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LISTS OF 2017


Our Favorite New Releases (All Omissions Are Intentional But Not Malicious)
1. Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti LP / CD (AWGE/Interscope)
2. Kehlani - Sweetsexysavage CD (Tsunami Mob/Atlantic)
3. Jlin - Black Origami 2xLP / CD (Planet Mu)
4. Quelle Chris - 
Being You Is Great... 2xLP CD (Mello Music Group)
5. SOB X RBE - SOB X RBE N/A (SOB X RBE)
6. Standing On The Corner - S/T LP (Downtown Ukrainian-Puerto Rican Institute) *SOLD OUT*
7. Goldlink - At What Cost 2xLP (RCA)
8. Hieroglyphic Being / Korwar / Hutchings - A.R.E. Project 12" EP (Technicolour) *SOLD OUT*
9. Lil B The Based God - Black Ken N/A (Based World)
10. Bjork - Utopia 2xLP / CD (One Little Indian)

Best Selling New Releases
1. Kendrick Lamar - Damn 2xLP / CD (TDE/Interscope)
2. Migos - Culture 2xLP / CD (300)
3. Standing On The Corner - S/T LP (Downtown Ukrainian-Puerto Rican Institute) *SOLD OUT*
4. Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference 12" / CDEP (Young Turks)
5. Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk CD (Mozzy)
6. Jlin - Black Origami 2xLP / CD (Planet Mu)
7. Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti LP / CD (AWGE/Interscope)
8. SZA - CTRL 2xLP / CD (TDE/RCA)
9. Run The Jewels - RTJ3 2xLP / CD (Run The Jewels)

10. Jay-Z - 4:44 CD (Roc Nation)

Best Selling 2017 Reissues, Belated Vinyl Releases & Archival Titles
1. Young Thug - Jeffery LP / CS (300, 2016) *SOLD OUT*
2. E-40 - In A Major Way 2xLP / CD (Jive, 1995)
3. DJ Kid Slizzard - Murderbells Of Mempho CS (Stay Hatin, 2014) *SOLD OUT*    
4. Prince - Purple Rain LP / 3xCD+DVD (Warner Brothers, 1984)
5. Alice Coltrane - The Ecstatic Music Of... 2xLP / CD / CS (Luaka Bop, 198x)
6. UGK - Too Hard To Swallow 2xLP / CD (Jive/Get On Down, 1992)
7. 21 Savage - Savage Mode LP (Slaughter Gang, LLC, 2016)
8. Mac Dre - Thizzelle Washington 2xLP / CD (Thizz, 2002)
9. Big L - Devil's Son 12" (Columbia, 199x) *SOLD OUT*
10. Beyonce - Lemonade 2xLP (Columbia, 2016)


Best Selling Jazz
1. Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders 2xLP / CD (Brownswood, 2016)
2. Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus LP / CD (Brownswood, 2016)
3. Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference 12" / CDEP (Young Turks)
4. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue LP / CD (Columbia, 1959)
5. Hieroglyphic Being / Korwar / Hutchings - A.R.E. Project 12" EP (Technicolour) *SOLD OUT*
6. Thundercat - Drunk 4x10" (Brainfeeder, 2017)
7. Max Roach - We Insist! LP (Candid/Cornbread, 1960/2017)
8. Kamasi Washington - The Epic 3xLP (Brainfeeder, 2016) *SOLD OUT*

Best Selling R&B Again How Can We Stop This Anderson Fellow
1. Solange - A Seat At The Table 2xLP / CD (Columbia, 2016)
2. Nxworries - Yes Lawd 2xLP / CD (Stones Throw, 2016)
3. Anderson Paak - Malibu 2xLP / CD (Empire, 2016)   
4. Prince - Purple Rain LP / 3xCD+DVD (Warner Brothers, 1984)
5. Erykah Badu - Baduizm 2xLP / CD (Motown, 1996)
6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On LP / CD (Motown, 1971)
7. SZA - Ctrl 2xLP / CD (TDE/RCA, 2017)
8. Beyonce - Lemonade 2xLP (Columbia, 2016)


