The Best of 2017 … So Far (Encore Episode 150)

Encore 150

On this week’s episode of Encore I am joined once again by special guest Craig Manning. This week our main topic is all about the best albums released in 2017 … so far. As we hit the midway mark of the year, it’s time for our annual tradition of discussing what albums we’ve fallen in love with during the first six months, what didn’t make the list, what we were anticipating and how those stacked up, and all that jazz. (There’s also a rant about movie theaters at the beginning because some people can’t put their phones away.)

What albums have you loved this year so far? We’d love to hear from you and see if there’s something new for us to discover as well. As always, thanks for listening.


Social Drinker: This week’s episode is brought to you by a band from Atlanta that will be releasing their new EP on September 8th. We play their new single “Holding.” It’s a mix of Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, and The 1975. A clip is played in the middle of the episode, the full song is at the end. You can find more information about the band’s upcoming release at their website.


Show Notes

Jason’s Top 10

  1. The Menzingers – After the Party
  2. Bleachers – Gone Now
  3. Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
  4. Paramore – After Laughter
  5. Muna – About U
  6. Aaron Sprinkle – Real Life
  7. Allie X – Collxtion II
  8. Acceptance – Colliding By Design
  9. The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely
  10. Betty Who – The Valley

Craig’s Top 10

  1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  2. Steve Moakler – Steel Town
  3. Natalie Hemby – Puxico
  4. Colter Wall – Colter Wall
  5. Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol. 1
  6. The Menzingers – After the Party
  7. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Zombies on Broadway
  8. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  9. John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
  10. Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart


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