My 2017 Review

Album Of The Year:
Out Lines | Conflats | Rock Action | LP
 

Previous Winners:
2016 Leonard Cohen | You Want It Darker | Columbia | LP
2015 Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba | Ba Power | Glitterbeat | LP
2014 Goat | Commune | Rocket Recordings | LP
2013 Teeth Of The Sea | MASTER | Rocket Recordings | LP
2012 Goat | World Music | Rocket Recordings | LP
2011 Laura Marling | A Creature I Don’t Know | Virgin | LP
2010 Grinderman | 2 | Mute | LP

2009 Antony & The Johnsons |
        The Crying Light | Secretly Canadian | LP
2008 The Twilight Sad |
        Killed My Parents And Hit The Road | Fat Cat | CD
2007 The Twilight Sad |
        Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters | Fat Cat | LP
2006 Morrissey | Ringleader Of The Tormentors | Attack | LP
2005 50FootWave | Golden Ocean | 4AD | CD
2004 Arcade Fire | Funeral | Merge | LP
2003 The White Stripes | Elephant | XL | 2 x LP
2002 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club |
        Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Virgin America | LP
2001 The White Stripes |
        White Blood Cells | Sympathy For The Record Industry | LP
2000 Primal Scream | XTRMNTR | Creation | 2 x LP

1999 Muse | Showbiz | Taste | 2 x LP
1998 Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach |
        Painted From Memory | Mercury | CD
1997 Prodigy | Fat Of The Land | XL | 2 x LP
1996 Oumou Sangar√© | “Worotan” | World Circuit | CD
1995 Emmylou Harris | Wrecking Ball | Elektra | UK LP
1994 Suede | Dog Man Star | Nude | 2 x LP
1993 Paul Weller | Wild Wood | Go! Discs | Europe LP
1992 Pavement | Slanted & Enchanted | Matador | LP
1991 Nirvana | Nevermind | DGC | LP
1990 Lou Reed & John Cale | Songs For Drella | Sire | LP

1989 The Stone Roses | The Stone Roses | Silvertone | LP
1988 The Pogues |
        If I Should Fall From Grace With God | Pogue Mahone | LP
1987 Prince | Sign O’ The Times | Paisley Park | 2 x LP
1986 The Cure | Standing On A Beach | Fiction | LP
1985 Prince & The Revolution |
        Around The World In A Day | Paisley Park | LP
1984 Prince & The Revolution |
        Music From The Motion Picture ‘Purple Rain’ | Warner Bros. | LP
1983 Tom Waits | Swordfish Trombones | Island | LP
1982 Kevin Rowland & Dexy’s Midnight Runners |
        Too-Rye-Ay | Mercury | LP
1981 David Byrne & Brian Eno |
        My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts | Sire | LP
1980 The Teardrop Explodes | Kilimanjiro | Mercury | LP

1979 Talking Heads | Fear Of Music | Sire | LP
1978 Tom Waits | Blue Valentines | Asylum | LP
1977 David Bowie | Low | RCA | LP
1976 Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | Motown | 2 x LP + 7″
1975 Led Zeppelin | Physical Grafitti | Swan Song | Tape
        (better sequence on side 1.)
1974 Gram Parsons | Grevious Angel | Reprise | LP
1973 Lou Reed | Berlin | RCA | LP
1972 Neil Young | Harvest | Reprise | LP
1971 David Bowie | Hunky Dory | RCA | LP
1970 Neil Young | After The Goldrush | Reprise | LP

1969 The Rolling Stones | Let It Bleed | Decca | LP
1968 The Beatles | The Beatles | Apple | Tape
         (best as an infinite continuous random loop.)
1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico |
        The Velvet Underground & Nico | Verve | 2 x LP
1966 The Beatles | Revolver | Parlophone | MONO LP
1965 Otis Redding |
        Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul | Volt | MONO LP
1964 The Beatles | Beatles For Sale | Parlophone | MONO LP
1963 The Beatles | With The Beatles | Parlophone | MONO LP
1962 Bob Dylan | Bob Dylan | Columbia | MONO LP
1961 Bobby Bland | Two Steps From The Blues | Duke | LP
1960 Miles Davis | Sketches Of Spain | Columbia | LP

1959 Miles Davis | Kind Of Blue | Columbia | LP
1958 Cannonball Adderley | Somethin’ Else | Blue Note | MONO LP
1957 Billie Holiday |
        Songs For Distingu√© Lovers | Columbia [UK] | MONO LP
1956 Frank Sinatra | Songs For Swingin’ Lovers | Capitol | MONO LP
1955 Frank Sinatra |
        In The Wee Small Hours | Capitol | 2 x 10″ MONO LP
        (The gaps let you come up for air.)

Top 5 New Albums in 2017:
01. Out Lines | Conflats
02. Hey Colossus | The Guillotine
03. Algiers | The Underside Of Power
04. Heron Oblivion | The Chapel
05. Dean Hurley | Anthology Resource Vol. 1

Top 5 ‘New To Me’ Albums in 2017:
01. Miles Davis | Big Fun[2xCD]
02. Various Artists | World Psychedelic Classics 3
03. Faust | BBC Sessions +
04. Zeitkratzer Play Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music
05. Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles And Mahavishnu John Mclaughlin
      | Live! / Love Devotion Surrender

Best Single Of 2017: Hey Colossus | Englishman | 2017
 

 

Most Played Act Of 2017: The Beatles
Most Played Album Of 2017: Out Lines | Conflats [2017]
Most Played Song Of 2017: Buried Guns | Out Lines | 2017
 

Most Played Act: The Beatles
Most Played Album: The Twilight Sad | Killed My Parents And Hit The Road [2008]
Most Played Song: The Beatles | Blackbird [1968]
 

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