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CHIRP Radio Best of 2017

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2017. Our next list is from DJ (Ear Candy, Friday mornings 9-12) Nicole Oppenheim.

Before I begin, can we all just agree that Kendrick Lamar made the best record of 2017? Yes? Good. What follows is a top ten list of all non-Kendrick records of the year. While all albums on this list are great, DAMN. was a masterpiece.


#1   Ctrl by SZA (Top Dawg/RCA)
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SZA Ctrl



#2   Take Me Apart by Kelela (Warp)
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Kelela Take Me Apart



#3   Drunk by Thundercat (Brainfeeder)
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Thundercat Drunk



#4   ken by Destroyer (Merge)
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Destroyer ken



#5   Slowdive by Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
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Slowdive Slowdive



#6   Antisocialites by Alvvays (Polyvinyl)
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Alvvays Antisocialites



#7   Exile in the Outer Ring by EMA (City Slang)
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EMA Exile in the Outer Ring



#8   I See You by The xx (Young Turks)
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The xx I See You



#9   Guppy by Charly Bliss (Barsuk)
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Charly Bliss Guppy



#10   Blue Field by The Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)
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The Luxembourg Signal Blue Field



Honorable Mention:

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Soul of a Woman
Zola Jesus - Okovi
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Powerdance - The Lost Art of Getting Down
TOPS - Sugar at the Gate
King Krule - The OOZ
Jay Som - Everybody Works
Living Colour - Shade
N.E.R.D. - No One Ever Really Dies




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