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Top 20 Albums of 2017

# Artist Album Label
1. Aimee Mann Mental Illness SuperEgo Records |Listen|Buy|
2. Tennis Yours Conditionally Mutually Detrimental |Listen|Buy|
3. Alvvays Antisocialites Polyvinyl Records |Listen|Buy|
4. Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Sub Pop Records |Listen|Buy|
5. Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder Arts & Crafts |Listen|Buy|
6. Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound Carpark Records |Listen|Buy|
7. Temples Volcano Fat Possum Records |Listen|Buy|
8. Slowdive Slowdive Dead Oceans |Listen|Buy|
9. Wavves You’re Welcome Ghost Ramp |Listen|Buy|
10. Bash & Pop Anything Could Happen Fat Possum Records |Listen|Buy|
11. Shins Heartworms Aural Apothecary |Listen|Buy|
12. Clientele Music For The Age Of Miracles Merge Records |Listen|Buy|
13. Beck Colors Capitol Records |Listen|Buy|
14. XX I See You Young Turk Records |Listen|Buy|
15. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Echo Of Pleasure Painbow |Listen|Buy|
16. Kendrick Lamar DAMN. Aftermath |Listen|Buy|
17. Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors Domino Recording Co |Listen|Buy|
18. Jay Som Everybody Works Polyvinyl Records |Listen|Buy|
19. New Pornographers Whiteout Conditions Matador Records |Listen|Buy|
20. U2 Songs Of Experience Interscope Records |Listen|Buy|

Here are Youtube and Spotify versions of a “Selections from” playlists featuring some of the best songs from these albums:

If you don’t see either of the embedded versions of the playlist, you can listen by clicking the direct links above.

There were also 2 additional releases that were great, but were recorded many years ago, so therefore did not qualify for my best of list.  First off, released in September, Neil Young gifted us with a never before released album that was recorded in 1976 called Hitchhiker.  Do give it a listen, it features a handful of never before released tracks and some alternate versions of already classic songs.  In October we saw the release of The Replacements first official live album called – For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986.

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Top 20 Albums of 2010

# Artist Album Label
1. Beach House Teen Dream
Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
2. Manic Steet Preachers Postcards From A Younger Man
Columbia |Listen|Buy|
3. Band Of Horses Infinite Arms
Fat Possum |Listen|Buy|
4. National High Violet
4AD |Listen|Buy|
5. Jenny & Johnny I’m Having Fun Now
Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
6. Laura Veirs July Flame
Raven Marching Band |Listen|Buy|
7. New Pornographers Together Matador |Listen|Buy|
8. Frightened Rabbit Winter Of Mixed Drinks
Fat Cat |Listen|Buy|
9. Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record Arts & Craft |Listen|Buy|
10. Best Coast Crazy For You Mexican Summer |Listen|Buy|
11. Vampire Weekend Contra XL |Listen|Buy|
12. Arcade Fire The Suburbs Merge |Listen|Buy|
13. Twin Shadow Forget Terrible |Listen|Buy|
14. Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch |Listen|Buy|
15. Les Savy Fav Root For Ruin Frenchkiss |Listen|Buy|
16. Yeasayer Odd Blood Secretly Canadian |Listen|Buy|
17. Dum Dum Girls I Will Be Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
18. Broken Bells Broken Bells Columbia |Listen|Buy|
19. Four Tet There Is Love In You Domino |Listen|Buy|
20. Stars The Five Ghosts Vagrant |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises – Caldo Verde
Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo – Sub Pop
Posies – Blood/Candy – Rykodisc
Pernice Brothers – Goodbye, Killer – Ashmont
Nada Surf – If I Had A Hi-Fi – Mardev
Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern – Kill Rock Stars
Sarah Harmer – Oh Little Fire – Zoe
Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy Of Love – Second Motions
Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – S/R
Teenage Fanclub – Shadows – Merge
Matt Pond PA – The Dark Leaves – Megaforce
Neil Young – Le Noise – Reprise
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor – Frenchkiss
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Playlist: Best Songs of 2010

Below is a playlist featuring some of the best tracks off the albums listed on my Top 20 list of 2010.  If you do not see the embedded playlist below please follow this link.

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