Welcome to the last weekend of 2017, a year that most of us will be happy to see pass. In most areas of life, and by that I mean politics, social conduct, and public discourse, this hasn't been a banner year for humanity. However, it's been a damn fine year for music, as has every year of my life. This year was another great mix of new records by old favorites and discoveries of new artists. Here is my Roundup of the best albums of the year, in relative order, but not any specific order. Enjoy!
Top 25 Albums of 2017
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
The Dears - Times Infinity Volume Two
Kadavar - Rough Times
Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life
Elizabeth & the Catapult - Keepsake
Bjork - Utopia
Karen Elson - Double Roses
Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
Langhorne Slim - Lost at Last, Vol. 1
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness
Best Live Releases of 2017
And since we once again live in an age of songs, here's my favorite singles of the year:
Portugal the Man - "Feel It Still"
Beck - "Dear Life"
Killers - "I'm the Man"
Liam Gallagher - "For What It's Worth"
Ian Felice - "In the Kingdom of Dreams"
Morrissey - "Spent the Day in Bed"