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.

Earbuddy: 100 Best Albums of 2017

18 December 2017

Earbuddy: 100 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2018]

  1. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  2. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  3. TORRESThree Futures
  4. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  5. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  6. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  7. LordeMelodrama
  8. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  9. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  10. Big ThiefCapacity
  11. Casey DienelImitation of a Woman To Love
  12. Wolf ParadeCry Cry Cry
  13. Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  14. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  15. Chelsea WolfeHiss Spun
  16. JAY-Z4:44
  17. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  18. Marika HackmanI’m Not Your Man
  19. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  20. The HorrorsV
  21. P.O.S.Chill, dummy
  22. The xxI See You
  23. Alex CameronForced Witness
  24. ThundercatDrunk
  25. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  26. DeerhoofMountain Moves
  27. King KruleThe OOZ
  28. Sun Kil MoonCommon as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
  29. The Afghan WhigsIn Spades
  30. BjörkUtopia
  31. Ke$haRainbow
  32. SydFin
  33. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  34. Mount KimbieLove What Survives
  35. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  36. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  37. Hundred WatersCommunicating
  38. Mac DeMarcoThis Old Dog
  39. Briana MarelaCall It Love
  40. Cherry GlazerrApocalipstick
  41. Shilpa RayDoor Girl
  42. Alex LaheyI Love You Like a Brother
  43. Big K.R.I.T.4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
  44. AlgiersThe Underside of Power
  45. The DrumsAbysmal Thoughts
  46. Fever RayPlunge
  47. Katie Von SchleicherShitty Hits
  48. Peter SilbermanImpermanence
  49. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  50. WaxahatcheeOut in the Storm
  51. MogwaiEvery Country’s Sun
  52. Sorority NoiseYou’re Not As _____ As You Think
  53. HAIMSomething To Tell You
  54. Future IslandsThe Far Field
  55. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  56. UniformWake in Fright
  57. WHY?Moh Lhean
  58. BedouineBedouine
  59. Chastity BeltI Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
  60. B BoysDada
  61. Middle KidsMiddle Kids
  62. LapaluxRuinism
  63. SpoonHot Thoughts
  64. CitrisPanic in Hampton Bays
  65. Tei ShiCrawl Space
  66. DasherSodium
  67. Ten FéHit the Light
  68. Single MothersOur Pleasure
  69. SlowdiveSlowdive
  70. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  71. Manchester OrchestraA Black Mile To The Surface
  72. ClarkDeath Peak
  73. The Weather StationThe Weather Station
  74. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  75. NursesNaughtland
  76. Happy HollowsConcordia
  77. Joey Bada$$ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
  78. Grizzly BearPainted Ruins
  79. Aimee MannMental Illness
  80. Ben FrostThe Centre Cannot Hold
  81. Lovely DarkNew Born
  82. PallbearerHeartless
  83. Jay SomEverybody Works
  84. ArcaArca
  85. David BazanCare
  86. AcceptanceColliding By Design
  87. Odonis OdonisNo Pop
  88. Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound
  89. CaddywhompusOdd Hours
  90. Diet CigSwear I’m Good At This
  91. James Vincent McMorrowTrue Care
  92. ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent
  93. Arcade FireEverything Now
  94. The MynabirdsBE HERE NOW
  95. This Is the KitMoonshine Freeze
  96. The Bug & EarthConcrete Desert
  97. The Cairo GangUntouchable
  98. WallUntitled
  99. Brandon Can’t DanceGraveyard of Good Times
  100. Kirin J CallinanBravado