LUNA crew & friends tops for 2017...

Top Ten of 2017:
Ryuichi Sakamoto - "async"
v/a - "five years of loving notes"
Hoops - "routines"
OST - "hyper light drifter"
Arve Henriksen - "towards language"
Acetone - "1992-2001"
Benedek - "Bene's world"
Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - "passive aggressive"
Homeshake - "fresh air"
Bing And Ruth - "no home of the mind"
Bugg - "bugg"
Top Ten of 2017:
new albums:
Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
Toi Toi Toi - Im Hag
Dauwd - Theory of Colours
Roland P. Young - Here/Hear
Colleen - A Flame My Love, A Frequency
The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End of Time (Stage 2 & 3)
Various Artists - Mono No Aware
The Dead Mauriacs - Beaute des Mirages
DMX Krew - Strange Directions
Tobias. - Eyes In The Center

reissued albums:
Graeme Miller & Steve Shill - The Moomins (soundtrack)
Woo - A La Luna
Jan Jelinek - Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
Various Artists - Welcome to Paradise: Italian Dream House (Vol. I & II)
Andrew Belling - "Wizards" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music For Nine Post Cards
Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music
Jun Fukamachi - Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection - Instrumental Images)

Honorable mentions:
(these weren't quite "new" albums and weren't quite "reissues" in the traditional sense, but were definitely among my most favorite records of the whole year)
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
SW. - The Album
Satoshi & Makoto - CZ-5000 Sounds & Sequences
Top five album covers:
Thundercat - Drunk
Kendrick Lamar - Damn.
DJ Khaled - Grateful
Emily Haines - Choir of the Mind
Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions

Top food I could probably eat every day for the rest of my life:
Rice Noodle Soup (w/ beef) at Thai Cafe
Runner up:
Chicken Salad Sandwich w/ Homefries from SoBro Cafe
Top Ten of 2017:
-in no particular order-
SHINICHI ATOBE - From The Heart, Itís A Start, A Work Of Art (DDS)
GARRETT - Private Life (Music From Memory)†
NEIL YOUNG - Hitchhiker (Reprise Records)
BENEDEK - Beneís World (Leaving Records)
GEOFFREY LANDERS - 1x1 (Music From Memory)
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - async (Milan Records)
ALEX G - Rocket (Domino Records)
SATOSHI & MAKOTO - CZ-5000 Sounds & Sequences (Safe Trip)
TOBIN SPROUT - The Universe & Me (Burger Records)
ESPRIT - 200% Electronica (100% Electronica)
SOCCER MOMMY - Collection (Fat Possum)
KELLY LEE OWENS - s/t (Smalltown Supersound)
JOHN MAUS - Screen Memories (Ribbon Music)
LEE GAMBLE - Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub Records)
VATICAN SHADOW - Luxor Necropolitics (Hospital Productions)

Reissues & Compilations:
STEVE ROACH - Structures From Silence (Telephone Explosion)
REGIS - Gymnastics (Downwards)
HIROSHI YOSHIMURA - Music For Nine Post Cards (Empire Of Signs)
NEIL YOUNG - Harvest Moon (Reprise Records)
HAPPY END - Kazemachi Roman (Underground Record Club)
HATCHBACK - Colors Of The Sun (Be With Records)
HARUOMI HOSONO - Pacific w/ Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuya Yamashita (Victory)
DOMINIQUE LAWALREE - First Meeting (Catch Wave)
DJ STINGRAY - Kern Vol.4 (Tresor)
V/A - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
V/A - Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973
V/A - Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht (Numero Group)

Live Shows of 2017:
DEMDIKE STARE @ The Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)
ALEX G @ The Bishop (Bloomington, IN)
TY SEGALL @ The Irving Theater (Indianapolis, IN)
TOBIN SPROUT @ The Hi-Fi (Indianapolis, IN)
Top Ten of 2017:
Bitchin Bajas - Bajas Fresh
Colleen - A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Oh Sees - Orc
Kelly Lee Owens - s/t
Kevin Morby - City Music
Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol - Tradition (reissue)
Bjorn Torske & Prins Thomas - Square One
Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Ty Segall - s/t
Neil Young - Hitchhiker

