PopMatters' Best Indie Pop Albums of 2017

PopMatters' Best Indie Pop Albums of 2017

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10. Gingerlys - Gingerlys

Gingerlys - Gingerlys
November 17, 2017
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

9. The Courtneys - II

The Courtneys - II
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
The Courtneys have grown up, but in the tradition of many sophomore releases, it is not enough.

8. Perfume Genius - No Shape

Perfume Genius - No Shape
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

As its title suggests, No Shape is playfully elusive, and the album is often content simply to create beauty while remaining agnostic about what lies beneath its surface. The result is an ironically more luminous and even joyful listen than the darker Too Bright.

7. Pregnancy - Urgency

Pregnancy - Urgency
June 19, 2017

6. School Damage - School Damage

School Damage - School Damage
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

5. The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles

The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles
September 22, 2017
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

You could probably get away with saying that Music for the Age of Miracles is pure, classic Clientele.

4. Fred Thomas - Changer

Fred Thomas - Changer
January 27, 2017
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

2. Alvvays - Antisocialites

Alvvays - Antisocialites
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
As with their 2014 eponymous debut, the band continues to hone a strain of loose, jangly guitar pop in the same vein as TOPS and Pure Bathing Culture, winking at the obscurities of dream pop while keeping both feet planted firmly in the sunshine. Still, with their latest effort, Alvvays find ways to expand their scope and deepen their ambition.
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