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.

Guardian: Best Albums of 2017

22 December 2017

The Guardian: Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  2. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  3. SZACtrl
  4. LordeMelodrama
  5. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  6. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  7. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  8. ThundercatDrunk
  9. KelelaTake Me Apart
  10. Richard DawsonPeasant
  11. Jane WeaverModern Kosmology
  12. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  13. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  14. J HusCommon Sense
  15. The HorrorsV
  16. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  17. DrakeMore Life
  18. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  19. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  20. SamphaProcess
  21. Cigarettes After SexCigarettes After Sex
  22. King KruleThe OOZ
  23. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  24. ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent
  25. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  26. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  27. Marika HackmanI’m Not Your Man
  28. SlowdiveSlowdive
  29. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  30. Girl RayEarl Grey
  31. Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  32. Four TetNew Energy
  33. MiguelWar & Leisure
  34. Juana MolinaHalo
  35. Nick HakimGreen Twins
  36. Rhiannon GiddensFreedom Highway
  37. SparksHippopotamus
  38. Baxter DuryPrince of Tears
  39. Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound
  40. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  41. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  42. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  43. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  44. The xxI See You
  45. PowerdanceThe Lost Art of Getting Down
  46. Les Amazones d’AfriqueRépublique Amazone
  47. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  48. Vijay Iyer SextetFar from Over
  49. Lisa KnappTill April Is Dead – A Garland of May
  50. Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan