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.

Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017

15 December 2017

Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017, as published by NPR

[see also 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  2. Ron MilesI Am a Man
  3. Vijay Iyer SextetFar from Over
  4. Jason MoranBANGS
  5. Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron MilesNew American Songbooks, Volume 1
  6. Jaimie BranchFly or Die
  7. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
  8. Miguel ZenónTipico
  9. Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
  10. SZACtrl
  11. Matt Mitchell & Tim BerneForage