Top 100 Albums of the Month

May 2017

  1. Slowdive | S/T (Dead Oceans)
  2. Various Artists | New Orleans Funk Vol. 4 (Soul Jazz)
  3. Juana Molina | Halo (Crammed Discs)
  4. Various Artists | Subnormal Girls, Vol. 2 (Waiting Room)
  5. Robyn Hitchcock | S/T (Yep Roc)
  6. Los Straitjackets | What's so Funny about Peace, Love and... (Yep Roc)
  7. Alice Coltrane | The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)
  8. Magnetic Fields | 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch)
  9. Various Artists | Soul Slabs Vol. 1 (Colemine Records)
  10. John Coltrane | The Last Giant (Rhino)
  11. Arto Lindsay | Ciudado Madame (Northern Spy)
  12. Blockhead | Uncle Tony's Coloring Book (Young Heavy Souls)
  13. Various Artists | Senegal 70 (Analog Africa)
  14. Mountain Goats | Goths (Merge)
  15. Snail Mail | Habit (Sister Polygon)
  16. Chicano Batman | Freedom is Free (ATO Records)
  17. Kelly Lee Owens | Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound)
  18. Moon Duo | Occult Architecture Vol. 2 (Sacred Bones)
  19. Various Artists | The Girls Want The Boys! (Ace)
  20. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes | Rake It In: The Greatest Hits (Fat Wreck Chords)
  21. Thurston Moore | Rock n Roll Consciousness (Caroline International)
  22. Diet Cig | Swear I'm Good at This (Frenchkiss)
  23. Various Artists | Lovin' Mighty Fire (BGP)
  24. Jesus and Mary Chain | Damage and Joy (Artificial Plastic)
  25. Battle of Santiago | La Migra (Made With Pencil Crayons)
  26. Courtneys | II (Flying Nun)
  27. Various Artists | The Bob's Burgers Music Album (20th Century Fox)
  28. Black Angels | Death Song (Partisan)
  29. Pow! | Crack an Egg (Castle Face)
  30. Max Cooper | Emergence (Mesh)
  31. Oumou Sangare | Mogoya (No Format!)
  32. Low Cut Connie | Dirty Pictures Pt. 1 (Contender Records)
  33. Nicholas Payton | Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (Paytone)
  34. Vieux Farka Toure | Samba (Six Degrees)
  35. Various Artists | Nigeria Soul Fever (Soul Jazz)
  36. Bombpops | Fear of Missing Out (Fat Wreck Chords)
  37. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Lovely Creatures: the Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (BMG/Mute)
  38. Damaged Bug | Bunker Funk (Castle Face)
  39. Sneaks | It's a Myth (Merge)
  40. Goldfrapp | Silver Eye (Mute)
  41. Gorillaz | Humanz (Parlophone/Warner Bros.)
  42. Diana Krall | Turn Up the Quiet (Verve)
  43. Daniel Schmidt | In My Arms, Many Flowers (S/R)
  44. Warm Soda | I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Castle Face)
  45. Wire | Silver/Lead (Pinkflag)
  46. Black Lips | Satan's graffiti or God's art? (Vice)
  47. Yasmine Hamdan | Al Jamilat (Hamdanistan Records / Crammed Discs)
  48. Hot Flash Heat Wave | Soaked (OIM Records)
  49. Cold Beat | Chaos by Invitation (Crime On The Moon)
  50. Saltland | A Common Truth (Constellation)
  51. Tom Armstrong | The Sky is an Empty Eye (Tompkins Square)
  52. V/A | Vintage Italia (Putumayo)
  53. Mac DeMarco | This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)
  54. Grant Cutler | Self Portrait (innova)
  55. Here Lies Man | Here Lies Man (Riding Easy)
  56. Street Eaters | The Envoy (Nervous Intent)
  57. Snow Angel | S/T (Omedibles)
  58. Thundercat | Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  59. Quetzal | The Eternal Getdown (Smithsonian Folkways)
  60. Elf Power | Twitching In Time (Orange Twin)
  61. Old Crow Medicine Show | 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia)
  62. Solitary Dancer | Dualism (Dark Entries)
  63. Coco Hames | S/T (Merge)
  64. Timber Timbre | Sincerely, Future Pollution (City Slang)
  65. Mozart | Nasty (Iron Lung)
  66. Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 | Star Stuff (Company Records)
  67. Clark | Death Peak (Warp)
  68. Lusine | Sensorimotor (Ghostly International)
  69. !!! | Shake the Shudder (Warp)
  70. Richard Osborn | Endless (Tompkins Square)
  71. Brian Jonestown Massacre | Don't Get Lost (A Recordings)
  72. Girlpool | Powerplant (Anti)
  73. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO Records)
  74. Buttertones | Gravedigging (Innovative Leisure)
  75. Alan Sondheim, Azure Carter, and Luke Damrosch | Limit (Public Eyesore)
  76. On Fillmore | Happiness of Living (NSPY)
  77. Gary Clark Jr. | Live/North America 2016 (Warner Bros. Records)
  78. Man Forever | Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey)
  79. Adult. | Detroit House Guests (Mute)
  80. Afghan Whigs | In Spades (SubPop)
  81. Julie Byrne | Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing!/Basin Rock)
  82. William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio | Bass Duo (Centering Records)
  83. Detroit Illharmonic Symphony | Resurget Cineribus (Ambridge)
  84. Modern English | Take Me to the Trees (Kartel Music Group)
  85. Tanika Charles | Soul Run (Record Kicks)
  86. Brother Ali | All the Beauty in this Whole Life (Rhymesayers)
  87. Silvia | Silvia (Dark Entries)
  88. Mogollar | s/t (Pharaway Sounds)
  89. Rhiannon Giddens | Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
  90. Liset Alea | Heart-Headed (Kwaidan)
  91. Marbled Eye | EP 2 (Digital Regress)
  92. Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau | Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch Records)
  93. King Woman | Created in the image of Suffering (Relapse Records)
  94. Tinariwen | Elwan (Anti)
  95. Crystal Fairy | Crystal Fairy (Ipecac)
  96. Ondatropica | Baile Bucanero (Sound Way)
  97. BANANA | Live (Leaving Records)
  98. Hoops | Routine (Fat Possum)
  99. Lord Echo | Harmonies (Soundway)
  100. Gaby Moreno | Ilusion (Metmorfosis Enterprises Limited)