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

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017

23 January 2018

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017 (an annual poll of more than 400 critics, published by The Village Voice)

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

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. SZACtrl
  3. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  4. LordeMelodrama
  5. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  6. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  7. SlowdiveSlowdive
  8. JAY-Z4:44
  9. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  10. WaxahatcheeOut in the Storm
  11. JlinBlack Origami
  12. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  13. ThundercatDrunk
  14. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  15. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  16. KelelaTake Me Apart
  17. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  18. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  19. Jens LekmanLife Will See You Now
  20. [tie] MigosCulture
  21. SpoonHot Thoughts
  22. Hurray for the Riff RaffThe Navigator
  23. King KruleThe OOZ
  24. SamphaProcess
  25. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  26. Rhiannon GiddensFreedom Highway
  27. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  28. The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir
  29. AlgiersThe Underside of Power
  30. [tie] Randy NewmanDark Matter
  31. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  32. Ke$haRainbow
  33. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  34. BjörkUtopia
  35. Margo PriceAll American Made
  36. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  37. Lana Del ReyLust for Life
  38. The xxI See You
  39. Big ThiefCapacity
  40. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  41. Jay SomEverybody Works
  42. Charly BlissGuppy
  43. Lee Ann WomackThe Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
  44. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  45. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
  46. Daniel CaesarFreudian
  47. [tie] Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  48. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman
  49. SydFin
  50. The New PornographersWhiteout Conditions
  51. MiguelWar & Leisure
  52. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  53. [tie] Harry StylesHarry Styles
  54. DrakeMore Life
  55. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  56. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  57. [tie] Alex LaheyI Love You Like a Brother
  58. KhalidAmerican Teen
  59. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  60. Aimee MannMental Illness
  61. [tie] Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream
  62. Ted Leo and the PharmacistsThe Hanged Man
  63. [tie] Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference
  64. The ClienteleMusic for the Age of Miracles
  65. Fever RayPlunge
  66. [tie] Power TripNightmare Logic
  67. [tie] ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent
  68. Roscoe MitchellBells For the South Side
  69. [tie] Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  70. Ryan AdamsPrisoner
  71. Taylor Swiftreputation
  72. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  73. Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
  74. [tie] KehlaniSweetSexySavage
  75. Jaimie BranchFly or Die
  76. The ReplacementsFor Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986
  77. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  78. [tie] FutureHNDRXX
  79. The RegrettesFeel Your Feelings Fool!
  80. [tie] SparksHippopotamus
  81. [tie] Sylvan EssoWhat Now
  82. Robyn HitchcockRobyn Hitchcock
  83. ElderReflections of a Floating World
  84. The FeeliesIn Between
  85. The CourtneysThe Courtneys II
  86. [tie] Queens of the Stone AgeVillains
  87. IbeyiAsh
  88. [tie] Ty Dolla $ignBeach House 3
  89. Valerie JuneThe Order of Time
  90. [tie] Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  91. Charli XCXNumber 1 Angel
  92. [tie] ConvergeThe Dusk In Us
  93. [tie] Zola JesusOkovi
  94. Ariel PinkDedicated To Bobby Jameson
  95. JapandroidsNear To The Wild Heart Of Life
  96. [tie] Orchestra BaobabTribute to Ndiouga Dieng
  97. Juana MolinaHalo
  98. Joshua AbramsSimultonality
  99. [tie] EMAExile In the Outer Ring
  100. [tie] Chris StapletonFrom A Room: Volume 1
  101. [tie] U2Songs of Experience