Fav Show: Bitchin Bajas @ the Block Bar (Bloomington, IN)
Fav In Store: Hoops @ LUNA
Fav Song: 1234 by Kevin Morby
Fav Taco: Tacos al Pastor from La Mulita
>mr. lunatron's
Top Ten of 2017:
Acetone - 1992-2001
Richard Edwards - Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset / Pity Party
Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow
Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
D.J. Harrison - Hazymoods
Dauwd - Theory of Colours
Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Jardín (instrumentals)
Hoops - Routines
Daniel Martin Moore - Turned Over To Dreams
Homeshake - Fresh Air
the LUNA music 2017 RSD lathes / performances

Ahmad Jamal - The Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal
surfing on the cape and on the lake
v/a - lo house volume one and two
Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol - Tradition
march west coast mantrip w/B
Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits
Hiss Golden Messenger - LIVE at LUNA music
Damien Jurado -
LIVE at LUNA music
new orleans record folk trip
Baby Huey unreleased test press
Amanda Petrusich's essays for The New Yorker
Rachel Kushner - The Flamethrowers
the RESIST/ASSIST & LOVE MORE 2017 action
Top Ten of 2017:
-in no order past #1:
1. kelly lee owens - s/t (smalltown supersound)
bitchin bajas - bajas fresh (drag city)
slowdive - s/t (dead oceans)
bardo pond - under the pines (fire)
the war on drugs - a deeper understanding (atlantic)
headroom - head in the clouds (trouble in mind)
endless boogie - vibe killer (no quarter)
colleen - a flame my love, a frequency (thrill jockey)
the necks - unfold (ideological organ)
the feelies - in between (bar none)

2016 record that blew my mind:
prins thomas - principe del norte (smalltown supersound)

2017 reissues:
marc barreca - music works for industry (freedom to spend)
pauline anna strom - trans-millenia music (rvng intl.)
steve roach - structures from silence (telephone explosion)
flying saucer attack - back catalog! (vhf / drag city)
joe henderson w/ alice coltrane - the elements (milestone / jazz dispensary)
alice coltrane - the ecstatic music of… (luaka bop)

best show - nick cave & the bad seeds @ roosevelt auditorium, chicago
best taco i consumed - veggie (for real) @ folksbier, brooklyn
best bread-n-butter - amelia’s (indy), cellar door provisions (chicago)
Top Ten of 2017:
1. Sean Nicholas Savage - Yummycoma
2. Ariel Pink - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
3. John Maus - Screen Memories
4. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sorry Is Gone
6. Omar Souleyman - To Syria With Love
7. Richard Dawson - Peasant
8. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
9. Hoops - Routines
10. Brian Eno - Reflection
Top Ten of 2017:
1) Beck - Colors 
2) George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 / MTV Unplugged 
3) Neil Young - Hitchhiker
4) Vess Ruhtenberg - Tremendous downtime
5) Thundercat - Drunk
6) SZA - Ctrl
7) Sampha - Sampha
8) Jay Z - 4:44
9) Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
10) Angry Angles - Angry Angles
Top Ten of 2017:
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the end of time series
Scott Tuma - No Greener Grass
Jacques Greene - Feel Infinite
Lejsovka & Freund - Music For Small Ensemble
Tanning Salon - Dream Castle
Kingdom - Tears in the Club
Arve Henrickson - Places of worship 
Jean-Michel Blais - II
Steve Gibbs - Adrift
Hoops - Routines
Top Ten of 2017:
my record of the year: acetone "1992-2001"
michael nau “some twist” and “the load ep”
robert stillman “portals”
grateful dead “long strange trip” OST
jack cooper “sand grown” 
kelly lee owens “s/t”
v/a “sweet as broken dates”
landon caldwell “white tape”
v/a “outro tempo”
chaz bundick meets the mattson 2 “star stuff”
slowdive "s/t"
Top Ten of 2017:
1. Broken Social Scene "Hug of Thunder"
2. Foto Form S/T
3. Courtneys ll
4. Toro y Moi "Boo Boo"
5. Stephen Shore Ocean Blue 7in
6. Versing "Nude Descending"
7. Chastity Belt "I used to spend so much time alone"
8. Hoops "Routines"
9. Helium "Ends with and"
10. Ariel "Molten Young Lovers"

