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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The 40 Best Albums of 2017

40. Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy

39. Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

38. Turnover: Good Nature

37. Toro y Moi: Boo Boo

36. Perfume Genius: No Shape

35. SZA: Ctrl

34. Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference EP

33. Immolation: Atonement

32. Hundred Waters: Currency

31. Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens

30. Lorde: Melodrama

29. Jay Som: Everybody Works

28. Big Thief: Capacity

27. Pharmakon: Contact

26. Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology

25. Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

24: Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives

23. Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory

22. Kelela: Take Me Apart

21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers

20. Planning For Burial: Below the House

19. Converge: The Dusk in Us

18. Intregrity: Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume

17. The xx: I See You

16. Bonobo: Migration

15. Julia Byrne: Not Even Happiness

14. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering

13. Forest Swords: Compassion

12. Future Islands: The Far Field

11. Ariel Pink: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

10. King Krule: The OOZ

9. Alvvays: Antisocialites

8. Amenra: Mass VI

7. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World

6. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

5. Snail Mail: Habit - EP

4. Arca: Arca

3. Slowdive: Slowdive

2. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

1. The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2017

25. Mastodon: Emperor of Sand

24. Vokonis: The Sunken Djinn

23. Pallbearer: Heartless

22. Big Brave: Ardor

21. Tombs: The Grand Annihilation

20. Wolves in the Throne Room: Thrice Woven

19. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper

18. Spirit Adrift: Curse of Conception

17. Obituary: Obituary

16. Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun

15. Sunrot: Sunnata

14. Abrams: Morning

13. The Ruins of Beverast: Exuvia

12. Blut Aus Nord: Deus Salutis Meae

11. Krallice: Prelapsarian

10. Power Trip: Nightmare Logic

9. Primitive Man: Caustic

8. Fen: Winter

7. Immolation: Atonement

6. Planning For Burial: Below the House

5. Converge: The Dusk in Us

4. Integrity: Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume

3. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering

2. Amenra: Mass VI

1. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The 80 Best 80's Albums

Honorable Mention:

Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones

Bigger and Deffer by LL Cool J

Sign O' the Times by Prince

Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest

In the Darkness by Paul Chain Violet Theatre

The Adventures of Slick Rick by Slick Rick

Meat is Murder by The Smiths

Wild Planet by The B-52's

Labyrinth by David Bowie and Trevor Jones

Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies

80. Paradise Theatre by Styx

79. Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan

78. The Hurting by Tears for Fears

77. EVOL by Sonic Youth

76. Filth by Swans

75. Damaged by Black Flag

74. Swordfishtrombone by Tom Waits

73. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits

72. Long Live the Kane by Big Daddy Kane

71. Freedom of Choice by DEVO

70. Critical Breakdown by Ultramagnetic MC's

69. She's So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper

68. Make it Big by Wham!

67. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.

66. Beauty and the Beat by The Go-Go's

65. Better Than Heaven by Stacey Q

64. True Blue by Madonna

63. Ready for the World by Ready for the World

62. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics

61. Forever Young by Alphaville

60. Broadcast by Cutting Crew

59. Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk

58. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen

57. Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen

56. Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks

55. Scary Monsters by David Bowie

54. Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston

53. Bad by Michael Jackson

52. Purple Rain by Prince

51. Heartbeat City by The Cars

50. Combat Rock by The Clash

49. Let's Dance by David Bowie

48. Computerwelt by Kraftwerk

47. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.

46. 13 Songs by Fugazi

45. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine

44. Psychocandy by The Jesus & Mary Chain

43. Misfits by Misfits

42. Nightfall by Candlemass

41. Master of Puppets by Metallica

40. Let it Be by The Replacements

39. Double Nickels on the Dime by Minutemen

38. Sandinista! by The Clash

37. This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall

36. Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads

35. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths

34. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses

33. Doolittle by Pixies

32. Treasure by Cocteau Twins

31. 1999 by Prince

30. Paid in Full by Eric B. & Rakim

29. Control by Janet Jackson

28. Rio by Duran Duran

27. Architecture and Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

26. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me by The Cure

25. Music While You Work by 1,000 Mexicans

24. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order

23. Avalon by Roxy Music

22. Dare! by The Human League

21. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy

20. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen

19. Judgment of the Dead by Pagan Altar

18. Solo Piano by Philip Glass

17. Deep Breakfast by Ray Lynch

16. Digital-Dance by Software

15. Graceland by Paul Simon

14. The Queen is Dead by The Smiths

13. Non Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell

12. Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac

11. L'Amour by Lewis Baloue

10. Thriller by Michael Jackson

9. Blue Bell Knoll by Cocteau Twins

8. Closer by Joy Division

7. Ocean Rain by Echo & the Bunnymen

6. Disintegration by The Cure

5. Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears

4. Remain in Light by Talking Heads

3. Glassworks by Philip Glass

2. Brotherhood by New Order

1. Madonna by Madonna