There have been so many great releases in 2017 that it is hard to pick just a top five or ten! This is no way definitive year end wrap-up, but here are a few of this year's Tape Op staff favorites. Happy listening!

Larry Crane 

Roger Waters- Is This The Life We Really Want?

Jason Isbell- The Nashville Sound

Margo Price- All American Made

Jay-Z- 4:44

The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (50th Anniversary Re-Issue)

Jessica Boudreux- No Fury

Dan Auerbach- Waiting on a Song

Queens of the Stone Age- Villians

Gary Numan- Savage (Songs from a Broken World)


John Baccigaluppi

Björk- Utopia

Hurray for the Riff Raff- The Navigator

Moses Sumney- Aromanticism

Big Thief- Capacity

Roger Waters- Is This The Life We Really Want?

Juana Molina- Halo

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister- Planetarium

Sufjan Stevens- The Greatest Gift

Julien Baker- Turn Out The Lights

Conor Oberst- Salutations

Sam Smith- The Thrill of it All

Liam/Noel Gallagher- As You Were/Who Built The Moon?


Geoff Stanfield

Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System- Super Ape Returns to Conquer

Moses Sumney- Aromanticism

Big Thief- Capacity

Jay-Z- 4:44

Thundercat- Drunk

La Santa Cecilia- Amar y Vivir

Tinariwen- Elwan

Sun Kil Moon- Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood


Brian Eno- Reflection

Arca- Arca

Perfume Genius- No Shape

Sampha- Process

Juana Molina- Halo


Anthony Sarti

Horseneck- Heavy Trip

Glass Jaw- Material Control

Mew- Visuals

Chelsea Wolfe- Hiss Spun

Pvris- All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell


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