Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 In Albums Part 3: The Best of the Rest

Sort-of alphabetical order....

Aaron Dilloway - The Gag File (Dais)
Aaron Parks, Ben Street, Billy Hart - Find The Way (ECM)
Actress - AZD (Ninja Tune)
Ahnnu - Special Forces (NNA Tapes) 
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (SuperEgo)
Aine O'Dwyer - Gallarais (MIE)
Alasdair Roberts - Pangs (Drag City) 
Aldous Harding - Party (4AD)
Anjou - Epithymia (Krankt)
Amber Mark - 3:33am (Jasmine Music)
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (ECM)
Antibalas - Where The Gods Are In Peace (Daptone) 
Arboretum - Song Of The Rose (Thrill Jockey)
Arca - Arca (XL)
Awa Poulo - Poulo Warali (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Bargou 08 - Targ (Glitterbeat)
Becca Stevens - Regina (GroundUP) 
Bicep - Bicep (Ninja Tune) 
Big Thief - Capacity (Saddle Creek)
Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan - Small Town (ECM)
Bill Mackay - Esker (Drag City)
Bill Mackay and Ryley Walker - Spiderbeetlebee (Drag City)
Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt (Paralelia)
Billy Woods - Known Unknowns (Backwoodz Studios)
Bing and Ruth - No Home Of The Mind (4AD)
Binker and Moses - Journey To The Mountain Of Forever (Gearbox)
Blanck Mass - World Eater (Sacred Bones)
Bog Bodies - Sligo (Orindal)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Best Troubadour (Drag City)
Brokeback - Illinois River Valley Blues (Thrill Jockey)
Camilla George - Isang (Ubuntu)
Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru (Decca)
Children Of Alice - Children Of Alice (Warp)
Chino Amobi - Paradiso (NON)
Chris Hillman - Bidin' My Time (Rounder)
Chris Potter - The Dreamer Is The Dream (ECM)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Barefoot In The Head (Silver Arrow) 
Chuck Berry - Chuck (Dualtone/Universal)
Chuck Johnson - Balsams (Vdsq)
Claire M Singer - Fairge (Touch) 
Cody Chestnutt - My Love Devine Degree (One Little Indian)
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory (52Hz)
Colleen - A Flame My Love, A Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
Cornelius - Mellow Waves (Warner Music Japan)
Crescent - Resin Pockets (Domino)
Daniel O' Sullivan - Veld (O Genesis)
Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano - Compassion: The Music Of John Coltrane (Resonance)
Dave O' Higgins - It's Always 9.30 In Zog (JVG)
David Crosby - Sky Trails (BMG)
David Rawlings - Poor David's Alamack (Acony) 
Deerhoof - Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Denys Baptiste - Late Trane (Edition)
Depeche Mode - Spirit (Mute)
Destroyer - ken (Merge)
Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors (Domino)
Django Bates - Saluting Sgt Pepper (Edition)
Django Bates Beloved - The Study Of Touch (ECM)
El Michels Affair - Return To the 37th Chamber (Big Crown)
Ellen Allien - Nost (BPitch Control)
Emptyset - Borders (Thrill Jockey)
Entropi - Moment Frozen (Whirlwind) 
Favourite Animals - Favourite Animals (Luminous) 
Feist  - Pleasure (Interscope)
Felicia Atkinson - Hand In Hand (Shelter Press)
Fever Ray - Plunge (Rabid)
Filthy Friends - Filthy Friends (Kill Rock Stars)
Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros)
Fleet Foxes - Crack Up (Bella Union)
Fletcher Tucker - Cold Spring (Gnome Life)
Floating Points - Reflections 
Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White - Gentlewoman, Ruby Man (Spacebomb)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luceferian Towers (Kranky)
Golden Teacher - Luscious Life (Golden Teacher)
Goran Kafjes Subtropic Arkestra - The Reason Why Vol 3 (Headspin)
Gosheven - Leaper (Opal Tapes)
Grandaddy - Last Place (Columbia)
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins (RCA)
Gun Outfit - Out Of Range (Paradise of Bachelors)
Gunn-Truscinski Duo - Bay Head (Three Lobed) 
Henry Spencer's Juncture - The Reasons Don't Change (Whirlwind)
Ibeyi - Ash (XL)
Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai (Merge) 
Ifriqqiya Electique - Ruwahine (Glitterbeat)
Injury Reserve - Drive It Like It's Stolen (Las Fuegas)
Jack De Johnette, John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier - Hudson (Motema)
J Hus - Common Sense (Black Butter)
Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die (International Anthem) 
Jake Xerxes Fussell - What In The Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors) 
James Elkington - Wintres Woma (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jana Rush - Pariah (Objects Limited)
Jan Lundgren - Potsdamer Platz (ACT)
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound (Southeastern)
Jeff Tweedy - Together At Last (DBpm)
Jen Shyu - Song Of Silver Geese (Pi) 
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now (Sub Pop)
Joseph Shabason - Aytche (Western Vinyl)
Josephine Davies - Satori (Whirlwind)
Juana Molina - Halo (Crammed Discs) 
Juju and Jordash - Sis-boom-bah! (Dekmantel)
Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights (Matador)  
Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference (Young Turks) 
Kara-Lis Coverdale - Grafts (Boomkat Editions)
