Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2017

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017

23 January 2018

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017 (an annual poll of more than 400 critics, published by The Village Voice)

[see also 2018201620152014201320122011]

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2017

20 January 2018

Dark Matter - Randy Newman

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2017

[see also 202120202010s201920182012]

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Time: Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017

15 January 2018

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Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2018]

Honorable Mentions

Wall Street Journal: Jim Fusilli: Best Albums of 2017

11 January 2018

Aromanticism - Moses Sumney

Jim Fusilli: Best Albums of 2017, as published by The Wall Street Journal

Listening Through The Lens: 20 Favorite Albums of 2017

08 January 2018

Freedom Highway - Rhiannon Giddens

Listening Through The Lens: 20 Favorite Albums of 2017

Stranger: Top Ten Albums of 2017

05 January 2018

The Stranger: Top Ten Albums of 2017, plus a list of “besties.” See also their list of albums by local Seattle bands on the same page.

Besties

In Review Online: Best Albums of 2017

05 January 2018

In Review Online: Best Albums of 2017

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2017

05 January 2018

Capacity - Big Thief

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2017

[see also 20202010s201920182016]

Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017

04 January 2018

The Yunahon Mixtape - Oso Oso

The Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017

[see also 2018]

Vibe: 25 Best Albums of 2017

02 January 2018

Vibe Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2017 (“in nonsequential order”)

[see also 20192018]