​Best of 2017: A List About Lists
​Best of 2017: A List About Lists
Posted 12/22/2017

2017! What a time to be alive!

We turned 21 and put out 22 releases!

We welcomed several immensely talented folks to our label family including Palehound, Hazel English, Pet Symmetry, Mister Heavenly, Anna Burch, and Post Animal!

But now we're really happy & tired!

So before we enter a quick, blissful hibernation (or will we?) let’s celebrate the albums that made yet another year on this strange and beautiful planet worthwhile. The good people of the internet have spoken and we combined all their Year-End/Best Of accolades into a super mega all encompassing List About Lists.

Congratulations to Alvvays, Fred Thomas, Hazel English, Jay Som, Julia Jacklin, Palehound, Rainer Maria, and White Reaper for scoring some much deserved praise for their stellar records, but mostly cheers to ALL the fantastic artists we have the honor & pleasure of working with, not to mention ALL the incredible fans who have supported us along the way. From the bottom of our mostly midwestern hearts thank you for tuning in.

We'll see you bright and early in 2018.

Peace & love,
PV

Alvvays - Antisocialites
  • #1 Exclaim! (Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums)
  • #1 Side One Track One (Top 50 Songs Of 2017 - “In Undertow”)
  • #2 PopMatters (Best Indie Pop of 2017)
  • #3 The Ringer (Best Albums of 2017)
  • #4 Digital Trends (50 best albums of 2017)
  • #5 Paste (50 Best Songs of 2017 - “In Undertow”)
  • #5 Exclaim! (Top 10 Canadian Music Videos of the Year - “Dreams Tonite”)
  • #7 Paste (50 Best Albums of 2017)
  • #11 Bandcamp (The Best Albums of 2017)
  • #15 Uproxx (Steven Hyden’s Favorite Albums of 2017)
  • #16 Gorilla vs. Bear (Albums of 2017)
  • #17 NME (Albums of The Year 2017)
  • #18 NPR (Listeners’ 100 Favorite Albums of 2017)
  • #25 Gorilla vs. Bear (90 Songs of 2017 - “Dreams Tonite”)
  • #30 NPR (100 Best Songs Of 2017 - “Plimsoll Punks”)
  • #31 Stereogum (The 50 Best Albums Of 2017)
  • #32 NPR (50 Best Albums Of 2017)
  • #48 The Wild Honey Pie (Top 100 Songs of 2017 - “In Undertow”)
  • #55 Drowned in Sound (Favourite Albums of 2017)
  • #81 Noisey (100 Best Songs of 2017 - “Dreams Tonite”)
  • AllMusic (Best of 2017)
  • CLTure (Best Albums of 2017)
  • Oh My Rockness (20 Best Songs of 2017 - “Forget About Life”)
  • Post-Trash (Best of 2017)
  • Stereogum (80 Favorite Songs of 2017 - “Dreams Tonite” #3 via Chris DeVille)
Fred Thomas - Changer
  • #5 PopMatters (Best Indie Pop of 2017)
  • AllMusic (Best of 2017)
  • Stereogum (80 Favorite Songs of 2017 - “Voiceover” #10 via Peter Helman)

Generationals - Catahoula Man

Jay Som - Everybody Works

Julia Jacklin - Eastwick/Cold Caller

Palehound - A Place I’ll Always Go

Rainer Maria - S/T

  • Brooklyn Vegan (20 of 2017’s best albums by indie and underground legends)