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

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017

08 December 2017

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. JAY-Z4:44
  3. SZACtrl
  4. FutureHNDRXX
  5. SamphaProcess
  6. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  7. MigosCulture
  8. Lil Uzi VertLuv Is Rage 2
  9. Daniel CaesarFreudian
  10. DrakeMore Life
  11. SydFin
  12. Charli XCXNumber 1 Angel
  13. RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
  14. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  15. FutureFUTURE
  16. A Boogie wit da HoodieThe Bigger Artist
  17. KelelaTake Me Apart
  18. Joey Bada$$ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
  19. Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  20. Rick RossRather You Than Me
  21. Ke$haRainbow
  22. Kodak BlackPainting Pictures
  23. Freddie GibbsYou Only Live 2wice
  24. Gucci ManeDroptopwop
  25. 2 ChainzPretty Girls Like Trap Music
  26. Taylor Swiftreputation
  27. G PericoAll Blue
  28. GoldLinkAt What Cost
  29. Roc MarcianoRosebudd’s Revenge
  30. ThundercatDrunk
  31. SonderInto
  32. A$AP Twelvyy12
  33. Harry StylesHarry Styles
  34. Meek MillWins & Losses
  35. Dua LipaDua Lipa
  36. AminéGood For You
  37. 21 SavageIssa Album
  38. John MayerThe Search for Everything
  39. Young DolphThinking Out Loud
  40. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro BoominWithout Warning
  41. Sminoblkswn
  42. MiguelWar & Leisure
  43. JIDThe Never Story
  44. LordeMelodrama
  45. Cyhi The PrynceNo Dope on Sundays
  46. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  47. KhalidAmerican Teen
  48. HAIMSomething To Tell You
  49. Lil PumpLil Pump
  50. Lil BBlack Ken