Best of 2017: Fact, Pigeons & Planes, Clash, Wild Honey Pie, Vinyl Me Please, Huh, Spectrum, The Nation, Yahoo, Amplify

by VVN Music

Here are ten more year-end best of lists the top five from each along with all mentions of albums by veteran artists.

This brings the total of surveys reviewed to 80 for 2017.

Fact's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. async - Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • 02. A Flame My Love, A Frequency - Colleen
  • 03. CTRL - SZA
  • 04. Dulce Compania - DJ Python
  • 05. HNDRXX - Future
  • 18. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 40. Utopia - Bjork
Pigeons & Planes' Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. CTRL - SZA
  • 03. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 04. Saturation III - Brockhampton
  • 05. 4:44 - Jay-Z
Clash's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Common Sense - J Hus
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. Process - Sampha
  • 04. CTRL - SZA
  • 05. Aromanticism - Moses Sumney
  • 13. 4:44 - Jay-Z
The Wild Honey Pie's Top 30 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Capacity - Big Thief
  • 02. Aromanticism - Moses Sumney
  • 03. Stranger in the Alps - Phoebe Bridgers
  • 04. Utopia - Bjork
  • 05. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 23. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 25. Prisoner - Ryan Adams
  • 01. CTRL - SZA
  • 02. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
  • 05. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 21. Utopia - Bjork
  • 27. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 01. The Ooz - King Krule
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
  • 04. Soft Sounds From Another Planet - Japanese Breakfast
  • 05. Take Me Apart - Keleia
  • 20. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. American Dreams - LCD Soundsystem
  • 03. Peasant - Richard Dawson
  • 04. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
  • 05. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 11. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
The Nation's Top 14 Albums of 2017 (No Order)
  • The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979-1981 - Bob Dylan
  • Discussions - Roscoe Mitchell
  • Uptown, Downtown - Bill Charlap Trio
  • Utopia - Bjork
  • Elegy - Theo Bleckman
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Sleep Well Beast - The National
  • 03. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 04. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 05. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 06. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 10. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann
  • 01. Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels
  • 02. That Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • 03. CTRL - SZA
  • 04. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 05. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

The top ten albums of 2017 by veteran artists based on the lists from 80 different sources:
  1. Slowdive Slowdive (1027.5 points, 37 lists) 
  2. 4:44 - Jay-Z (848.5 points, 34 lists) 
  3. Utopia Bjork (629 points, 27 lists) 
  4. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (377 points, 19 lists) 
  5. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (318.5 points, 17 lists) 
  6. Prisoner Ryan Adams (265 points, 12 lists) 
  7. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann (212 points, 11 lists) 
  8. Rest Charlotte Gainsbourg (191.5 points, 8 lists)
  9. Humanz Gorillaz (180.5 points, 9 lists) 
  10. Carry Fire - Robert Plant (170 points, 7 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, Louder Than War, PopMatter, Gigwise, Billboard, NPR, Pitchfork, The Wire, Loud & Quiet, Time Out, 405, Dazed, OOR, Atlantic, KCRW, People, Northern Transmission, NOW, Dummy, Bleep, Mashable, Blare, No Ripcord, Alternative Press, Diffuser, Highsnobiety, Newsweek, Variety, AXS, Spin, Tiny Mix Tape, The Line of Best Fit, The Alternative, Fact, Pigeons & Planes, Clash, Wild Honey Pie, Vinyl Me Please, Huh, Spectrum, The Nation, Yahoo, Amplify

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