Best of Boogie: The Year In Music [2017]

Posted on: December 29th, 2017 at 9:44 am by

Orwells at GovBall, June 2017

Another year in the books, and another helping of music to get us through it. Without further fanfare, our favorite new albums that we’ve queued up during 2017. Leave yours in the comments!

Holly’s Picks

  1. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  2. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  3. Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild
  4. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  5. Phoenix – Ti Amo
  6. Japandroids –Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  7. Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
  8. Makthaverskan – III
  9. The Drums – Abyssmal Thoughts
  10. Cold War Kids – L.A. Divine

Honorable Mentions:
The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings
CCFX – CCFX (EP)
Line & Circle – Viscous Folly (EP)

Elie’s Picks

  1. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
  2. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  3. Orwells – Terrible Human Beings
  4. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear
  5. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  6. Chicano Batman – Freedom is Free
  7. Dead Stars – Perfect Patterns
  8. White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band
  9. Beck – Colors
  10. Hobosexual – Monolith

Honorable Mention:
Bully – Losing

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