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The Best Rock Albums of 2017

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock Albums
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    8/10
  1. Lingua Ignota: Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him (self)
  2. Stabscotch: Uncanny Valley (Visual Disturbances)
  3. Endon: Through the Mirror (Daymare)
    7.5/10
  4. Laurel Halo: Dust (Hyperdub)
  5. Idylls: The Barn (Holy Roar)
  6. Lingua Ignota: All Bitches Die (self)
  7. Chino Amobi: Paradiso (Non)
  8. Iglooghost: Neo Wax Bloom (Brainfeeder)
  9. Primitive Man: Caustic (Relapse)
    7/10
  10. Uuuu: Uuuu (Editions Mego)
  11. Pryapisme: Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium (Apathia)
  12. Dubit: Vitriol (Backwards)
  13. Kiran Leonard: Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi)
  14. Joni Void: Selfless (Constellation)
  15. King Krule: The OOZ (XL)
  16. Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt)
  17. Colleen: A Flame my Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
  18. Faith Healer: Try (Mint)
  19. Blanck Mass: World Eater (Sacred Bones)
  20. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO (Blue Flea)
  21. Richard Chartier: Removed (Ash International)
  22. Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG)
  23. Four Tet: New Energy (Text)
  24. Cleric: Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry)
  25. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
  26. Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)
EPs:
Songs
  1. Lingua Ignota: Suffer Forever
  2. Laurel Halo: Moontalk
  3. Sadaf: I Don't Own Anything
  4. Endon: Born in Limbo
  5. Idylls: Maslows Dogs
  6. Faith Healer: Light Of Loving
  7. Pharmakon: Transmission
  8. Chino Amobi: Dixie Shrine
  9. Four Tet: Two Thousand and Seventeen
  10. Laurel Halo: Sun to Solar
  11. Colleen: Winter Dawn
  12. Idylls: Muck And Vulnerability
  13. Joni Void: Abjection
  14. Algiers: Walk Like a Panther
  15. Blanck Mass: The Rat
  16. Gas: Narkopop 4
  17. War on Drugs: Holding On
  18. LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby
  19. Stabscotch: Along Alligator Drunes
  20. Iglooghost: Bug Thief
  21. Chino Amobi: Blackout
  22. Sylvan Esso: Song
  23. Julie Byrne: I Live Now as a Singer
  24. King Krule: Half Man Half Shark
  25. Ben Frost: Trauma Theory
  26. Lorde: Hard Feelings
  27. Beck: I'm So Free
  28. Joni Void: Disassociation
  29. Visible Cloaks: Valve
  30. Kendrick Lamar: Humble
  31. Big Thief: Shark Smile
  32. Liars: Mess On A Mission
  33. Dirty Projectors: I See You
  34. Manchester Orchestra: The Alien
  35. Mark Lanegan: Death's Head Tattoo
  36. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Until I Remember
  37. Bjork: Losss
  38. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Andata
  39. Magnetic Fields: Surfin
  40. Mountain Goats: Rain in Soho
  41. Stabscotch: Unkown Pleasures
  42. Lil Uzi Vert: XO Tour Llif3
  43. Lushloss: Sisters
  44. Mhysa: Bb
  45. Vampire Rodents: Ziggurat
  46. Smino: Maraca
  47. Oneohtrix Point Never: The Acid Hits
  48. Uniform: Tabloid
  49. Ariel Pink: Bubblegum Dreams
  50. Richard Dawson: Scientist
  51. Ether Bunny: Pocket Troll
  52. Forest Swords: Vandalism
  53. Shit and Shine: I Hate This Fucking Machine
  54. Randy Newman: Putin
  55. Billie Eilish: My Boy
  56. Cardi B: Bodak Yellow
  57. Xiu Xiu: Wondering
  58. XXXtentacion: Save Me
  59. Shannon Wright: Soft Noise
  60. Idles: Benzocaine
  61. Grails: Rebecca
  62. Spoon: Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  63. Bing & Ruth: The How of It Sped
  64. Armand Hammer: Barbarians
  65. Sheer Mag: Rank And File

Extended compositions
  1. Abu Lahab: Propelled By The Zavhaari Sleep Machines
  2. Lingua Ignota: That He May Not Rise Again
  3. Endon: Torch Your House
  4. Idylls: In The Barn
  5. Simon Joyner: I Dreamed I Saw Lou Reed Last Night
  6. Uboa: Hook Echo
  7. Lingua Ignota: Woe To All
  8. Dubit: Visita
  9. Impossible Nothing: Cc
  10. Colleen: Separating
  11. Death Grips: Steroids
  12. Man Forever: Twin Torches
  13. Gas: Narkopop 10
  14. Nmesh: Mall Full Of Drugs
  15. Blanck Mass: Rhesus Negative
  16. Uuuu: Five Gates
  17. Primitive Man: Commerce
  18. Mount Eerie: Spring
  19. Impossible Nothing: Ii
  20. LCD Soundsystem: How Do You Sleep?
  21. Father John Misty: So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  22. War on Drugs: Thinking of a Place
  23. Gnod: People
  24. Richard Chartier: Removed - Part 1
  25. Cleric: The Spiraling Abyss
  26. Father John Misty: Leaving LA
  27. Visible Cloaks: World
  28. Gas: Narkopop 2
  29. Jute Gyte: Fauna Of Mirrors
  30. Kiran Leonard: A Particle Of Flesh Refuses The Consummation Of Death
  31. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Bosses Hang
  32. Pryapisme: Tau Ceti Central
  33. Pyrrhon: Tennessee
  34. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO
  35. Motorpsycho: Ship of Fools
  36. Bell Witch: As Above
Jazz

    7.5/10
  1. Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over (ECM)
  2. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-pak Coalition: Agrima
  3. Jason Moran: Mass (Yes)
  4. Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (Pi)
  5. William Parker: Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity)
  6. Roscoe Mitchell: Bells For The South Side
  7. Zeena Parkins: Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics
  8. Ex Eye: Ex Eye
    7/10
  9. Tomas Fujiawara: Triple Double
  10. Evans/Fernandez/Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water
  11. Nate Wooley: Knknighgh
  12. Barry Guy: Without Borders
  13. Tim Berne: Incidentals
  14. Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
  15. Ahmad Jamal: The Awakening
  16. Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage
  17. Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
  18. Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biofilia)
  19. Dave Douglas & the Westerlies: Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
  20. Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange (Multiphonics)
  21. Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl)
  22. Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE)
  23. Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa (TUM)
  24. Oliver Lake & Flux: Right up on
  25. Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude (Pi)
  26. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem)

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