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2017 album reviews
Scroll down and you will find the list of all 2017 album reviews published so far. New reviews are marked with .
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Abu Lahab Amhdaar (Abu Lahab) industrial metal 7/10
Algiers The Underside of Power (Matador) alt-rock 6/10
Alvvays Antisocialites (Polyvinyl) power-pop 6/10
Chino Amobi Paradiso (Non) industrial 7.5/10
Tori Amos Native Invader (Decca) songwriter 6/10
Arca Arca (XL) glitch 5/10
Arcade Fire: Everything Now (2017). (Columbia) pop 4/10
Armand Hammer Rome (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Ashenspire Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary (Code666) prog-metal 7.5/10
Avey Tare Eucalyptus (Domino) songwriter 4/10
Ayreon The Source (Transmission) prog-rock 4/10
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice (Milk) songwriter 5/10
La Baracande La Baracande II (La Novia) post-folk 7/10
La Baracande La Baracande III (La Novia) post-folk 7/10
William Basinski A Shadow in Time (Temporary Residence) ambient 6/10
Beck Colors (Capitol) songwriter 5/10
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) doom 7/10
Bent Knee Land Animal (Inside Out) prog-rock 6/10
Big Thief Capacity (Saddle Creek) roots-rock 5/10
Bing & Ruth No Home of the Mind (4AD) ambient 5/10
Bitchin Bajas Bajas Fresh (self) electronic 5/10
Bjork Utopia (One Little Indian) songwriter 6/10
Blackie Remains (self) hip-hop 6/10
Bladee Working on Dying (self) trap 6/10
Blanck Mass World Eater (Sacred Bones) industrial 7/10
Blood on the Dance Floor Kawaii Monster (Dark Fantasy) crunkcore 6/10
Brockhampton Saturation I (Empire) hip-hop 6/10
Brockhampton Saturation II (Empire) hip-hop 7/10
Brockhampton Saturation III (Empire) hip-hop 6/10
Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts) noise-rock 5/10
Bully Losing (SubPop) garage-rock 4/10
Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing) songwriter 6/10
Kirin Callinan Bravado (Siberia) songwriter 4/10
Camellia Invaidas from da Jungle (2017) (Kamel Camellia) dance 7/10
Celeste Infidele(s) (Denovali) metal 5/10
Richard Chartier Removed (Ash International) concrete 7/10
Chastity Belt I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art) garage-rock 4/10
Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex (Partisan) slocore 6/10
Circuit des Yeux Reaching for Indigo (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Cleric Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry) post-metal 7/10
Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound (Carpark) power-pop 4/10
Colleen A Flame my Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey) songwriter 7/10
Colour Haze In Her Garden (Elektrohasch) stoner 5/10
Dale Cooper Quartet Astrild (Denovali) post-rock 5/10
Richard Dawson Peasant (Weird World) songwriter 6/10
Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Polydor) pop 5/10
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors (Domino) songwriter 5/10
Toby Driver Madonnawhore (Flenser) songwriter 5/10
Dubit Vitriol (Backwards) electronic 7/10
Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music) hip-hop 7/10
Elder Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) prog-metal 6/10
Elegi Bansull (Dronarivm) ambient 7/10
Eluvium Shuffle Drones (Temporary Residence) ambient 4/10
Employed to Serve The Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar) metalcore 6/10
Endon Through the Mirror (Daymare) noise 8/10
Brian Eno Reflection (Warp) ambient 5/10
Esoctrilihum Mystic Echo From a Funeral Dimension (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
Faith Healer Try (Mint) songwriter 7/10
Father John Misty A Pure Comedy (Subpop) songwriter 6/10
Fever Ray Plunge (Rabid) songwriter 5/10
Fire-toolz Interbeing (Bedlam Tapes) prog-rock 6/10
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up (Nonesuch) folk-rock 6/10
Florist If Blue Could Be Happiness (Double Double Whammy) folk 7/10
Flotation Toy Warning The Machine That Made Us (Talitres) psych-rock 6/10
Forest Swords Compassion (Ninja Tune) electronic 6/10
Four Tet New Energy (Text) dance 7/10
Friendship Hatred (Daymare) hardcore 6/10
Ben Frost The Centre Cannot Hold (Mute) electronic 6/10
