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.

Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2017

06 December 2017

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2017

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

  1. Richard DawsonPeasant
  2. Zimpel/ZiołekZimpel/Ziołek
  3. Fever RayPlunge
  4. The MoonlandingzInterplanetary Class Classics
  5. Nadine ShahHoliday Destination
  6. KelelaTake Me Apart
  7. James Holden & The Animal SpiritsThe Animal Spirits
  8. Princess Nokia1992
  9. Lone TaxidermistTrifle
  10. OxbowThin Black Duke
  11. LiarsTFCF
  12. LottoVV
  13. Call SuperArpo
  14. Snapped AnklesCome Play the Trees
  15. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs PigsFeed the Rats
  16. Laura CannellHunter Huntress Hawker
  17. GnodJust Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
  18. Jane WeaverModern Kosmology
  19. CircleTerminal
  20. Ifriqiyya ElectriqueRûwâhîne
  21. Man ForeverPlay What They Want
  22. MadonnatronMadonnatron
  23. ENDONThrough the Mirror
  24. AlgiersThe Underside of Power
  25. Justin WalterUnseen Forces
  26. BNNTMultiverse
  27. Shit & ShineTotal S**t!
  28. Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
  29. VanishingVanishing
  30. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  31. BjörkUtopia
  32. ArcaArca
  33. Thurston MooreRock N Roll Consciousness
  34. Re-TROSBefore the Applause
  35. JlinBlack Origami
  36. Kemper NortonHungan
  37. Chloe x HalleThe Two of Us
  38. The Granite ShoreSuspended Second
  39. The CaretakerEverywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 3
  40. TeleplasmisteFrequency is the New Ecstasy
  41. BotanistCollective: The Shape of He to Come
  42. British Sea PowerLet the Dancers Inherit the Party
  43. Al-NamroodEnkar
  44. LCD Soundsystemamerican dream
  45. Visible CloaksReassemblage
  46. PercBitter Music
  47. Gazelle TwinKingdom Come
  48. Gary NumanSavage (Songs from a Broken World)
  49. ErrorsmithSuperlative Fatigue
  50. Alan VegaIt
  51. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid
  52. DeafkidsConfiguração do Lamento
  53. The Inward CirclesAnd Right Lines Limit and Close All Bodies
  54. I, LudicrousSongs from the Sides of Lorries
  55. Japan BluesSells His Record Collection
  56. Power TripNightmare Logic
  57. RiddloreAfro Mutations
  58. Chastity BeltI Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
  59. GodfleshPost Self
  60. Davy KehoeShort Passing Game
  61. Total LeatheretteFor the Climax of the Night
  62. Electric WizardWizard Bloody Wizard
  63. Rainforest Spiritual EnslavementAmbient Black Magic
  64. ColleenA flame my love, a frequency
  65. J HusCommon Sense
  66. UnsaneSterilize
  67. Ryuichi Sakamotoasync
  68. SZACtrl
  69. Lee GambleMnestic Pressure
  70. MXLXKicking Away At The Decrepit Walls Til The Beautiful Sunshine Blisters Thru The Cracks
  71. Siavash AminiTar
  72. The YossariansFabric of Time
  73. UUUUUUUU
  74. Hey ColossusThe Guillotine
  75. Sleaford ModsEnglish Tapas
  76. SoteSacred Horror in Design
  77. LaraajiBring On the Sun
  78. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  79. LaibachAlso sprach Zarathustra
  80. StillI
  81. Bargou 08Targ
  82. AquasergeLaisse ça être
  83. MESHHesaitix
  84. Part ChimpIV
  85. Daniel O’SullivanVeld
  86. Mario BatkovicMario Batkovic
  87. WireSilver / Lead
  88. Laurel HaloDust
  89. MhysaFantasii
  90. King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardMurder Of The Universe
  91. Hannah PeelMary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
  92. Here Lies ManHere Lies Man
  93. MogwaiEvery Country’s Sun
  94. ActressAZD
  95. Rose Elinor DougallStellular
  96. Simon Fisher TurnerGiraffe
  97. Cardi BGangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
  98. AkatomboShort Fuse
  99. The Bug & EarthConcrete Desert
  100. TetragrammacidePrimal Incinerators of Moral Matrix