Best of 2017: Noisey, Stereogum, Complex, The Vinyl Factory, Entertainment Weekly, Slant, PopCrush & The Ringer

by VVN Music

Eight new lists of the best albums of 2017 have been released, bringing the total we have examined to 31.

Slowdrive continues to dominate with their self titled fourth album and first since 1995 but Jay-Z is making a major move, getting listed on six of today's eight lists. Also doing well in this go around is Bjork whose Utopia appears on three lists.

Noisey's Top 100 Albums of 2017
  • 01. CTRL - SZA
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. The OOZ - King Krule
  • 04. Process - Sampha
  • 05. Flower Boy - Tyler, The Creator
  • 24. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 50. Victory Lap - Propagandhi
  • 58. Slowdive - Slowdive
  • 78. Cellular Automata - Dopplereffekt
  • 96. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 99. Rest - Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • 01. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. Nothing Feels Natural - Priests
  • 04. No Shape - Perfume Genius
  • 05. CTRL - SZA
  • 15. Slowdrive - Slowdrive
  • 28. Utopia - Bjork
  • 30. The Dusk in Us - Converge
  • 46. The Hanged Man - Ted Leo
  • 50. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 03. CTRL - SZA
  • 04. HNDRXX - Future
  • 05. Process - Sampha
The Vinyl Factory's Top 50 Albums of 2017
  • 01. Process - Sampha
  • 02. Journey to the Mountain of Forever - Binker and Moses
  • 03. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. République Amazone - Les Amazones d'Afrique
  • 05. To Be Held in a Non-Position - Tom Hang
  • 49. If Not Now When - Vangelis Katsoulis
  • 50. Utopia - Bjork
  • 01. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 02. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. CTRL - SZA
  • 04. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 05. All American Made - Margo Price
  • 13. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 25. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  • 01. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. MASSEDUCATION - St. Vincent
  • 03. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
  • 04. Something to Tell You - HAIM
  • 05. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 09. 50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields
  • 11. Utopia - Bjork
  • 13. Thrum - Joe Henry
  • 22. Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock
  • Tears on the Dance Floor - Steps
  • 01. 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • 02. Melodrama - Lorde
  • 03. Antisocialites - Alvvays
  • 04. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
  • 05. That Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

The top ten albums of 2017 by veteran artists based on the lists from 31 different sources:
  1. Slowdrive - Slowdrive (399.5 points, 14 lists)
  2. 4:44 - Jay-Z (304 points, 14 lists)
  3. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age (248 points, 10 lists)
  4. Utopia - Bjork (175 points, 7 lists)
  5. Prisoner - Ryan Adams (158 points, 7 lists)
  6. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (143.5 points, 8 lists)
  7. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann (122 points, 5 lists)
  8. As You Were - Liam Gallagher (110 points, 4 lists)
  9. Humanz - Gorillaz (107.5 points, 5 lists)
  10. Carry Fire - Robert Plant (89 points, 4 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.

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