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

Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2017

05 December 2017

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2017

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

  1. Chino AmobiParadiso
  2. Richard DawsonPeasant
  3. KleinTommy
  4. JlinBlack Origami
  5. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  6. Jana RushPariah
  7. Joshua AbramsSimultonality
  8. Pan DaijingLack
  9. Jaimie BranchFly or Die
  10. Circuit Des YeuxReaching For Indigo
  11. ActressAZD
  12. Nadah El ShazlyAhwar
  13. Ryuichi Sakamotoasync
  14. Felicia AtkinsonHand In Hand
  15. Bill OrcuttBill Orcutt
  16. Irreversible EntanglementsIrreversible Entanglements
  17. Ellen ArkbroFor Organ and Brass
  18. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  19. Diamanda GalásAll the Way
  20. MhysaFantasii
  21. Children Of AliceChildren of Alice
  22. Strange U#LP4080
  23. PhewVoice Hardcore
  24. The Bug & EarthConcrete Desert
  25. Áine O’DwyerGallarais
  26. Juana MolinaHalo
  27. SAICOBABSab Se Purani Bab
  28. Golden TeacherNo Luscious Life
  29. Brooklyn Raga MassiveTerry Riley in C
  30. SoteSacred Horror in Design
  31. Laurel HaloDust
  32. Sarah DavachiAll My Circles Run
  33. Akio Suzuki & John ButcherImmediate Landscapes
  34. CircleTerminal
  35. Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
  36. Caterina BarbieriPatterns of Consciousness
  37. SADAFSHELL
  38. Lee GambleMnestic Pressure
  39. Aaron DillowayThe Gag File
  40. Karen GwyerRembo
  41. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  42. Once and Future BandOnce and Future Band
  43. GnodJust Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
  44. PancracePancrace
  45. Lil BBlack Ken
  46. John MausScreen Memories
  47. Roscoe MitchellBells For the South Side
  48. Carla dal FornoThe Garden
  49. Maalem Mahmoud GaniaColours of the Night
  50. GoshevenLeaper