We’ve already shared the songs that our Music Design team favored in 2017. Now it’s time to spotlight the albums they listened to the most this year. It’s no surprise that their choices span multiple genres and that only a few artists appeared on more than one list. In fact, only one artist was mentioned by more than two Music Designers. That artist was Lord Echo…

Can you spot the other artists that appeared on multiple lists? Did these artists make your list? Let us know in the comments!

Anna Lascurain:
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty

Shirley Griffith:
Rainbow – Kesha
Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher
I Love You Like A Brother – Alex Lahey
I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone – Chastity Belt
Just Give In/Never Going Home – Hazel English

Linda Kennedy:
Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
New Energy – Four Tet
We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service – A Tribe Called Quest
HA! – Jon Kennedy
Harmonies – Lord Echo

Brad Pressley:
Harmony Of Difference – Kamasi Washington
Melodies – Lord Echo
Ken – Destroyer
Relapse – Geowulf
Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht – Various Artists

Janice Williams:
God’s Problem Child – Willie Nelson
Prick of the Litter – Delbert McClinton
Vaquero – Aaron Watson
Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie – Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie
Not Dark Yet – Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer

Eric Martinez:
Colors – Beck
Ti Amo – Phoenix
Fenix – Nicky Jam
Automaton – Jamiroquai
Heat – Poolside

Tara Miller:
No Shape – Perfume Genius
Party – Aldous Harding
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex

Jesse Nathason:
Will To Power – Arch Enemy
Relentless Mutation – Archspire
Blueprint – Ferry Corsten
Misery Sermon – Slaughter To Prevail
Tuxedo II – Tuxedo

Tristan Bolden:
Trip – Jhené Aiko
Ultralife – Oh Wonder
Innocence Lost – Erik Hassle
War & Leisure – Miguel
Take Me Apart – Kelela

Trevor Pronga:
Rest – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Harmonies – Lord Echo
Pure Comedy – Fahher John Misty
Twin Peaks (2017) Soundtrack – Various Artists
Humanz – Gorillaz

Justin Main:
Relatives In Descent – Protomartyr
LP3 – Heavy Metal
Big Fish – Vince Staples
Gao Rap: Hip Hop From Northern Mali – Various Artists
Any Other Way – Jackie Shane

Erick Bohorquez:
Hot Thoughts -Spoon
Freedom is Free – Chicano Batman
4:44 – Jay Z
Drunk (Brainfeeder) – Thundercat
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem

Amy Frishkey:
Rest – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Masseduction – St. Vincent
Disco Popular – Mexican Institute of Sound
Bad Baby – Sarah Jaffe
Prisoner – Ryan Adams

Matt Powell:
Big Fish Theory – Vince Staples
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Fingers Crossed – Derek Webb
Ctrl – SZA

Blake Deming:
The Source – Tony Allen
Between The Earth and the Sky – Lankum
The Animal Spirits – James Holden and the Animal Spirits
Bring On The Sun – Laraaji
Undivided Heart and Soul – JD McPherson

Juan Pablo Restrepo:
Musas – Natalia Lafourcade
Vem – Mallu Magalhanes
Soy Selva – Ghetto Kumbé
El Dorado – Shakira
La Gran Oscilación – Diamante Eléctrico

Erin Yousef:
Divide – Ed Sheeran
The Space Between – Majid Jordan
Harry Styles – Harry Styles
I See You – The xx
Glasshouse – Jessie Ware

Mark Shapiro:
Walk Of Fire – Behn Gillece
Uptown Downtown – Bill Charlap
Italy 2016 – Billy Lester
Speechless – Champion Fulton
Dreamsville – Cory Weeds
Let’s Groove – Cory Weeds
There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit – Cyrus Chestnut
Now Hear This! – Ken Fowser
Forgive And Forget – Terell Stafford
92 Years Young – Terry Gibbs

– Submitted by Music Design