Best Indie Albums of 2017

These records are considered the best indie releases of 2017. The list is not comprehensive but contains releases that we think stand out from the rest. The list gets updated as the year pass.

Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder

Hug Of Thunder is a compelling, warm and catchy record with loads of details to dive into. Read the full review of hug and thunder here.

Genre: Indie


Blankenberge – Radiogaze

Blankenberge - Radiogaze

Blankenberge is one of kind blend between shoegaze and post-rock, even though the most emphasis is on the first genre definition. Radiogaze is filled to the brim with haunting dream pop, shoegaze glittering melodies and a depth seldom heard in that genre

Genre: Shoegaze


Slowdive – Slowdive

Slowdive - Slowdive

What to say. This is Slowdive doing what Slowdive do, and that’s just perfect

Genre: Shoegaze


Holy Fawn – Arrows

Holy Fawn - Arrows

I know this is not an album, but Arrows is simply one of the best shoegaze/blackgaze songs of this year, so have to have it on the list. You can read a full review of the Arrows here.

Genre: Shoegaze/Blackgaze


Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Although this album made it to the runner up metal albums of 2017, it fit’s great in the best of indie/alternative in my opinion as well. Read a review of Hiss Spun here.

Genre: Electronic/Folk/Doom


Prawn – Run

Prawn - Run

One of the best things that have happened since Pavement.

Genre: Indie/Emo/Punk


Japanse Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Japanse Breakfast

Lo-fi indie pop with a heart. Just pure and great songs from start to finish

Genre: Indie/Folk


Japanse Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Japanse Breakfast

Lo-fi indie pop with a heart. Just pure and great songs from start to finish

Genre: Indie pop


Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex

Blend Beach House with some Lambchop and give it a cozy bedroom feeling.

Genre: Indie


Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

It simply doesn’t get more genuine, authentic and personal than this. The sad circumstances of this record, makes you feel right there at Phil’s side. By far the best from his hand. A true landmark in music. This will be an album that will have place in everyones heart at all times.

Genre: Indie/Folk/Lo-Fi