Best Albums of 2017


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21 In the Passing Light of Day - Pain of Salvation

So far, it's my favorite album of the year. - cjWriter1997

Since Damn. is already at #1, I'm voting for this. It's already getting hard for me to pick AOTY. - cjWriter1997

22 Harry Styles - Harry Styles

This is easily one of my favourite albums of 2017. Probably my favourite. I don't understand why it's so low. It's pure gold and has an awesome range of style in it. I just realised that could have been a really bad pun.

Why is this so low? - 445956

Excellent - DCfnaf

23 Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
24 Science Fiction - Brand New

I was expecting good things from this comeback. It exceeded my expectations. - Zach808


25 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.

26 4:44 - Jay-Z

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

27 Younger Now - Miley Cyrus
28 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris
29 Coming Home - Falling in Reverse

Simply put, who enjoyed their previous output will also enjoy this album. Especially their first and third album, the second one was weird nonsense. Falling in Reverse ranks among the better emo bands of the 21st century, as they have all the catchiness and power it takes to get the best out of their genre, and have both humor and misery to share with us, which works extremely well, so they come off as neither totally pessimistic nor fully carefree. But you have to have a positive attitude towards the emo subculture to like their music, and if you have, there is little reason why you wouldn't enjoy this (except of course, if you take a look in the booklet of the CD, which instead of the usual thank yous of the band members included f-yous, addressing so many people it's likely you are on their list as well).
And "Coming Home" offers all the qualities of their first and third record without any slips, but however sounds more melodic and less pop-ish.

4 out of 5. - Martin_Canine

30 I See You - The xx
31 Sacred Hearts Club - Foster the People

A really experimental indie album - Killerdrummer

32 Tru. - Cro Tru. - Cro
33 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

34 World Eater - Blanck Mass
35 Is This the Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters

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.

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

Simply amazing. Roger Waters is a genius. - naFrovivuS

Bleh. Political nonsense. Designed to fear-monger.

Pink Floyd themselves were awesome, but I'm not sure about this... - DCfnaf

36 Relaxer - Alt-J

This and After Laughter are the best so far. No doubt about it. - UltimateCraig

God, 2017 is a bad year for music. Thank god for this album.

This, After Laughter by Paramore, LANY by LANY and Ultralife by Oh Wonder are probably the best, in my opinion. I'm not sure if it is a 2017 album, but if it is, then Human (Deluxe) by Rag 'N' Bone Man is one of the best as well (I think it was released in February).

37 Bravado - Kirin J. Callinan
38 Clairvoyant - The Contortionist
39 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

40 Evolve - Imagine Dragons

Night visions will always be better - Th3Zm0nst3r


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