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.

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2017

06 December 2017

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2017

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

  1. Margo PriceAll American Made
  2. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  3. Angaleena PresleyWrangled
  4. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman
  5. J.D. McPhersonUNDIVIDED HEART & SOUL
  6. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  7. Robert PlantCarry Fire
  8. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  9. Rhiannon GiddensFreedom Highway
  10. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  11. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  12. John MorelandBig Bad Luv
  13. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  14. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  15. AlgiersThe Underside of Power
  16. Steve Earle & The DukesSo You Wannabe an Outlaw
  17. Caroline SpenceSpades and Roses
  18. Ron GalloHeavy Meta
  19. Nicole AtkinsGoodnight Rhonda Lee
  20. The KillersWonderful Wonderful
  21. Lee Ann WomackThe Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
  22. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  23. Natalie HembyPuxico
  24. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  25. Andrew CombsCanyons of my Mind