WLUR's Top 150 Albums of 2017

    1. WAXAHATCHEE, Out in the Storm (Merge)
    2. THE XX, I See You (Young Turks)
    3. ALVVAYS, Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
    4. JULIEN BAKER, Turn Out the Lights (Matador)
    5. LAND OF TALK, Life After Youth (Saddle Creek)
    6. CHASTITY BELT, I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art)
    7. GIRL RAY, Earl Grey (Moshi Moshi)
    8. DIANA, Familiar Touch (Culvert Music)
    9. JEN CLOHER, Jen Cloher (Milk!)
    10. MAKTHAVERSKAN, Ill (Run for Cover)
    11. JAPANESE BREAKFAST, Soft Sounds from Another Planet (Dead Oceans)
    12. JAY SOM, Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)
    13. DENT MAY, Across the Multiverse (Carpark)
    14. LOUISE BURNS, Young Mopes (Light Organ)
    15. SINCERE ENGINEER, Rhombithian (Red Scare)
    16. BIG THIEF, Capacity (Saddle Creek)
    17. NITE JEWEL, Real High (Gloriette)
    18. FATHER JOHN MISTY, Pure Comedy (Sub Pop)
    19. FOXYGEN, Hang (Jagjaguwar)
    20. TRAILER TRASH TRACYS, Althaea (Double Six/Domino)
    21. VAGABON, Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter)
    22. LOS CAMPESINOS!, Sick Scenes (Wichita)
    23. GOLDFRAPP, Silver Eye (Mute)
    24. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
    25. THE MOLOCHS, America's Velvet Glory (Innovative Leisure)
    26. HOMESHAKE, Fresh Air (Sinderlyn)
    27. PURSER, Scholasticism [EP] (Friday Underground)
    28. SYLVAN ESSO, What Now (Loma Vista)
    29. SLOWDIVE, Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
    30. THE WAR ON DRUGS, A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)
    31. LA LOUMA, Let the World Be Flooded Out (Bitchwave)
    32. PHOEBE BRIDGERS, Stranger in the Alps (Dead Oceans)
    33. KEVIN MORBY, City Music (Dead Oceans)
    34. PALEHOUND, A Place I'll Always Go (Polyvinyl)
    35. THE LUYAS, Human Voicing (Paper Bag)
    36. KRONOS QUARTET, Folk Songs (Nonesuch)
    37. CHERRY GLAZERR, Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
    38. RYAN ADAMS, Prisoner (PAX-AM/Blue Note)
    39. BJÖRK, Utopia (One Little Indian)
    40. REPTALIENS, FM-2030 (Captured Tracks)
    41. THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, Always Foreign (Epitaph)
    42. SPUD CANNON, Next Time Read the Fine Print (Self-released)
    43. JOHN MAUS, Screen Memories (Ribbon Music)
    44. THE NATIONAL, Sleep Well Beast (4AD)
    45. CORY HANSON, The Unborn Capitalist from Limbo (Drag City)
    46. MARIKA HACKMAN, I'm Not Your Man (Sub Pop)
    47. HICCUP, Imaginary Enemies (Father/Daughter)
    48. OVERCOATS, Young (Arts & Crafts)
    49. SPOON, Hot Thoughts (Matador)
    50. MIDNIGHT SISTER, Saturn Over Sunset (Jagjaguwar)
    51. MAC DEMARCO, This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)
    52. THE WEATHER STATION, The Weather Station (Paradise of Bachelors)
    53. WASHED OUT, Mister Mellow (Stones Throw)
    54. BEACH FOSSILS, Somersault (Bayonet)
    55. PRIESTS, Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
    56. OFFA REX, The Queen of Hearts (Nonesuch)
    57. FEVER RAY, Plunge (Mute)
    58. DIRTY PROJECTORS, Dirty Projectors (Domino)
    59. THE SHINS, Heartworms (Columbia)
    60. MOUNT KIMBIE, Love What Survives (Warp)
    61. DANIEL ROMANO, Modern Pressure (New West)
    62. THE DRUMS, Abysmal Thoughts (ANTI-)
    63. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, american dream (DFA/Columbia)
    64. ORA COGAN, Crickets (Hand Drawn Dracula)
    65. SALLIE FORD, Soul Sick (Vanguard)
    66. SNEAKS, It's a Myth (Merge)
    67. BEDOUINE, Bedouine (Spacebomb)
    68. TIGERS JAW, spin (Black Cement)
    69. GORDI, Reservoir (Jagjaguwar)
    70. MOLLY BURCH, Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks)
    71. KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH, The Kid (Western Vinyl)
    72. LITTLE DRAGON, Season High (Loma Vista)
    73. PERFUME GENIUS, No Shape (Matador)
    74. ST. VINCENT, MASSEDUCTION (Loma Vista)
    75. JAPANDROIDS, Near to the Wild Heart of Life (ANTI-)
    76. DESTROYER, ken (Merge)
    77. HAZEL ENGLISH, Just Give In/Never Going Home (Polyvinyl)
    78. MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, A Black Mile to the Surface (Loma Vista)
    79. ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD, Tourist in This Town (Merge)
