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

Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017

12 December 2017

Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. SZACtrl
  3. King KruleThe OOZ
  4. KelelaTake Me Apart
  5. LordeMelodrama
  6. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  7. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  8. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  9. Fever RayPlunge
  10. JlinBlack Origami
  11. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  12. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  13. JAY-Z4:44
  14. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  15. SamphaProcess
  16. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  17. Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  18. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  19. MigosCulture
  20. BjörkUtopia
  21. ArcaArca
  22. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  23. Big ThiefCapacity
  24. ThundercatDrunk
  25. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  26. Jay SomEverybody Works
  27. FutureHNDRXX
  28. IbeyiAsh
  29. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  30. SlowdiveSlowdive
  31. Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference
  32. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  33. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
  34. Mount KimbieLove What Survives
  35. Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
  36. SydFin
  37. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  38. DrakeMore Life
  39. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  40. The xxI See You
  41. Zola JesusOkovi
  42. VagabonInfinite Worlds
  43. Lil BBlack Ken
  44. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  45. girlpoolPowerplant
  46. Laurel HaloDust
  47. KehlaniSweetSexySavage
  48. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  49. Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream
  50. yaejiYaeji
  51. [tie] yaejiEP2