It’s Coming Up Lavender: My Favorite Music of 2017

My Favorite Records of 2017:
Phoebe Bridgers, STRANGER IN THE ALPS
Julien Baker, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS
John Moreland, BIG BAD LUV
Mount Eerie, A CROW LOOKED AT ME
Shilpa Ray, DOOR GIRL
Jake Xerxes Fussell, WHAT IN THE NATURAL WORLD
The Weather Station, S/T
Moses Sumney, AROMANTICISM
Margo Price, ALL AMERICAN MADE
Big Thief, CAPACITY
Hurray for the Riff Raff, THE NAVIGATOR
Big K.R.I.T., 4EVA IS A MIGHTY LONG TIME
(Sandy) Alex G, ROCKET
Songhoy Blues, RESISTANCE
Mark Lanegan Band, GARGOYLE

Favorite Reissues, Box Sets, Live, Best Ofs, Soundtracks, B-Sides/Rarities:
Bob Dylan, TROUBLE NO MORE
Neil Young, HITCHHIKER
Chris Bell, I AM THE COSMOS
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, LOVELY CREATURES
Townes Van Zandt, REAR VIEW MIRROR
The Replacements, FOR SALE: LIVE AT MAXWELL’S, 1986
TWIN PEAKS: MUSIC FROM… & SERIES SOUNDTRACK
Angel Olsen, PHASES
Y Kant Tori Read, S/T
Hüsker Dü, SAVAGE YOUNG DÜ
Sharon Van Etten, (IT WAS) BECAUSE I WAS IN LOVE
John Carpenter, ANTHOLOGY
Wilco, BEING THERE (DELUXE)
Elliott Smith, EITHER/OR (EXPANDED)
Lucinda Williams, THIS SWEET OLD WORLD

Other stuff I really liked: Courtney Marie Andrews, HONEST LIFE; Neil Young and Promise of the Real, THE VISITOR; Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, SOUL OF A WOMAN; Bob Dylan, TRIPLICATE; Lee Ann Womack, THE LONELY, THE LONESOME, AND THE GONE; Craig Finn, WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS; Bell Witch, MIRROR REAPING; Mavis Staples, IF ALL I WAS WAS BLACK; Jessica Lea Mayfield, SORRY IS GONE; Joan Shelley, S/T; Waxahatchee, OUT IN THE STORM; Lily Hiatt, TRINITY LANE; Dent May, ACROSS THE MULTIVERSE; Hiss Golden Messenger, HALLELUJAH ANYHOW; Angaleena Presley, WRANGLED; Kendrick Lamar, DAMN; Electric Wizard, WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD; Johnny Jewel, WINDSWEPT; The Como Mamas, MOVE UPSTAIRS; Don Bryant, DON’T GIVE UP ON LOVE; Marvin Pontiac, THE ASYLUM TAPES; Randy Newman, DARK MATTER; Will Johnson, HATTERAS NIGHT, A GOOD LUCK CHARM; The War on Drugs, A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING; Sean Rowe, NEW LORE; Lana Del Rey, LUST FOR LIFE; Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, SIDELONG; Garland Jeffreys, 14 STEPS TO HARLEM; Sun Kil Moon, COMMON AS LIGHT AND LOVE ARE RED VALLEYS OF BLOOD; Bobby Bare, THINGS CHANGE; Colter Wall, S/T; Destroyer, KEN; Big Sean, I DECIDED; Bonnie Prince Billy, WOLF OF THE COSMOS; William Eggleston, MUSIK; Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett, LOTTA SEA LICE; Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye & Jim White, S/T; Godspeed You! Black Emperor, LUCIFERIAN TOWERS; Björk, UTOPIA; Kamasi Washington, HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE EP; Jon Langford, FOUR LOST SOULS; Ryan Adams, PRISONER; David Rawlings, POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK;  Lo Tom, S/T; Soccer Mommy, COLLECTION; Japandroids, NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE; The Afghan Whigs, IN SPADES; Allison Crutchfield, TOURIST IN THIS TOWN; Molly Burch, PLEASE BE MINE; Bash & Pop, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN; Matt Arbogast, DADDY WAS A SICK-HEARTED SINGER; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, THE NASHVILLE SOUND; Cigarettes After Sex, S/T.

Here are some of my favorite songs of 2017.

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