Karima Walker - Hands In Our Names (Orindal) 
Kelela - Take Me Apart (Warp)
Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens (Small-town Supersound)
Kendrick Lamar - Damn (Interscope)
Kevin Morby - City Music (Dead Oceans)
King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die (Glitterbeat)
Klein - Tommy (Hyperdub) 
Kneebody - Antihero (Motema)
Lankum - Between The Earth and Sky (Rough Trade)
Laraaji - Bring On The Sun (All Saints)
The Last Dinosaur - The Nothing (Naim)
Laura Marling - Semper Femina (Kobalt Music Group)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (DFA/Columbia)
Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub) 
Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie - Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie (Warner Music)
Lindstrøm - It's All Right Between Us (Small-town Supersound)
Lorde - Melodrama (Universal)
Man Forever - Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey)
Margo Price - All American Made (Third Man)
Mark Eitzel - Hey, Mr. Ferrymen (Decor) 
Mark Lewandowski - Waller (Whirlwind)
Mark McGuire - Ideas Of Beginnings (Vin Du Select Qualitite)
MHYSA - Fantasii (Halcyon Veil) 
Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band - Adios Señor Pussycat (Violette)
Miguel - War and Leisure (Sony) 
Miles Mosley - Uprising (Verve)
Misha Mullov-Abbado - Cross Platform Interchange (Edition)
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun (Temporary Residence)
Mokoomba - Luyando (Outhere)
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me (P.W. Elverum and Sun)
Morten Schantz - Godspeed (Edition)
Moses Sumney - Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar)
Mountain Movers - Mountain Movers (Trouble In Mind)
Nadia Reid - Preservation (Basin Rock)
Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (New West)
Offa Rex - Queen Of Hearts (Nonesuch) 
Oli Rockburger - Sovereign (Whirlwind)
Ollie Brice Quintet - Day After Day (Babel)
Omar Souleyman - To Syria, With Love (Mad Decent/Because)
Once and Future Band - Once and Future Band (Castle Face)
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time OST (Warp) 
Pan Daijing - Lack (Pan)
Partikel - Counteraction (Whirlwind)
Perc - Bitter Music (Perc Trax)
Peter Oren - Anthropocene (Western Vinyl)
Pharmakon - Contact (Sacred Bones)
Phronesis/Julian Arguelles/NDR Big Band - The Behemoth (Edition) 
Prurient - Rainbow Mirror (Profound Love)
Randy Newman - Dark Habits (Nonesuch) 
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Richard Dawson - Peasant (Weird World) 
Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics 2/Acoustic Rarities (Beeswing/Proper) 
Rick Tomlinson - Phases Of Daylight (Voix)
Rivers Of Sound (Amir El Saffar) - Not Two (New Amsterdam) 
Ride - Weather Diaries (Wichita)
Rina Sawayama - Rina (Self Released)
Roscoe Mitchell - Bells For The South Side (ECM)
Saicobab - Sab Se Purani Bab (Thrill Jockey)
Sananda Maitreya - Prometheus and Pandora (Self Released)
Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run (Students Of Decay) 
Shabazz Palaces - Quasarz (Sub Pop)
Shobaleader One - Elektrak (Warp)
Seabuckthorn - Turns (Lost Tribe Sound)
Shinochi Atobi - From The Heart, It's A Start, It's A Work Of Art (DDS) 
Sinkane - Life and Livin' It (City Slang)
Six Organs Of Admittance - Burning The Threshold (Drag City)
Sleater-Kinney - Live In Paris (Sub Pop)
Sloth Racket - Shapeshifters (Luminous)
Slowdive - Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
Songhoy Blues - Resistance (Transgressive) 
Sote - Sacred Horror In Design (Opal Tapes)
Sparks - Hippopotamus (BMG)
Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble (Bella Union)
Syd - Fin (Columbia)
Tamikrest - Kidal (Glitterbeat) 
The Afghan Whigs - In Spades (Sub Pop)
The Bug vs. Earth - Concrete Desert (Ninja Tune) 
The Cairo Gang - Untouchable (Drag City) 
The Como Mamas - Move Upstairs (Daptone) 
The Dream Syndicate - How Did I Find Myself Here (ANTI-)
The Heliocentrics - A World Of Masks (Soundway)
The Inward Circles - And Right Lines Limit And Close All Bodies/Scaleby (Corbel Stone Press)
The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch)
Tift Merritt - Stitch Of The World (Yep Roc)
Tigran Hamisyan - An Ancient Observer (Nonesuch)
Tinariwen - Elwan
Tom Millar - Unnatural Events (Spark)
Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno - Finding Shore (Dead Oceans) 
Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (World Circuit) 
Trish Clowes - My Iris (Basho)
Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches (Exile Productions)
Vieux Farka Toure - Samba (Six Degrees)
Vince Mendoza/WDR Big Band - Homecoming (Sunnyside)
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (Def Jam)
Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage (RVNG Intl)
Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa
Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm (Merge)
William Eggleston - Musik (Secretly Canadian)
Zara Macfarlane - Arise (Brownswood) 
Zimpel/Ziolek - Zimpel/Ziolek (Instant Classic)

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