BEST OF 2017: Album of the Year Round-Up

December 22nd, 2017, 3:00 pm by Greg

Here’s a round-up of some of the Best Albums of the Year lists that we came across in the past week. Of course, everybody’s got different ears, but the general consensus seems to be that Lorde and Kendrick Lamar rise to the top more often than not:

PASTE MAGAZINE
No. 1: Jay Som’s Everybody Works

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ROLLING STONE
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

THE INDEPENDENT
No. 1: Loyle Carner’s Yesterday’s Gone

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
No. 1: Lorde’s Melodrama

SPIN
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

NME
No. 1: Lorde’s Melodrama

STEREOGUM
No. 1: Lorde’s Melodrama

PITCHFORK
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

JON PARELES @ THE NEW YORK TIMES
No. 1: St. Vincent’s Masseduction

JON CARAMANICA @ THE NEW YORK TIMES
No. 1: Nothing,Nowhere’s Reaper

GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO @ THE NEW YORK TIMES
No. 1: Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds

THE A.V. CLUB
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

NOISEY
No. 1: SZA’s Ctrl

COMPLEX
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
No. 1: Lorde’s Melodrama

REVOLVER
No. 1: Code Orange’s Forever

THE VINYL FACTORY
No. 1: Sampha’s Process

NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

UPROXX
No. 1: Lorde’s Melodrama

SLANT MAGAZINE
No. 1: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

TIME MAGAZINE
No. 1: SZA’s Ctrl

MORE BEST OF 2017 LISTS
J HUNTER’S Top 10 Jazz Albums (Part Deux)
DON WILCOCK’S Top 8 Blues Albums (And Year-End Rant)
WES SENECA’S Best Third Member of a Duo, Fourth Member of a Trio, Fifth Member of a Quartet…
STANLEY A. JOHNSON’S Top 12 (Or So) Live Music Performances
J HUNTER’S Best Jazz2K Releases (Part I)

2 thoughts on “BEST OF 2017: Album of the Year Round-Up”

  1. Bill says:

    Rock and roll seems to have fallen on hard times. It will come back!

  2. james says:

    @Bill
    Let’s hope not. It’s too white, too male, too guitar centric, and too boring. The whole run was a product of the means of production and promotion being predominantly in the hands of a few rich white dudes who cared only about what the ‘kids’ wanted to hear. It is a pompous, simplistic, misogynistic genre with no redeeming social value. A giant delusion based on contingent technological and economic reasons (What, teenagers have disposable income now? What can we sell them?). All the albums of all the acts called genius are again a function of access to tools (studios) and time (money) all determined by coked out white guys. The Beatles? The Beach Boys? Bob Dylan (torture)? The fucking Rolling Stones? The Ramones (the worst band ever)? Give me a fucking break. It’s the Trump of music.

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