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

Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2017

22 December 2017

Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2017

[see also 2015]

  1. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  2. UlverThe Assassination of Julius Caesar
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  4. Manchester OrchestraA Black Mile To The Surface
  5. The MenzingersAfter the Party
  6. Blood CulturesHappy Birthday
  7. LordeMelodrama
  8. Gang of YouthsGo Farther in Lightness
  9. Pain of SalvationIn the Passing Light of Day
  10. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  11. Brand NewScience Fiction
  12. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  13. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  14. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  15. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  16. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  17. GlassjawMaterial Control
  18. ArcaArca
  19. SamphaProcess
  20. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  21. Falls of RaurosVigilance Perennial
  22. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  23. [tie] Jürg FreyEphemeral Constructions
  24. Fever RayPlunge
  25. FenWinter
  26. Artificial BrainInfrared Horizon
  27. DispersEForeword
  28. IglooghostNeō Wax Bloom
  29. SlowdiveSlowdive
  30. PropagandhiVictory Lap
  31. Steven WilsonTo the Bone
  32. BedwetterVol. 1: Flick Your Tongue Against Your Teeth and Describe the Present
  33. Wolves in the Throne RoomThrice Woven
  34. KralliceGo Be Forgotten
  35. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION II
  36. Cradle of FilthCryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
  37. Do Make Say ThinkStubborn Persistent Illusions
  38. PVRISAll We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
  39. Blanck MassWorld Eater
  40. King KruleThe OOZ
  41. And So I Watch You From AfarThe Endless Shimmering
  42. LykantropiLykantropi
  43. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  44. The Smith Street BandMore Scared of You Than You Are of Me
  45. Dad ThighsThe Ghosts That I Fear
  46. death’s dynamic shroudHeavy Black Heart
  47. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieAlways Foreign
  48. 1800HaightStreetEndless
  49. Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly
  50. SorcererThe Crowning of the Fire King