Best Albums of 2017

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The Top Ten

1 Damn. - Kendrick Lamar

Voting for this. Rules pretty much everything early 2017 did. We needed something phenomenal to save us from early 2017 which wasn't very good. Although this isn't as good as TPAB this is absolutely amazing as a whole. 10/10 - AlphaQ

King Kendrick always brings the heat and never fails to disappoint.

If I got to vote for Damn., I'm a make it look sexy. - cjWriter1997

Most badass album of 2017. 11/10

2 A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie

This album is something I would sleep to, then cry the following morning. - djpenquin999

Lol seeing this at #2 pleases me in a special way. - ProPanda

Easily the best album on this list so far - Jiorl

If I'm gonna vote for this instead of DAMN, I'ma make it look sexy. - djpenquin999

3 Melodrama - Lorde

Nothing comes close to the artistic masterpiece! probobly one of the most uniquest albums I've ever heard in my life. The Songwriting is genius, the Production is Mind-Blowing, and the whole tracklist is cohesive and expresses the theme of Solitude. ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVER MADE! - Bayano1

4 Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
5 After Laughter - Paramore

This should be #1! One of the best comebacks I've seen! - UltimateCraig

6 Arca - Arca

Proves that the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover" also applies to albums. - djpenquin999

Look at that face and tell me you wouldn't vote for it.

7 Two Hearts - Jackie Evancho

Here is why Jackie is so great on this album. Purity and Beauty. And if you listen real close, you find out that every intonation, every inflection is put together perfectly for the perfect effect! Guys! This is not just talk! Listen! The more you listen the more you won't believe your ears!

If you like auto-tuned, pulse-beating, sycophantic jingoism, Jackie Evancho isn't for you. "Two Hearts" is a compilation of intelligent, professional, vocal mastery and nuance, from the classical offerings on part I, to the personal, heartfelt gifts Jackie brings to her own songs on part II. When it comes to real music, "Two Hearts" is certainly the best offering for 2017.

There is music, and then there is musical masterpiece. "Two Hearts" by Jackie Evancho is a musical masterpiece. Buy this. Buy several copies and share.

This is a two-disc album featuring Jackie's further explorations in classical crossover and pop, including four songs written by Jackie herself. Plenty of vocal versatility, a full hour of music for the money. - BobG

8 No Shape - Perfume Genius
9 World Eater - Blanck Mass
10 Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Here Lies Man - Here Lies Man
? Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator

The Contenders

11 The Underside of Power - Algiers
12 Gods of Violence - Kreator

Get this masterpiece into the top 10 - christangrant

Yay its in the top 10 now - christangrant

13 All This I Do for Glory - Colin Stetson
14 Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine - Gnod
15 Incorruptible - Iced Earth
16 Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
17 Azd - Actress
18 Started from the Bottom / Krabbenkoke Tape - Spongebozz Started from the Bottom / Krabbenkoke Tape - Spongebozz

SpongeBozz, my favorite German rapper next to Kollegah (they are enemies though), is back with his much anticipated sophomore record, and what can I say? Only Kollegah could prevent this from being the year’s best album.

On the album’s two discs you get 115 minutes of pure rapping talent, backed by Digital Drama’s lush and epic production. Epic is to be taken quite literally, as the album’s first two songs last 9 minutes and 18:30 minutes respectively.

When I first heard his 2015 debut “Planktonweed Tape” I was immediately hooked. Not only because lyrically and technically SpongeBozz is not even half a step away from Kollegah and an even better double time rapper, but also because of the entire attitude. I mean, he’s a deranged homicidal cartoon character on cocaine, and at such a high quality level that you can actually take that very seriously. His debut album immediately topped the German charts and made him Kollegah’s archenemy. Then he completely ...more - Martin_Canine

19 Death Peak - Clark
20 Feder Gottes - Entetainment

An extemely promising debut album. This German rapper mixes horrorcore with dark religious imagery and lyrical skill. Considering he started off as a battle rapper I was stunned that there is actually some depth, and that instead of punchlines the main focus lies on atmosphere and the overall tone. And also that on some songs he actually talks about something like inner struggles or the downsides of his drug addiction. The beats are of exceptional quality and add to the overall experience.
I expected a SpongeBozz rip off, since both are German rappers who started off as battle rappers in the same tournament and wear yellow masks. But their music sounds entirely different: SpongeBozz still does what he did in battle rap tournaments - fast doubletime, hard hitting punchlines and multisyllabic rhymes - Entetainment abandoned battle rap, and created music that stands for itself, that's either dark and atmospheric horror music, or emotional claustrophobic songs. "Schwarze Sterne" ...more - Martin_Canine

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