Top 60 Albums of 2017

2017 was a great year for music in Atlantic Canada.  Here are my Top 60 albums of the year.  

I’ll count them down on East Coast Rising on December 30 (#60 – #31) and January 6 (#30 – #1).  The show airs on CIOE 97.5FM on Saturday mornings.  If you are in the Halifax area, you can listen on 97.5FM. You can also listen via the TuneIn app, or online at http://www.communityradio.ca

A few caveats before you disagree with my choices too vigorously.

  1. All of the albums had to be released in 2017.  

  2. The albums had to contain at least 5 songs.  

  3. No Greatest Hits albums.

  4. Artists need to be based in Atlantic Canada.  So my apologies to some great East Coast musicians currently based in another province – i.e. Alvvays (Ontario) and Three Finger Shot (Alberta).

  5. I must have known about, and listened to, the album. As much as I try to be aware of all new east coast releases, I cannot keep up with everything.  If you have something you want me to hear, send me an email – martin@communityradio.ca

  6. The list is subjective. Based solely on my favourites. Nothing scientific about it.

So, here it is…

The Halifax Musicphile’s Top 60 Albums of 2017

60

Blue Spirits Liquid Courage

59

Frantically Atlantic Trip To Stumble Falls

58

Mike Biggar Go All In

57

Patrick Murray New Beginnings

56

Cassie & Maggie The Willow Collection

55

The Brood Transistor

54

Cellarghost Ritual

53

Earle and Coffin Wood Wire Blood and Bone

52

David R. Elliot Strawberry Grasss

51

Ian Janes Yes Man

50

Amy Grant This Time Around

49

Peter G. Noel In Case We Forget

48

Dan Boland Morningside Visions

47

Colleen Power Raised On This

46

Braden Nelson Asymetry

45

Alert The Medic Let Them Have Their Fun

44

Weight of The World Seasons

43

Dave Penny All Turned Around

42

The Mike Bochoff Band Distractions

41

Neon Dreams The Wolf, Princess & Me

40

The Barrowdowns Come What May Come

39

Brittany McQuinn Bold

38

Wake Rider Wake Rider

37

Ian Sherwood Bring The Light

36

Christine Campbell Roller Coaster

35

Guy Paul Thibault It’s About Time

34

Carmel Mikol Daughter of A Working Man

33

Ryan Cook Having A Great Time

32

Coig Rove

31

Michelle Noftall Roots In The Water

30

Doug Hawco Life On The Water

29

Rawlins Cross Rock Steady

28

Ian Foster Sleeper Years

27

Makayla Lynn On a Dream and A Prayer

26

Quake Matthews Celebrate The Struggle

25

Clare Follett Neck Deep

24

Rachel Cousins This Fire

23

Matthew Pickup Kiss All Your Enemies

22

Ashley Condon Can You Hear Me

21

Sleepy Driver Sugar Skull

20

Jessie Brown Keeping Appearances

19

Dance Movie Pierce

18

Ria Mae My Love

17

The East Pointers What We Leave Behind

16

Bill and Joel Plaskett Solidarity

15

Matthew Byrne Horizen Lines

14

Gabrielle Papillon Keep The Fire

13

Cameron Cameron

12

Steve Maloney The Memory Game

11

Rose Cousins Natural Conclusion

10

David Myles Real Love

9

Stewart Legere Quiet The Station

8

Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling Everyone Needs to Chill Out

7

Alan Doyle A Week At The Warehouse

6

Mo Kenney The Details

5

Amelia Curran Watershed

4

Jont & The Infinite Possibility An Old Innocence

3

Port Cities Port Cities

2

Matt Mays Once Upon A Hell of A time

1

Jenn Grant Paradise

 

 

 

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One thought on “Top 60 Albums of 2017

  1. How excited am I?! I live In Idaho, USA and own the 6th best album of 2017 in Atlantic Canada. Have to admit I feel a little smug about it when I think about my friends and realize no more than 2 of them would even recognize the name Alan Doyle, yet here I am rocking his music. “I know something they don’t know.” 😏
    4,185 km. 2,668 miles.

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