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.

Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017

24 November 2017

Q Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2017

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  3. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  4. LordeMelodrama
  5. GorillazHumanz
  6. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  7. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  8. Baxter DuryPrince of Tears
  9. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  10. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  11. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  12. Sleaford ModsEnglish Tapas
  13. The HorrorsV
  14. SamphaProcess
  15. Liam GallagherAs You Were
  16. Girl RayEarl Grey
  17. The xxI See You
  18. Four TetNew Energy
  19. Dizzee RascalRaskit
  20. Forest SwordsCompassion
  21. Cigarettes After SexCigarettes After Sex
  22. Jane WeaverModern Kosmology
  23. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  24. Paul WellerA Kind Revolution
  25. ThundercatDrunk
  26. SparksHippopotamus
  27. SZACtrl
  28. MUNAAbout U
  29. Everything EverythingA Fever Dream
  30. BeckColors
  31. Brian EnoReflection
  32. Nadia ReidPreservation
  33. Joan ShelleyJoan Shelley
  34. Susanne SundførMusic For People In Trouble
  35. KasabianFor Crying Out Loud
  36. ElbowLittle Fictions
  37. J HusCommon Sense
  38. PhoenixTi Amo
  39. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  40. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  41. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  42. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  43. SqueezeThe Knowledge
  44. Michael Head & The Red Elastic BandAdiós Señor Pussycat
  45. alt-JRELAXER
  46. JAY-Z4:44
  47. GhostpoetDark Days + Canapés
  48. Kevin MorbyCity Music
  49. Depeche ModeSpirit
  50. PumarosaThe Witch