[ Top "10s" 2017 ]

(Thus far...)

Never too soon (or too late) to start thinking about year-end best of lists! Here are some of the 2017 releases we’re pretty sure about being likely year-end-best-of-listers so far. Of course, we're still kind of working on our 2016 lists too... No rush, right?


Arms Of Tripoli Daughters (Fluttery)
Black Magick SS Kaleidoscope Dreams (Infinite Wisdom Productions)
Circle Terminal (Southern Lord)
Crystal Fairy s/t (Ipecac)
Fleurety The White Death (Peaceville)
Horisont About Time (Century Media)
Ifriqiyya Electrique Rûwâhîne (Glitterbeat)
Impure Wilhemina Radiation (Season Of Mist)
JoDöden Sittandes I Sjön Med Vatten Över Huvudet (Nordvis)
Legendry Dungeon Crawler (Non Nobis Productions)
Mindkult Lucifer's Dream (Transcending Obscurity)
The Obsessed Sacred (Relapse)
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere Theta Three (Discus)
Orthodox Supreme (Utech)
Pagan Altar The Room Of Shadows (Temple Of Mystery)
Psudoku Deep Space Psudokument (Selfmadegod/Drid Machine/Behind The Mountain)
Ranseur Obsidian Throne and/or Goblin Music (Path Of Silence)
Rope Sect Personae Ingratae//Proselytes (Caligari)
Scattered Purgatory Sua-Hiam-Zun (Utech)
Stillborn Nocturnals (Black Lodge)
Tetragrammacide Primal Incinerators Of Moral Matrix (Iron Bonehead)
This Is The Kit Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)
Troubled Horse Revolution On Repeat (Rise Above)
Venenum Trance Of Death (Sepulchral Voice/The Ajna Offensive)
Werewolf Diskdrive Werewolf Diskdrive (self-released)
Yowie Synchromysticism (Skin Graft)
YPY 2020 (Where To Now?)

reissues and suchlike:
Black Death Black Death (Hell's Headbangers)
German Oak Down In The Bunker (Now-Again Reserve)
Fleurety Inquietum (Aesthetic Death)
Minami Deutsch Minami Deutsch (Sulatron)
Luis Pérez ‎Ipan In Xiktli Metzli, México Mágico Cósmico, En El Ombligo De La Luna (Mr. Bongo)
Oiling Boiling Two Faces (Svart)
Pauline Anna Strom Trans-Millenia Music (RVNG)
Yasuo Sugibayashi The Mask Of The Imperial Family (Lullabies For Insomniacs)
Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want)
Ut Ut & Confidential (Out Records)
v/a Diggin In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music (Hyperdub)
v/a "8, 9, 10" And "9, 10, 11" From Gung Ho 1, 2, 3D (EM Records)
v/a Outro Tempo (Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992) (Music From Memory)
v/a Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero Group)


Altarage Endinghent (Season Of Mist)
Aosoth V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia)
Bagarre Générale
TOHO-BOHU (Music Fear Satan)
Cockfighters 12” (Matador)
Cryptic Fog Staring Through The Veil (Blood Harvest)
Dauþuz Die Grubenmähre (Naturmacht Productions)
Dodecahedron Kwintessens (Season Of Mist)
Dolly Spartans Time Sides With No One (Blue And Lucky)
Gigan Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence (Willowtip)
In The Nursery 1961 (INT Corporation)
Sittandes I Sjön Med Vatten Över Huvudet (Nordvis)
The Judge Tell It To The Judge (Ripple)
Nothing Valley (Wax Nine)
Eremittens Dal (Peaceville)
Mutoid Man War Moans (Sargent House)
Phurpa Gyer Ro (Cyclic Law)
Satan's Hallow
s/t (Underground Power)
Septicflesh Codex Omega (Season Of Mist)
Verst David Slain (Cream Cloud)
01101111011101100110111001101001 S/2004S3 (Pathologically Explicit)


  1. Favorite release: Aldous Harding - Party
    Favorite old music "discovery": Motörhead

    Howls of Ebb/Khthoniik Cerviiks - With Gangrene Edges/Voiidwarp
    Förgjord - Uhripuu
    Succumb - Succumb
    Ghost Bath - Starmourner
    Drudkh/Paysage D'Hiver - Somewhere Sadness wanders/Schnee IV
    Wode - Servants of the Countercosmos
    Golgotha - Ritus Mortuus Est
    Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite
    Ptahil - Pan-Daemon-Aeon
    The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
    Arckanum - Den Förstfödde
    Clandestine Blaze - City of Slaughter
    Vanum - Burning Arrow
    Dawn Ray'd - The Unlawful Assembly

    Emma Ruth Rundle & Jaye Jayle - The Time Between Us
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
    Shannon Lay - Living Water
    Afghan Whigs - In Spades
    Austra - Future Politics
    Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
    Kevin Morby - City Music

    Nagelfar - Alte Welten
    Khthoniik Cerviiks - Heptaëdrone
    Various Artists - Voyager Golden Record

    Stuff I missed out on last year:
    John Carpenter - Lost Themes II
    Lucy Dacus - No Burden
    Sordide - Fuir La Lumière

  2. Here we goooooo.....in no order whatsoever:

    Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
    Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    They Hate Change - Meters
    Virus - Investigator
    Antibalas - Where the Gods Are at Peace
    You Break You Buy - Don't Join The Circus
    Run The Jewels - RTJ3
    Grails - Chalice Hymnal
    The Accidentals - Odyssey
    Hibagon - Polyposmic
    Sneaks - It's a Myth
    Hornwood Fell - My Body My Time
    Tycho - Epoch
    Vasudeva - No Clearance
    Zenden San - Daily Garbage
    So Stressed - Please Let Me Know
    Elucid - Valley of Grace
    Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
    INTRCPTR - "I"
    Oso Oso - The Yunahon Mixtape
    Yowie - Synchromysticism
    White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
    Palberta - Bye Bye Berta
    Tonstartssbandht - Sorcerer
    Ed Balloon - Flourish
    Fucked Up - Year of the Snake
    Brandon Seabrook - Needle Driver
    NYOS - Navigation
    Dalek - Endangered Philosophies
    Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival
    Sannhet - So Numb
    Justin Walter - Unseen Forces
    Guerrilla Ghost - Suicide Notes for the 21st Century
    The Physics House Band - Mercury Fountain
    Yellow Eyes - Immersion Trench Reverie
    Trevor de Brauw - Uptown
    Porter Ricks - Anguilla Electrica

    have a great 2018!!!!!!