Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2017 Albums

NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017

23 November 2017

NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. LordeMelodrama
  2. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  4. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  5. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  6. J HusCommon Sense
  7. SZACtrl
  8. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  9. WileyGodfather
  10. Liam GallagherAs You Were
  11. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  12. Loyle CarnerYesterday’s Gone
  13. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  14. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  15. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  16. King KruleThe OOZ
  17. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  18. GorillazHumanz
  19. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  20. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  21. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  22. Kevin MorbyCity Music
  23. SamphaProcess
  24. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  25. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
  26. BleachersGone Now
  27. Foo FightersConcrete and Gold
  28. Methyl EthelEverything Is Forgotten
  29. Arcade FireEverything Now
  30. BeckColors
  31. Taylor Swiftreputation
  32. Princess Nokia1992
  33. KasabianFor Crying Out Loud
  34. Mura MasaMura Masa
  35. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  36. CreeperEternity, In Your Arms
  37. JAY-Z4:44
  38. alt-JRELAXER
  39. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  40. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  41. Fever RayPlunge
  42. ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent
  43. PhoenixTi Amo
  44. The Big MoonLove In the 4th Dimension
  45. The MoonlandingzInterplanetary Class Classics
  46. The xxI See You
  47. Kiran LeonardDerevaun Seraun
  48. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  49. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  50. ThundercatDrunk