Employee Picks: Best Of 2017

2017 has been a wild year for the world, which means it’s been a wild year for art and culture. There have been a ton of interesting and important albums released this year, and it was really hard for each of us to narrow down our favorites.  Here are our individual Top 3 picks of the year, along with our #1 store-wide Album of the Year to top it off:

Isabella:

Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton – Choir of the Mind

Haines

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder

Broken Social

The Black Angels – Death Song

Death Song

 

Matt:

Guerilla Toss — GT Ultra

GT

Buildings — You Are Not One of Us

Buildings

Unsane – Sterilize

Unsane

 

Soroush:

L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch

LA Witch

Ride – Weather Diaries 

Weather Diaries

Kane Strang – Two Hearts and No Brain

Kade Strang

 

Rachel:

Rostam – Half-Light

Rostam

St. Vincent — Masseduction 

St. Vincent

Chad VanGaalen – Light Information 

Chad Van

 

Dylan:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Luciferian Towers

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Cloakroom — Time Well

Cloakroom

Pharmakon — Contact

pharmakon

 

Judy:

Miles Mosley — Uprising

Miles

Emma Ruth Rundle & Jaye Jayle — The Time Between Us

rundle

King Krule — The Ooz

Ooz

 

 

Top store pick (and most overall played album) of the year for 2017:

Slowdive - Slowdive

Slowdive

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