June 17, 2017

Top 15 LPs of the first half of 2017 and the best 15 still to come

This is a follow-up to my January post in which I predicted the top 30 albums that would be released in 2017.

Top 15 albums of 2017 released as of June 17:

1. Allison Crutchfield- Tourist in this Town

2. Eisley- I'm Only Dreaming

3. The New Pornographers- Whiteout Conditions

4. Overcoats- Young

5. Spoon- Hot Thoughts

6. Charly Bliss- Guppy

7. Big Thief- Capacity

8. The Shins- Heartworms

9. football, etc.- Corner

10. Cayetana- New Kind of Normal

11. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister- Planetarium

12. Jesca Hoop- Memories are Now

13. Wild Pink- Wild Pink

14. David Bazan- Care

15. Deb Talan- Lucky Girl

Top 15 albums that will definitively be released in the second half of 2017:

1. Wolf Alice- Visions of a Life

2. Waxahatchee- Out in the Storm

3. Manchester Orchestra- A Black Mile to the Surface

4. Rainer Maria- S/T

5. Jeremy Enigk- Ghosts

6. Stavesacre- MCMXCV
(first track from crowd-funded release has been shared with supporters only)

7. Mogwai- Every Country's Sun

8. Lo Tom- S/T

9. HAIM- Something to Tell You

10. that dog.- TBA

11. Arcade Fire- Everything Now

12. Stars- TBA

13. Emily Haines- Choir of the Mind

14. Ratboys- GN

15. Fleming and John- TBA