zealand/ Jagjaguwar) [listen here]

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4. Seven Davis Jr – Universes (USA // Ninja Tune // house, dance, future funk)

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3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (USA // blues, soul, gospel) [listen here]

Best Tracks: River, Smooth Sailin’, Better Man;


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2. Tame Impala – Currents (Australia // Modular Recordings // psychedelic rock, Kevin Parker) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Yes I’m Changing, Let It Happen, Disciples, The Less You Know The Better;


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1. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (UK/Ireland // Play It Again Sam // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Exile, Uninvited Guest, Undownputable, Exploitation;



 

Honorable Mentions:

Nils Frahm – Solo (Germany // Erased Tapes Recording)

Shamir – Racket (USA // XL Recordings)

Astronauts Ect. – Mind Out Wandering (USA // Hit City U.S.A.)

Jono McCleery  – Pagodes (UK // If Music)

Portico – Living Fields (UK //  Ninja Tune)

Motorama – Poverty (Russia // Talitres)

Silicon – Personal Computer (New Zealand // Domino Recording)

Introverted Dancefloor – Introverted Dancefloor (Australia // Carpark)

Masayoshi Fujita – Apologues (Japan // Erased Tapes Records)

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (UK, 37 Adventures)

Dornik – Dornik (UK, Universal Music)

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