Best of 2017: Les Inrock, ABC, The State, Soul Feeder, Thrillist, Music-News.com, Mass Appeal, Cleveland.com, Hypster, The Digital Fix

by VVN Music

You would think that, after 90 different best-of lists were reviewed, just about every good album that had been released in 2017 would have been named at least once.

That wasn't the case as we looked at the next ten lists, bringing our survey to 100.  Making a Best-Of for the first time were albums by Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, the Toadies, Living Colour and others.

The latest ten lists:

Les Inrocks' Top 100 Albums of 2017
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. The OOZ - King Krule
  • 03. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 04. Culture - Migos
  • 05. Forced Witness - Alex Cameron
  • 19. Blitz - Etienne Daho
  • 24. Rest - Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • 26. Hippopotamus - Sparks
  • 35. The Source - Tony Allen
  • 41. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 43. How Did I Find Myself Here? - Dream Syndicate
  • 45. I'm a Harmony - Linda Perhacs
  • 48. Utopia - Bjork
  • 51. Halo - Juana Molina
  • 61. Triplicate - Bob Dylan
  • 70. Chuck - Chuck Berry
  • 86. Adios Senor Pussycat - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band
  • 90. Colors - Beck
  • 94. Damage and Joy - Jesus and Mary Chain
  • 97. Native Invader - Tori Amos
ABC's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Colors - Beck
  • 02. Visions of Life - Wolf Alice
  • 03. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 04. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 05. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 09. Songs of Experience - U2
  • 23. Dark Matter - Randy Newman
  • 27. Spirit - Depeche Mode
  • 28. Be Myself - Sheryl Crow
  • 29. Mosaic - 311
  • 33. One More Light - Linkin Park
  • 34. Add Violence - Nine Inch Nails
  • 40. The Lower Side of Uptown - Toadies
  • 42. Soul of a Woman - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  • 48. Shade - Living Colour
  • 50. Ununinform - Tricky
The State's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 03. Relatives in Descent - Protomartyr
  • 04. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 05. Saturation II - Brockhampton
  • 13. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 15. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 23. The Dusk in Us - Converge
  • 29. The Possum in the Driveway - Mark Mulcahy
  • 34. Last Place - Grandaddy
  • 37. in-ter a-li-a - At the Drive In
  • 43. From Deewee - Soulwax
  • 48. Every Country's Sun - Mogwai
  • 49. Hippopotamus - Sparks
  • 01. Neo Wax Bloom - Iglooghost
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. Relatives in Descent - Protomartyr
  • 04. The Ooz - King Krule
  • 05. Hesaitix - M.E.S.H.
  • 12. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 13. Utopia - Bjork
  • 45. The Dusk in Us - Converge
  • 01. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 02. The Navigator - Hurray For the Riff Raff
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. Fin - Syd
  • 05. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
  • 17. Goths - The Mountain Goats
  • 24. Strength of a Woman - Mary J. Blige
  • 25. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 28. Slowdive - Slowdive
Music-News.com's Top 28 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
  • 02. Gang Signs and Prayer - Stormzy
  • 03. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 04. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 05. Prince of Tear - Baxter Dury
  • 16. Humanz - Gorillaz
  • 18. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 25. Who Built the Moon? - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • 26. Reflection - Brian Eno
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. 4:44 Jay-Z
  • 03. Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator
  • 04. No Mountains in Manhattan - Wiki
  • 05. CTRL - SZA
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 03. CTRL - SZA
  • 04. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 05. American Teen - Khalid
  • 08. 4:44 - Jay-Z
Hypster's Top 17 Albums of 2017
  • 01. No Shape - Perfume Genius
  • 02. CTRL - SZA
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
  • 05. Drunk - Thundercat
  • 15. Humanz - Gorillaz
The Digital Fix's Top 16 Albums of 2017 (No Order)
  • Colors - Beck
  • Last Place - Grandaddy
  • Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage


The top ten albums of 2017 by veteran artists based on the lists from 100 different sources:
  1. Slowdive Slowdive (1274.5 points, 45 lists) 
  2. 4:44 - Jay-Z (1008 points, 41 lists) 
  3. Utopia Bjork (679 points, 30 lists) 
  4. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (459 points, 22 lists) 
  5. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (392.5 points, 19 lists) 
  6. Prisoner Ryan Adams (265 points, 12 lists) 
  7. Rest Charlotte Gainsbourg (260.5 points, 11 lists)
  8. The Dusk in Us - Converge (218 points, 10 lists)
  9. Humanz - Gorillaz (216 points, 11 lists)
  10. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann (212 points, 11 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, The Guardian, Brooklyn Vegan, The Needle Drop, Music OMH, Sputnik Music, AP, BBC, Hypebeast, Interview, Cosmopolitan, Les Inrock, ABC, The State, Soul Feeder, Thrillist, Music-News.com, Mass Appeal, Cleveland.com, Hypster, The Digital Fix

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