It’s the time of the year! We’re discussing our favorite albums of the year, or more specifically, the albums that are most worthy of discussion. Before we jump into the meat, we talk about two news items – Hark calling it quits and this very cool neural network paper that talks about generating The Dillinger Escape Plan and Krallice music using AI. Then we go into the AOTY deliberations! This week, we outline some categories, and choose our picks for them. Next week we’ll work on a ranked list! The category listing is after the jump. Enjoy!

By the way, the NYN album Entropy: Of Chaos And Salt is finally out, so check it out!

107 – AOTY 2017 Part I: Categories

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Show notes:

Intro/Outro – NYN


Best old album of 2017

Best album no one listened to

Most ridiculously technical

“Who asked for this?”

Best long-awaited album

Best reversal

Most appropriate production

Best nonmetal album that IMNs call metal

Best actually not metal album

Best long track of the year

Most engaging abrasive album

Best boring album

Best album in a genre no one cares about anymore

Biggest disappointment

Coolest concept



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