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

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017

06 December 2017

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017

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

  1. LordeMelodrama
  2. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  3. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  4. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  5. SZACtrl
  6. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  7. Charly BlissGuppy
  8. WaxahatcheeOut in the Storm
  9. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  10. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  11. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION II
  12. Fever RayPlunge
  13. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  14. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  15. SlowdiveSlowdive
  16. Sorority NoiseYou’re Not As _____ As You Think
  17. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  18. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  19. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  20. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  21. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  22. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  23. Jay SomEverybody Works
  24. ElderReflections of a Floating World
  25. PallbearerHeartless
  26. KelelaTake Me Apart
  27. Allison CrutchfieldTourist in This Town
  28. BjörkUtopia
  29. CounterpartsYou’re Not You Anymore
  30. ConvergeThe Dusk In Us
  31. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  32. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  33. MigosCulture
  34. IncendiaryThousand Mile Stare
  35. LomeldaThx
  36. girlpoolPowerplant
  37. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  38. The Weather StationThe Weather Station
  39. Heaven In Her ArmsWhite Halo
  40. FeistPleasure
  41. OddiseeThe Iceberg
  42. HundredthRARE
  43. Zola JesusOkovi
  44. JlinBlack Origami
  45. Guerilla TossGT Ultra
  46. Ted Leo and the PharmacistsThe Hanged Man
  47. ThundercatDrunk
  48. Roc MarcianoRosebudd’s Revenge
  49. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  50. JAY-Z4:44