Future Islands The Far Field (4AD) synth-pop 5/10
Alex G Rocket (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness (Mosy) alt-rock 7/10
Gas Narkopop (Kompakt) techno 7/10
Gnod Just Say No (Rocket) punk-rock 6/10
Godflesh Post-Self (Avalanche) metal 5/10
Government Shitshitshit (Pop Katari) prog-rock 7.5/10
Grails Challice Hymnal (Temporary Residence) ambient 6/10
Guerilla Toss GT Ultra (DFA) noise-rock 6/10
Guided by Voices August By Cake (Guided by Voices) alt-pop 5/10
Guided by Voices How Do You Spell Heaven (Guided by Voices) alt-pop 3/10
Laurel Halo Dust (Hyperdub) techno 7/10
Halsey Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks) songwriter 6/10
Aldous Harding Party (4AD) songwriter 6/10
Heliocentrics A World of Masks (Soundways) psych-rock 6/10
Hiss Golden Messenger Hallelujah Anyhow (2017) (Merge) roots-rock 4/10
James Holden The Animal Spirits (Border) instrumental 5/10
Idles Brutalism (Partisan) punk-rock 6/10
Idylls The Barn (Holy Roar) metalcore 7/10
Iglooghost Neo Wax Bloom (Brainfeeder) post-hop 7/10
Impossible Nothing Lexemenomicon (Self-released) collage 6/10
Jay-Z 4:44 (Universal) rap 4/10
Jesu & Sun Kil Moon 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth (Caldo Verde) songwriter 5/10
Jlin Black Origami (Planet Mu) footwork 6/10
Simon Joyner Step Into The Earthquake (Ba Da Bing, 2017) songwriter 6/10
Jute Gyte Oviri (Jeshimoth) black-metal 6/10
Kandinsky Effect Pax 6 (Ropeadope) prog-jazz 6/10
Kelela Take Me Apart (Warp) pop 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana (Flightless) garage 5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Polygondwanaland (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Murder Of The Universe (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Sketches Of Brunswick East (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Gumboot Soup (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Krule The OOZ (XL) songwriter 7/10
Mark Kozelek Yellow Kitchen (Caldo Verde) songwriter 4/10
Mark Kozelek With Ben Boye and Jim White (Caldo Verde) songwriter 4/10
Krallice Go Be Forgotten (Hathenter) prog-metal 5/10
L'Rain L'Rain (Astro Nautico) dream-pop 7/10
Kendrick Lamar Damn (Top Dawg) rap 6/10
Mark Lanegan Gargoyle (Heavenly) songwriter 5/10
Lankum Between The Earth and Sky (Rough Trade) folk 6/10
LCD Soundsystem American Dream (Columbia) dance 6/10
Kiran Leonard Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 7/10
Lil Peep Come Over When You're Sober Pt 1 (Columbia) emo rap 6/10
Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 (Atlantic) rap 5/10
Lingua Ignota Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him (self) songwriter 8/10
Lingua Ignota All Bitches Die (self) songwriter 7/10
Lorde Melodrama (Universal) songwriter 6/10
Lushloss Asking/Bearing (Hush Hush) songwriter 6/10
Galcher Lustwerk Information (White Material) house 4/10
Machine Girl Because I'm Young Arrogant And Hate Everything You Stand For (Orange Milk) breakcore 6/10
Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch) pop 5/10
Man Forever Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey) prog-rock 6/10
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista) emo 6/10
Meute Tumult (Tumult) techno 6/10
Mhysa Fantasii (Halcyon Veil) songwriter 6/10
Mike May God Bless Your Hustle (self) hip-hop 6/10
Mogwai Every Country's Sun (Rock Action) post-rock 5/10
Monolord Rust (Riding Easy) doom-metal 5/10
Kevin Morby City Music (Dead Oceans) songwriter 6/10
Motorpsycho The Tower (Stickman) prog-rock 6.5/10
Mount Eerie A Crow Looked at Me (Elverum) songwriter 5/10
Mountain Goats Goths (Merge) songwriter 5/10
National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) roots-rock 5/10
New Pornographers Whiteout Conditions (Concord) power-pop 4/10
Randy Newman Dark Matter (Nonesuch) songwriter 5/10
Nmesh Pharma (Orange Milk) vaporwave 6/10
Tara Jane O'Neil Tara Jane O'Neil (Gnomonsong) songwriter 5/10
Oh Sees Orc (Castle Face) psych-rock 5/10
Pallbearer Heartless (Profound Lore) prog-metal 5/10
Panda Rosa Orca (self) post-rock 6/10
Panda Rosa Dest (self) post-rock 4/10
Panda Rosa Neochina (self) post-rock 5/10
Panda Rosa Mother Jungle (self) post-rock 5/10
