I’ve spent most of my life being wrong. Not about everything. Just about most things.
— Chuck Klosterman

Like Chuck Klosterman I have to admit I'm wrong about a lot of things which leads to me think that looking back at these lists in a few years I'll question my train of thought. So think of this "best of" list as more of a list of praise and thanks to the artists and bands who put out things I could enjoy this year rather some sort of definitive list.  I hope you look through this list and find at least one gem you missed or need to revisit based on my taste. 

If you would like to listen to my solo podcast breakdown of this list you can check it out HERE

          My Top 30 Notable Albums of 2017 

  1. The Menzingers - After The Party 
  2. White Reaper - World's Best American Band
  3. Propagandhi - Victory Lap 
  4. Iron Chic - You Can't Stay Here 
  5. Save Ends - A Book About Bad Luck
  6. The Dopamines - Tales of Interest 
  7. Oso Oso - The Yuhnan Mixtape 
  8. Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love
  9. The Eradicator - S/T
  10. Racquet Club - S/T
  11. Kali Masi - Wind Instrument
  12. Robot Bachelor - The Third Houseboat Album 
  13. Free Throw -Bear In Mind 
  14. New Swears - And The Magic Of Horses
  15. Slaughter Beach Dog - Birdie 
  16. The Worriers - Survival Pop 
  17. Sorority Noise - You're Not As ___  As You Think
  18. Beach Slang/Quiet Slang - We Were Babies We Were Dirtbags EP
  19. Slotface - Try Not To Freak Out
  20. Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry 
  21. Kid You Not - Never A Dull Moment 
  22. Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things
  23. Big Nothing - S/T
  24. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I'm No Longer Afraid to Die - Always Foreign 
  25. Laureate - Landmarks 
  26. Matt Pryor - Memento Mori 
  27. Old Wives - Three
  28. The Lillingtons - Stella Sapiente
  29. Toby Foster - 100 Ways 
  30. Dave Hause - Bury Me In Philly 

10 Notable Non "Punk" Albums of 2017 

  1. Lorde - Melodrama 
  2. Lindi Ortega - Til The Goin Gets Gone EP
  3. G. Perico - All Blue 
  4. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
  5. Alvvays - Anti Socialites 
  6. Miley Cyrus - Younger Now
  7. Mr Jukes - God First 
  8. Wu Tang Clan - The Saga Continues 
  9. Jay Z - 4:44
  10. Dreamcar - S/T
 

 5 Notable splits/singles/7" of 2017 

  1. RVIVR - The Tide 
  2. Hold Steady - Entitlement Crew
  3. Direct Hit!/Pears - Human Movement 
  4. Harsh Realms/Coma Commander - Split 
  5. Allison Weiss - Runaway