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.

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017

27 November 2017

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017

[see also 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010s]

  1. LordeMelodrama
  2. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  3. Ryan AdamsPrisoner
  4. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  5. SlowdiveSlowdive
  6. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  7. SZACtrl
  8. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  9. SpoonHot Thoughts
  10. Sminoblkswn
  11. KelelaTake Me Apart
  12. Moses SumneyAromanticism
  13. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  14. Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound
  15. FutureHNDRXX
  16. ArcaArca
  17. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  18. PallbearerHeartless
  19. Aimee MannMental Illness
  20. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  21. Kamasi WashingtonHarmony of Difference
  22. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  23. JlinBlack Origami
  24. Hans ZimmerDunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  25. JAY-Z4:44
  26. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  27. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  28. The KickbackWeddings & Funerals
  29. Kweku Collinsgrey
  30. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  31. King KruleThe OOZ
  32. Tori AmosNative Invader
  33. ThundercatDrunk
  34. BROCKHAMPTONSATURATION II
  35. SamphaProcess
  36. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  37. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  38. Vic MensaThe Autobiography
  39. Power TripNightmare Logic
  40. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  41. Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things 2 (Original Series Soundtrack)
  42. MigosCulture
  43. PhoenixTi Amo
  44. KhalidAmerican Teen
  45. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  46. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin WallfischBlade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  47. The JuJuExchange
  48. Jay SomEverybody Works
  49. Oneohtrix Point NeverGood Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  50. Johnny JewelWindswept