TPM Top 30 Albums of 2017


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It is my privilege and honor to receive and review hundreds of albums per year.  Some don’t jive with me; and others are great, but don’t stick long term.  Still others, however, are practically life-changing in emotional, musical, and conceptual ways.  Some albums start out as 9s and drop to 8s.  Other albums start at 8s and jump to 9.5s.  My tastes can be rather tricky and shifty at times.  Honestly, I found that several 8.5s made it into my favorites list, but some 9s got pushed out, unfortunately.  Go figure.

Here are my top 30 albums of 2017.

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30. The Interbeing – “Among the Amorphous”

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Read my review here.

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29. Retrospective – “Re:Search”

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28. Caligula’s Horse – “In Contact”

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27. When Mary – “Tainted”

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26. Big Big Train – “Grimspound”

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25. Carptree – “Emerger”

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24. Bjørn Riis – “Forever Comes to an End”

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Read Stephen’s review here.

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23. YSMA – “Memoirs in Monochrome”

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22. Hologram Earth – “Black Cell Program”

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21. The Vicious Head Society – “Abject Tomorrow”

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20. Anubis Gate – “Covered in Black”

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19. Anathema – “The Optimist”

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18. Steve Hackett – “The Night Siren”

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17. Lonely Robot – “The Big Dream”

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16. Daniel Cavanagh – “Monochrome”

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15. Susanne Sundfør – “Music for People in Trouble”

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14. Beatrix Players – “Magnified”

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13. Leprous – “Malina”

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12. Life in 24 Frames – “CTRL+Z”

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11. Lifesigns – “Cardington”

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10. Transport Aerian – “Therianthrope”

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9. Wintersun – “The Forest Seasons”

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8. Amarok – “Hunt”

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7. Major Parkinson – “Blackbox”

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6. Nad Sylvan – “The Bride Said No”

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5. Pain of Salvation – “In the Passing Light of Day”

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4. Persefone – “Aathma”

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3. Nordic Giants – “Amplify Human Vibration”

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2. Soup – “Remedies”

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1. Lunatic Soul – “Fractured”

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Honorable Mentions

Steven Wilson – “To the Bone”

Wave – “Me and Reality”

Only Echoes Remain – “The Exigent”

Tangerine Dream – “Quantum Gate”

Roger Waters – “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

Single Celled Organism – “Splinter in the Eye”

Odd Logic – “Effigy”

Damanek – “On Track”

Bader Nana – “Devolver”

Smalltape – “The Ocean”

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2 responses to “TPM Top 30 Albums of 2017

  1. Really look forward to your end of year list. Normally find something excellent that I haven’t heard yet. Not heard numbers 2,3,10,12,22,23,27 and 30.

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