Best Selling Electronic Music 
1. Jlin - Black Origami 2xLP / CD (Planet Mu, 2017)
2. Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe 2xLP (Warp, 2001/2017) *SOLD OUT*
3. Dream 2 Science - S/T 12" / CD (Power Move/Rush Hour, 1990/2013)
4. Ross From Friends - You'll Understand 12" (Distant Hawaii, 2016)

5. DJ Stingray - Kern Vol. 4  CD (Tresor, 2017)
6. Russell E.L. Butler - I'm Dropping Out Of Life 12" (CGI, 2017)
7. Jan Jelinek - Loop-finding-jazz-records 2xLP (Scape/Faitiche, 2001/2017)
8. Sela - Homemade Jams From Jules & Jessica's Kitchen (Error Broadcast, 2016) *SOLD OUT*





Truly Out There Genius Music

1. Alice Coltrane - The Ecstatic Music Of... 2xLP / CD / CS (Luaka Bop, 198x/2017)
2. Jlin - Black Origami 2xLP / CD (Planet Mu, 2017)
3. Sterling Toles - Resurget Cineribus 2xLP (Sector 7G, 2005/2017)

4. Klein - Tommy EP (Hyperdub, 2017)
5. Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata LP (Leisure System, 2017)

6. Phew - Light Sleep LP (Mesh-Key, 2017)
7. TJ Hustler - The Age Of Individualism 2xLP (SMOA/Companion, 1979/2017)
8. Tohru Nakabayashi - Altered Beast OST LP (Data Disc, 1988/2017)
9. Various - Mono No Aware (Pan, 2017) *SOLD OUT*
10. Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass LP / CD (RCA / WRWTFWW, 1983/2017)

Great Rare Records To Hit The Wall, All Gone Now
1. Miles Davis - Dark Magus 2xLP (CBS Japan, 1977)
2. Gherkin Jerks - Stomp The Beat 12' (Gherkin, 1988)
3. Richie Rich - Don't Do It LP (Big League, 1990)
4. Tori Amos - Boys For Pele 2xLP (Atlantic, 1996)
5. Demon Fuzz - Afreaka! LP  (Janus, 1970)
6. Sun Ra - Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 1 LP (ESP, 1963)
7. Diamond D - Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop 2xLP (Mercury, 1992)
8. Mary Lou Williams - Black Christ Of The Andes (SABA, 1965)
9. The Ethics - Sing LP (Love, 196?)
10. Gal Costa - India LP (Philips, 1973)

Old Rap That Got A Lot Of Burn In The Shop, Most Gone Now
1. Too Short - Raw Uncut & X-Rated CS (75 Girls, 1987)
2. Prodigy - HNIC 2xLP (Loud, 2000)
3. Mass 187 - Real Trues Paying Dues CS (Short Stop, 1995)
4. Suga Free - The New Testament CD (Bungalo, 2004)
5. Little Bruce - XXXTra Mannish CS (Sick Wid It, 1994)
6. Group Home - Livin Proof 2xLP (Payday, 1995)
7. Conscious Daughters - Ear To The Street LP (Scarface, 1993)
8. Three 6 Mafia - Chapter 2: World Domination 2xLP (Hypnotize Minds, 1997)
9. Ultra - Big Time LP (Our Turn Records, 1996)
10. Volume 10 - Hip Hopera LP (RCA, 1994)

Best Selling Hip Hop Artists
1. Mac Dre
2. Too $hort
3. E-40
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. A Tribe Called Quest
6. Dre Dog / Andre Nickatina
7. The Jacka
8. J Dilla
9. Outkast
10. De La Soul

