BCB Best Albums of 2017

Do talk back
User avatar
Oscar
Northern Taoist
Posts: 11958
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 19:33

BCB Best Albums of 2017

Postby Oscar » 27 Nov 2017, 18:20

Is it time to start thinking about BCB's 2017 album choices? Slim pickings this year, I reckon.
Last edited by Oscar on 07 Dec 2017, 16:18, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
algroth
Posts: 4933
Joined: 04 Apr 2010, 03:12

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby algroth » 27 Nov 2017, 18:30

There've been a few I really liked so far. I reckon my top 10 would look something like...

1. Richard Dawson - Peasant
2. Blanck Mass - World Eater
3. Impossible Nothing - Lexemenomicon
4. Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
5. UUUU - UUUU
6. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
7. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
8. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049
9. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
10. King Krule - The Ooz

User avatar
Jock
Posts: 9254
Joined: 31 Dec 2005, 10:59
Location: Guid aul' Killie

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Jock » 27 Nov 2017, 18:44

Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band - Adios Señor Pussycat
Aimee Man - Mental Illness
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Chuck Prophet - Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Ron Sexsmith - The Last Rider
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
The Rails - Other People
Jack Cooper - Sandgrown
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Crooked Calypso
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want

These are the only new releases I bought this year. Some good some not so good

Forgot one. Michael Chapman - 50
Last edited by Jock on 27 Nov 2017, 19:19, edited 1 time in total.
Always Cheated Never Defeated

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 30446
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Nov 2017, 19:04

I like the new Fever Ray one

I also liked the Broken Social Scene album

That's it.
German Dave wrote:Have a long hard look in the mirror will you

User avatar
Dayodead
Posts: 172
Joined: 15 May 2015, 21:39

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Dayodead » 27 Nov 2017, 19:45

Haven't caught up with 2017 quite yet...bunch of releases to get to... Here are 10 which I like from the year...other than the first two, no order yet:
1. The xx- I see you
2. Slowdive- Slowdive

Japanese Breakfast- Soft sounds from another planet 
Sacred Paws- Strike a Match
Cigarettes after sex- Cigarettes after sex
Perfume Genius- No Shape
Cornelius- Mellow Waves
LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
Girlpool- Powerplant
Arca- Arca

User avatar
jimboo
Posts: 6417
Joined: 29 Dec 2005, 17:43
Location: taking a foxy kind of stand

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby jimboo » 27 Nov 2017, 19:46

Ed Sheeran , whatever the manics put out . What more do you need?
Goat Boy wrote:Oh, do fuck off, prog boy.

User avatar
driftin
Posts: 511
Joined: 15 Feb 2011, 03:23

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby driftin » 27 Nov 2017, 20:40

Björk - Utopia
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Forest Swords - Compassion
Clark - Death Peak
Dälek - Endangered Philosophies
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Varg - Gore-Tex City
Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
Fever Ray - Plunge
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapes
Laurel Halo - Dust
Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold
Gas - Narkopop

Something like that

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 4019
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Darkness_Fish » 27 Nov 2017, 20:53

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Richard Dawson - Peasan
Uniform - Wake in Fright
Crescent - Resin Pockets
Diamanda Galás - All the Way
Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés
Moor Mother - The Motionless Present
Forest Swords - Compassion

All I've bought from this year so far, aside from the dreadful Piano Magic album. I haven't bought much music for the last few months, somehow.
Saving my holier-than-thou nonsense for a more deserving cause since '82

User avatar
Nuts
Posts: 486
Joined: 15 Jan 2013, 15:31

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Nuts » 27 Nov 2017, 21:13

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Pond - The Weather
Maximo Park - Risk To Exist
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Elbow - Little Fictions
Ty Segall - Ty Segall
Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Thee Oh Sees - Orc
Wand - Plum
Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold
The Horrors - V
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band - Adios Senor Pussycat
in no particular order
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 11820
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Ranking Ted » 27 Nov 2017, 21:20

Probably due to the combination of parenting a 2 year old and work filling in the rest of what used to be “free time”, nearly all my purchases this year are from the tried and trusted. Perhaps that’s also part of hitting the latter stages of my 40s as well. Within that, there’s been some unlikely successes and a couple of ignominious failures.

Albums which have given me pleasure, then:

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Ride, Saint Etienne, Danielle Luppi & Parquet Courts, Fever Ray, Phoenix, Ryan Adams, QOTSA, Sleaford Mods, Charlotte Gainsbourg, War On Drugs, Loyle Carner, Thundercat, Father John Misty, Bedouine, Michael Head, Sparks.

On the downside, Beck’s Colors has some belting singles but the overall LP is so overproduced to end up fairly indigestible. The Gorillaz LP is an absolute turkey, as was Soulwax’s return, and I’m very much on the fence with the usually reliable LCD Soundsystem, Aimee Mann, Public Service Broadcasting, Kendrick Lamar and others.

