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.

Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2017

12 December 2017

Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2017

[see also 2019, 2018, 2010s]

  1. Saint EtienneHome Counties
  2. Lucy RoseSomething’s Changing
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  4. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  5. Jordan RakeiWallflower
  6. Alison MoyetOther
  7. Big K.R.I.T.4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
  8. BjörkUtopia
  9. Van HuntPopular
  10. Fleet FoxesCrack-Up
  11. Charlotte GainsbourgRest
  12. BeckColors
  13. The CorrsJupiter Calling
  14. London GrammarTruth Is a Beautiful Thing
  15. Jessie WareGlasshouse
  16. ElbowLittle Fictions
  17. GorillazHumanz
  18. Valerie JuneThe Order of Time
  19. RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
  20. VÉRITÉSomewhere in Between
  21. SlowdiveSlowdive
  22. Tori AmosNative Invader
  23. JamiroquaiAutomaton
  24. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  25. JAY-Z4:44
  26. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  27. BlondiePollinator
  28. Mavis StaplesIf All I Was Was Black
  29. Sean PriceImperius Rex
  30. Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me
  31. !!!Shake the Shudder
  32. LecraeAll Things Work Together
  33. Grace VanderWaalJust the Beginning
  34. Yumi ZoumaWillowbank
  35. Aimee MannMental Illness
  36. Talib KweliRadio Silence
  37. OmarLove in Beats
  38. Chastity BeltI Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
  39. Tanika CharlesSoul Run
  40. MastodonEmperor of Sand
  41. Izzi DunnRecycle Love
  42. LordeMelodrama
  43. Tanya MorganYGWY$4
  44. Washed OutMister Mellow
  45. J-Zone and Pablo Martin Are the Du-RitesGreasy Listening
  46. Sadat XThe Sum of a Man
  47. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman
  48. Tift MerrittStitch of the World
  49. Fever RayPlunge
  50. TexasJump on Board