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.

Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017

04 January 2018

The Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017

[see also 2018]

  1. Oso OsoThe Yunahon Mixtape
  2. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  4. Charly BlissGuppy
  5. Great GrandpaPlastic Cough
  6. Rozwell KidPrecious Art
  7. Sorority NoiseYou’re Not As _____ As You Think
  8. Strange RangerDaymoon
  9. HoderaFirst Things First
  10. Big ThiefCapacity
  11. CitizenAs You Please
  12. Remo DriveGreatest Hits
  13. The Spirit Of The BeehivePleasure Suck
  14. Meat WaveThe Incessant
  15. PileA Hairshirt of Purpose
  16. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  17. Slaughter Beach, DogBirdie
  18. SZACtrl
  19. A Will AwayHere Again
  20. BullyLosing
  21. BlisNo One Loves You
  22. ConvergeThe Dusk In Us
  23. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  24. Greet DeathDixieland
  25. Cool AmericanInfinite Hiatus
  26. RatboysGN
  27. Wild PinkWild Pink
  28. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  29. Fire is MotionStill, I Try
  30. 2 ChainzPretty Girls Like Trap Music
  31. The ObsessivesThe Obsessives
  32. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  33. SmidleySmidley
  34. Perspective, a Lovely Hand to HoldWhat Not to Do
  35. Harmony WoodsNothing Special
  36. Open Mike EagleBrick Body Kids Still Daydream
  37. WasherAll Aboard
  38. Walter Etc.Gloom Cruise
  39. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION
  40. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION II
  41. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION III
  42. Mo TroperExposure & Response
  43. WikiNo Mountains in Manhattan
  44. LordeMelodrama
  45. Diet CigSwear I’m Good At This
  46. Sinai VesselBrokenlegged
  47. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieAlways Foreign
  48. Jay SomEverybody Works
  49. Jelani SeiLvndr Twn
  50. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  51. Heart Attack ManThe Manson Family
  52. CaracaraSummer Megalith