User avatar
slightbreeze
Can I Get To Widnes?
Posts: 9650
Joined: 03 Sep 2003, 20:07
Location: facing the computer
Contact:

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby slightbreeze » 27 Nov 2017, 23:53

I've started with Robert Plant and John Murry ....now the struggle starts :(

User avatar
!!VAPRANT!!
hounds people off the board
Posts: 14428
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 28 Nov 2017, 00:24

I haven't heard all of the Beck and the Barnett/Vile records but I like what I've heard.

I am absolutely appalled and angered by the acclaim that charlatan James Murphy has garnered for his silly wank of an album.

The Fall and Sparks both put out very good LPs in 2017.
Deewank wrote:By the way I gave you some Jelly Tots for your birthday and you didn’t give me ANYTHING

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 26175
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 28 Nov 2017, 00:44

Listening to the Plant now. It's OK. It's kind of what's become his shtick. He doesn't exactly sound terribly committed.

The Peter Perrett and Father John Misty records are great. Beyond that, can't think of anything I'm really terribly sold on.
sloopjohnc wrote:I know I picked the Diamondbacks, but they were the wildcard. Next teams will be a little tougher.


1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017!

User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 15863
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Texas

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby pcqgod » 28 Nov 2017, 04:12

2017, so far:

Moon Duo – Occult Architecture, vol. 1
Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
Saint Etienne – Home Counties
Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
Len Price 3 – Kentish Longtails
Sparks – Hippopotamus
Cheap Trick – We’re All Alright
Living Colour – Shade
Flamin’ Groovies – Fantastic Plastic
Alestorm – No Grave but the Sea
The Two Tens – On Repeat
Satan’s Pilgrims – Sinestro
Blondie – Pollinator
Ty Segall – s/t
TSOL – The Trigger Complex
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966 (archival)

Reissues:

Voivod – Dimension Hatross (deluxe, archival material)
Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (deluxe, archival material)
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
mentalist (slight return)
under mi sensi
Posts: 14269
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 10:54
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 28 Nov 2017, 04:45

Beaches - Second Of Spring
Grinding Eyes - Grinding Eyes
Kendrick Lamar - Dream
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher
War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Run The Jewels - RTJ3
Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos - The Last Polaroid
Lorde - Melodrama
Conor Oberst - Salutations
Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child
LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
Dizzee Rascal - Raskit
Perfume Genius - No Shape
king of the divan

User avatar
Geezee
Posts: 11930
Joined: 24 Jul 2003, 10:14
Location: Where joy divides into vision

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Geezee » 28 Nov 2017, 09:24

I normally defend new music and spend a decent amount of time creating spotify playlists with what I've enjoyed every year...but this year I really am grasping for straws - although I felt similarly about 2016 until the very end of the year when there was some good records that came out and I discovered some that I'd missed. the best ones I've found so far are Marika Hackman, And So I Watch You From Afar, Alvvays, Girl Ray and Big Thief which I've really enjoyed, but my 2017 playlist is woefully thin on the ground so far.

I've been waiting all year for Anna Calvi, who announced at the end of last year that she'd be releasing something new but I've heard nada from her camp since the David Bowie tribute, god knows what's going on.
Smilies are ON
Flash is OFF
Url is ON

User avatar
Diamond Dog
"Self Quoter" Extraordinaire.
Posts: 64217
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:04
Location: High On Poachers Hill

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2017, 09:37

QOTSA "Villains"
Robert Plant "Carry Fire" (though as Hatz says, it's much like "Lulluaby..... Pt2").

I'm really struggling otherwise besides Shelby Lynne & Allison Morrer's "Not Dark Yet" which is my absolute favourite so far (as I can recall).

*EDIT*
"Out Of Silence" Neil Finn
"Painted Ruins" Grizzly Bear
"The Navigator" Hurray For The Riff Raff
"Windy City" Alison Krauss.
In science, the most important criteria for success is not being stunningly full of shit.

User avatar
Nick
Posts: 24294
Joined: 23 Jul 2003, 13:31
Location: Up late at night again

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Nick » 28 Nov 2017, 10:02

Goat Boy wrote:I like the new Fever Ray one

That's it.


I really like thatone, but that's about it for me too. There have been a few others that I've liked to varying degrees - Ryan Adams, Julian Cope, Wolves in the Throne Room, War On Drugs, The Fall, Living Colour. There must be others I can't recall now. But very little that's really thrilled me, in terms of new music.

I've heard plenty of great old stuff that's new to me though.
Jeff K wrote:Nick's still the man! No one has been as consistent as he has been over such a long period of time.

User avatar
Fonz
Posts: 3279
Joined: 17 Feb 2014, 14:10
Location: Nevermore

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Fonz » 28 Nov 2017, 10:13

Another vote for Dimension Hatross.

Nadine Shah
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Mastodon
Sons of Apollo
Warrior Soul
Heyyyy!

"Fonz clearly has no fucks to give. I like the cut of his Cupicidal gib."

User avatar
Harvey K-Tel
Long Player
Posts: 38968
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:20
Location: 1220 on your AM dial

Re: Best Albums of 2017

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 28 Nov 2017, 15:38

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Robyn Hitchcock - s/t

I think that's it.
If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here.