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

Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017

14 December 2017

Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. SZACtrl
  3. LordeMelodrama
  4. JAY-Z4:44
  5. KhalidAmerican Teen
  6. Taylor Swiftreputation
  7. Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  8. MigosCulture
  9. SamphaProcess
  10. Harry StylesHarry Styles
  11. KelelaTake Me Apart
  12. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  13. Lil Uzi VertLuv Is Rage 2
  14. The xxI See You
  15. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  16. Ke$haRainbow
  17. FutureHNDRXX
  18. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  19. ResidenteResidente
  20. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  21. DrakeMore Life
  22. Chris StapletonFrom A Room: Volume 1
  23. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  24. KehlaniSweetSexySavage
  25. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  26. Ed Sheeran÷
  27. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  28. Halseyhopeless fountain kingdom
  29. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  30. PinkBeautiful Trauma
  31. Daniel CaesarFreudian
  32. JapandroidsNear To The Wild Heart Of Life
  33. SydFin
  34. Mura MasaMura Masa
  35. Julia MichaelsNervous System
  36. RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
  37. Thomas RhettLife Changes
  38. Charly BlissGuppy
  39. Romeo SantosGolden
  40. Demi LovatoTell Me You Love Me
  41. MUNAAbout U
  42. Cashmere Cat9
  43. Dua LipaDua Lipa
  44. ThundercatDrunk
  45. King KruleThe OOZ
  46. Jay SomEverybody Works
  47. Big K.R.I.T.4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
  48. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  49. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro BoominWithout Warning
  50. Kelly ClarksonMeaning of Life