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.

Influence is calculated based on the total number of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Linkedin shares generated directly from editorial coverage.

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


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