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sveltefavesof2017That time of the year again! Time to look back over the albums I’ve listened to this year and find the ones I especially loved.

These are in no particular order, but if I had to come up with a top five records they would be:

  • Jlin – Black Origami
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
  • The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
  • Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage
  • Blanck Mass – World Eater

Probably.

Anyway, here’s the show, scroll down for the tracklisting and for the Spotify player.

If you scroll down, you’ll also find a bunch of other albums I enjoyed this year. And a special video.

  1. Forest Swords – Raw Language from Compassion
  2. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Am Curious, I Care from The Kid
  3. Kelly Lee Owens featuring Jenny Hval – Anxi. from Kelly Lee Owens
  4. Diet Cig – Link in Bio from Swear I’m Good At This
  5. Waxahatchee – Hear You from Out in the Storm
  6. Tinariwen – Sastanàqqàm from Elwan
  7. Blue Lab Beats – Keep Moving from Freedom
  8. Wrongtom, The Ragga Twins – Bacchanal from In Time
  9. Ibibio Sound Machine – Guide You (Edu Kpeme) from Uyai
  10. The Magnetic Fields – ’12: You Can Never Go Back to New York from 50 Song Memoir
  11. Rose Elinor Dougall – All At Once from Stellular
  12. Steps – Happy from Tears On The Dancefloor
  13. Moire – Bootleg (feat. DRS) from No Future
  14. Photay – Off-Piste from Onism
  15. Nicholas Britell – Black’s Theme from Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  16. Laura Cannell – Awaken Waken from Hunter Huntress Hawker
  17. Earthen Sea – Delicately in the Sunlight from An Act of Love
  18. Visible Cloaks – Bloodstream from Reassemblage
  19. Björk – Claimstaker from Utopia
  20. Jane Weaver – Valley from Modern Kosmology
  21. Quinta – Lightning Trees from The Quick of the Heart
  22. Colin Stetson – In the clinches from All This I Do For Glory
  23. Terje Isungset – Kjøe from The art of irrigation
  24. Nathan Fake – CONNECTIVITY from Providence
  25. Jlin – Carbon 7 (161) from Black Origami
  26. Total Leatherette – Work Harder from For The Climax Of The Night
  27. Karen Gwyer – It’s Not Worth the Bother from Rembo
  28. LCD Soundsystem – How Do You Sleep? from American Dream
  29. Fever Ray – Mama’s Hand from Plunge
  30. Blanck Mass – Silent Treatment from World Eater

And here are some other records I enjoyed:

  • Andrew Hung – Realisationship
  • anarchistwood – The Nasty Album
  • Jim White – Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
  • Pye Corner Audio – The Spiral
  • Four Tet – Planet
  • Tudor Acid – Forga
  • Balam Acab – Club Water Discus EP
  • Bicep – Bicep
  • Adrian Corker & Jack Wyllie – Adrian Corker & Jack Wyllie
  • Robert Hood – Paradygm Shift
  • Robot Riddims – Rude Mechanicals
  • Little Dragon – Season High
  • Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet
  • Lung Dart – What’s difficult gets easier
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman