A few of opbmusic's favorite albums of 2017

A few of opbmusic’s favorite albums of 2017

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We asked the opbmusic staff to each name their top 5 albums of the year. As always, some went with more and were forced to narrow it down. But when the dust settled, we were left with this impressive and incredibly eclectic list of music. Here are the albums we loved in 2017 (along with Spotify listening links!):


Per Ramfjord, opbmusic DJ

Slowdive - Slowdive (Listen)
Real Estate - In Mind (Listen)
Marika Hackman - I’m Not Your Man (Listen)
Big Thief - Capacity (Listen)
This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze (Listen)


Laura Hardin, opbmusic DJ

Jamila Woods - HEAVN (Listen)
St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION (Listen)
This is the Kit - Moonshine Freeze (Listen)
Chad VanGaalen - Light Information (Listen)
Big Thief - Capacity (Listen)


Mike Dempsey, opbmusic DJ

Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now (Listen)
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Listen)
Alvvays - Antisocialites (Listen)
Paramore - After Laughter (Listen)
CARE - LUV IN THE RUINS (Listen)


JT Griffith, opbmusic DJ

The National - Sleep Well Beast (Listen)
Portugal. The Man - Woodstock (Listen)
Jason Isbell - Live From Welcome to 1979
Asgeir - Afterglow (Listen)
Bleachers - Gone Now (Listen)


Francis Storr, opbmusic DJ

Elbow - Little Fictions (Listen)
Alex Lahey - I Love You Like A Brother (Listen)
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps (Listen)
Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand (Listen)
BNQT - Volume 1 (Listen)


Nathan Tang, opbmusic DJ

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Listen)
SZA - Ctrl (Listen)
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer (Listen)
Talib Kweli - Radio Silence (Listen)
Joey Badass - ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADASS (Listen)


Matthew Casebeer, opbmusic DJ

Ten Fé - Hit The Light (Listen)
Mondo Cozmo - Plastic Soul (Listen)
Noah Gundersen - White Noise (Listen)
Cataldo - Keepers (Listen)
Boone Howard - The Other Side of Town (Listen)


Sarah Donofrio, opbmusic DJ

Ariel Pink - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (Listen)
The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (Listen)
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog (Listen)
Harry Styles - Harry Styles (Listen)
King Krule - The OOZ (Listen)


Michael Cavazos, opbmusic DJ

Vagabon - Infinite Worlds (Listen)
St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION (Listen)
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (Listen)
Bjork - Utopia (Listen)
Jay Som - Everybody Works (Listen)


Doug Lloyd, opbmusic DJ

Animal Collective - Painting With EP (Listen)
Greg Allman - Southern Blood (Listen)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Listen)
Taylor Kingman - Wannabe (Listen)
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins (Listen)


Arthur Lee, opbmusic DJ

King Krule - The OOZ (Listen)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Listen)
The National - Sleep Well Beast (Listen)
Alvvays - Antisocialites (Listen)
Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder (Listen)


Morgan McDonald, opbmusic DJ

SZA - Ctrl (Listen)
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps (Listen)
Wild Ones - Mirror Touch (Listen)
Jamila Woods - HEAVN (Listen)
Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights (Listen)


Gerard O’Sullivan, opbmusic DJ

Big Thief - Capacity (Listen)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow (Listen)
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3 (Listen)
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog (Listen)
Michael Nau - Some Twist (Listen)


Nick Hennessy, opbmusic Contributor

King Krule - The OOZ (Listen)
Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love (Listen)
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Listen)
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (Listen)
Slowdive - Slowdive (Listen)


Mike Baden, opbmusic DJ

SZA - Ctrl (Listen)
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (Listen)
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins (Listen)
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Listen)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Listen)


Jerad Walker, opbmusic Music Director

Elbow - Little Fictions (Listen)
Alvvays - Antisocialites (Listen)
Marika Hackman - I’m Not Your Man (Listen)
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins (Listen)
Big Thief - Capacity (Listen)