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2017 Album Of The Year - Initial Voting

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It's time to choose the 2017 Album Of The Year!

 

January 1st - January 7th: Initial Round of Voting 

  • List your top TEN (10) albums of the year in this thread! Keep discussion to a minimum!!
  • On the 7th, we will go through and tally up the top THREE (3) from each of the top ten AOTY lists.

 

January 8th - January 15th: Final Round of Voting 

  • From the data collected in the initial round of voting, we will choose the top ten (10) albums and create a poll for everyone to vote in.
  • At the end of the day on the 15th, the poll will close, and we will have our 2017 AOTY!

 

Staff's Album Of The Year

 

Lord Kingdom

 

 

Lord Rorschach

 

 

mR12
 

 

xcblackdiamond

 

 

LKA

 

 

Voinolin

 

 

TwoPhace
 

 

D666N
 

 

Billy Mays
 

 


2017 Albums Of The Month

 

January || Palisades - Palisades

February || Born of Osiris - The Eternal Reign

March || Northlane - Mesmer

April || While She Sleeps - You Are We

May || Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift

June || Currents - The Place I Feel Safest

July || Silverstein - Dead Reflection

August || Wage War - Dead Weight

September || Counterparts - You're Not You Anymore

October || Veil of Maya - False Idol

November || Polaris - The Mortal Coil

December || ?

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Come on in and give us your top 10 albums of the year! You can view all of staffs lists in the main post.

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veil of maya - false idol

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1. Eidola - To Speak, To Listen

2. Thousand Below - The Love You Let Too Close

3. Converge - The Dusk In Us

4. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

5. '68 - Two Parts Viper

6. Varials - Pain Again

7. August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

8. S'efforcer - Survive/Discover

9. Currents - The Place I Feel Safest

10. Kublai Khan - Nomad

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the menzingers - after the party

loathe - the cold sun

glowbug - fantasma del tropico

enter shikari - the spark

have mercy - make the best of it

the midnight - nocturnal

while she sleeps - you are we

glassjaw - material control

hundred suns - the prestalis

frank carter and the rattlesnakes - modern ruin

 

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1. Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence

2. Veil of Maya - False Idol

3. Fit For An Autopsy - The Great Collapse  

4. While She Sleeps - You Are We

5. Dayseeker - Dreaming is Sinking /// Waking is Rising

6.Currents - The Place I Feel Safest

7. Northlane - Mesmer

8. August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

9. Polaris - The Mortal Coil

10. Wage War - Dead Weight 

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1. SZA — Ctrl

2. Marilyn Manson — Heaven Upside Down

3. Björk — Utopia

4. Dua Lipa — Dua Lipa

5. Katy Perry — Witness

6. Arca — Arca

7. Sevdaliza — ISON

8. Paloma Faith — The Architect

9. Ramona Rey — Ramona Rey 4

10. Fever Ray — Plunge

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1. Lil Uzi Vert - LUV Is Rage 2
2. nothing, nowhere. - reaper

3. Turnover - Good Nature
4. The Maine - Lovely Little Lonely
5. Neck Deep - The Peace And The Panic
6. Blink-182 - California (Deluxe Edition)
7. Carousel King - Charm City
8. Knuckle Puck - Shapeshifter
9. Travis Scott & Quavo - Huncho Jack
10. Have Mercy - Make The Best Of It

 

Just realizing now how many more records I still have to listen to that came out this year.

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1 - Oceans ate Alaska - HIkari

2 - Thousand Below - The Love you Let too Close

3 - Circa Survive - The Amulet

4 - Picturesque - Back to Beautiful

5 - A Lot Like Birds - Divisi

6 - Like Moths to Flames - Dark Divine

7 - I The Mighty - Where the Mind wants to go//Where you let it go

8 - Make Them Suffer - Worlds Apart

9 - Wage War - Deadweight

10 - Hundred Suns - The Prestallis

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I'm gonna go ahead and be that guy.

 

1. The Menzingers - After the Party

2. Have Mercy - Make the Best Of It

3. Counterparts - You're Not You Anymore

4. Knuckle Puck - Shapeshifter

 

I don't feel like doing 10 since most people on here like metalcore and stuff.

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How about a top 50 because I have edited my statement, 2 edgy.

 

Every year, I expect to go into Album of the Year season stunned by the sheer number of excellent picks from other lists and websites, picking and choosing the best of the best only to end up filtering out many 8+/10 albums. 

 

That was not exactly the case this year.

