Best Albums of 2017

The Top Ten
1 Two Hearts - Jackie Evancho Two Hearts - Jackie Evancho Product Image

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.

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!

First time I heard Jackie sing, I was dumbstruck. My mouth dropped to the floor! That was about 5 years ago. It hasn't changed. Two Hearts has something for everyone. Classical, pop, spiritual, thoughtful, heartfelt. Oh yeah, and she is sooo pretty, the album has pictures that are nice to look at! She literally has it all! What a voice!

Jackie Evancho, the best voice in existence, should be and will be number ONE and will remain number ONE for a very long time! Her voice is so pure and her emotion in her voice is pure perfection. We are all so blessed to have the privilege of hearing the voice of an angel directly from God!

2 Damn. - Kendrick Lamar Damn. - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

First time listening to this album, while I thought it was really good, I felt it to be a step down from GKMC and TPAB, but the more I listened to it, the more it hooked me and the more I began to understand the feeling, messages, and mood of it. As a result, this album not longer was a 4/5, it's simply a straight 5 because it gets messages across in such a awkward and subtle way that it made it much more unique compared to the more straightforward TPAB. Kendrick is on his darkest tone here, and I may seem crazy for this, but this just may be my favorite album from him yet.

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

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.

3 Melodrama - Lorde Melodrama - Lorde Product Image

I was a huge fan of Pure Heroine, so when I heard that she was changing her style, I was a bit concerned. The first time I listened to Melodrama, I was a bit disappointed. However, the more you listrn, the more you understand the depth to the lyrics. Every song in this album serves to push the plot of this album to its completion, and there are 0 fillers. This album is incredible and deserves the acclaim it's received.

A tour de force of synth pop in more ways than one. Lorde is the only artist whose music you can actually see in your head (unless you have synesthesia), and she doesn't disappoint in this album. Supercut alone deserves a Grammy, but even without the glitz and the glam of an award that, these days, means almost nothing, this is easily the best and most cohesive album of 2017.

I don't think I've ever sat in a fast food restaurant entirely spellbound by an album like I was with this one, there's a certain magic to the way Lorde writes songs and this album weaves that spell by hooking you in.
Best songs: Green Light, Supercut, Homemade Dynamite, Hard Feelings/Loveless.

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!

4 A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie Product Image

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.

5 Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator Product Image

I know I'll probably get some negative backlash for this but I just 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 psychedelic album. It was good. Rihanna's varied "Anti" was a welcome departure from the exchangeable 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

OH MY GOD! This is easily tylers best album and no song on here is bad! Even the songs like Sometimes and Enjoy Right Now Today sound very good! And garden shed Is just amazing! The production on this album is insane! Here are the songs ranked worst to best (note: none of the songs are trash)
14. Sometimes
13.Enjoy Right Now Today
12.Droppin seeds
11.I ain't got time
10. Who Dat Boy
9.Glitter
8.Pothole
7.November
6.Foreword
5.Boredom
4.Where This Flower Blooms
3. 911/Mr.Lonely
2. See you again
1. Garden Shed

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

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

6 The Ooz - King Krule The Ooz - King Krule Product Image
7 After Laughter - Paramore After Laughter - Paramore Product Image

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

8 Saturation - Brockhampton

Best trilogy imaginable

9 CTRL - Sza CTRL - Sza Product Image

One of the most influential albums this year!

10 Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples Product Image
The Contenders
11 Take Me Apart - Kelela Take Me Apart - Kelela Product Image
12 Process - Sampha Process - Sampha Product Image
13 Rainbow - Kesha Rainbow - Kesha Product Image

Ok, so I'm very happy she's in a better place and is making music she loves. It's great that she's happy and healthy. But, if I'm being honest, this is my least favorite album from her so far. I don't know if that makes me a terrible person or not, but that's my two cents. It's still good though.

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.

It's meh. I haven't heard her other albums but this seems pretty standard to me. Except for that Woman track god that one's awful.

Kesha was always bad, but way better before this 0/10 album was released. I don't understand why people like this

14 No Plan - David Bowie No Plan - David Bowie Product Image
15 Science Fiction - Brand New Science Fiction - Brand New Product Image
16 Mono No Aware - Various Artists Mono No Aware - Various Artists Product Image
17 Grimspound - Big Big Train Grimspound - Big Big Train Product Image

I've been getting into this band lately, from their English Electric album to their Folklore album. They're very underrated and deserve more attention. "Brave Captain" and "The Ivy Gate" are both excellent.

18 Saturation III - Brockhampton

Why is this not voted? Brockhamptons best album of all time without doubt, and known for it. Give it a listen. And experimental listen even. It's a weird sound at first, but soon enough I got it. I understood it after a few songs. Seriously should be top ten

19 4:44 - Jay-Z 4:44 - Jay-Z Product Image

Having some time to think this over, I've realized my mistake. I was honestly just riding the wave of DAMN.'s popularity. It was a pretty good album but it ain't got nothing on 4:44. The definite standout track was The Story Of OJ. Generally, all the people who are "fake" hip-hop fans will have stopped listening before the first time he sings the chorus ends. I'll write more on The Story Of OJ later though. I love this album, it's probably one of the best Jay-Z albums behind The Blueprint and The Black Album. Just very high quality.

This should be so much higher like top 5 jesus...

To all the haters of hip hop music please give this a listen it's awesome

20 Saturation II - Brockhampton
21 Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters Product Image

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.

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.

The best album of the year in my opinion, this is Waters' political anthem, even challenging The Final Cut in its level of political tact.

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

22 Plunge - Fever Ray Plunge - Fever Ray Product Image
23 Sad Tape Vibes - Hendo
24 Freudian - Daniel Caesar
25 Evolve - Imagine Dragons Evolve - Imagine Dragons Product Image

I'm a "believer" that this is the best album of 2017. I'll do "whatever it takes" to get it to number 1 I'll even "walk on the wire." There should be "thunder" in the sky right now because Evolve is not number 1

(I'm sorry)

Evolve is good, however I have seen better from them like Smokes and Mirrors and Night Visions.

Have you heard Whatever It Takes? It is life.

This is way too low.

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