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MAGNET’s #7 Album Of 2017: Future Islands' "The Far Field"

MAGNET’s #7 Album Of 2017: Future Islands’ “The Far Field”

The narrative for Future Islands’ fifth album is simple and linear: The Samuel Herring-fronted synth-pop band struck gold with “Seasons
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MAGNET’s #8 Album Of 2017: Queens Of The Stone Age's "Villains"

MAGNET’s #8 Album Of 2017: Queens Of The Stone Age’s “Villains”

Queens Of The Stone Age records are like strangers sidling up to you at a dive bar with a double
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MAGNET’s #9 Album Of 2017: Sylvan Esso's "What Now"

MAGNET’s #9 Album Of 2017: Sylvan Esso’s “What Now”

It’s fun to fall down the wormhole of Sylvan Esso remixes, which are essentially reimagined twists—sometimes by others, just as
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MAGNET’s #10 Album Of 2017: Cigarettes After Sex's "Cigarettes After Sex"

MAGNET’s #10 Album Of 2017: Cigarettes After Sex’s “Cigarettes After Sex”

Quiet-storm guitar rock can be a beautiful thing—just think of the languid, deep-blue mood pieces of yore created by Mazzy
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MAGNET’s #11 Album Of 2017: Japanese Breakfast's "Soft Sounds From Another Planet"

MAGNET’s #11 Album Of 2017: Japanese Breakfast’s “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

Michelle Zauner is a firm believer in love; it was woven tightly into the fabric of Psychopomp, the brilliant 2016
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MAGNET’s #12 Album Of 2017: LCD Soundsystem's "American Dream"

MAGNET’s #12 Album Of 2017: LCD Soundsystem’s “American Dream”

Anyone who took James Murphy seriously when LCD Soundsystem played its supposed last show in 2011 is a dope. Quit
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MAGNET’s #13 Album Of 2017: Laura Marling's "Semper Femina"

MAGNET’s #13 Album Of 2017: Laura Marling’s “Semper Femina”

In interviews, Laura Marling often says that she only speaks when absolutely necessary and takes that verbal discipline seriously. Her
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MAGNET’s #14 Album Of 2017: Priests' "Nothing Feels Natural"

MAGNET’s #14 Album Of 2017: Priests’ “Nothing Feels Natural”

To quote The Catcher In The Rye: Truer word was never spoken, boy. Released on January 27, Priests’ first full-length—following
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MAGNET’s #15 Album Of 2017: Spoon's "Hot Thoughts"

MAGNET’s #15 Album Of 2017: Spoon’s “Hot Thoughts”

Britt Daniel and Co. are the Swiss watchmakers of indie rock: fine purveyors of quality and precision. Sure, the surface
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MAGNET’s #16 Album Of 2017: Hurray For The Riff Raff's "The Navigator"

MAGNET’s #16 Album Of 2017: Hurray For The Riff Raff’s “The Navigator”

In a country with a short, shameful history and an even shorter memory, you can live in a place for
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MAGNET’s #17 Album Of 2017: Peter Perrett's "How The West Was Won"

MAGNET’s #17 Album Of 2017: Peter Perrett’s “How The West Was Won”

To anyone unfortunate enough to have witnessed the Only Ones’ pitiful reunion a decade ago, the very idea that their
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MAGNET’s #18 Album Of 2017: Valerie June's "The Order Of Time"

MAGNET’s #18 Album Of 2017: Valerie June’s “The Order Of Time”

Valerie June takes her time and doesn’t give away too much of herself, but she fills The Order Of Time
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MAGNET’s #19 Album Of 2017: Father John Misty's "Pure Comedy"

MAGNET’s #19 Album Of 2017: Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy”

Joshua Tillman grew up in a family dominated by evangelical-Christian parents who didn’t allow secular music in the home. After
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MAGNET’s #20 Album Of 2017: Perfume Genius' "No Shape"

MAGNET’s #20 Album Of 2017: Perfume Genius’ “No Shape”

There was a distinct feeling after 2014’s Too Bright that Perfume Genius had summited—in fact, the feeling arrived during the
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MAGNET’s #21 Album Of 2017: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit's "The Nashville Sound"

MAGNET’s #21 Album Of 2017: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit’s “The Nashville Sound”

Jason Isbell’s third album in a row with outlaw-country “it” producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) is the pair’s
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MAGNET’s #22 Album Of 2017: Mount Eerie's "A Crow Looked At Me"

MAGNET’s #22 Album Of 2017: Mount Eerie’s “A Crow Looked At Me”

“Death is real/Someone’s there, and then they’re not/It’s not for singing about/It’s not for making into art.” Those are the
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MAGNET’s #23 Album Of 2017: Bash & Pop's "Anything Could Happen"

MAGNET’s #23 Album Of 2017: Bash & Pop’s “Anything Could Happen”

Two priceless gifts were bestowed upon Replacements fans this year, most notably the formal release of the band’s oft-bootlegged 1986
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MAGNET’s #24 Album Of 2017: Algiers' "The Underside Of Power"

MAGNET’s #24 Album Of 2017: Algiers’ “The Underside Of Power”

It’s hard to argue with Algiers even on paper: They’ve been described as dystopian soul, and who doesn’t want to
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