Didn't mean to harass @theyrhere
One of the December threads I look forward to! haha
1. Material Control - Glassjaw (Just released this week and by god. The soundtrack for the impending apocalypse. A masterpiece.)
2. A Black Mile to the Surface - Manchester Orchestra (super cinematic album, a huge departure from their other albums)
3. Science Fiction - Brand New (Lead singer was recently outed as a real weirdo during the band's earlier years with some pretty despicable behavior but there are 3 other dudes in the band and I can't help that I've been into their music since I was a preteen. This album is a great mashup of all the various sounds the band has had in the past.)
4. The Amulet - Circa Survive (Anthony Green does some wild things with his vocals in this one)
5. Luciferian Towers - Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Fudge. Yes.)
6. Triplicate - Bob Dylan (a 3-disc album of Dylan covering a bunch of random classic Americana songs. Obviously not as good as his original early stuff but still a fun listen.)
7. Ti Amo - Phoenix (Just a great album of some real weird, poppy music.)
8. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters (Not the level I'm used to for Grohl but still a great album. Awesome to hear these guys still jamming together.
9. Pacific Daydream - Weezer (See my above thoughts for Concrete and Gold. Pretty much the exact same.)
10. Goths - The Mountain Goats (A few tracks are a WILD departure from their normal sound but so, so good. This may be John Darnielle's true classic.)
Also I'd be remiss not to mention that 2017 is the year that I really got into The Killers. Always loved Hot Fuss, but heard "Don't Shoot Me Santa" for the first time this year and it made me check their other albums out. Sam's Town is a masterpiece.
Finally, I've always been a huge fan, but Yip Jump Music by Daniel Johnston is easily one of my favorite albums of 2017. It was recorded in 1983 and came out that Summer, but I vibed to this album hard this year.