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.

Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2017

27 November 2017

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Jay SomEverybody Works
  2. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  3. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  4. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 3
  5. Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice
  6. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  7. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  8. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  9. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  10. SamphaProcess
  11. The New PornographersWhiteout Conditions
  12. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  13. King KruleThe OOZ
  14. White ReaperThe World’s Best American Band
  15. King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardSketches of Brunswick East (feat. Mild High Club)
  16. SlowdiveSlowdive
  17. Aimee MannMental Illness
  18. WaxahatcheeOut in the Storm
  19. Sylvan EssoWhat Now
  20. Kevin MorbyCity Music
  21. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  22. Oh SeesOrc
  23. The War on DrugsA Deeper Understanding
  24. Benjamin BookerWitness
  25. SZACtrl
  26. This Is the KitMoonshine Freeze
  27. Julie ByrneNot Even Happiness
  28. The xxI See You
  29. Nai PalmNeedle Paw
  30. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  31. Laura MarlingSemper Femina
  32. Ty SegallTy Segall
  33. Penguin CafeThe Imperfect Sea
  34. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  35. Diet CigSwear I’m Good At This
  36. MelkbellyNothing Valley
  37. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  38. SpoonHot Thoughts
  39. BedouineBedouine
  40. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  41. OmniMulti-Task
  42. Molly BurchPlease Be Mine
  43. David BazanCare
  44. Sallie FordSoul Sick
  45. WandPlum
  46. WeavesWide Open
  47. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  48. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman
  49. Shelby Lynne & Allison MoorerNot Dark Yet
  50. J.D. McPhersonUNDIVIDED HEART & SOUL