Best of 2017: Earbuddy, AllMusic, PopMatters, Esquire, Treble, Baebel Music, Fuse

by VVN Music

Seven new lists of the best albums of 2017 have been released including newcomers to our review of Earbuddy, AllMusic and Baebel.  So far, 38 surveys have been released.

Earbuddy's Top 100 Albums of 2017
  • 01. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
  • 02. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
  • 03. Three Futures - TORRES
  • 04. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
  • 05. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 13. Rest - Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • 16. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 26. Mountain Moves - Deerhoof
  • 29. In Spades - Afghan Whigs
  • 30. Utopia - Bjork
  • 49. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 51. Every Country's Sun - Mogwai
  • 63. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 69. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 79. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann
  • 85. Care - David Bazan
  • Mental Illness - Aimee Mann
  • Utopia - Bjork
  • The Dusk in Us - Converge
  • Spirit - Depeche Mode
  • Dark Matter - Randy Newman
  • Carry Fire - Robert Plant
PopMatters' Top 60 Albums of 2017
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 03. Plunge - Fever Ray
  • 04. Okovi - Zola Jesus
  • 05. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 12. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 29. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 36. Gargoyle - Mark Lanegan Band
  • 47. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 56. The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone - Lee Ann Womack
  • 57. How Did I Find Myself Here? - Dream Syndicate
  • Versus - Carl Craig
  • Humanz - Gorillaz
  • Prisoner - Ryan Adams
  • Slowdrive - Slowdrive
  • Oczy Mlody - Flaming Lips
  • The Road Pt. 1 - UNKLE
  • 01. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
  • 04. Sleep Well Beast - The National
  • 05. Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
  • 09. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 15. Add Violence - Nine Inch Nails
  • 15. Not the Actual Events - Nine Inch Nails
  • 24. The Dusk in Us - Converge
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 03. No Shape - Perfume Genius
  • 04. CTRL - SZA
  • 05. Process - Sampha
  • 11. Utopia - Bjork
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Process - Sampha
  • 03. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 04. CTRL - SZA
  • 05. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 08. El Dorado - Shakira

    The top ten albums of 2017 by veteran artists based on the lists from 38 different sources:
    1. Slowdive - Slowdive (633 points, 22 lists)
    2. 4:44 - Jay-Z (410 points, 18 lists)
    3. Utopia - Bjork (368 points, 15 lists)
    4. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (254 points, 12 lists)
    5. Prisoner - Ryan Adams (178 points, 8 lists)
    6. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (166.5 points, 10 lists)
    7. Humanz - Gorillaz (161.5 points, 7 lists)
    8. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann (159 points, 8 lists)
    9. Carry Fire - Robert Plant (134 points, 6 lists)
    10. Rest - Charlotte Gainsbourg (119.5 points, 6 lists)
    Sources used: Rough Trade, NME, Q, Drowned in Sound, Mojo, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Consequences of Sound, Glide, The Independent, Paste, Quietus, New York Daily News, Time, BBC Radio 6, Sunday Times, Digital Trends, American Songwriter, Exclaim!, Vulture, Uproxx, Fopp, Double-J, Noisey, Stereogum, Complex, The Vinyl Factory, Entertainment Weekly, Slant, PopCrush, The Ringer, Earbuddy, AllMusic, PopMatters, Esquire, Treble, Baebel Music, Fuse.

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