Geeking out at the end of 2017. Some tunes that got my ear this year (and a few from late last year) and continue to do so now. Eric Berman

Top Albums 2017

1. The Shins “Heartworms”
2. Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
3. Cameron Graves “Planetary Prince”
4. Sparks “Hippopotamus”
5. Old Crow Medicine Show “50 Years of ‘Blonde On Blonde’”
6. LCD Soundsystem “American Dream”
7. Kamasi Washington “Harmony of Difference”
Queens of the Stone Age “Villains”
9. The Flat Five “It’s A World Of Love And Hope”
10. Courtney Barnet & Kurt Vile “Lotta Sea Lice”
11. Robyn Hitchcock “Robyn Hitchcock”
12. Mavis Staples “If All I Was Was Black”
13. Run The Jewels “3”
14. Aimee Mann “Mental Illness”
15. Bob Dylan “Triplicate”

Top Reissues/Legacy Recordings 2017

1. Dion “Kickin’ Child: The Lost Columbia Album 1965”
2. Replacements “For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986”
3. Bob Dylan “Trouble No More: Bootleg Series Vol. 13 1979-1981
4. David Bowie “Cracked Actor” (Live 1974)
5. Elton John “11/17/70 Expanded”
6. Rolling Stones “On Air” (BBC Recordings 1963-1965)
7. The Meters “A Message from The Meters: Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977”
8. Neil Young “Hitchhiker”
9. Miles Davis “Freedom Jazz Dance: Bootleg Series Vol. 5” (Sessions from “Miles Smiles”)
10. Richard Hell & The Voidoids “Blank Generation 40th Anniversary”
11. Raspberries “Pop Art Live 2004”
12. Thelonious Monk “Les liasons dangerouses 1960” (Soundtrack to 1960 Roger Vadim film)
13. “’Singles’/Expanded Original Soundtrack”
14. Marshall Crenshaw “Thank You, Rock Fans” (Live 1982)
15. Grateful Dead “Barton Hall, Cornell NY, 5/8/77”