Top 100 Music Albums of 2017 by Arthurknight (2019)

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- Order still largely in disarray -

Going to be adding notes gradually at leisure.

I thought I'd actually do one this year, and it's been quite a fulfilling experience sort of putting my head down and listening to music a little bit more critically than usual. That's not to say I didn't listen to these albums for pleasure either though. 2017 produced some very moving albums, ones that - in cases - do not allow for a critical ear at all. Anyway, this is what I bring to the table.

  • Chart updated: 01/30/2019 13:45
  • (Created: 12/08/2017 01:30).
  • Chart size: 100 albums.

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Synth-Pop

8.5/10

"You can come with me
And you can see what i’m talking about
Do you want to go?
Do you want to be my valentine?"

Finding this album was such a shock to my system because I'd sort of become resigned to the fact that the year had spawned no works of mastery. I was oh so wrong, this album is something very special. John Maus has been going at it for some years now and his work - at least as it looks to me - has been building to this album. In Screen Memories, Maus takes a lot of the playfulness of his 2000s albums and ties it in with the experimental and avant-garde synth work he explored in his 2011 album "We Must....". This, I think at least, is a stark contrast to the quintessential releases of 2017, a year marked by works that are simply just not the best an artist has put out, and in cases are great disappointments by otherwise great artists (some prominent examples being Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, or Kendrick Lamar).
For Maus, however, not only has he come out with a phenomenal album, he's come out with his opus.

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Indie folk

8/10

Truly moving. Rest in peace Geneviève Castrée.

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Hip-Hop

8/10

I found myself, being a literature student, connecting with this album quite profoundly as I have never experienced name dropping that strikes me as personally as Milo's does here - from Jean Genet to Kandinsky, Milo references the literary and artistic heroes in beautiful rap-poetics.

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IDM

8/10

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5. (=)
United States SZA
R&B / Soul

8/10

SZA made Ok Computer?

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6. (100) Up94
8/10

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Folk

7.5/10

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Avant-garde / free improvisational

7.5/10

I had the privilege of seeing Zeena perform in melbourne as part of Supersense 2017. She performed in such an inimitable way that i was in flux between soothed calmness and excited awe.

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9. (8) Down1
7.5/10

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Indie

7.5/10

Gives off some strong Laurie Anderson vibes throughout but also journeys into synth-pop and disco. Very interesting and enjoyable listen, it doesn't give you the hooks easily.

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Top 100 Music Albums of 2017 composition

Country Albums %


United States 48 48%
United Kingdom 13 13%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Australia 4 4%
Germany 3 3%
Japan 3 3%
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Top 100 Music Albums of 2017 chart changes

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climbers Up 94 from 100th to 6th
Brutalism
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Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 6th to 7th
Peasant
by Richard Dawson
fallers Down 1 from 7th to 8th
Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics
by Zeena Parkins
fallers Down 1 from 8th to 9th
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by Liars

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Great top 10! At least from what I've heard so far from it, I can say that they all grabbed my attention in one way or another. Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics was probably the biggest surprise. I found that one really grew on me over time. :)
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