Top 100 Albums of the Month

December 2017

  1. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings | Soul of a Woman (Daptone Recording Co.)
  2. Flat Worms | Flat Worms (Castle Face)
  3. Cindy Wilson | Change (Kill Rock Stars)
  4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | The Kid (Western Vinyl)
  5. Curtis Harding | Face Your Fear (Epitaph)
  6. OCS | Memory Of A Cut Off Head (Castle Face)
  7. Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids | We All Be Africans (IK7)
  8. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile | Lotta Sea Lice (Matador)
  9. Benjamin Clementine | I Tell A Fly (Virgin Records / Capitol Music Group)
  10. Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | A Love So Beautiful (Sony Music Entertainment and Roy's Boys, LLC)
  11. Mura Masa | Mura Masa (Anchor Point)
  12. Camille | Oui (Because Music)
  13. Spirit Fest | Spirit Fest (Morr)
  14. Tony Allen | The Source (Blue Note)
  15. Funk Junkie | Moondirt (S/R)
  16. Jazz Spastiks | Scratch & Sniff (Jazz Plastik)
  17. Kacy & Clayton | The Siren's Song (New West)
  18. Chicago Afrobeat Project Ft. Tony Allen | What Goes Up (S/R)
  19. Midori Takada and Masahiko Satoh | Lunar Cruise (Epic)
  20. King Krule | The Ooz (True Panther Sounds)
  21. Ikebe Shakedown | The Way Home (Colemine)
  22. Blockhead | Funeral Balloons (Backwoodz Studioz)
  23. Egrets on Ergot | Surfeit of Gemutlich (Cleopatra)
  24. Neutrals | Promotional Compact Disk (S/R)
  25. Various Artists | Invenciones (Munster)
  26. John Maus | Screen Memories (Ribbon Music)
  27. Double Naught Spy Car & Friends | MOOF (11 Foot Pole)
  28. Mdou Moctar | Sousoume Tamachek (Sahel Sounds)
  29. Burnt Palms | 2/18/17 (WWNBB)
  30. Composite | Artemisia (S/R)
  31. Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Luciferian Towers (CST)
  32. El Turronero | New Hondo (Pharaway Sounds)
  33. Trailer Trash Tracys | Althaea (Double Six)
  34. R.L. Boyce | Roll and Tumble (Waxploitation)
  35. Robert Finley | Goin' Platinum! (Easy Eye Sound)
  36. La Misa Negra | La Misa Negra (Nam Entertainment)
  37. Gaye Su Akyol | Hologram Imparatorlugu (Glitter Beat)
  38. Pack A.D | Dollhouse (Cadence)
  39. Julien Baker | Turn Out The Lights (Matador)
  40. Hess is More | 80 Years (Edition)
  41. Bette Smith | Jetlagger (Big Legal Mess Records)
  42. Easystreet | International Supernatural (The Tip)
  43. Body and Full of Hell | Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey)
  44. Cactus Channel | Stay A While (Hopestreet Recordings)
  45. Fever Ray | Plunge (Mute/Rabid)
  46. Frankie And the Witch Fingers | Brain Telephone (Permanent)
  47. Joel Gion | Joel Gion (S/R)
  48. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters | Carry Fire (Nonesuch )
  49. Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas | Sofarnopolis (Crammed Discs)
  50. U-Men | U-Men (Sub Pop)
  51. Sufjan Stevens | The Greatest Gift (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
  52. Ink Bats | Loss (S/R)
  53. Roslyn Moore | Tropic of Cancer (Borderline Musick)
  54. Ensemble, et al | The Slow Reveal (Imaginator)
  55. Kevin Fisher | Beer Me (37)
  56. Gel Set | Body Copy (Terrorbird)
  57. Third World War | A Little Bit of Urban Rock (Just Add Water )
  58. Bad Signs | Black Magic Moments (Number 9 Creative Cult )
  59. Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas | The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory)
  60. Kelela | Take Me Apart (Warp)
  61. Holiday Ghosts | Holiday Ghosts (PNKSLM)
  62. Neil Young | Hitchhiker (Reprise)
  63. Alvvays | Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
  64. St. Vincent | Masseduction (Loma Vista)
  65. Cock & Swan | Dream Alone (Hush Hush)
  66. Beliefs | Habitat (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  67. Ariwo | Ariwo (Manana)
  68. Blue Note All-Stars | Our Point Of View (Blue Note)
  69. Dream Syndicate | How Did I Find Myself Here? (Anti-)
  70. Whatnauts on the Rocks | Whatnauts on the Rocks (Stang)
  71. Ty Segall | Freedom's Goblin (Drag City)
  72. Esmerine | Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation)
  73. Pollens | Mister Manufacture (S/R)
  74. Myrkur | Mareridt (Relapse)
  75. Saicobab | Sab Se Purani Bab (Thrill Jockey)
  76. Brooklyn Rider | Spontaneous Symbols (In A Circle)
  77. Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri | Resilient (Waxsimile Porductions)
  78. Lindstrom | It's Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound)
  79. World | First World Record (Upset The Rhythm)
  80. Proto Idiot | Leisure Opportunity (Slovenly)
  81. Protomartyr | Relatives in Descent (Domino)
  82. C.L.A.W.S. | Stygian Morass (Left Hand Path)
  83. Mara Gibson | Sky-Born (Navona )
  84. Altius Quartet | Shostakovich (Navona)
  85. Son Little | New Magic (Anti-)
  86. Frankie Rose | Cage Tropical (Slumberland / Grey Market)
  87. Leti Garza | El Unico Para Mi (S/R)
  88. Salt Petal | Rare Hearts (S/R)
  89. Woolly Bushmen | Arduino (Pig Baby)
  90. Super Cassette | Cathode Ray Tube (S/R)
  91. Parquet Courts & Daniele Luppi | Milano (30th century/Columbia)
  92. Erina | Erina (S/R)
  93. Elwins | Beauty Community (Hidden Pony)
  94. Swiftumz | Game Six / Honey (Fruit and Flowers)
  95. Francesco Buzzurro and Richard Smith | Un Mondo, Due Chitarre (S/R)
  96. Sufis | After Hours (Burger Records)
  97. V/A | Dr. Demento Covered in Punk (Demented Punk)
  98. Orgone | Undercover Mixtape (Colemine)
  99. Jules Shear | One More Crooked Dance (Funzalo)
  100. Tune-Yards | I can feel you creep into my private life (4AD)