Best of 2017: Sound Quality/Reissues/Songs

featured / News / Special Features / January 2, 2018

Best of 2017:
Top Vinyl Variants
Top Music Packaging

Coming Soon:
Albums of the Year
Label of the Year

Best Sound Quality

What took the greatest advantage of vinyl’s reputation as a superior sound format?

Turnpike Troubadours — A Long Way from Your Heart
Bossier City Records
Craig Manning

Gorillaz — Demon Days
Vinyl Me Please
Zach Behm (MV review)

Fiona Apple — Tidal
Vinyl Me Please
Zach Behm (MV review)

The Horrors — V
Caroline International
Alexander Chilton

Rick Wakeman — The Burning OST
One Way Static Records
Alan Miller (full review)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit — Live From Welcome to 1979
Southeastern Records
Alan Miller (full review)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula — Tony Todd & Bleak December
Cadabra Records
Alan Miller (full review)

John Gary Williams — ST
Stax Records
Nick Spacek (full review)

Best Reissues

What vinyl releases served as great re-imaginings of the past?

Secret Machines — Now Here Is Nowhere
Run Out Groove
Nick Spacek (full review)

Various Artists — Josie & The Pussycats OST
Nick Spacek

Lydia Loveless — Boy Crazy
Bloodshot Records
Nick Spacek

The Proclaimers — Sunshine on Leith
Parlophone Records
Alexander Chilton

Camp Cope — ST
Run For Cover Records
Zach Behm

Ennio Morricone — The Thing OST
Waxwork Records
Zach Behm

Counting Crows — August & Everything After/Recovering The Satellites
Craig Manning

Best Songs

Compiled by members of the MV staff.


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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