Join us in ringing in the new year by looking back at the best that 2017 had to offer! We’re counting down the Top 100 of the year — the albums that our hosts played the most on CKUA.

 

1. Valerie June – The Order Of Time  (Concord)
2.  Leeroy Stagger – Love Versus (True North)
3.  Dan Auerbach – Waiting On a Song (Easy Eye Sound)
4.  Feist – Pleasure (Universal)
5.  Amelia Curran – Watershed (Six Shooter)
6.  Kobo Town – Where The Galleon Sank (Stonetree)
7. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
8.  Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
9.  Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song (Dine Alone / New West)
10.  Bruce Cockburn – Bone on Bone (True North)

 

 

11. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound (Southeastern)
12. Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator (ATO)
13.  Jenn Grant – Paradise (Outside)
14.  Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure  (You’ve Changed)
15.  Faith Healer – Try ; -) (Mint)
16. Ryan Adams – Prisoner  (Blue Note)
17. Spoon – Hot Thoughts (Matador)
18.  Louise Burns – Young Mopes  (Light Organ) 
19. 
 Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion (Outside)
20.  Ron Sexsmith – The Last Rider (Compass)

 

 

21.  Alex Cuba – Lo Único Constante (Caracol)
22.  The Weather Station – The Weather Station (Outside)
23.  Cold Specks – Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Crafts)
24. Rodney Crowell – Close Ties (New West)
25.  Whitehorse – Panther In The Dollhouse (Six Shooter)
26.  The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Apocalipstick (Independent)
27. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)
28. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
29. Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar (Virgin)
30.  Bill & Joel Plaskett – Solidarity (Pheromone )

 

31. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy (Sub Pop)
32. Son Little – New Magic (ANTI-)
33.  Stephen Fearing – Every Soul’s a Sailor (Lowdenproud)
34.  David Myles – Real Love (Little Tiny)
35. Laura Marling – Semper Femina (More Alarming)
36.  Scott Cook – Further Down The Line (Independent)
37.  Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog (Captured Tracks)
38. Portugal. The Man – Woodstock (Atlantic)
39. Ray Davies – Americana (Sony)
40.  Boogie Patrol – Man on Fire (Independent)

 

41.  Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Columbia)
42.  The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works)
43. Tinariwen – Elwan (ANTI-)
44.   Ann Vriend – Anybody’s Different (Aporia)
45. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee (Merge)
46.  Elliott BROOD – Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
47. The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)
48.  Jom Comyn – I Need Love (Sweety Pie)
49. Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street (New West)
50. Stanton Moore – With You In Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint (Mascot)   

51. Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Yep Roc)
52. This is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze  (Rough Trade)
53. Tony Allen – The Source (Blue Note)
54. Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)
55. Benjamin Booker – Witness (Rough Trade)
56.  Ani DiFranco – Binary (Righteous Babe)
57. Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – TajMo (Concord)
58. Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-)
59. Robert Plant – Carry Fire (Trolcharm / Nonesuch)
60.  The Deep Dark Woods – Yarrow (Six Shooter)

61.  Enough About Me by Slow Leaves
62.  Audrey Ochoa – Afterthought (Chronograph)
63. Future Islands – The Far Field (4AD)
64. Deb Talan – Lucky Girl (Nettwerk)
65.  She-Devils – She-Devils (Arbutus)
66. Adrian Nation – Anarchy and Love  (Laburnum Bridge)
67. Jeb Loy Nichols – Country Hustle (City Country City)
68. Beck – Colors (Capitol)
69.  Joey Landreth – Whiskey (Cadence)
70.   Matt Patershuk – Same As I Ever Have Been (Black Hen) 

71.  Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man (Glassnote)
72.  Roberto Lopez – Criollo Electrik  (Stonetree)
73. Bonobo – Migration (Ninja Tune)
74.  Diana Krall – Turn Up the Quiet (Verve)
75.  Prairie Cat – Is Cary Pratt (Fuzzy Logic)
76.  Nikki Lane – Highway Queen (New West)
77. Benjamin Gibbard – Bandwagonesque (Canvasback)
78. Imelda May – Life Love Flesh Blood  (Universal)
79. Dee Dee Bridgewater –  Memphis …Yes, I’m Ready (Okeh)
80. The Band of Heathens -Duende (Blue Rose ) 

81. Jack Johnson – All The Light Above It Too (Brushfire)
82.  Begonia – Lady In Mind (Independent)
83.  Goldtop – You Possess Me (Spicy Tomato)
84.  Danny Michel – Khlebnikov (Independent)
85. Van Morrison – Roll With the Punches (Universal)
86.  Johanna Sillanpaa – From This Side (Chronograph)
87.  Little Miss Higgins – My Home, My Heart (Independent)
88. Trombone Shorty – Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)
89.  Steph Cameron – Daybreak Over Jackson Street (Pheromone )
90.  The Souljazz Orchestra – Under Burning Skies (Do Right!) 

91. Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations (Rounder)
92. Tift Merritt – Stitch Of The World (Yep Roc)
93.  Aimee Mann – Mental Illness (SuperEgo)
94. Chicano Batman – Freedom is Free (ATO)
95. San Fermin – Belong (Universal)
96. Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child (Legacy)
97 AM Static – Rise & Shine (Independent)
98. Preservation Hall Jazz Band – So It Is (Sony)
99.  Alvvays – Antisocialites (Royal Mountain)
100.  Whitney Rose – Rule 62  (Six Shooter)