 

Maybe it's reflective of 2017 on the whole, but I felt like the general quality of music releases this year was not quite up to par with the last few years that I've done the list. It took until mid-December for an AOTY candidate to release that separated itself in some way from the pack. It seemed I could take a totally random pick off of RYM and it would belong on the list immediately as the competition wasn't as intense as I had been used to.

 

50. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium
49. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign
48. Weekly Words and Grammar - Twenty Years of Snow
47. Northlane - Mesmer
46. Jesu & Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth 
45. Code Orange - Forever
44. Spiritbox - Spiritbox
43. A Lot Like Birds - Divisi
42. The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
41. Eric Victorino - Wake Up, I Miss You
40. XXXTentacion - 17
39. Dark Rooms - Distraction Sickness
38. Nocando - King Snake
37. Planning For Burial - Below the House
36. Street Sects - Rat Jacket 
35. White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone
34. ‘68 - Two Parts Viper
33. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
32. Ketha - 0 Hours Starlight
31. Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
30. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
29. Spotlights - Seismic
28. Milo - Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?!
27. SikTh - The Future in Whose Eyes?
26. The National - Sleep Well Beast
25. Nullingroots - Into the Gray
24. Cloakroom - Time Well 
23. Blanck Mass - World Eater 
22. Amenra - Mass VI
21. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
20. Rosetta - Utopoid
19. Converge - The Dusk in Us
18. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
17. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
16. Glassjaw - Material Control
15. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
14. Jaden Smith - Syre
13. Caligula's Horse - In Contact
12. Fleet Foxes - The Crack-Up
11. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
10. Brockhampton - Saturation
9. Mathew Lee Cothran - Judas Hung Himself in America
8. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
7. Slowdive - Slowdive
6. Nocando - Severed
5. Sixo - The Odds of Free Will
4. Brockhampton - Saturation II
3. Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy
2. Brand New - Science Fiction
1. Brockhampton - Saturation III

 

Without Brockhampton, I would've likely been left stranded as far as Album of the Year goes. Putting three albums from the same artist in the top ten is without precedent for me, let alone three albums released in six months. Each iteration of Saturation represented an improvement over the rest, culminating in what I needed to be AOTY: Saturation III.

 

2017 wasn't really a bad year in music or even necessarily a bad year overall, but nonetheless fell somewhat short of my expectations. Any of the top 10 from last year could've competed effectively with this year's picks.  

 

Godspeed. Our next steps forward are critical.

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We Came As Romans

Volumes

August Burns Red

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1 - Northlane - Mesmer 

2 - Hundered Suns - The Prestallis 

3 - Veil of Maya - False Idol 

4 - My Ticket Home - Unreal 

5 - Hundredth - Rare 

6 - Loathe - The Cold Sun

7 - Ghost Atlas - All Is In Sync and There's Nothing Left To Sing About 

8 - Johari - Terra 

9 - Washed Out - Mister Mellow 

10 - Currents - The Place I Feel Safest

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1. The Menzingers - After The Party

2. Slaughter Beach, Dog - Birdie

3. Brand New - Science Fiction

4. We Set Signals - Abandon Ship, Abandon Hope

5. Wage War - Deadweight 

6. Too Late The Hero - Survivor’s Guilt

7. Passenger - The Boy Who Cried Wolf

8. In Hearts Wake - Ark

9. Free Throw - Bear Your Mind

10. Sleep On It - Overexposed 

 

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1. Wage War - Deadweight

2. While She Sleeps - You Are We

3. Nothing But Thieves - Broken Machine

4. Northlane - Mesmer

5. coldrain - FATELESS

6. Currents - The Place I Feel Safest

7. Neck Deep - The Peace and the Panic

8. Veil of Maya - False Idol

9. Volumes - Different Animals

10. Make Them Suffer - Worlds Apart

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10. Shapeshifter - Knuckle Puck
9. The Canyon - The Used
8. Vacation - Seaway

7. The Peace and the Panic - Neck Deep
6. Wolves - Story of the Year
5. All Is As All Should Be - The Dear Hunter
4. You're Not As __ As You Think - Sorority Noise
3. Turn Out The Lights - Julien Baker
2. Last Young Renegade - All Time Low
1. Science Fiction - Brand New

 

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1. August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem
2. Wage War - Deadweight
3. Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria
4. Eminem - Revival
5. We Came As Romans - Cold Like War
6. Veil of Maya - False Idol
7. Miss May I - Shadows Inside
8. In Hearts Wake - Ark
9. Vilain of the Story - Wrapped In Vines, Covered In Thorns
10. Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift

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1. Brockhampton – Saturation I,II, III

