Our Completely Unique Best of 2017 (So Far) List That No One Can Top

News / June 30, 2017

Ever since mid-year album lists starting dropping at the beginning of March, I was determined to do something slightly different, but still pretty recognizable in the grand scheme of blogs (I’m nothing if not painfully honest). Why do just albums? Let’s let loose, let’s get crazy, let’s ALSO do….songs. What you’ll find below is that groundbreaking territory, along with some additional categories.

Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

In no particular order

Jay Som — Everybody Works
Vagabon — Infinite Worlds
Lorde — Melodrama
Oso Oso — The Yunahon Mixtape
Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
Allison Crutchfield — Tourist In This Town
Phoenix — Ti Amo
(Sandy) Alex G — Rocket
Paramore — After Laughter
Lowercase Noises — The Swiss Illness

Best Moments

— The back half of Allison Crutchfield’s “Broad Daylight”
— The first two tracks of Bleachers’ Gone Now (the rest of the record….eh)
— The video for Paramore’s “Hard Times
— The video for Jay Som’s “Baybee
— Don Cheadle showing up in “DNA
— Trying to figure out why Alex G put “Brick” on his new record

Best Songs

Best Vinyl Packaging

4AD Records

Best Variant

Shitbox Jimmy/Goldmines Split
Pressed by Wax Mage

Best Movies

Get Out
Baby Driver
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Lost City of Z

Best TV

The Leftovers
Big Little Lies
Master of None

Best Podcast

Still Processing


Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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