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July 2017

ObviousPop Top Albums of 2017

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Oh Yes! It's that time of the year again... Here is the ObviousPop Top Albums of the Year list. Carefully hand selected, delectable vinyl and digital discs...the best music of the year...IMHO. It was a good year for music...some of my favorite artists released new music this year, Sparks, Cheap Trick, Roger Waters, along with some great new bands as well.

Top 20 Albums

  1. Jonathan Coulton - Solid State
  2. Future Islands - The Far Field
  3. Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley
  4. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
  5. Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark - The Punishment of Luxury
  6. The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
  7. Sparks - Hippopotamus
  8. Planetarium (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister)
  9. Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry
  10. BNQT - Volume 1
  11. The Lees of Memory - The Blinding White of Nothing at All
  12. Pugwash - Silverlake
  13. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  14. Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
  15. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon
  16. Cheap Trick - We’re All Alright!
  17. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
  18. Beck - Dear Life
  19. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
  20. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface

EP’s

The Dear Hunter - All Is As All Should Be

Blank Books - EP1

Live Albums

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - Wembley or Bust

Frank Zappa - Halloween 77

Dweezil Zappa - Live In the Moment II