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

Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017

22 December 2017

Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2016, 2015]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. SZACtrl
  3. LordeMelodrama
  4. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION III
  5. JAY-Z4:44
  6. Sminoblkswn
  7. Daniel CaesarFreudian
  8. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  9. FutureFUTURE
  10. Ty Dolla $ignBeach House 3
  11. JIDThe Never Story
  12. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  13. King KruleThe OOZ
  14. SamphaProcess
  15. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION II
  16. J HusCommon Sense
  17. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro BoominWithout Warning
  18. SydFin
  19. Kodak BlackPainting Pictures
  20. MigosCulture
  21. Yung LeanStranger
  22. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  23. GoldLinkAt What Cost
  24. Rex Orange CountyApricot Princess
  25. Toro y MoiBoo Boo
  26. Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
  27. Mac DeMarcoThis Old Dog
  28. Jaden SmithSYRE
  29. GiggsWamp 2 Dem
  30. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  31. 21 SavageIssa
  32. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  33. Gucci ManeDroptopwop
  34. KelelaTake Me Apart
  35. ThundercatDrunk
  36. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  37. Young ThugBEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS
  38. CorbinMourn
  39. WikiNo Mountains in Manhattan
  40. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  41. MiguelWar & Leisure
  42. AminéGood For You
  43. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  44. IDKIWASVERYBAD
  45. DrakeMore Life
  46. ChokerPeak
  47. Lil PumpLil Pump
  48. KhalidAmerican Teen
  49. Cyhi The PrynceNo Dope on Sundays
  50. Charli XCXNumber 1 Angel