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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. Ashenspire: Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary (Code666)

  12. 7/10
  13. Uuuu: Uuuu (Editions Mego)
  14. White Suns: Psychic Drift (Flenser)
  15. Pryapisme: Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium (Apathia)
  16. Dubit: Vitriol (Backwards)
  17. Kiran Leonard: Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi)
  18. Joni Void: Selfless (Constellation)
  19. King Krule: The OOZ (XL)
  20. Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt)
  21. Show me the Body: Corpus I (self)
  22. Colleen: A Flame my Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey)
  23. Faith Healer: Try (Mint)
  24. Blanck Mass: World Eater (Sacred Bones)
  25. Elegi: Bansull (Dronarivm)
  26. Camellia: Blackmagik Blazing (Kamel Camellia)
  27. La Baracande: La Baracande III (La Novia)
  28. Windy & Carl: Blues for a UFO (Blue Flea)
  29. Richard Chartier: Removed (Ash International)
  30. Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG)
  31. Four Tet: New Energy (Text)
  32. Cleric: Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry)
  33. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
  34. Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)
  35. La Baracande: La Baracande II (La Novia)
  36. Brockhampton: Saturation II (Empire)
  37. Powerdove: War Shapes (Murailles)
  38. Florist: If Blue Could Be Happiness (Double Double Whammy)
  39. Brock Zeman: The Carnival Is Back In Town (Busted Flat)
  40. Gang of Youths: Go Farther in Lightness (Mosy)
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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. Show me the Body: Halogen
  18. War on Drugs: Holding On
  19. LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby
  20. Stabscotch: Along Alligator Drunes
  21. Iglooghost: Bug Thief
  22. Chino Amobi: Blackout
  23. Sylvan Esso: Song
  24. Camellia: Attack from Mandrake
  25. Julie Byrne: I Live Now as a Singer
  26. King Krule: Half Man Half Shark
  27. Ben Frost: Trauma Theory
  28. Lorde: Hard Feelings
  29. Beck: I'm So Free
  30. Joni Void: Disassociation
  31. Visible Cloaks: Valve
  32. Kendrick Lamar: Humble
  33. Big Thief: Shark Smile
  34. Liars: Mess On A Mission
  35. Dirty Projectors: I See You
  36. Manchester Orchestra: The Alien
  37. Friendship: Regiside
  38. Mark Lanegan: Death's Head Tattoo
  39. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Until I Remember
  40. Bjork: Losss
  41. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Andata
  42. Magnetic Fields: Surfin
  43. Mountain Goats: Rain in Soho
  44. Stabscotch: Unkown Pleasures
  45. Lil Uzi Vert: XO Tour Llif3
  46. Lushloss: Sisters
  47. Government: Godspeed You Sneaky Mom
  48. Mhysa: Bb
  49. Vampire Rodents: Ziggurat
  50. Smino: Maraca
  51. Oneohtrix Point Never: The Acid Hits
  52. Uniform: Tabloid
  53. Ariel Pink: Bubblegum Dreams
  54. Mach-Hommy: xxxxx
  55. Richard Dawson: Scientist
  56. Ether Bunny: Pocket Troll
  57. Powerdove: Bone Deep
  58. Forest Swords: Vandalism
  59. Shit and Shine: I Hate This Fucking Machine
  60. Randy Newman: Putin
  61. Billie Eilish: My Boy
  62. Cardi B: Bodak Yellow
  63. Xiu Xiu: Wondering
  64. XXXtentacion: Save Me
  65. Shannon Wright: Soft Noise
  66. Idles: Benzocaine
  67. Grails: Rebecca
  68. Spoon: Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  69. Bing & Ruth: The How of It Sped
  70. Cassandra Jenkins: Hotel Lullaby
  71. Armand Hammer: Barbarians
  72. Mach-Hommy: II
  73. Blackie : Turn You Off
  74. Sheer Mag: Rank And File
  75. Jason Isbell: Cumberland Gap
  76. Lizzo: Truth Hurts
  77. Tori Amos: Climb
  78. Employed to Serve : I Spend My Days
  79. Celestaphone: Weatherproof
  80. L'Rain: A Toes
  81. Mach-Hommy: Nothin' But Net
  82. Mike: Forever Find Flight
  83. Brockhampton: Sweet
  84. Halsey: Walls Could Talk
  85. Tricot: Namu
  86. Wolf Alice: Sadboy
  87. Spinvis: Artis
  88. Powerdove: Crimson and Clover
  89. Surfbort: Back To Reaction
  90. Blood on the Dance Floor: Ghosting
  91. Machine Girl: It Takes a Nation of Millenials to Destroy a Nation of Millions
  92. Alvvays: Hey
  93. Florist: Blue Mountain Road
  94. Brock Zeman: The Moon Ain't Full
  95. Guerilla Toss: Betty Dreams of Green Men
  96. Gang of Youths: Achilles Come Down

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: ?
  46. Andrew Weathers Ensemble: The Light Pulse Earth Grid is a Channel
  47. Julia Reidy: Surrounds Outlast
  48. Ashenspire: Restless Giants
  49. Syko Friend: Rachel
  50. Galactic Unity Ensemble: Multihuman
  51. i.o: The Bones you've never Felt
  52. Panda Rosa: Pierce Ash Sky/ Dream City at Night
  53. Meute: The Man With The Red Face

  1. Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over (ECM)
  2. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-pak Coalition: Agrima
  3. Anteloper: Kudu (International Anthem)
  4. Jason Moran: Mass (Yes)
  5. Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (Pi)
  6. William Parker: Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity)
  7. Roscoe Mitchell: Bells For The South Side
  8. Zeena Parkins: Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics
  9. Ex Eye: Ex Eye
  10. Hank Roberts: Science Of Love
  11. Bloodmist: Chaos of Memory (5049 Records)
  12. Tomas Fujiawara: Triple Double
  13. Evans/Fernandez/Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water
  14. Nate Wooley: Knknighgh
  15. Barry Guy: Without Borders
  16. Tim Berne: Incidentals
  17. Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
  18. Ahmad Jamal: The Awakening
  19. Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage
  20. Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind)
  21. Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biofilia)
  22. Dave Douglas & the Westerlies: Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf)
  23. Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange (Multiphonics)
  24. Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl)
  25. Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE)
  26. Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa (TUM)
  27. Oliver Lake & Flux: Right up on
  28. Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude (Pi)
  29. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem)

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