My Favorite 45 Records of 2017

No frills. No commentary, just my favorite 45 records that were released

in 2017. If you want to learn more about any of the albums on my list

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There are new episodes of the podcast coming soon, and trust me, you are

going to dig them. One might even come out before the calendar turns

over to 2018. Who knows, it's punk rock. On to the list!


45. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires-Youth Detention

44. The New Lows-All Our Roads

43. Alvvays-Antisocialites

42. First Base-Not That Bad

41. Zapiain-Giantnormous

40. Attic Salt-Attic Salt

39. The Afghan Whigs-In Spades

38. Great Cynics-Posi

37. Minus The Bear-Voids

36. Benchmarks-Our Undivided Attention

35. Beachheads-Beachheads

34. Golden Lights-Ghosts Along The Way

33. Screamfeeder-Pop Guilt

32. The Lillingtons-Stella Sapiente

31. Dollys-Tense

30. Able Baker Fox-Visions

29. Engines-Obsolete

28. Gold Class-Drum

27. White Reaper-The World's Best American Band

26. Donaher-I Swear My Love Is True

25. The Fatal Flaw-Older Now

24. Mo Troper-Exposure & Response

23. Angus-LP1

22. Nothington-In The End

21. Matthew Sweet-Tomorrow Forever

20. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings-Soul Of A Woman

19. Orations-Wych Elm

18. Charly Bliss-Guppy

17. Rozwell Kid-Precious Art

16. Flat Worms-Flat Worms

15. The Toadies-The Lower Side of Uptown

14. Sheer Mag-Need To Feel Your Love

13. Japandroids-Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

12. Odd Robot-A Late Night Panic

11. Airstream Futures-Spirale Infernale

10. Brutus-Burst

9. The Dull Blue Lights-The Dull Blue Lights

8. Rainer Maria-S/T

7. Quicksand-Interiors

6. The Schizophonics-Land Of The Living

5. Racquet Club-Racquet Club

4. Ryan Adams-Prisoner

3. Ted Leo-The Hanged Man

2. Junior Astronomers-Body Language

1. Decent Criminal-Bloom








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