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

Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017

27 November 2017

Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. LordeMelodrama
  3. U2Songs of Experience
  4. Ke$haRainbow
  5. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  6. KhalidAmerican Teen
  7. Taylor Swiftreputation
  8. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  9. MigosCulture
  10. Sam SmithThe Thrill of It All
  11. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  12. JAY-Z4:44
  13. Randy NewmanDark Matter
  14. WaxahatcheeOut in the Storm
  15. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  16. Margo PriceAll American Made
  17. Harry StylesHarry Styles
  18. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  19. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  20. SZACtrl
  21. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  22. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  23. JlinBlack Origami
  24. Valerie JuneThe Order of Time
  25. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  26. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  27. DrakeMore Life
  28. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  29. Jay SomEverybody Works
  30. Chris StapletonFrom A Room: Volume 1
  31. Songhoy BluesRésistance
  32. Robert PlantCarry Fire
  33. Vijay Iyer SextetFar from Over
  34. Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream
  35. Bob DylanTriplicate
  36. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVieLindsey Buckingham Christine McVie
  37. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsWho Built the Moon?
  38. [tie] Liam GallagherAs You Were
  39. ResidenteResidente
  40. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  41. Grizzly BearPainted Ruins
  42. Gregg AllmanSouthern Blood
  43. BeckColors
  44. Ornette ColemanCelebrate Ornette
  45. The New PornographersWhiteout Conditions
  46. Tracy BonhamModern Burdens
  47. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman
  48. Low Cut ConnieDirty Pictures, Pt. 1
  49. ChronixxChronology
  50. Foo FightersConcrete and Gold
  51. Code OrangeForever