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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017

06 December 2017

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  3. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  4. HAIMSomething To Tell You
  5. JAY-Z4:44
  6. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  7. LordeMelodrama
  8. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  9. The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir
  10. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  11. BjörkUtopia
  12. Fever RayPlunge
  13. Joe HenryThrum
  14. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  15. SZACtrl
  16. Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference
  17. Taylor Swiftreputation
  18. ThundercatDrunk
  19. Valerie JuneThe Order of Time
  20. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  21. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  22. Robyn HitchcockRobyn Hitchcock
  23. Higher BrothersBlack Cab
  24. Harriet BrownContact
  25. Nelly FurtadoThe Ride