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Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in News |

Top 50 Albums of 2017

Despite living in an era of streaming and downloads the album remains the mainstay of our listening experience at Newsoundwales HQ. This year has seen some truly fine work being issued by Welsh artists including the stunning debut of Kelly Lee Owens. Our top album of the year is Julie Byrne. It is an evergreen, timeless classic that we will be returning to for years to come.

 

1.       Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness

 

2.       Perfume Genius – No Shape

3.       Laucan – Frames Persecond

4.       Zervas & Pepper – Wilderland

5.       Sparks – Hippopotamus

6.       Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens

7.       Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About the Car?

8.       Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life

9.       Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks – Pontvane

10.   Toby Hay – The Gathering

11.   Childhood – Universal High

12.   Colorama – Some Things Just Take Time

13.   Baxter Dury – Prince of Tears

14.   Holly Macve – Golden Eagle

15.   LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

16.   Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

17.   Flyte – The Loved Ones

18.   Martin Carr – New Shapes of Life

19.   Mr Jukes – God First

20.   Sweet Baboo – Wild Imagination

21.   Brian Eno – Refelction

22.   Arcade Fire – Everything Now

23.   Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now

24.   Elbow – Little Fictions

25.   Beck - Colors

26.   Christopher Rees - The Nashville Songs

27.   Steven Wilson – To the Bone

28.   Calan – Solomon

29.   Wolf Alice – Visions of Life

30.   Farm Hand – International Dreams

31.   Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir

32.   This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze

33.   Public service Broadcasting  – Every Valley

34.   Alt-J – Relaxer

35.   Songhoy Blues – Resistance

36.   Glass Animals  -How to be a Human Being

37.   Nathan Hall & The Sinister Locals – Effigies

38.   Iron & Wine – Beast Epic

39.   The National – Sleep Well Beast

40.   Fionn Regan – The Meeting of the Waters

41.   David Crosby – Sky Trails

42.   British Sea Power – Let the Dancers Inherit the Party

43.   Tinariwen – Elwan

44.   Laura Marling – Semper Femina

45.   The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

46.   Fleet Foxes – Crack Up

47.   J.Bernardt – Running Days

48.   Michael Chapman – 50

49.   The Waterboys – Out Of All This Blue

50.   Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound