AHOTI's Best Albums of 2017

edited June 2019 in General
hello, everyone! it's that time of year... when we make a list that will almost certainly be superior to any publication's! because that's how great you all are. please post your top 10 of the year (and only ten), ranked. if you don't rank it, i will consider the order in which you listed it the rank. the scoring will go as follows:

-13 points for 1st place
-11 for 2nd
-9 for 3rd
-7 for 4th
-6, 5, 4, etc. for the rest

the rationale behind this scoring system is to give greater weight to your top 3, since these will likely be your most-listened and have the most consideration put into their placement (the difference between 5th and 8th isn't as significant as between 1st and 4th).

please post your list in text form, as it makes things a lot easier for entry. it would really help if you posted your list in this thread, not just the loved list thread, but i will still go through that and try to find stragglers for those who haven't seen this post. you may edit your list here as much as you want up until the closing time.

you have until 11:59pm EST on january 5th to submit your lists, at which point i will close the voting & calculate the totals. happy voting!


  • 1. Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack
    2. Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
    3. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    4. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    5. The National - Sleep Well Beast
    6. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
    7. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
    8. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    9. Lorde - Melodrama
    10. Tyler, the Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy
  • 1. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
    2. Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
    3. Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    4. Caddywhompus - Odd Hours
    5. Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun
    6. Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
    7. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
    8. King Krule - The Ooz
    9. Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
    10. Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil
  • 1. Alvvays - Antisocialities
    2. Milo - Who Told You to Think!?!?!
    3. Paramore - After Laughter
    4. Alex Cameron - Forced Witness
    5. Love Theme - Love Theme
    6. Lingua Ignota - Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him
    7. Michael Head - Adios Senor Pussycat
    8. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
    9. Once and Future Band - Once and Future Band
    10. Tunabunny - PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland Jr.
  • edited December 2017
    I need to finish the new Armand Hammer and Big KRIT before I can make a top 10 with any confidence
  • yea i’ve been catching up, still have quite a few rekkids to work through
  • shit, it seems we all forgot about this. i'll extend the deadline to the 15th. if we don't get much interest, though, i won't bother compiling. get those lists together if you want a ranking!
  • Wait shit I totally forgot about this. Sorry I’ll post my list in a little bit
  • i mean, i did too - and i made it. no worries, you all have time
  • edited January 2018
    1. Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
    2. Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
    3. Converge - The Dusk In Us
    4. Necrot - Blood Offerings
    5. Endon - Through The Mirror
    6. Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
    7. Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
    8. Belief Defect - Decadent Yet Depraved
    9. Randy Newman - Dark Matter
    10. Tchornobog - Tchornobog
  • What an interesting list. Probably one of the few year end lists with Randy Newman’s new record and Tchornobog right next to each other (both are great btw).
  • You really think so? Thanks man.
  • edited January 2018
    1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    2. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
    3. ENDON - Through the Mirror
    4. Billy Woods - Known Unknowns
    5. Blanck Mass - World Eater
    6. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
    7. Brockhampton - Saturation II
    8. Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
    9. Tyler, the Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy
    10. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  • 2 albums I love but I got to way too late for this: SZA’s Cntrl and Richard Dawson’s Peasant
  • I really enjoy SZA'a Cntrl, too
  • Oh and I wish I could fit the new Converge on there too. Great album
  • 1. King Krule - The OOZ
    2. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    3. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
    4. Hundred Waters - Communicating
    5. Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom
    6. Lando Chill - The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind
    7. Brockhampton - Saturation II
    8. Kitty - Miami Garden Club
    9. Tyler the Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy
    10. Jlin - Black Origami
  • edited January 2018
    shout out to world eater, ome and yaeji
  • Glad to at least get some tangential love for World Eater, thought I was more or less alone with that one
  • it's somewhere between 10 and 15 for me if i were to extend that list
  • edited January 2018
    I didn't put Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me on my list because I don't think of it as an album. It would be in the top 3 of my list, I might edit it in there at some point.
  • It is an album though... I don’t really know what you mean by that
  • edited January 2018
    I suppose it's an apophasis. The opening of the albums tells us

    And it's not for singing about
    It's not for making into art

    and yet, here we are with an album. Of course it's an album, but I guess I mean it doesn't feel like a public piece of art that I should be hearing. It feels voyeuristic to me.
  • edited January 2018
    and as I read that it sounds ridiculous. Of course a weighty, honest and personal piece of art can be consumed by others, that emotional resonance is what makes it good art.
  • This was also my first Mount Eerie album, so I don't have a lot of background on Phil or his discography.
  • It sounds like nothing else in his discography as Mount Eerie or Microphones.
  • edited January 2018
    No I would say it certainly has musical similarities to Dawn
  • edited January 2018
    Dawn is more underrated than the bones in ur body u need but don’t ever appreciate
  • edited January 2018
    Dawn let me skip past bright eyes no hassle
  • bout time i posted my list:

    1. tyler, the creator - flower boy
    2. fleet foxes - crack up
    3. kendrick lamar - damn
    4. avey tare - eucalyptus
    5. king krule - the ooz
    6. alex g - rocket
    7. brockhampton - saturation ii
    8. milo - who told you to think
    9. gas - narkopop
    10. vince staples - big fish theory

    and yeah, mount eerie would be in there if i could bring myself to listen to it again.
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