Wick’s Picks: Top Albums of 2017

By Matt Wickstrom

Despite the ups and downs that 2017 the year brought us great music aplenty. With the year nearly in the rearview mirror, we a Big Blue Tunes take a look back on some of our favorite albums of the year, ranging from Americana to rock’n roll and indie pop.

10. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “The Nashville Sound”

Listen to: “White Man’s World,” “If We Were Vampires,” “Anxiety,” “Hope The High Road”

9. Foxygen “Hang”

Listen to: “Follow the Leader,” “Avalon,” “America,” “Rise Up”

8. Low Cut Connie “Dirty Pictures (part 1)”

Listen to: “Revolution Rock n Roll,” “Death and Destruction,” “Am I Wrong?,” “Controversy”

7. Beck “Colors”

Listen to: “Dear Life,” “Dreams,” “Wow,” “Up All Night”

6. Billy Strings “Turmoil & Tinfoil”

Listen to: “Meet Me at the Creek,” “Turmoil & Tinfoil,” “Dealing Dispair,” “Doin’ things Right”

5. Arcade Fire “Everything Now”

Listen to: “Everything Now,” “Signs of Life,” “Creature Comfort,” “Chemistry”

4. Tyler Childers “Purgatory”

Listen to: “I Swear (To God),” “Whitehouse Road,” “Purgatory,” “Honky Tonk Flame”

3. Cory Branan “Adios”

Listen to: “Blacksburg,” “You Got Through,” “Walls, MS,” “Visiting Hours”

2. Dan Auerbach “Waiting on a Song”

Listen to: “Waiting on a Song,” Malibu Man,” “Cherrybomb,” “Undertow”

1. Blackfoot Gypsies “To the Top”

Listen to: “Everybody’s Watching,” “I Had a Vision,” “Lying Through Your Teeth,” “Gypsy Queen”


Check out the entire compilation of “Wick’s Picks: Albums of the Year 2017” on Spotify.


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