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.

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017

23 November 2017

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  2. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  4. The Weather StationThe Weather Station
  5. Joan ShelleyJoan Shelley
  6. Richard DawsonPeasant
  7. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  8. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  9. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  10. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  11. SlowdiveSlowdive
  12. Peter PerrettHow the West Was Won
  13. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  14. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  15. Joshua AbramsSimultonality
  16. Jane WeaverModern Kosmology
  17. Juana MolinaHalo
  18. LordeMelodrama
  19. The ClienteleMusic for the Age of Miracles
  20. Grizzly BearPainted Ruins
  21. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  22. Ty SegallTy Segall
  23. Chuck JohnsonBalsams
  24. Margo PriceAll American Made
  25. Robert PlantCarry Fire
  26. Rhiannon GiddensFreedom Highway
  27. Hiss Golden MessengerHallelujah Anyhow
  28. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  29. Michael Chapman50
  30. Susanne SundførMusic For People In Trouble
  31. GasNarkopop
  32. Sleaford ModsEnglish Tapas
  33. Oh SeesOrc
  34. Saint EtienneHome Counties
  35. King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardFlying Microtonal Banana
  36. Four TetNew Energy
  37. RideWeather Diaries
  38. Robyn HitchcockRobyn Hitchcock
  39. ArcaArca
  40. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  41. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  42. ThundercatDrunk
  43. Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan
  44. Jake Xerxes FussellWhat in the Natural World
  45. SpoonHot Thoughts
  46. Broken Social SceneHug of Thunder
  47. PondThe Weather
  48. LindstrømIt’s Alright Between Us as It Is
  49. Michael Head & The Red Elastic BandAdiós Señor Pussycat
  50. The xxI See You
  51. Randy NewmanDark Matter
  52. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel BandDreaming in the Non-Dream
  53. SZACtrl
  54. TinariwenElwan
  55. The MoonlandingzInterplanetary Class Classics
  56. House and LandHouse and Land
  57. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverThe French Press
  58. WandPlum
  59. John MausScreen Memories
  60. Bitchin BajasBajas Fresh
  61. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  62. Mark EitzelHey Mr Ferryman
  63. Kevin MorbyCity Music
  64. Blanck MassWorld Eater
  65. Real EstateIn Mind
  66. CrescentResin Pockets
  67. The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir
  68. Floating PointsReflections – Mojave Desert
  69. SparksHippopotamus
  70. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  71. David RawlingsPoor David’s Almanack
  72. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  73. Aldous HardingParty
  74. FeistPleasure
  75. Ryan AdamsPrisoner