    80. THE MYNABIRDS, Be Here Now (Saddle Creek)
    81. THE ZEPHYR BONES, Secret Place (La Castanya)
    82. CHARLY BLISS, Guppy (Barsuk)
    83. BLACK LIPS, Satan's Graffiti or God's Art? (Vice)
    84. LAURA MARLING, Semper Femina (More Alarming)
    85. TOPS, Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus)
    86. THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, The Wild (Saddle Creek)
    87. SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
    88. AFGHAN WHIGS, In Spades (Sub Pop)
    89. JEEN, Modern Life (Self-released)
    90. THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch)
    91. MISE EN SCENE, Still Life on Fire (Light Organ)
    92. NAI PALM, Needle Paw (Sony Masterworks)
    93. EMA, Exile in the Outer Ring (City Slang)
    94. GROOMS, Exit Index (Western Vinyl)
    95. CLOUD NOTHINGS, Life Without Sound (Carpark)
    96. DARLING WEST, Vinyl and a Heartache (Jansen Plateproduksjon)
    97. THE DISTRICTS, Popular Manipulations (Fat Possum)
    98. ARIEL PINK, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer)
    99. COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE, Lotta Sea Lice (Matador)
    100. YORKSTON/THORNE/KHAN, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (Domino)
    101. SHE, SIR, Rival Island (Shelflife)
    102. SOCCER MOMMY, Collection (Fat Possum)
    103. THUNDERCAT, Drunk (Brainfeeder)
    104. RATBOYS, GN (Topshelf)
    105. KELELA, Take Me Apart (Warp)
    106. YUMI ZOUMA, Willowbank (Cascine)
    107. IMAGINARY TRICKS, Skommel (Friendship Fever)
    108. AUSTRA, Future Politics (Domino)
    109. NOVELLA, Change of State (Sinderlyn)
    110. MARIA TAYLOR, In the Next Life (Flower Moon)
    111. STRAND OF OAKS, Hard Love (Dead Oceans)
    112. SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG, Birdie (Lame-O)
    113. BRIANA MARELA, Call It Love (Jagjaguwar)
    114. KLLO, Backwater (Ghostly International)
    115. JENS LEKMAN, Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
    116. BONOBO, Migration (Ninja Tune)
    117. BLANK RANGE, Marooned with the Treasure (Sturdy Girls/Thirty Tigers)
    118. BULLY, Losing (Sub Pop)
    119. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, The Navigator (ATO)
    120. JAMILA WOODS, HEAVN (Jagjaguwar)
    121. SUDAN ARCHIVES, Sudan Archives [EP] (Stones Throw)
    122. NANA GRIZOL, Ursa Minor (Orange Twin)
    123. MAVIS STAPLES, If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-)
    124. GIRLPOOL, Powerplant (ANTI-)
    125. GOTHIC TROPIC, Fast or Feast (Old Flame)
    126. KELLEY STOLTZ, Que Aura (Castle Face)
    127. THE REGRETTES, Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner Bros.)
    128. ALDOUS HARDING, Party (4AD)
    129. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, The Painters [EP] (Domino)
    130. GRACIE AND RACHEL, Gracie and Rachel (United for Opportunity)
    131. SINKANE, Life & Livin' It (City Slang)
    132. DOWNTOWN BOYS, Cost of Living (Sub Pop)
    133. EERA, Reflection of Youth (Big Dada)
    134. FLORIST, If Blue Could Be Happiness (Double Double Whammy)
    135. ROBYN HITCHCOCK, Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
    136. OCS, Memory of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face)
    137. JAKE XERXES FUSSELL, What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
    138. GINGERLYS, Gingerlys (Babe City/Topshelf)
    139. TIM DARCY, Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)
    140. BRUTUS, Burst (Sargent House)
    141. TWINSMITH, Stay Cool (Saddle Creek)
    142. PEOPLE LIKE YOU, Verse (Topshelf)
    143. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN, When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Light Organ)
    144. RACHEL BAIMAN, Shame (Free Dirt)
    145. SORORITY NOISE, You're Not As ___ As You Think (Triple Crown)
    146. SHOUT OUT LOUDS, Ease My Mind (Merge)
    147. DEERHOOF, Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)
    148. LOMELDA, Thx (Double Double Whammy)
    149. THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord)
    150. JESSE, Hard Sky (Uniform Group)

This chart is based on airplay on the station throughout the calendar year. Read more about the albums on the WLUR playlist by checking out the WLUR Music Review Blog.