Best of 2017: NME, Q, Drowned in Sound, Mojo & Uncut

by VVN Music

We continue our reviews of the best albums of 2017 and, in particular, how veteran artists fared, with lists from British magazines NME, Q, Drowned in Sound, Mojo and Uncut.

In addition, at the bottom of the lists is our compilation of all positions into a single "Best Of 2017" tally.

At this point, with only six sources in and an emphasis on British music magazines, the list is skewed towards some major albums from the U.K.  This will even out over time as more lists are published.

NME's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 02. Visions of a Life - Wolf Alice
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
  • 05. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 10. As You Were - Liam Gallagher
  • 18. Humanz - Gorillaz
  • 27. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters
  • 30. Colors - Beck
  • 35. Villians - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 37. 4:44 - Jay-Z

  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 03. Visions of a Life - Wolf Alice
  • 04. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 05. Humanz - Gorillaz
  • 09. Villans - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 15. As You Were - Liam Gallagher
  • 24. A Kind of Revolution - Paul Weller
  • 26. Hippopotamus - Sparks
  • 30. Colors - Beck
  • 31. Reflection - Brian Eno
  • 43. The Knowledge - Sqeeze
  • 44. Adiós Señor Pussycat - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band
  • 46. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 49. Spirit - Depeche Mode
Drowned in Sound's Top 100 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Visions of a Life - Wolf Alice
  • 02. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  • 03. Exile in the Outer Ring - EMA
  • 04. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 05. A Pink Sunset For No One - Noveller
  • 10. Halo - Juana Molina
  • 11. From Deewee - Soulwax
  • 15. Utopia - Bjork
  • 16. Every Country's Sun - Mogwai
  • 22. Slowdrive - Slowdrive
  • 34. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 35. Weather Diaries - Ride
  • 38. Before the Flood - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • 43. Choir of the Mind - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeletan
  • 48. Last Place - Grandaddy
  • 53. Colors - Beck
  • 64. Rest - Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • 67. Stubborn Persistent Illusions - Do Make Say Think
  • 78. ken - Destroyer
  • 83. Prisoner - Ryan Adams
  • 84. Spirit - Depeche Mode
  • 92. In Spades - Afghan Whigs

  • 01. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 02. Preservation - Nadia Reid
  • 03. Villians - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 04. We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • 05. Modern Kosmology - Jane Weaver
  • 15. Hippopotamus - Sparks
  • 18. Gargoyle - Mark Lanegan Band
  • 19. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann
  • 22. How the West Was Won - Peter Perrett
  • 26. The Source - Tony Allen
  • 33. Dark Matter - Randy Newman
  • 34. 50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields
  • 36. Silver/Lead - Wire
  • 37. A Kind of Revolution - Paul Weller
  • 38. Mogoya - Oumou Sangaré
  • 40. Colors - Beck
  • 42. Concrete & Gold - Foo Fighters
  • 44. Before the Dawn - Kate Bush
  • 46. Every Country's Sun - Mogwai
  • 47. Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters
  • 01. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 02. A Deeper Understanding - The War on Drugs
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. The Weather Station - Weather Station
  • 05. Joan Shelley - Joan Shelley
  • 11. Slowdrive - Slowdrive
  • 12. How the West Was Won - Peter Perrett
  • 17. Halo - Juana Molina
  • 25. Carry Fire - Robert Plant
  • 29. 50 - Michael Chapman
  • 31. Narkopop - Gas
  • 34. Home Counties - Saint Etienne
  • 37. Weather Diaries - Ride
  • 38. Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock
  • 45. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 49. Adiós Señor Pussycat - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band
  • 51. Dark Matter - Randy Newman
  • 62. Hey Mr. Ferryman - Mark Eitzel
  • 75. Prisoner - Ryan Adams

The top ten albums of 2017 by veteran artists based on the lists from six different sources:

  1. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  2. As You Were - Liam Gallagher
  3. Utopia - Bjork
  4. Humanz - Gorillaz
  5. Halo - Juana Molina
  6. Slowdrive - Slowdrive
  7. How the West Was Won - Peter Perrett
  8. Colors - Beck
  9. Hippopotamus - Sparks
  10. Prisoner - Ryan Adams


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