Top 100 Albums of 2017

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Throughout the year, CJSW 90.9 FM adds an incredible number of new releases to our chartlist. Here are the top 100 releases of 2017!

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*Canadian **Local

100. Agnes ObelCitizen of Glass (PIAS)

99. Loscil*Monument Builders (Kranky)

98. kawfee*Fate Will Lead the Way (Inner Ocean)

97. Keith O’Rourke*Sketches from the Road (Chronograph Records)

96. King Gizzard & the Lizard WizardFlying Microtonal Banana (ATO Records)

95. Hermitess**Hermitess (Self-Released)

94. Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (Glitterbeat Records)

93. Saltland*A Common Truth (Constellation)

92. Karriem RigginsHeadnod Suite (Stones Throw)

91. Coastal Miner*Coastal Miner II (Polar Seas)

90. Yabra**Yabra (Self-Released)

89. Ugly Beauties*Strange Attractions (Self-Released)

88. Gabriel Garzón-MontanoJardín (Stones Throw)

87. Steve Adamyk Band*Graceland (Green Noise Records)

86. Detractions*Jorts (Transistor 66)

85. Swamp Thing*Pray to Science (Urbnet)

84. Run the JewelsRTJ3 (Run the Jewels)

83. Holzkopf*Place Out of Context (Pseudo Laboratories)

82. Courtney Barnett, Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice (Matador)

81. Needles//Pins*Good Night, Tomorrow (Mint Records)

80. MastodonEmperor of Sand (Reprise)

79. Jack Moore**Groove Tape V.001 (Self-Released)

78. SkatalitesFoundation Ska (Studio One)

77. Locomotive Ghost**Into the Glow (Self-Released)

76. Tim Darcy*Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)

75. Stegosarahs**Experimentations (Self-Released)

74. SyrinxTumblers From the Vault (1970-1972) (RVNG Intl)

73. Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference (Young Turks)

72. No Aloha*Sway (Self-Released)

71. Com Truise Iteration (Ghostly International)

70. Christopher.**James (Self-Released)

69. ThundercatDrunk (Brainfeeder)

68. Sore Points*Demo (Self-Released)

67. Souljazz Orchestra*Under Burning Skies (Do Right! Music)

66. Various**Calgary Folk Music Festival (Calgary Folk Fest)

65. Black Tremor, Sea Witch*Black Tremor / Sea Witch (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

64. American Lips*Kiss the Void (Self-Released)

63. Alex Cuba*Lo Único Constante (Caracol Records)

62. Bats Pajamas*Uh Oh (Self-Released)

61. Private Investigators, The Relaxation Company*Private Investigators / The Relaxation Company (Pseudo Laboratories)

60. Raleigh**Powerhouse Bloom (Self-Released)

59. Oneohtrix Point NeverGood Time OST (Warp Records)

58. bobbitopickles*Kava Kava (Haju Tapes)

57. Pat LaBarbara Kirk MacDonald Quartet*Silent Voices (Jazz Compass)

56. FOONYAP**Apropos (Self-Released)

55. Oh Susanna*A Girl in Teen City (Stella Records)

54. Kobra and the Lotus**Prevail (Napalm)

53. SlowdiveSlowdive (Dead Oceans)

52. Mac DeMarco*This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)

51. Five Alarm Funk*Sweat (Self-Released)

50. TOPS*Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus)

49. Moon DuoOccult Architecture Vol. 1 (Sacred Bones)

48. AlestormNo Grave But the Sea (Napalm)

47. Rebecca Hennessy’s Fog Brass Band*Two Calls (Self-Released)

46. Forbidden Dimension**It’s a Morbid, Morbid, Morbid World! (Self-Released)

45. Joerg Kaufmann, Johannes WelschNow & Zen (Sonic Flame)

44. A Winged Victory For The SullenIris (Erased Tapes)

43. PremRock, Fresh Kils*Leave in Tact (Urbnet)

42. White Poppy*The Pink Haze of Love (Lone Hand)

41. Child Actress**Milking a Dead Cow (Wyatt)

40. Robbie Bankes**Foothills (Self-Released)

39. The Garrys*Warm Buds (SACS)

38. Evaporators*Ogopogo Punk (Mint Records)

37. AM Static**Rise & Shine (Self-Released)

36. Cherry GlazerrApocaplipstick (Secretly Canadian)

35. Faith Healer*Try (Mint)

34. Jean-Willy Kunz, Andre Moisan, Hélène Lemay, Frédéric Alarie & Paul Picard*Impressions (ATMAClassique)

33. Do Make Say Think*Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation)

32. Jessica Moss*Pools of Light (Constellation)

31. Jean-Michel Blais, CFCF*Cascades (Arts & Crafts)

30. Woodhawk**Beyond the Sun (Self-Released)

29. BonoboMigration (Ninja Tune)

28. Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Kenton Loewen, Benoit Delbecq*Ghost Lights (Songlines)

27. Velvet Glacier, Hazy Montagne Mystique*Le Retour des Rois (Jeunesse Cosmique)

26. Daniel Romano*Modern Pressure (You’ve Changed / New West)

25. Cindy Lee*Malenkost (W.25TH)

24. Century Palm*Meet You (Deranged Records)

23. She-DevilsShe-Devils (Secretly Canadian)

22. Courtneys*The Courtneys II (Flying Nun Records)

21. Aphni**Tabrecn (Beer on the Rug)

20. Various**DRAFT: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

19. Audrey Ochoa Trio*After Thought (Chronograph Records)

18. Kline**Eastern Capital (Modern Math)

17. Timber Timbre*Sincerely, Future Pollution (City Slang)

16. Godspeed You! Black Emperor*Luciferian Towers (Constellation Records)

15. Alvvays*Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)

14. Aidan Baker, Claire Bentnall*Delirious Things (Pleasance Records / Gizeh)

13. XandriaTheater of Dimensions (Napalm)

12. Crystal Eyes**The Female Imagination (Sweetie Pie Records)

11. Chad VanGaalen**Light Information (Flemish Eye)

10. Godfrey & Tod**Godfrey & Tod (Self-Released)

9. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlisterPlanetarium (4AD)

8. Eric Mingus, David Amram, Larry Simon, Groove BacteriaLangston Hughes – The Dream Keeper (Mode/Avant)

7. Kid Koala*Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)

6. The Shiverettes**Dead Men Can’t Cat Call (Transistor 66)

5. Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche*Pas Pire Pop, I Love You So Much (Constellation)

4. Dream Whip**Dream Whip (Self-Released)

3. Valiska**On Pause (Trouble in Utopia)

2. Napalmpom**The Core Competencies of Napalmpom (Teenage Rampage Records)

1. Ghostkeeper**Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)