2017 Music Journal

The Best of 2017:
1. Colony House – Only the Lonely A
2. Everything Everything – A Fever Dream A-
3. John Reuben – Reubonic A-
4. Elbow – Little Fictions B+
5. Tennis – Yours Conditionally B+
6. Cool Hand Luke – Cora B+
7. Marah in the Mainsail – Bone Crown B+
8. Paramore – After Laughter B+
9. Spoon – Hot Thoughts B+
10. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions B

Honorable Mention:
11. Haim – Something to Tell You B
12. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins B
13. Arcade Fire – Everything Now B
14. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up B
15. Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming B
16. Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes B
17. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION B
18. Mew – Visuals B-
19. MuteMath – Play Dead B-
20. The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful B-

The Rest:
Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold B-
Sylvan Esso – What Now B-
Ed Sheeran – ÷ B-
Circa Survive – The Amulet B-
Josh Ritter – Gathering B-
U2 – Songs of Experience B-
The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore B-
Evanescence – Synthesis B-
Lights – Skin & Earth B-
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains B-
The Shins – Heartworms C+
Portugal. The Man – Woodstock C+
The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody C+
Björk – Utopia C+
Jennifer Knapp – Love Comes Back Around C+
Derek Webb – Fingers Crossed C+
The Lone Bellow – Walk into a Storm C+
Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now C+
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Got Soul C+
Iron & Wine – Beast Epic C+
Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet C+
Nichole Nordeman – Every Mile Mattered C+
John Mayer – The Search For Everything C
Alt-J – Relaxer C
Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic C
The Corrs – Jupiter Calling C
Peter Bradley Adams – A Face Like Mine C
Dia Frampton – Bruises C
Jason Wade – Paper Cuts C
Valerie June – The Order of Time C

Dishonorable Mention:
Feist – Pleasure C-
Linkin Park – One More Light C-
Matisyahu – Undercurrent C-
Incubus – 8 D+
Passion Pit – Tremendous Sea of Love D+
Stephen Christian – Wildfires D-
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues D-

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:
Animal Collective – Meeting of the Waters EP
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man
Rostam – Half-Light

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 A (remastered album) / B- (B-sides)
Tennis – We Can Die Happy EP A-
Owel – Live From Audio Pilot Studios B+
Rina Sawayama – RINA EP B+
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 1 B+
Elbow – The Best Of B+
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Intelligence B+
Christine Denté – Closer to Free EP B
Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band B
Flint Eastwood – Broke Royalty EP B
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP B
Sawyer – Easy Now EP B
The Nor’easters – Collective, Vol. 1 B
Animal Collective – The Painters EP B
Brooke Waggoner – Sweven Remixes C
Kevin Max – Serve Somebody C
Evanescence – Lost Whispers C-

Digesting:
Blitzen Trapper – Wild and Reckless
Sara Groves – Abide with Me
Young Oceans – Suddenly (Or the Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)

Last Update: 10/2/18

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