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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. Camellia: Blackmagik Blazing (Kamel Camellia)
  24. La Baracande: La Baracande III (La Novia)
  25. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO (Blue Flea)
  26. Richard Chartier: Removed (Ash International)
  27. Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG)
  28. Four Tet: New Energy (Text)
  29. Cleric: Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry)
  30. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
  31. Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)
  32. La Baracande: La Baracande II (La Novia)
  33. Brockhampton: Saturation II (Empire)
  34. Powerdove: War Shapes (Murailles)
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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. Camellia: Attack from Mandrake
  24. Julie Byrne: I Live Now as a Singer
  25. King Krule: Half Man Half Shark
  26. Ben Frost: Trauma Theory
  27. Lorde: Hard Feelings
  28. Beck: I'm So Free
  29. Joni Void: Disassociation
  30. Visible Cloaks: Valve
  31. Kendrick Lamar: Humble
  32. Big Thief: Shark Smile
  33. Liars: Mess On A Mission
  34. Dirty Projectors: I See You
  35. Manchester Orchestra: The Alien
  36. Friendship: Regiside
  37. Mark Lanegan: Death's Head Tattoo
  38. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Until I Remember
  39. Bjork: Losss
  40. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Andata
  41. Magnetic Fields: Surfin
  42. Mountain Goats: Rain in Soho
  43. Stabscotch: Unkown Pleasures
  44. Lil Uzi Vert: XO Tour Llif3
  45. Lushloss: Sisters
  46. Government: Godspeed You Sneaky Mom
  47. Mhysa: Bb
  48. Vampire Rodents: Ziggurat
  49. Smino: Maraca
  50. Oneohtrix Point Never: The Acid Hits
  51. Uniform: Tabloid
  52. Ariel Pink: Bubblegum Dreams
  53. Mach-Hommy: xxxxx
  54. Richard Dawson: Scientist
  55. Ether Bunny: Pocket Troll
  56. Powerdove: Bone Deep
  57. Forest Swords: Vandalism
  58. Shit and Shine: I Hate This Fucking Machine
  59. Randy Newman: Putin
  60. Billie Eilish: My Boy
  61. Cardi B: Bodak Yellow
  62. Xiu Xiu: Wondering
  63. XXXtentacion: Save Me
  64. Shannon Wright: Soft Noise
  65. Idles: Benzocaine
  66. Grails: Rebecca
  67. Spoon: Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  68. Bing & Ruth: The How of It Sped
  69. Cassandra Jenkins: Hotel Lullaby
  70. Armand Hammer: Barbarians
  71. Mach-Hommy: II
  72. Blackie : Turn You Off
  73. Sheer Mag: Rank And File
  74. Jason Isbell: Cumberland Gap
  75. Lizzo: Truth Hurts
  76. Tori Amos: Climb
  77. Employed to Serve : I Spend My Days
  78. Celestaphone: Weatherproof
  79. L'Rain: A Toes
  80. Mach-Hommy: Nothin' But Net
  81. Mike: Forever Find Flight
  82. Brockhampton: Sweet
  83. Halsey: Walls Could Talk
  84. Tricot: Namu
  85. Wolf Alice: Sadboy
  86. Spinvis: Artis
  87. Powerdove: Crimson and Clover

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. La Baracande: La Complainte de Pyrame et Thisbee
  18. Uuuu: Five Gates
  19. Primitive Man: Commerce
  20. N.E.R.D.: Lightning Fire Magic Prayer
  21. Mount Eerie: Spring
  22. Impossible Nothing: Ii
  23. LCD Soundsystem: How Do You Sleep?
  24. Father John Misty: So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  25. War on Drugs: Thinking of a Place
  26. Gnod: People
  27. Among The Rocks and Roots: War Song
  28. Richard Chartier: Removed - Part 1
  29. Cleric: The Spiraling Abyss
  30. Father John Misty: Leaving LA
  31. Visible Cloaks: World
  32. Gas: Narkopop 2
  33. Jute Gyte: Fauna Of Mirrors
  34. Kiran Leonard: A Particle Of Flesh Refuses The Consummation Of Death
  35. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Bosses Hang
  36. Pryapisme: Tau Ceti Central
  37. Pyrrhon: Tennessee
  38. La Baracande: Le Vingt-Cinq Du Mois D'Avril
  39. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO
  40. Motorpsycho: Ship of Fools
  41. Bell Witch: As Above
  42. Old Sorcery: Sorcerer's Dream
  43. Celestaphone: Pigeon Pizza
  44. Elegi: Vemod
  45. Fire-toolz: ?

  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. Hank Roberts: Science Of Love
  10. Tomas Fujiawara: Triple Double
  11. Evans/Fernandez/Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water
  12. Nate Wooley: Knknighgh
  13. Barry Guy: Without Borders
  14. Tim Berne: Incidentals
  15. Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
  16. Ahmad Jamal: The Awakening
  17. Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage
  18. Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
  19. Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biofilia)
  20. Dave Douglas & the Westerlies: Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
  21. Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange (Multiphonics)
  22. Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl)
  23. Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE)
  24. Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa (TUM)
  25. Oliver Lake & Flux: Right up on
  26. Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude (Pi)
  27. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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