2017 Top 50 Albums 1 to 25

by Woody on December 12, 2017

1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound

Hope The High Road on Colbert

2. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Pain on Kimmel

3. Big Thief – Capacity

Shark Smile via NPT @ SXSW

4. The National – Sleep Well Beast

Carin At The Liquor Store Live on KCRW

5. Tyler Childers – Purgatory

Whitehouse Road via Our Vinyl Sessions

6. Spoon – Hot Thoughts

Hot Thoughts on Kimmel

7. Margo Price – All American Made

Pay Gap on Songkick

8. Run The Jewels – RTJ 3

Legend Has It on KEXP

9. White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band

The World’s Best American Band – Official video from The Metro

10. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

Barf Day on KEXP

11. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

Appointments on CBS Saturday

12. Ratboys – GN

Molly on Audiotree

13. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator

Living In The City on The Current

14. John Moreland – Big Bad Luv

Sallisaw Blue on WFUV

15. Gold Star – Big Blue

Sonny’s Blues on Live at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio

16. Lilly Hiatt – Trinity Lane

Trinity Lane on World Cafe

17. Kevin Morby – City Music

City Music on KEXP

18. Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Outbound Train on Colbert

19. Fleet Foxes – Crack Up

Fool’s Errand on CBS Saturday

20. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

Motion Sickness on Paste

21. NE-HI – Offers

Since I’ve Been Thinking at Pitchfork

22. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Pure Comedy on Austin City Limits

23. Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile – Lotta See Lice

Over Everything on The Current

24. Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta

Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me on Paste

25. Vagabon – Infinite Worlds

Cold Apartment on UOTV @ SXSW

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James December 24, 2017 at 1:19 am

Another fantastic list Woody !!
As usual my list is almost exclusively in the Americana / Folk genre’s although we do have the top 2 the same. Thanks again for all you do and share. I must admit I miss your live in-studio sessions as they were epic and the sound quality was always top notch !!

I don’t listen to or read ANY mainstream radio or music publications EVER as they are filled with corporate ‘opinions’ and I want to avoid those in my life whenever possible.

Hopefully some can find a few new artists they love off my list and more than a few I first found by tuning into this website in the past !! Much respect and happy holidays to all at HearYa and I for one appreciate all you do !!

Thanks Woody !!

Here’s my top 40 of 2017 (if anyone actually cares haha):

01 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
02 The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
03 John Craigie – No Rain, No Rose
04 Bill Scorzari – Through These Waves
05 The Deep Dark Woods – Yarrow
06 Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol’s 1 and 2
07 Jeffrey Martin – One Go Around
08 Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow
09 John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
10 Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
11 Fleet Foxes – Crack Up
12 Valerie June – The Order Of Time
13 Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (double album)
14 Jake Xerxus Fussell – What In The Natural World
15 Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
16 Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator
17 Laura Marling – Semper Femina
18 Jim Keaveny – Put It Together
19 Jeremy Pinnell – Ties Of Blood And Affection
20 Jim Lauderdale – London Southern
21 Eilen Jewel – Down Hearted Blues
22 Wink Burcham – Cleveland Summer Nights
23 Ryan Adams – Prisoner
24 Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song
25 Deer Tick – Vol’s 1 & 2
26 Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
27 Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song
28 The National – Sleep Well Beast
28 Sam Baker – Land Of Doubt
29 Wicklow Atwater – Fallen Flame String band
30 Luke Bell – self titled
31 Offa Rex – The Queen Of Hearts
32 Ags Connolly – Nuthin Unexpected
33 Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static in the Wires
34 Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street
35 White Buffalo – Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights
36 Sunny Sweeney – Trophy
37 Curtis / Sutton & The Scavengers – Whiskey Rain
38 Greg Graffin – Millport
39 Johnny Dango – Recluse In Plain Sight
40 The Staves & yMusic – The Way Is Read
40 Emily Barker – Sweet Kind Of Blue

JG January 2, 2018 at 7:29 am
MyMusic January 7, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Excellent list! Thanks for bringing attention to a lot of these bands. I’ve found some incredible new music from this site!

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