Best Selling Pre-Hip Hop Artists
1. Prince
2. Miles Davis
3. Marvin Gaye
4. The Beatles
5. Parliament / Funkadelic
6. Pink Floyd
7. Alice Coltrane
8. Sade
9. Curtis Mayfield
10. Talking Heads

RECORD TRENDS THAT NEED TO END FOR 2018
1. TALKING ABOUT MONEY INSTEAD OF MUSIC
2. ALL LIMITED EDITIONS AND MANUFACTURED SCARCITY BHEANIE BHABIE TOPPS REFRACTOR MOVES
3. WAITING IN LINE TO BUY ANYTHING ANYWHERE
4. BUYING RECORDS JUST TO OWN THEM
5. BUYING RECORDS JUST TO TAKE PICTURES OF THEM AND POST  ON  INSTAGRAM
6. BUYING RECORDS JUST TO TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY ARE WORTH
7. BUYING RECORDS AND NOT OPENING OR LISTENING TO THEM
8. BUYING RECORDS AND NOT COMPACT DISCS WHICH ARE CHEAPER LESS ENVIRONMENTALLY DESTRUCTIVE AND FREQUENTLY SOUND BETTER YEAH REALLY YES REALLY
9. BUYING A BUNCH OF CRUSTY OLD RECORDS BUT NOT CARING ONE LICK ABOUT NEW MUSIC WHATSOEVER NEW MUSIC IS ALWAYS BETTER IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER
10. CHARGING $40 FOR NEWLY RELEASED RECORDS
11. ONLY BUYING RECORDS THAT SOMEONE ELSE ALREADY HAS DETERMINED TO BE GREAT OR VALUABLE AND NOT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT SHIT WITH YOUR OWN TIME EARS AND TASTE
14. REISSUES OF ANY RECORD THAT SOLD MORE THAN 1 MILLION COPIES BETWEEN 1964 AND 1989
15. ROCK N ROLL MUSIC AND ALL WHITE MALES INCLUDING US AND ME
16. COLORED VINYL, ALL COLORS
17. CHARGING $50 FOR NEWLY RELEASED RECORDS 
19.  LOW RES PIXELATED ARTWORK ON REISSUES AND WE CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU JUST THROW SOME HALF ASSED PHOTOSHOP FILTERS ON THERE TO COVER IT UP THAT DOESNT FLY EITHER IF YOU CANT FIND THE ORIGINAL ART IN HIGH QUALITY DONT REISSUE IT AS A MATTER OF FACT IF YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD THIS DONT REISSUE ANYTHING EVER AGAIN  TRY TO REISSUE YOUR OWN DIGNITY INSTEAD
20. HAGGLING
21. ANY ONE PERSON OWNING MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND RECORDS IN THEIR HOUSE OR COLLECTION YOU AREN'T JOHN PEEL OR ROBERT CRUMP YOU'RE A CHUMP  AND THERE AREN'T ENOUGH DAYS LEFT IN YOUR LIFE TO LISTEN TO ALL THAT MUSIC SOON YOU ARE GOING TO DIE UNDER A PILE OF MULTIPLE COPIES OF THAT DUMB TOM SCOTT RECORD WITH THE PETE ROCK SAX THAT YOU BOUGHT STOCK OF IN 95 JUST TO BRAG AND/OR FILL UP A LONELY ROOM AND STILL NOBODY IS GOING TO COME TO YOUR FUNERAL WHEN INSTEAD YOU COULD'VE FLOATED THIS MUSIC TO THE PEOPLE IN LIFE AND MADE SOME FRIENDS AND ENJOYED SOME SAX BESIDES DONT YOU KNOW YOU CAN LISTEN TO ALL MUSIC FOR FREE ON THE INTERNET NOW WHY ARE YOU GOING TO HOLD ON TO DEAD MEDIA UNTIL IT KILLS YOU OR ARE PLANNING TO MELT THEM FOR FUEL WHEN IT ALL COLLAPSES