Year-End Lists

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Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017

24 November 2017

Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017. See also this year’s staff poll.

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  2. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
  3. EMAExile In the Outer Ring
  4. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  5. NovellerA Pink Sunset for No One
  6. AustraFuture Politics
  7. FeistPleasure
  8. Jane WeaverModern Kosmology
  9. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  10. Juana MolinaHalo
  11. SoulwaxFROM DEEWEE
  12. ThundercatDrunk
  13. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  14. Jean-Michel Blais & CFCFCascades
  15. BjörkUtopia
  16. MogwaiEvery Country’s Sun
  17. Zola JesusOkovi
  18. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  19. ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent
  20. Grizzly BearPainted Ruins
  21. Hannah PeelMary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
  22. SlowdiveSlowdive
  23. Loyle CarnerYesterday’s Gone
  24. Eyre LlewAtelo
  25. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  26. Nadine ShahHoliday Destination
  27. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  28. LordeMelodrama
  29. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  30. The Big MoonLove In the 4th Dimension
  31. Princess Nokia1992
  32. Colin StetsonAll This I Do For Glory
  33. The HorrorsV
  34. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  35. RideWeather Diaries
  36. Sylvan EssoWhat Now
  37. IdlesBrutalism
  38. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla, MogwaiBefore the Flood
  39. Cigarettes After SexCigarettes After Sex
  40. Girl RayEarl Grey
  41. The MynabirdsBE HERE NOW
  42. SZACtrl
  43. Emily Haines & The Soft SkeletonFatal Gift
  44. Johnny JewelWindswept
  45. Jesca HoopMemories Are Now
  46. Katy PerryWitness
  47. ClarkDeath Peak
  48. GrandaddyLast Place
  49. Tired LionDumb Days
  50. William BasinskiA Shadow in Time
  51. Four TetNew Energy
  52. SløtfaceTry Not to Freak Out
  53. BeckColors
  54. BicepBicep
  55. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  56. Juanita SteinAmerica
  57. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  58. Broken Social SceneHug of Thunder
  59. Chelsea WolfeHiss Spun
  60. LiarsTFCF
  61. Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference
  62. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  63. GhostpoetDark Days + Canapés
  64. Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  65. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  66. Jen CloherJen Cloher
  67. Do Make Say ThinkStubborn Persistent Illusions
  68. Mount KimbieLove What Survives
  69. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  70. WileyGodfather
  71. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  72. Max RichterThree Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
  73. Molly BurchPlease Be Mine
  74. Rose Elinor DougallStellular
  75. Big ThiefCapacity
  76. Casey DienelImitation of a Woman To Love
  77. The ShinsHeartworms
  78. Destroyerken
  79. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  80. Cherry GlazerrApocalipstick
  81. Mura MasaMura Masa
  82. Fever RayPlunge
  83. Ryan AdamsPrisoner
  84. Depeche ModeSpirit
  85. Laurel HaloDust
  86. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  87. King KruleThe OOZ
  88. KelelaTake Me Apart
  89. This Is the KitMoonshine Freeze
  90. SamphaProcess
  91. LapaluxRuinism
  92. The Afghan WhigsIn Spades
  93. Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound
  94. Circuit Des YeuxReaching For Indigo
  95. RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
  96. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  97. Public Service BroadcastingEvery Valley
  98. Future IslandsThe Far Field
  99. Blanck MassWorld Eater
  100. Arcade FireEverything Now