Best Albums of 2017


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21 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

22 ... Because I'm Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For - Machine Girl
23 Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine - Gnod
24 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

25 Saturation - Brockhampton
26 All This I Do for Glory - Colin Stetson
27 Science Fiction - Brand New

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


28 Bravado - Kirin J. Callinan
29 Saturation II - Brockhampton
30 Sacred Hearts Club - Foster the People
31 More Life - Drake
32 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).

33 Evolve - Imagine Dragons

Night visions will always be better - Th3Zm0nst3r


34 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip
35 All-Amerikkkan Badass - Joey Bada$$
36 Poppy. Computer - Poppy
37 Music Is The Weapon - Major Lazer
38 SAY10 - Marilyn Manson
39 Spirit - Depeche Mode Spirit
40 Humanz - Gorillaz

Just got released- amazing album - CluelessSKB

Probably their worst album, but still good!

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