Guest List: The Best Albums of 2017 – John Macintosh

1. ArcaArca

2. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up

3. Mt. EerieA Crow Looked at Me

4. Moses SumneyAromanticism

5. Big ThiefCapacity

6. Bell WitchMirror Reaper

7. Fever RayPlunge

8. Blanck MassWorld Eater

9. Kendrick LamarDAMN.

10. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens

11. LCD SoundsystemAmerican Dream

12. YaejiEP/EP2

13. Four TetNew Energy

14. SamphaProcess

15. PriestsNothing Feels Natural

16. Power TripNightmare Logic

17. Charli XCXPop 2

18. KelelaTake Me Apart

19. SlowdiveSlowdive

20. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory

21. King KruleThe Ooz

22. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds From Another Planet

23. Perfume GeniusNo Shape

24. Ryuichi Sakamotoasync

25. Karen GwyerRembo

The Best Albums of 2017


1. Ryuichi Sakamotoasync


2. Progenie Terrestre PuraoltreLuna


3. Power TripNightmare Logic


4. ThundercatDrunk


5. Mike OldfieldReturn to Ommadawn


6. Ketha0 Hours Starlight


7. CorneliusMellow Waves


8. PyrrhonWhat Passes for Survival


9. Roedelius / KasarEinfluss


10. OxbowThin Black Duke


11. Four TetNew Energy


12. AmenraMass VI


13. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up


14. Tyler, the CreatorFlower Boy


15. Fever RayPlunge


16. King KruleThe Ooz


17. KralliceGo Be Forgotten


18. BrockhamptonSaturation Trilogy


19. Dawn Ray’dThe Unlawful Assembly


20. ClericRetrocausal


21. Craig TabornDaylight Ghosts


22. Spectral VoiceEroded Corridors of Unbeing


23. Lingua IgnotaAll Bitches Die


24. The Heads Are ZerosThe Heads Are Zeros


25. EndonThrough the Mirror

Guest List: The Best Albums of 2016 – John Macintosh

1. David Bowie

2. Bon Iver22, A Million

3. SolangeA Seat at the Table

4. A Tribe Called QuestWe got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

5. Nicolas JaarSirens

6. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool

7. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEars

8. AnohniHopelessness

9. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker

10. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree

11. Tim HeckerLove Streams

12. NonameTelofone

13. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch

14. MitskiPuberty 2

15. Anderson .PaakMalibu

16. Frank OceanBlonde

17. NxWorriesYes Lawd!

18. Cantique LépreuxCendres Célestes

19. Angel OlsenMY WOMAN

20. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3

21. BeyonceLemonade

22. OathbreakerRheia

23. Jamila WoodsHEAVN

24. EluviumFalse Readings On

25. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo

The Best Albums of 2016


1. David Bowie


2. Blood IncantationStarspawn


3. Mélanie de BiasioBlackened Cities


4. KaHonor Killed the Samurai


5. NailsYou Will Never Be One of Us


6. Autechreelseq


7. William TylerModern Country


8. Agoraphobic NosebleedArc


9. Oranssi PazuzuVärähtelijä


10. Nicolas JaarSirens


11. Shabaka and the AncestorsWisdom of Elders


12. Cass McCombsMangy Love


13. The Dillinger Escape PlanDissociation


14. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition


15. TeramobilMagnitude of Thoughts


16. The Gerogerigegege燃えない灰


17. Bon Iver22, a Million


18. SumerlandsSumerlands


19. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEars


20. King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardNonagon Infinity


21. UlcerateShrines of Paralysis


22. KingWe Are King


23. ZhrineUnortheta


24. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree


25. SumacWhat One Becomes

The Best Albums of 1972


1. David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars


2. Roxy MusicRoxy Music


3. Novos BaianosAcabou chorare


4. Grateful DeadEurope ’72


5. Curtis MayfieldSuperfly


6. Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai


7. Big Star#1 Record


8. Klaus SchulzeIrrlicht


9. Miles DavisOn the Corner


10. Neil YoungHarvest


11. Aphrodite’s Child666


12. Stevie WonderTalking Book


13. The Allman Brothers BandEat a Peach


14. Lou ReedTransformer


15. Pharoah SandersBlack Unity


16. Jackson BrowneJackson Browne


17. Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love


18. Wishbone AshArgus


19. Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill the Circle Be Unbroken


20. CanEge Bamyasi


21. Fela KutiRoforofo Fight


22. Popol VuhHoisanna Mantra


23. The Rolling StonesExile on Main Street


24. NEU!NEU!


25. Little FeatSailin’ Shoes