Best Albums of 2017


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21 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

22 Black Origami - Jlin
23 Saturation - Brockhampton
24 All-Amerikkkan Badass - Joey Bada$$
25 Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
26 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

27 Rembo - Karen Gwyer
28 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

Simply amazing. Roger Waters is a genius. - naFrovivuS

29 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip
30 Everybody - Logic
31 Bravado - Kirin J. Callinan
32 Music Is The Weapon - Major Lazer
33 I See You - The xx
34 The Night Land - Talaboman
35 From the Outside - Hey Violet
36 Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa

This album was a pleasant surprise. I hated Blow Your Mind, but this was a solid pop record. Good job. - ProPanda

37 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

If only we can also get this into the top 10 - christangrant

Get this in the top 10 - christangrant

This album was mediocre. 4/10 for effort. Kreator's album is better. - IronSabbathPriest

38 Obituary - Obituary
39 Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
40 Youth - Tinie Tempah
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