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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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  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)
  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)
  10. Government: Shitshitshit (Pop Katari)
  11. Uuuu: Uuuu (Editions Mego)
  12. White Suns: Psychic Drift (Flenser)
  13. Pryapisme: Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium (Apathia)
  14. Dubit: Vitriol (Backwards)
  15. Kiran Leonard: Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi)
  16. Joni Void: Selfless (Constellation)
  17. King Krule: The OOZ (XL)
  18. Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt)
  19. Colleen: A Flame my Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
  20. Faith Healer: Try (Mint)
  21. Blanck Mass: World Eater (Sacred Bones)
  22. Elegi: Bansull (Dronarivm)
  23. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO (Blue Flea)
  24. Richard Chartier: Removed (Ash International)
  25. Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG)
  26. Four Tet: New Energy (Text)
  27. Cleric: Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry)
  28. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
  29. Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)
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  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. Friendship: Regiside
  36. Mark Lanegan: Death's Head Tattoo
  37. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Until I Remember
  38. Bjork: Losss
  39. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Andata
  40. Magnetic Fields: Surfin
  41. Mountain Goats: Rain in Soho
  42. Stabscotch: Unkown Pleasures
  43. Lil Uzi Vert: XO Tour Llif3
  44. Lushloss: Sisters
  45. Government: Godspeed You Sneaky Mom
  46. Mhysa: Bb
  47. Vampire Rodents: Ziggurat
  48. Smino: Maraca
  49. Oneohtrix Point Never: The Acid Hits
  50. Uniform: Tabloid
  51. Ariel Pink: Bubblegum Dreams
  52. Richard Dawson: Scientist
  53. Ether Bunny: Pocket Troll
  54. Forest Swords: Vandalism
  55. Shit and Shine: I Hate This Fucking Machine
  56. Randy Newman: Putin
  57. Billie Eilish: My Boy
  58. Cardi B: Bodak Yellow
  59. Xiu Xiu: Wondering
  60. XXXtentacion: Save Me
  61. Shannon Wright: Soft Noise
  62. Idles: Benzocaine
  63. Grails: Rebecca
  64. Spoon: Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  65. Bing & Ruth: The How of It Sped
  66. Armand Hammer: Barbarians
  67. Sheer Mag: Rank And File
  68. Jason Isbell: Cumberland Gap
  69. Lizzo: Truth Hurts
  70. Tori Amos: Climb
  71. Employed to Serve : I Spend My Days
  72. Celestaphone: Weatherproof

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. White Suns: A Year Without Summer
  8. Lingua Ignota: Woe To All
  9. Dubit: Visita
  10. Impossible Nothing: Cc
  11. Colleen: Separating
  12. Death Grips: Steroids
  13. Man Forever: Twin Torches
  14. Gas: Narkopop 10
  15. Nmesh: Mall Full Of Drugs
  16. Blanck Mass: Rhesus Negative
  17. Uuuu: Five Gates
  18. Primitive Man: Commerce
  19. N.E.R.D.: Lightning Fire Magic Prayer
  20. Mount Eerie: Spring
  21. Impossible Nothing: Ii
  22. LCD Soundsystem: How Do You Sleep?
  23. Father John Misty: So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  24. War on Drugs: Thinking of a Place
  25. Gnod: People
  26. Among The Rocks and Roots: War Song
  27. Richard Chartier: Removed - Part 1
  28. Cleric: The Spiraling Abyss
  29. Father John Misty: Leaving LA
  30. Visible Cloaks: World
  31. Gas: Narkopop 2
  32. Jute Gyte: Fauna Of Mirrors
  33. Kiran Leonard: A Particle Of Flesh Refuses The Consummation Of Death
  34. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Bosses Hang
  35. Pryapisme: Tau Ceti Central
  36. Pyrrhon: Tennessee
  37. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO
  38. Motorpsycho: Ship of Fools
  39. Bell Witch: As Above
  40. Old Sorcery: Sorcerer's Dream
  41. Celestaphone: Pigeon Pizza
  42. Elegi: Vemod

  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
  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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