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

Kendrick finally became a mainstream artist with this one - Iam_rsdxii

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

Although it didn’t live up to To Pimp a Butterfly and Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, DAMN. still amazes. - katman46

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2 Melodrama - Lorde

I'm gonna have to say that this album has to be the best of 2017 so far. Melodrama is more breathtaking, melodic, experimental, and ecstatic than any album that has come out this year. Indie pop never sounded so fresh before Melodrama!

I'm crazy with it melodrama is the best 2017 album because it has a big evolution on pop - Joaopuffle1

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

Wattpad @melodramas_

Best. Album. Ever.

I'm wearing a Lorde shirt as I type this.

I wish this album got all the attention this year, and not that stupid Reputation by Taylor Swift album.

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3 A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie

Can't really argue with the top two, the third one I haven't listened to, so I guess all I can do is try to tell everyone what a heartbreaking album this is. The lyrics confront themes of death and are often self-confrontational. The instrumentation may be simple but it is never over-indulgent and it is quite beautiful actually. And Phil's voice on this album is his most subtly heartbreaking yet... probably because every word coming out of his mouth is sadly true. As an album, every song works together to build one big story and it is very cohesive. To say the least, I'm just happy this album is getting the recognition that it doesn't necessarily deserve, but the recognition that Phil desperately needs to carry on with his screwed-up life.

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

This grew on me lol - DCfnaf

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4 The Ooz - King Krule

This is Krule’s best album

Who is this loser and why is he over Taylor Swift

Get Reputation higher! Get this lower! - musickid84

I can make better songs than Look What You Made Me Do without experience in music production. - DCfnaf

5 Two Hearts - Jackie Evancho

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.

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.

Just love everything about Jackie💙

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6 Rainbow - Kesha

I admit I wasn't a fan of Kesha until I heard "Praying" and was stunned by the overwhelming maturity of that song, it would have been quite easy and understandable if she'd wanted to make something bitter but "Rainbow" as an album is in no way bitter and shows Kesha is moving forward, I loved it and the collaborations with the Eagles of Death Metal are inspired, "Let 'Em Talk" really does need to be a single. - crowdiegal

This isn't Number 1 for some reason. Are you joking? Please move this up! One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. - DCfnaf

Definite contender for album of the year. SO rooting for Kesha right now! - tonyb500

WHY ISN'T THIS #1!?!?

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7 After Laughter - Paramore

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

Incredible - haribostarmix

8 Take Me Apart - Kelela
9 Process - Sampha
10 Neō Wax Bloom - Iglooghost

The Newcomers

? Vacation - Seaway
? Xenocide - Aversions Crown

The Contenders

11 Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator

How can I explain this? This is a wonderful job by Tyler the Creator. We finally found his best album! This is so good. It's hot everything good from every other album combined and tales away everything bad. This is easily one of the best album of 2016 AND 2017 along with DAMN and deserves Top 3. Tyler should try being awesome. 9/10 - AlphaQ

I know I'll probably get some negative backlash for this but I juat can't stand this recent uber artsiness in popular music genres anymore. I loved it when Kanye did it with "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and "Yeezus", he just didn't a damn anymore what's trending and heavily experimented to get two gripping and extremely rough experiences. Then pop did it too. Miley released a fairly psychadelic album. It was good. Rihanna's varied "Anti" was a welcome departure from the exchangable and forgettable house songs she released the years before. Beyoncé showed that she can be more than just a singer of pop hits. It was fine until that, but now it's enough. I want to have some good old fun with popular music again. "Flower Boy" takes it a bit too far, and to be honest, I even don't like Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly". There, I said it. Not in any way because of the rapping. It is just that these chaotic, unstructured, barely ...more - Martin_Canine

Tyler's magnum opus. One of the best hip hop records I've heard in a long time. - ProPanda

Better than Cherry Bomb at least...

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12 Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
13 Saturation - Brockhampton
14 CTRL - Sza

I LOVE THIS ALBUM.
Best songs: Prom, Garden (Say It Like Dat), Go Gina, The Weekend, Love Galore.
Worst song: Doves In The Wind
Overall 10/10. Really underrated

15 Infinite - Deep Purple

They came back full throttle with this amazing album. 10/10 - naFrovivuS

The biggest surprise of 2017. - Metal_Treasure

I've been a Deep Purple fan since 1968. (It's OK to like Deep Purple and Jackie Evancho as well ;) ) - BobG

16 Mono No Aware - Various Artists
17 Plunge - Fever Ray
18 Rina - Rina Sawayama
19 Freudian - Daniel Caesar
20 Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters

Is this the album we really want? Well, this is his first solo album in over a decade. I see myself dusting it off every now and then. Similar to "the Final Cut" but I'd actually say better. But I preferred David Gilmour's latest album. I give this a 6/10. - IronSabbathPriest

I am a huge Pink Floyd Fan and I found this was a more politically correct version of Animals but that doesn't stop it from being the best album of 2017 beating my second choice of Infinite by Deep purple. Better than anything Little Mix could pull out of their millions of writers.

Simply amazing. Roger Waters is a genius. - naFrovivuS

Oh damn, my opinion on this album sucked.

To prove it, allow me to say that Deja Vu and The Last Refugee are modern masterpieces. 7/10 - DCfnaf

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