Best Reissues:
Mike Watt- Completing the engine room
Van Pelt-Sultans of Sentiment
A Certain Ration- To Each
Guilty Pleasure:
Turnover "Good Nature"
>Jon Sholly's
Top Ten of 2017:
1. Robyn Hitchcock - Live at the White Rabbit
2. Various Artists - "Tokyo Flashback" 2LP Set
3. Husker Dü - "Savage Young Dü"
4. Truck Stop Love - "Can't Hear It: 1991-1994"
5. Various Artists - "Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares" 2LP Set
6. "Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major" book
7. Electric Wizard - "Wizard Bloody Wizard"
8. "Catastrophe" on Amazon Prime . . . hilarious!
9. Träd Gräs Och Stenar - "Mors Mors"
10. Taking up the electric guitar and fuzz pedals again
>Jim Sholly's
Top Ten of 2017:
1. Aimee Mann / Mental Illness
2. Father John Misty / Pure Comedy
3. Morrissey / Low in High School
4. St. Vincent / Masseduction
5. Real Estate / In Mind
6. Alvvays / Antisocialites
7. Diamanda Galás / All the Way
8. Twin Peaks / Limited Event Series Soundtrack
9. Lana Del Rey / Lust for Life
10. Damien Dempsey / Soulsun

Loved having an art experience with St. Vincent at the Egyptian Room!
>Doug Henry's
Top Ten of 2017:
Slowdive - S/T
Alvvays - Antisocialites
King Krule - The Ooz
Sampha - Process
Tony Allen - The Source
Gorillaz - Humanz
Grandaddy - Last Place
Blockhead - Funeral Balloons
Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference
Special Request - Belief System
Track of the year:
Jessie Ware - Midnight (Goldie Epic Remix)
>Doug Fellegy's
Top Ten of 2017:
1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
2. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
3. Kevin Morby - City Music
4. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
5. Moses Sumney - Aromanticism
6. Sylvan Esso - What Now
7. Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm
8. King Krule - The OOZ
9. Bonobo - Migration
10. The XX - I See You
11. Big Thief - Capacity
12. Surf Curse - Nothing Yet
13. Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
14. Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This
15. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
16. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
17. Thundercat - Drunk
18. Saltland - A Common Truth
19. Amy O - Elastic
20. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Top Ten of 2017:
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 
Slowdive - s/t
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Soccer Mommy - Collection
Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm
H.E.R. - Vol.2
Michael Nau - Some Twist
Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
Nadia Reid - Preservation
Top Ten of 2017:
My favorite records of 2017 (in no particular order) were:
Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities
Björk - Utopia
Deerhoof - Mountain Moves
Lød - Folder EP
Molly Burch - Please Be Mine
Omni - Multi-task
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
Sacred Paws - Strike a Match
V/A - Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992

…and I also really enjoyed:
Angel Olsen - Phases
Chad Vangaalen - Light Information 
Colleen - A Flame, My Love, A Frequency
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
John Maus - Screen Memories
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - Find Me Finding You
Slowdive - Slowdive
Sound of Ceres - The Twin
Tennis - Yours Conditionally
Tim Darcy - Saturday Night

Some other stuff I really loved:
Becoming a massive Stereolab fan.
Perfecting my pot pie and chocolate chip cookie recipes.
Pharoah Sanders' performance at Le Guess Who? 2017.
The Smudge
>Jeffy D.'s
Top Ten of 2017:
Slowdive - 'S/T'
Waxahatchee - 'Out in the Storm'
Charly Bliss - "Glitter"
Ibibio Sound Machine - "Give Me a Reason"
Kendrick Lamar - 'DAMN.'
Sylvan Esso - "The Glow"
Palehound - 'A Place I'll Always Go'
Big Thief - 'Capacity'
Hiss Golden Messenger - Live at LUNA music Jan 2017
Damien Jurado - Live at LUNA music June 2017
Richard Edwards - Live at LUNA music RSD17 April 2017
Of course, the things I listened to most in 2017 were not from this year:
Mitski - 'Puberty 2'
Jeremy Messersmith - 'Heart Murmurs'
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>Charles Goodwin's
Top Ten of 2017:
1. The Caretaker – Everywhere at the End of Time Series
2. Ex Eye – Ex Eye
3. godspeed you black emperor – Luciferian Towers
4. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
5. Marty Stuart and Fabulous Superlatives – Way Out West
6. Mogwai – Every Country's Sun
7. Myrkur – Mareidt
8. Sound of Ceres – The Twin
9. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
10. Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Woven
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