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The Quietus’ Albums of the Year 2017

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Always one of the most unique year-end lists, UK site The Quietus have just revealed their Albums of the Year 2017. At #1 is Peasant by modern British Folk singer Richard Dawson. They say:

Dawson has described Peasant as “a panorama of a society which is at odds with itself and has great sickness in it, and perhaps doesn’t take responsibility – blame is going in all the wrong directions.” The community portrayed on the album is certainly imbued with a sense of fractiousness, but it’s clear that the potential for change is always there. The album’s bleakest lines are always mirrored by unremittingly positive counterparts. On ‘Soldier’, “I am tired, I am afraid, my heart is full of dread” alternates with “My heart is full of hope”; on ‘Ogre’ the refrain of “When the sun is dying” is offset by the lyric “when the sun is climbing”. While we may be beggars, prostitutes or ogres, there is always the potential for change.

As usual there are probably some artists you may not have heard before, like perhaps their #2 which is the self-titled album from electronic-tinged Polish folk duo Zimpel/Ziołek. Completing their Top 10 are Fever Ray, The Moonlandingz, Nadine Shah, Kelela, James Holden & The Animal Spirits, Princess Nokia, Lone Taxidermist, and Oxbow.

Head to The Quietus for writeups and streams but you can check out their full 2017 Albums of the Year list below.

The Quietus’ Albums of the Year 2017
1: Richard Dawson – Peasant
2: Zimpel/Ziołek – Zimpel/Ziołek
3: Fever Ray – Plunge
4: The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classics
5: Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
6: Kelela – Take Me Apart
7: James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
8: Princess Nokia – 1992
9: Lone Taxidermist – Trifle
10: Oxbow – Thin Black Duke
11: Liars – TFCF
12: Lotto – VV
13: Call Super – Arpo
14: Snapped Ankles – Come Play The Trees
15: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats
16: Laura Cannell – Hunter Huntress Hawker
17: GNOD – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
18: Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
19: Circle – Terminal
20: Rûwâhîne – Ifriqiyya Electrique
21: Man Forever – Play What They Want
22: Madonnatron – Madonnatron
23: Endon – Through The Mirror
24: Algiers – The Underside Of Power
25: Justin Walter – Unseen Forces
26: BNNT – The Multiverse
27: $hit & $hine – Total Shit!
28: Nicole Mitchell – Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
29: Vanishing – Vanishing
30: Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
31: Björk – Utopia
32: Arca – Arca
33: Thurston Moore – Rock N Roll Consciousness
34: Re-TROS – Before The Applause
35: Jlin – Black Origami
36: Kemper Norton – Hungan
37: Chloe x Halle – The Two Of Us
38: The Granite Shore – Suspended Second
39: The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 3
40: Teleplasmiste – Frequency Is The New Ecstasy
41: Botanist – Collective: The Shape Of He To Come
42: British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
43: Al-Namrood – Enkar
44: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
45: Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage
46: Perc – Bitter Music
47: Gazelle Twin – Kingdom Come
48: Gary Numan – Savage
49: Errorsmith – Superlative Fatigue
50: Alan Vega – IT
51: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
52: Deaf Kids – Configuração do Lamento
53: The Inward Circles – And Right Lines Limit And Close All Bodies
54: I, Ludicrous – Songs From The Sides Of Lorries
55: Japan Blues – Sells His Record Collection
56: Powertrip – Nightmare Logic
57: Riddlore – Afro Mutations
58: Chastity Belt – I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
59: Godflesh – Post Self
60: Davy Kehoe – Short Passing Game
61: Total Leatherette – For The Climax Of The Night
62: Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard
63: Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Ambient Black Magic
64: Colleen – A Flame My Love, A Frequency
65: J Hus – Common Sense
66: Unsane – Sterilize
67: Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async
68: SZA – Ctrl
69: Lee Gamble – Mnestic Pressure
70: MXLX – Kicking Away At The Decrepit Walls Til The Beautiful Sunshine Blisters Thru The Cracks
71: Siavash Amini – TAR
72: Yossarians – Fabric Of Time
73: UUUU – UUUU
74: Hey Colossus – The Guillotine
75: Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
76: Sote – Sacred Horror In Design
77: Laraaji – Bring On The Sun
78: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
79: Laibach – Also Sprach Zarathustra
80: STILL – I
81: Targ – Bargou 08
82: Aquaserge – Laisse ça être
83: M.E.S.H. – Hesaitix
84: Part Chimp – IV
85: Daniel O’Sullivan – Veld
86: Mario Batkovic – Mario Batkovic
87: Wire – Silver/Lead
88: Laurel Halo – Dust
89: MHYSA – Fantasii
90: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
91: Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia
92: Here Lies Man – Here Lies Man
93: Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
94; Actress – AZD
95: Rose Dougall – Stellular
96: Simon Fisher Turner – Giraffe
97: Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
98: Akatombo – Short Fuse
99: The Bug Vs Earth – Concrete Desert
100: Tetragrammacide – Primal Incinerators Of Moral Matrix

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