Paramore After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen) dance-pop 4/10
People like You Verse (Topshelf) post-rock 5/10
Pere Ubu 20 Years In a Montana Missile Silo (Cherry Red) new wave 5/10
Perfume Genius No Shape (Matador) songwriter 5/10
Pharmakon Contact (Sacred Bones) industrial 6/10
Pile A Hairshirt of Purpose (Exploding In Sound) post-rock 5/10
Ariel Pink Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer) pop 6/10
Planning for Burial Below the House (Flenser) shoegaze 5/10
Powerdove War Shapes (Murailles) songwriter 7/10
Primitive Man Caustic (Relapse) doom 7/10
Pryapisme Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium (Apathia) prog-rock 6/10
Pyrrhon What Passes For Survival (Throatruiner) metal 6/10
Qu'qu'matz Well of Sacrifice (self) prog-rock 6/10
Queens Of The Stone Age Villains (Matador) hard-rock 4/10
Julia Reidy Dawning On (self) instrumental 6/10
Graham Repulski I'm Even Younger Now (Shorter) songwriter 5/10
Steve Roach Spiral Revelation (Timeroom) ambient 6/10
Steve Roach Long Thoughts (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Ryuichi Sakamoto Async (Commmons) instrumental 5/10
Secluded Alchemist Arcane Sanctuary (2017) (Ancient Meadow) ambient 6/10
Ty Segall Ty Segall (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Sheer Mag Need To Feel Your Love (Static Shock) hard-rock 6/10
Shit & Shine Total $hit (Diagonal) dance 6/10
Shit & Shine Some People Really Know How To Live (Editions Mego) dance 6/10
Shit & Shine That's Enough (Rocket) dance 5/10
Shit & Shine Hamburger (Gang Of Ducks) dance 5/10
Show me the Body Corpus I (2017) (self) rap-punk 7/10
Signor Benedick the Moor MNFST.dstnii (Deathbomb Arc) hip hop 5/10
Sirom I Can Be A Clay Snapper (Glitterbeat) free-folk 5/10
Skullflower The Spirals Of Great Harm (Cold Spring) noise 4/10
Skullflower The Wisdom of Venom (self) noise 5/10
Skullflower The Black Iron That Has Fell From The Stars (Nashazphone) noise 4/10
Smino Blkswn (Zero Fatigue) rap 6/10
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith The Kid (Western Vinyl) synth-pop 5/10
Spinvis Trein Vuur Dageraad (Excelsior) pop 6/10
Spirit of the Beehive Pleasure Suck (Tiny Engines) psych-rock 6/10
St Vincent Masseduction (Loma Vista) pop 5/10
Stabscotch Uncanny Valley (Visual Disturbances) alt-rock 8/10
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory (Def Jam) rap 5/10
Sutekh Hexen Salem (Saint Roch) abstract 6/10
Moses Sumney Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6/10
Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love (Caldo Verde) songwriter 4/10
Sylvan Esso What Now (Loma Vista) synth-pop 6/10
SZA Ctrl (Top Dawg) neosoul 5/10
Tricot 3 (Bakuretsu) post-rock /106
Tyler the Creator Flower Boy (Columbia) rap 5/10
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar (House Of Mythology) synth-pop 4/10
Ulwhednar Modern Silver (Northern Electronics) ambient 5/10
Uniform Wake in Fright (Sacred Bones) post-metal 6/10
Vampire Rodents Noises in the Wall (Vahnke) collage 6/10
Alan Vega IT (Fader) songwriter 6/10
Visible Cloaks Reassemblage (RVNG) ambient 7/10
Wayne Vitale & Brian Baumbusch Mikrokosma (New World) gamelan 7/10
Joni Void Selfless (Constellation) post-rock 7/10
Michael Waller Trajectories (Recital) avantgarde 7/10
War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic) songwriter 6/10
Waxahatchee Out In The Storm (Merge) songwriter 5/10
White Hills Stop Mute Defeat (Thrill Jockey) psych-rock 5/10
White Suns Psychic Drift (Flenser) noise-rock 7/10
Steven Wilson To the Bone (Kscope) songwriter 5/10
Windy & Carl Blues for a UFO (Blue Flea) slocore 7/10
Wolf Alice Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit) dream-pop 6/10
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun (Sargeant House) songwriter 6/10
Billy Woods Known Unknowns (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Shannon Wright Division (Vicious Circle) songwriter 6/10
Xiu Xiu Forget (Polyvinyl) noise-rock 6/10
XXXTentacion 17 (self) songwriter 6/10
Yung Lean Stranger (Year0001) emo-rap 5/10
Brock Zeman The Carnival Is Back In Town (Busted Flat) songwriter 7/10
Zola Jesus Okovi (Sacred Bones) songwriter 6/10
Zu Jhator (House of Mythology) post-rock 5/10

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