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Lost In Vinyl presents the 10 best records of 2017


As 2017 draws to a close we thought we’d join in with the end of year list articles. It was another great year for records. We could have easily listed a Top 100 albums list. To help us decide who made the cut we sat down with our pal Rob Campkin, owner of the brilliant Lost In Vinyl to put together ten of the best. Rob told us, “I can’t believe Four Tet, Waxahatchee, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Phoebe Bridgers or The National aren’t in here, but they obviously weren’t as good as these…”

10. Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
LiV reckon: “Old QOTSA fans didn’t seem to like this much. I’m old, I’m a QOTSA fan and I liked this a lot.”

9. Ride – Weather Diaries
LiV reckon: “Could have been a disaster, thankfully it was a joy.”

8. The Fall – New Facts Emerge
LiV reckon: “Mark E. Smith must be named in the New Years Honours list next month, surely?”

7. Ghostpoet – Dark Days and Canapes
LiV reckon: “Dark, brooding and moody.”

6. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
LiV reckon: “Another exceptional record, although it’s more tunes than noise.”

5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
LiV reckon: “The best of their 4 (or is it 5?) albums in 2017. A psych-prog headbangers delight.”

4. Oh Sees – Orc
LiV reckon: “The best band on the planet right now.”

3. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
LiV reckon: “Effortlessly brilliant record – every home should have one.”

2. Thundercat – Drunk
LiV reckon: “The best soft rock record of the year. Seriously. It’s even got Michael McDonald on it.”

1. Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers
LiV reckon: “Beautiful, gloomy and compelling – this was by far and away our album of 2017.”

Read our review of Hinson’s Cambridge gig back in October here.