Well here it is, the album list. We have a Number One and lots of number two’s. no third place just to many of them. Second spot was just to difficult to decide on we decided to make the rest of the list all #2’s. (Sorry Mindi but someone has to be at the bottom no reflection on a wonderful album).
TME.fm would like to thank all artists for their music and all PR companies for bringing it to our notice.
1. John Craigie – No Rain, No Rose
And in join second place:-
I Draw Slow – Turn Your Face to the Sun David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell The Devil I’m Getting There As Fast As I Can. Amber Cross – Savage On The Downhill Valerie June – The Order Of Time Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors – Souvenir Sera Cahoone – From Where I Started The Steel Wheels – Wild as We Came Here Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator The Band Of Heathens – Duende Chris Hillman – Bidin’ My Time Susan Cattaneo – The Hammer & the Heart Molly Tuttle – Rise Gurf Morlix – The Soul & the Heal Infamous Stringdusters – Laws of Gravity Slaid Cleaves – Ghost On The Car Ashley Condon – Can You Hear Me John Craigie – No Rain, No Rose Gerry Spehar – I Hold Gravity Michael Gaither – Hey Karma Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway Jim Allchin – Decisions Bruce Cockburn – Bone On Bone Juanita Stein – America Son Volt – Notes Of Blue Vandoliers – The Native Margo Price – All American Made Ragged Union – Time Captain Samantha Fish – Belle of the West Tyler Childers – Purgatory Lillie Mae – Forever And Then Some Rachel Baiman – Shame Amilia K. Spicer – Wow and Flutter Anna Tivel – Small Believer The Malvinas – God Bless The Grass The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore Dori Freeman – Letters Never Read Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing Val Starr & the Blues Rocket – I Always Turn The Blues On Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers – The EastWest Sessions
There was too much to listen to in 2017—not just albums, of which there were once again thousands, a barrage of releases from major-label veterans and SoundCloud up-and-comers alike, all vying for your attention. There was just too much of everything: a persistent, buzzing storm of push notifications and free-floating panic that often made it difficult for any signals to break through the noise, or to retain whatever fleeting pleasures they yielded. It’s a year that’s often felt like 10, and you’d be forgiven for struggling to remember what, exactly, happened last week, let alone in the last 12 months.