God Is In The TV's Top 50 Albums of 2017

God Is In The TV's Top 50 Albums of 2017

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48. LIFE - Popular Music

May 26, 2017
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

43. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface

July 28, 2017
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
Atlantean indie-rock stalwarts Manchester Orchestra follow up 2014’s COPE with a rebirth of sorts, as singer/lyricist Andy Hull comes to terms with parenthood, which ultimately leaves them sounding very much like Manchester Orchestra, albeit an upgraded version.

42. Sevdaliza - ISON

April 26, 2017
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

41. Deerhoof - Mountain Moves

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

Given that the collaborations on this album, mixed with some covers, it’s a record that in lesser hands could have ended up a well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing aural mess. Instead of which, over the course of three-quarters of an hour, it’s like walking into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in terms of listenable treats.

40. KOYO - KOYO

September 15, 2017
Critic Score
100
1 review

Every once in a while something gets passed in your direction that changes the course of everything. KOYO, the debut album from KOYO, is that something.

36. Siobhan Wilson - There Are No Saints

Siobhan Wilson - There Are No Saints
July 14, 2017
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

33. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

Once again, we laugh, we cry, our hearts are warmed and our minds transported, sometimes to a better world, and other times to places altogether bleaker. Regardless of which destination we arrive at, The Nashville Sound is the work of a classic artist in one of the most prolonged purple patches in any musician’s career. Truly spellbinding.

32. Goldfrapp - Silver Eye

March 31, 2017
Critic Score
70
20 reviews

This is another beautifully-produced record where initially slight songs eventually grip you. Silver Eye keeps their reputation firmly intact as one of the best and most reliable groups around.

31. The LaFontaines - Common Problem

The LaFontaines - Common Problem
October 27, 2017
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

29. Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
It can seem a sprawl – but one worth exploring.

28. Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out

September 15, 2017
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

That Sløtface exist should be enough for us all, we need energetic shouty young people to form bands, create catchy riffs and remind us all that we were all young once. Try Not To Freak is no masterpiece but it’s their masterpiece and quite frankly that should be sufficient for us all.

26. Meursault - I Will Kill Again

Meursault - I Will Kill Again
February 27, 2017
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

23. Taylor Swift - reputation

November 10, 2017
Critic Score
68
25 reviews

21. Thundercat - Drunk

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
81
24 reviews

It’s sozzled, it’s high as a kite and sometimes it’s just downright psychotic.  But it’s because of the maniacal shifts in tone, its massive melting pot of sounds and Thundercat’s hysterical (sometimes in more ways than one) yet honest ramblings that Drunk will probably go down as his magnum opus.

20. Björk - Utopia

November 24, 2017
Critic Score
78
33 reviews
Instead of wallowing in self-pity about the past like before, Björk – who celebrated her 52nd birthday a few days before this release – is encouraging herself in the next chapter of her life and others to look into the keyhole to the future and imagine what a perfect utopia looks like and if it’s achievable.

19. Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

We All Want The Same Things is his best effort yet and by some distance.

18. The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming

The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

17. Arcade Fire - Everything Now

July 28, 2017
Critic Score
66
37 reviews
The choral baroque-pop of their beginnings may be long gone but the character of Arcade Fire: ambition, epic power and an empathetic consideration for society are still present.

14. Blue Rose Code - The Water of Leith

Blue Rose Code - The Water of Leith
October 27, 2017
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

13. Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

Every track on The Navigator is 24 carat gold. This isn’t just one the finest albums of 2017, it may even be the greatest release of the entire decade. Simply phenomenal.

12. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream

August 18, 2017
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

A Fever Dream continues Everything Everything praise-worthy wordplay, powerful commentary and quirky mix of modern terminology meets erudite phrases.

10. Mogwai - Every Country's Sun

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

Finally there’s the title track, which gives the album the huge, epic, sky-scraping finale it deserves, making Every Country’s Sun the most perfect expression yet of Mogwai’s quiet-louder-LOUDEST aesthetic. All killer, nae filler.

8. Out Lines - Conflats

Out Lines - Conflats
October 27, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

6. Desperate Journalist - Grow Up

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

It’s a lazy comparison given that everyone who writes about Desperate Journalist makes it ... they do sound like The Smiths, because they’ve grasped exactly what The Smiths were about – not a jangly indie band fronted by an Oscar Wilde wannabe, but a loud, powerful rock beast who also had no fucking choice.

5. Perfume Genius - No Shape

May 5, 2017
Critic Score
83
28 reviews

Just like on, Too Bright, this album is another leap forward, only this time round he hasn’t just outdone himself, he’s outdone everyone else. No Shape is an astonishing record.

4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
It has to be said that this album may not quite reach the heights of the first two LCD Soundsystems – though those are pretty big landmarks in any music fan’s book. Yet in a year that has also seen a number of other acts producing comeback albums (Ride and Slowdive spring to mind), this stands comfortably alongside them.

3. The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

The lyrics aren’t exactly always upbeat, but if Interplanetary Class Classics doesn’t make you want to at least throw some shapes, then there really is no hope for you. 2017 really is turning into a sterling year for stellar albums, and this is no exception.

2. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

July 14, 2017
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

The brilliance Zauner hinted at on Psychopomp has been fully realized on Soft Sounds. This revealing and heartwarming record finds Zauner mastering her craft through the therapeutic experience of making music.

1. Idles - Brutalism

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
84
8 reviews
IDLES are truly vicious, frontman Joe Talbot’s fiery vocal delivery as authentic as any of the original punks who railed against the establishment back in the genre’s heyday, but one trick ponies they are most certainly not.
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