It’s that time of the year. Time to prep for the new year, and reflect on the previous. Accordingly, you can now stream our favorite albums of 2017 via Spotify below. As the past couple years have suggested, and this year has confirmed, music streaming is the new norm. Services like Spotify are reshaping the way consumers listen to music and artists’ get paid. Given current trends, the music industry is expected to substantially grow over coming years. People are starting to spend money on recorded music via the subscription model, which is a plus! Let’s hope for quality music and genuine artists that continue to deliver impactful songs along the way. Here’s to another solid year in music and an eventful year all around. We released 9 songs on the Casablanca Sunset label this year and have a handful in store for 2018. Looking forward to what’s in store. Here’s Casablanca Sunset’s top albums of the year. Enjoy!

– Eric

20. VÉRITÉ – Somewhere In Between

Genres: Indie, Electronic, Pop
Released: June 30, 2017
Record Label: Self-Release

19. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

Genres: Electronic, Dance, Pop
Released: Sept 1, 2017
Record Label: DFA Records

18. Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

Genres: Indie, Rock
Released: May 5, 2017
Record Label: Captured Tracks

17. Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

Genres: Electronic, Indie
Released: Sept 22, 2017
Record Label: Capitol Records

16. Good Great Fine OK – III

Genres: Alt, Indie, Rock
Released: Jan 5, 2017
Record Label: Duck L’Orange Records

15. Washed Out – Mister Mellow

Genres: Indie, Electronic
Released: June 30, 2017
Record Label: Stones Throw Records

14. Tuxedo – Tuxedo II

Genres: Electronic, Funk, Soul
Released: March 24, 2017
Record Label: Stones Throw

13. Touch Sensitive – Visions

Genres: Electronic, Disco
Released: Sept 15, 2017
Record Label: Future Classic

12. Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

Genres: Indie, Rock
Released: July 7, 2017
Record Label: Arts & Crafts

11. Lorde – Melodrama

Genres: Electronic, Pop
Released: June 16, 2017
Record Label: Lava Records

10. Poolside – Heat

Genres: Daytime, Disco
Released: June 20, 2017
Label: Self-Release

9. Amber Marks – 3:33

Genres: Electronic, Pop
Released: June 16, 2017
Record Label: Virgin EMI Records

8. Holy Oysters – Egonomy

Genres: Indie, Rock
Released: Sept 15, 2017
Record Label: Distiller Records

7. RAC – Ego

Genres: Electronic, Pop
Released: July 14, 2017
Label: Counter Records

6. Niki & The Dove – Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now

Genres: Alternative, Pop
Released: April 8, 2017
Label: Record Company TEN

5. FKJ – French Kiwi Juice

Genres: Electronic, Dance
Released: March 3, 2017
Label: Roche Musique

The first full length release from a highly talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, and French-musician. This super smooth self-titled release is inspiring, relaxing and fresh.

4. Bonobo – Migration

Genres: Alternative, Electronic
Released: Jan 13, 2017
Label: Ninja Tune

The LA-based British producer, musician and DJ has consistently been releasing quality electronic music for well over a decade. His latest grammy-nominated full-length release features appearances from Rhye and Nick Murphy.

3. ODESZA – A Moment Apart

Genres: Electronic, Dance
Released: Sept, 8 2017
Label: Counter Records

Tough to sleep on this Seattle-based duo. Their genre-defying grammy-nominated album features some of the best aspects of the post-EDM landscape. If you had an opportunity to see these two in concert this year, you were thoroughly impressed.

2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Genres: Hip-Hop, Rap
Released: April 14, 2017
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment

In 2017, Kendrick Lamar solidified his positioning as a hip-hop icon. With a headlining Coachella performance and 7 Grammy-nominations there is little doubt DAMN. is nothing short of superb. The album features appearances by Rihanna and U2’s Bono.

1. Oliver – Full Circle

Genres: Electronic, Dance
Released: August 25, 2017
Label: Interscope Records

Full Circle stayed on repeat this year. With little to no expectations for the album pre-release, it ended up kicking ass. If you like funky club-inspired electronic music you will be pleasantly surprised by the duo’s ability to produce tunes that tastefully thump.

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