The Soap Company's 100 Essential Albums of 2017

It's that time again...
The Soap Company's 100 Essential Albums of 2017

Compiled from the 3333 Albums we got our ears round this year...
We've done a definitive Top 20 and the 80 that are left can fight it out amongst each other for spots...
In effect, we love them all the same. It's been a phenomenal year for music.
Also, click on the covers, and it'll take you through to Spotify Stream links...What are we like?
Get listening, THEN...get buying. Enjoy.

 Number 1 - 
Laraaji - Bring On The Sun (All Saints) 

 Number 2 - 
Beck - Colors (Fonograf Records)

 Number 3 - 
Sparks - Hippopotamus (BMG)

 Number 4 - 
Baxter Dury - Prince Of Tears (Heavenly Recordings)

 Number 5 -  
Eight Rounds Rapid - Objet D'Art (Cadiz)

 Number 6 -  
King Krule - The Ooz (XL)

 Number 7 - 
Sampa The Great - Birds And The BEE9 (Big Dada)

Number 8 - 
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Columbia Records)

Number 9 - 
Thundercat - Drunk (Brainfeeder)

 Number 10 - 
Cornelius - Mellow Waves (Rostrum Records)

 Number 11 - 
Adult - Detroit House Guests (Mute)

 Number 12 - 
Cobalt Chapel - Cobalt Chapel (Klove)

 Number 13 - 
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon (Sour Mash Records)

Number 14 - 
Carmen Villain - Infinite Avenue (Smalltown Supersound)

 Number 15 - 
Margo Price - All American Made (Third Man Records)

 Number 16 - 
Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble (Bella Union)

 Number 17 - 
Nmesh - Pharma (Orange Milk)

 Number 18 - 
Wilsen - I Go Missing In My Sleep (Secret City)

Number 19 - 
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology (Fire Records)

Number 20 - 
Gaby Hernandez - Spirit Reflection (Mr Bongo)

OK, keep going...All now in Alpha order...

 Algiers - The Underside Of Power (Matador)

 All Our Exes Live In Texas - When We Fall (Whirlwind Entertainment)

 Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Vula (Alien Transistor)

 Arms And Sleepers - Life Is Everywhere (Sly Vinyl Selects)

 Benjamin Clementine - I Tell A Fly (Barclay)

 Big Walnuts Yonder - Big Walnuts Yonder (Sargent House)

 Blanck Mass - World Eater (Sacred Bones)

 BNQT - Volume 1 (Bella Union)

 Bookworms - Appropriation Loops (A Love Story) (Break World Records)

 BRNS - Sugar High (Yotanka)

 Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest (Because Music)

 Cindy Lee Berryhill - The Adventurist (Omnivore Recordings)

 Coca Leaf - Deep Marble Sunrise (Wharf Cat Records)

 Cristobal And The Sea - Exitoca (City Slang)

 Daniel O'Sullivan - Veld (O Genesis)

 Deerhoof - Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise Recordings)

 EERA - Reflection Of Youth (Big Dada)

 Enrico Coniglio & Matteo Uggeri - Open To The Sea (Dronarivm)

 Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (Bella Union)

 Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records)

 Flowers Must Die - Kompost (Rocket)

 Forrest Fang - Following The Ether Sun (Projekt)

 FP-Oner - 7 (Mule)

 Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From A Broken World) (Numan Music)

 Gas - Narkopop (Kompakt)

 Ghostpoet - Dark Days & Canapes (Play It Again Sam)

 Gingerlys - Gingerlys (Babe City Records)

 Golden Filter - Still Alone (Optimo Music)

 Golden Teacher - No Luscious Life (Golden Teacher)

 Goldfrapp - Silver Eye (Mute)

 Guerilla Toss - GT Ultra (DFA)

 Hammock - Mysterium (Hammock Music)

 Hayley Thompson-King - Psychotic Melancholia (Hard To Kill Records)

 Heliocentrics - A World Of Masks (Soundway)

 Horrors - V (Wolf Tone Limited)

 James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits (Border Community)

 Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans)

 Jonti - Tokorats (Stones Throw)

 Joseph Shabason - Aytche (Western Vinyl)

 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (Western Vinyl)

 Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound)

 Kid Koala & Emiliana Torrini - Music To Draw To - Satellite (Arts And Crafts)

 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Sketches Of Brunswick East (Heavenly)

 Laura Marling - Semper Femina (Laura Marling)

 Laurel Halo - Dust (Hyperdub)

 Leo Hoffsaes & Loto Retina - Early Contact (Permalink)

 Linda Perhacs - I'm A Harmony (Omnivore Recordings)

 Lorenzo Masotto - Aeolian Processes (Dronarivm)

 Lucy Rose - Somethings Changing (Communion Group Ltd)

 Miranda Lee Richards  - Existential Beast (Invisible Hands Music)

 The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics (Transgressive)

 Motorpsycho - The Tower (Rune Grammofon)

 Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives (Warp)

 Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination (1965 Records)

 Nikki Lane - Highway Queen (New West)

 Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet & Remco Menting - The Secret Diary Of Nora Plain (Excelsior Recordings)

 Pixx - The Age Of Anxiety (4AD)

 Pond - The Weather (Marathon Artists)

 Portico Quartet - Art In The Age Of Automation (Gondwana Records)

 Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - High Visceral, Pt. 2 (Independent)

Pyramid Theorem - Element Of Surprise (Pyramid Theorem)

 Red Rack'em - Self Portrait (Bergerac)

 Richard H. Kirk - Dasein (Intone Productions)

 Roger Robinson - Dog Heart City (Jahtari)

 Rohey - A Million Things (Jazzland Recordings)

 Rone - Mirapolis (Infiné)

 Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular (Vermilion Records)

 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async (Milan)

 The Sadies - Northern Passages (Yep Roc)

 Sefi Zisling - Beyond The Things I Know (Raw Tapes)

 The Somnambulist - Quantum Porn (Slowing Records)

 Sophie Zelmani – My Song (Oh Dear Recordings)

 St. Vincent - Masseduction (Loma Vista Recordings)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium (4AD)

 SW. - The Album (Apollo Records)

 Trailer Trash Tracys - Althaea (Domino Records)

 Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Passage (Azure Vista)

 Vessels - The Great Distraction (Different Recordings)

 Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage (RVNG Intl)

Will Stratton - Rosewood Almanac (Bella Union)


Here's the previous months Mixes & Full Lists too...
The ones we loved, but which didn't make the cut...

January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

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