THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE STAY BUSY TRACKING JUST HOW MANY TIMES NEW INDIE ROCK ALBUMS ARE SHARED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA TO GIVE YOU A NUMBERS-BASED VIEW OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL RELEASES OF 2017.

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Artist / Album Label Total Shares
Feist / Pleasure Universal 103,720
Father John Misty / Pure Comedy Sub Pop 58,927
Spoon / Hot Thoughts Matador 43,266
Japandroids / Near to the Wild Heart of Life Anti- 41,775
Sleater-Kinney / Live In Paris Sub Pop 16,718
Grandaddy / Last Place 30th Century, Columbia 13,527
Cloud Nothings / Life Without Sound Carpark 13,002
Jay Som / Everybody Works Polyvinyl 8,901
Real Estate / In Mind Domino 7,550
The Orwells / Terrible Human Beings Atlantic 7,005
Los Campesinos! / Sick Scenes Wichita 5,971
Fred Thomas / Changer Polyvinyl 5,762
Cherry Glazerr / Apocalipstick Secretly Canadian 4,600
Guided By Voices / August By Cake GBV, Inc. 4,474
Vagabon / Infinite Worlds Father/Daughter 4,210
Elbow / Little Fictions Polydor, Concord 3,846
Wire / Silver/Lead Pinkflag 3,590
Strand of Oaks / Hard Love Dead Oceans 3,416
Pile / A Hairshirt of Purpose Exploding In Sound 3,343
Charly Bliss / Guppy Barsuk 3,297
Minus the Bear / VOIDS Suicide Squeeze 2,756
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / The Tourist Undertow 2,611
Sundara Karma / Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect Chess Club 2,152
Novella / Change of State Sinderlyn 2,018
The Courtneys / II Flying Nun 1,943
David Bazan / Care Anti- 1,771
Half Japanese / Hear the Lions Roar Fire 1,491
British Sea Power / Let The Dancers Inherit The Party Golden Chariot, Caroline 1,420
Sorority Noise / You're Not As ______ As You Think Triple Crown 1,326
Hippo Campus / Landmark Grand Jury 1,283
Surfer Blood / Snowdonia Joyful Noise 1,186
BNQT / Volume 1 Dualtone, Bella Union 1,179
Skaters / Rock And Roll Bye Bye Yonks 1,168
Aye Nako / Silver Haze Don Giovanni 954
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / The French Press Sub Pop 895
Hand Habits / Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) Woodsist 624
Bleached / Can You Deal? Dead Oceans 621
Joan of Arc / He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands Joyful Noise 593
Summer Moon / With You Tonight Dtf Records 591
Circa Waves / Different Creatures Virgin EMI 579
Communions / Blue Fat Possum 577
The Regrettes / Feel Your Feelings Fool! Warner Bros. 565
Delicate Steve / This Is Steve Anti- 564
The Big Moon / Love In The 4th Dimension Columbia 497
Cameron Avery / Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams Anti- 411
Horse Thief / Trials & Truths Bella Union 370
Alexandra Savior / Belladonna of Sadness Columbia 338
The New Year / Snow Undertow 332
Tim Darcy / Saturday Night Jagjaguwar 294
Louise Burns / Young Mopes Light Organ 291
Tall Ships / Impressions FatCat 225
The Molochs / America's Velvet Glory Innovative Leisure 188
Dryjacket / For Posterity Hopeless 167

Influence is calculated based on the total number of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Linkedin shares generated directly from editorial coverage. Share counts were accurate at time of research, typically 1-2 weeks after the official release of each album, but current share counts may differ.

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