2017 end of the year lists

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So, Rough Trade's kicking things off on November 14th, with an album that's not even released yet in the top 3.

https://roughtrade.com/gb/albums-of-the-year/2017

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:55 (four days ago) Permalink

Is that list actually in any order?

nashwan, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:03 (four days ago) Permalink

yes, it is. the "top 20" link makes it clear it's ranked.

https://roughtrade.com/gb/albums-of-the-year-2017-top-20

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:14 (four days ago) Permalink

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Clearly their EOY-list didn't come soon enough

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:18 (four days ago) Permalink

haha what the heck this is earlier that usual surely

nxd, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:19 (four days ago) Permalink

that is an absolutely fucking terrible list as well

imago, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:20 (four days ago) Permalink

Well at least it's cool to see Bedouine, PBS and Jane Weaver making it.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:21 (four days ago) Permalink

that is an absolutely fucking terrible list as well

Glad we got this out of the way early, too :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:21 (four days ago) Permalink

"Here Lies Man" really? it just sounds like Jack White stuck in a loop while walking barefoot on burning coals or something. Really bland.

damosuzuki, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:22 (four days ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard of / heard this Aldous Harding record. It's nice.

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:22 (four days ago) Permalink

Me neither but it sounds intruiging.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:23 (four days ago) Permalink

shit I didn't even see the Liam Gallagher one in there. Yikes.

damosuzuki, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:23 (four days ago) Permalink

Never heard any of those records, the woman in Greggs is pretty good with what she puts on. Can't speak for the asda though

saer, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:24 (four days ago) Permalink

wtf @ Colter Wall being a 21-year-old kid from saskatchewan

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:28 (four days ago) Permalink

already?

sleeve, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:28 (four days ago) Permalink

It seems like just yesterday he was 20.

how's life, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:37 (four days ago) Permalink

i'm a Ryan Adams fanboy but anyone w/ Prisoner at #2 for the year cannot be trusted

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:12 (three days ago) Permalink

Aldous Harding was great playing with Deerhunter a couple years ago, that rare opening act whose set tracks an arc from total obscurity to a surprising immediacy. I like "Party" quite a lot though "Imagining My Man" stands out too much maybe.

geoffreyess, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:38 (three days ago) Permalink

this Colter Wall album is excellent

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:40 (three days ago) Permalink

Do you think stores like this put albums they ordered too many copies of on their year end list, with plenty of time for people to pick them up as Christmas gifts as well?

Evan, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 05:52 (three days ago) Permalink

this shit has to stop, i don't know why we don't wait until the following year like with movies

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:26 (three days ago) Permalink

ilm does

worst case scenario a few december records miss the lists but it's hardly the end of the world and if artists really really care abt those silly lists they can just release music in october

niels, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:50 (three days ago) Permalink

I look forward to this bit of the year as it's the only time I listen to new music. I even checked the rough trade twitter feed a couple of times as they are always first. At the start of the next year everyone just wants to move on, which is understandable I guess.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:29 (three days ago) Permalink

I can't think why a record shop would want to publish their list early. It's a complete mystery.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:32 (three days ago) Permalink

we should have christmas and the end of the year seperate

nxd, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:42 (three days ago) Permalink

let's move one of them to june

nxd, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:42 (three days ago) Permalink

re: xmas- yes, makes sense for stores to have a rolling Best Albums of the Year list, but publications start making their lists in late November/early December, so anything that comes out in December is effectively X'd out.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:37 (three days ago) Permalink

Mojo has LCD Soundsystem at #1. I didn't realise people rate that album.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:51 (yesterday) Permalink

thankful for that LCD album because it got me hooked on Losing My Edge and Someone Great again

flappy bird, Friday, 17 November 2017 17:53 (yesterday) Permalink

wtf @ Colter Wall being a 21-year-old kid from saskatchewan

― Simon H., Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We're allowed to create music here in Saskatchewan too, or so I thought.

A. Begrand, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Anyone be so kind as to put up the Mojo list?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:54 (yesterday) Permalink

SK was a good place to make music ime, at least 4-5 years ago. Lots of jobs where you can sit by a phone all night (with Ableton or Sibelius open on your laptop) waiting for someone to call about parts from a mining or forestry or oil site.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:59 (yesterday) Permalink

good uncut list

niels, Friday, 17 November 2017 19:36 (yesterday) Permalink

@ A. Begrand: I was referring to his age and origin only in reference to his sound and vocals.

Simon H., Friday, 17 November 2017 19:44 (yesterday) Permalink

Glad the Juana Molina made the Uncut list, its really terrific (and probably better if for spanish speakers).

Were the LCD Soundsystem a debut album, I don't think it would feature at in any top 10.

Sanpaku, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:06 (yesterday) Permalink


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