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

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017

18 December 2017

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. Big ThiefCapacity
  3. SZACtrl
  4. LordeMelodrama
  5. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  6. JlinBlack Origami
  7. Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
  8. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  9. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  10. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  11. MigosCulture
  12. ThundercatDrunk
  13. KehlaniSweetSexySavage
  14. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  15. KelelaTake Me Apart
  16. Destroyerken
  17. Fever RayPlunge
  18. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  19. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  20. SpoonHot Thoughts
  21. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  22. Young ThugBEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS
  23. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  24. SamphaProcess
  25. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  26. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  27. FutureHNDRXX
  28. King KruleThe OOZ
  29. BjörkUtopia
  30. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  31. Jessie WareGlasshouse
  32. ActressAZD
  33. JAY-Z4:44
  34. Ty Dolla $ignBeach House 3
  35. Ex EyeEx Eye
  36. Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
  37. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  38. Mac DeMarcoThis Old Dog
  39. MiguelWar & Leisure
  40. The Weather StationThe Weather Station
  41. SlowdiveSlowdive
  42. FeistPleasure
  43. Randy NewmanDark Matter
  44. PileA Hairshirt of Purpose
  45. SydFin
  46. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  47. JapandroidsNear To The Wild Heart Of Life
  48. Taylor Swiftreputation
  49. DrakeMore Life
  50. Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream