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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 Programming Committee member Matt Garman.

Top Albums (I Managed to Listen To) of 2017:


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



#2   Infinite Worlds by Vagabon (Father/Daughter)
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Vagabon Infinite Worlds



#3   Semper Femina by Laura Marling (More Alarming)
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Laura Marling Semper Femina



#4   If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples (ANTI-)
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Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black



#5   Strike a Match by Sacred Paws (Rock Action)
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Sacred Paws Strike a Match



#6   Hiss Spun by Chelsea Wolfe (Sargent House)
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Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun



#7   Melodrama by Lorde (Lava/Republic)
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Lorde Melodrama



#8   Turn Out the Lights by Julien Baker (Matador)
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Julien Baker Turn Out the Lights



#9   Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us by Tica Douglas (Team Love)
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Tica Douglas Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us



#10   I'm Not Your Man by Marika Hackman (Sub Pop)
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Marika Hackman I'm Not Your Man


Here's 11-30:

11. Juana Molina - Halo (Crammed Discs)
12. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION (Loma Vista)
13. Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (SuperEgo)
14. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
15. Spoon - Hot Thoughts (Matador)
16. Iron & Wine - Beast Epic (Black Cricket Recording Company/Sub Pop)
17. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
18. Jay-Z - 4:44 (Roc Nation)
19. Run the Jewels - RTJ3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
20. John Van Deusen - (I Am) Origami Pt.1 - The Universal Sigh (Monopath)
21. Grandaddy - Last Place (30th Century/Columbia)
22. Beck - Colors (Fonograf/Capitol)
23. Grails - Chalice Hymnal (Temporary Residence, Ltd.)
24. Vic Mensa - The Autobiography (Roc Nation)
25. The Shins - Heartworms (Columbia)
26. Richard Edwards - Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset (Joyful Noise)
27. Brian Eno - Reflection (Warp)
28. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things 2 [Soundtrack] (Lakeshore)
29. Sinkane - Life & Livin' It (City Slang)
30. Four Tet - New Energy (Text)

My Favorite Songs of 2017:

"Call It Dreaming" - Iron and Wine
"I Ain't the One" - Spoon
"Prom" - SZA
"Humble" - Kendrick Lamar
"Legend Has It" - Run the Jewels
"Real Death" - Mount Eerie
"Ballad of the Dying Man" - Father John Misty
"Smile" - Jay-Z
"Dear Life" - Beck
"Man of War" - Radiohead
"Seasons" - Chris Cornell
"You Got Lucky" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers




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