Year-End Lists

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PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017

14 December 2017

PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2018, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. LordeMelodrama
  3. Fever RayPlunge
  4. Zola JesusOkovi
  5. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  6. SamphaProcess
  7. The xxI See You
  8. KelelaTake Me Apart
  9. Four TetNew Energy
  10. JlinBlack Origami
  11. AlgiersThe Underside of Power
  12. SlowdiveSlowdive
  13. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  14. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  15. IglooghostNeō Wax Bloom
  16. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  17. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  18. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  19. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  20. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  21. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  22. ArcaArca
  23. Margo PriceAll American Made
  24. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  25. IdlesBrutalism
  26. Blanck MassWorld Eater
  27. King KruleThe OOZ
  28. Valerie JuneThe Order of Time
  29. SpoonHot Thoughts
  30. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  31. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  32. Curtis HardingFace Your Fear
  33. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  34. Rhiannon GiddensFreedom Highway
  35. SZACtrl
  36. Mark Lanegan BandGargoyle
  37. ThundercatDrunk
  38. Mount KimbieLove What Survives
  39. Jens LekmanLife Will See You Now
  40. Chicano BatmanFreedom Is Free
  41. SydFin
  42. Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream
  43. Big ThiefCapacity
  44. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  45. FoxygenHang
  46. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  47. Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  48. Ibibio Sound MachineUyai
  49. Sarah Shook & the DisarmersSidelong
  50. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  51. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  52. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  53. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  54. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  55. Charly BlissGuppy
  56. Lee Ann WomackThe Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
  57. The Dream SyndicateHow Did I Find Myself Here?
  58. Do Make Say ThinkStubborn Persistent Illusions
  59. Everything EverythingA Fever Dream
  60. White HillsStop Mute Defeat