2. Pvris – All we know of heaven, all we need of hell

3. Pheobe Bridgers – Strangers in the alps

4. Cigarettes after sex – Self titled

5. Julien Baker – Turn out the lights

6. SZA – Ctrl

7. Paramore – After laughter

8. Iglooghost – Neo Wax Bloom

9. The XX – I See You

10. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

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I think I like these all equally well, too hard to choose, so top 10 in no particular order!
Trivium - The Sin and The Sentence

My Enemies & I - The Beast Inside

My Ticket Home - unReal

Pvris – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria

August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

Falling In Reverse - Coming Home

Like Moths to Flame - Dark Divine

While She Sleeps - You Are We

 

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In no particular order:

august burns red-phantom anthem 

Polaris-the mortal coil

Across the Atlantic-work in progress 

For the win-heavy thoughts 

Sons of Texas-forged by fortitude 

seaway-vacation 

We set signals-abandon ship 

Silverstein-dead reflection 

speak the truth...-everyone you love..

Kublai Kahn-nomad 

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10 our last night - selective hearing

9 Hopsin - no shame

8 joywave - content

7 big sean - i decided

6 pvris - all we know of heaven...

5 deadlights - mesma

4 eminem - revival

3 a lot like birds - divisi

2 portugal. the man - woodstock

1  NF - perception

 

 

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1. Code Orange - Forever

2. Lorde - Melodrama

3. Paramore - After Laughter

4. Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

5. The Bloody Beetroots - The Great Electronic Swindle

6. Joey Bada$$ - All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$

7. While She Sleeps - You Are We

8. Enter Shikari - The Spark

9. N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies

10. Jay-Z - 4:44

 

Happy 2018 everybody!

 

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1    August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem
2    Stick to Your Guns - True View
3    While She Sleeps - You Are We
4    Silverstein  - Dead Reflection
5    Motionless in White - Graveyard Shift
6    Falling in Reverse - Coming Home
7    Speaking with Ghosts - Illuminated
8    Last Revelations - Self-Titled
9    We Set Signals - Abandon Ships Abandon Hope
10    Anti- Flag  - American Fall

 

Borderline: Dreamcar, Brand New, Neck deep

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1. Astralia - Solstice

2. Ojne - Prima Che Tutto Bruci

3. Leveless - Remind|Replace|Expire|Erase

4. Blak - Between Darkness and Light

5. Anteros - Cuerpos Celestes

6. Blis. - No One Loves You

7. Eidola - To Speak, To Listen

8. Lesser Men - Biding Time

9. Ghost Key - If I Don't Make It

10. Father Mountain - Apartment Living

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1. Citizen - As You Please

2. People Like You - Verse

3. Circa Survive - The Amulet

4. Blis. - No One Loves You

5. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To the Surface

6. Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged

7. Free Throw - Bear Your Mind

8. Pet Symmetry - Vision

9. August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

10. Del Paxton - All Day, Every Day, All Night

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I specifically put the year in my album names so I can search easily that way. Currently there's 243 records from 2017 so narrowing it down will be tricky lol but here goes:

 

1. Dangerkids- Blacklist 

2. Story of the Years- Wolves 

3. We Set Signals- Abandon Ship Abandon Hope

4. Goldfinger- The Knife 

5. AJR- The Click

6. Papa Roach- Crooked Teeth 

7. New Found Glory- Makes Me Sick

8. As It Is- Ok.

9. Backwordz- Veracity

10. World War Me- S/T 

 

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I the Mighty - Where the Mind Wants To Go/ Where You Let It Go

Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights

Our Last Night - Selective Hearing

As It Is - Okay

Circa Survive - The Amulet

Volumes - Different Animals

Creeper - Eternity In Your Arms

Silverstein - Dead Reflection

Vinyl Theater - Origami

Icarus The Owl - Rearm Circuits

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1. Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

2. Paramore - After Laughter

3. The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely

4. Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves

5. Lorde - Melodrama

6. Adelitas Way - Notorious

7. Walk the Moon - What If Nothing

8. Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life

9. Kraftklub - Keine Nacht für Niemand

10. Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikkkan Bada$$

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My top 10 albums of the year:

10. Currents - The Place I Feel Safest
9. We Came As Romans - Cold Like War
8. Our Holow, Our Home - Hartsick
7. WSTR - Red, Green or Inbetween
6. Loathe - The Cold Sun
5. Enter Shikari - The Spark
4. In Hearts Wake - Ark
3. Silverstein - Dead Reflection
2. Palisades - Palisades

1. Wage War - Deadweight ❤

Other honourable mentions that didn't quite make it:

Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria
Dangerkids - blacklist_
Like Moths To Flames - Dark Divine
Alazka - Phoenix
Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari

While She Sleeps - You Are We

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