Best Albums of 2017

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121 Digital Druglord - Blackbear
122 Slowdive - Slowdive
123 Heaven Upside Down - Marilyn Manson
124 Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 - Calvin Harris

This album is Calvin Harris best by a long way, there are some great songs like "Slide", "Feels" and "Heatstroke" which all play toward the 80s funk style. It's really quite compelling listen. Calvin Harris has been the biggest surprise of 2017 with his change from generic EDM to creating actual quality music. - crowdiegal

125 For Organ and Brass - Ellen Arkbro
126 The Search for Everything - John Mayer
127 Ambitions - One Ok Rock

One of the best albums of the year, easily. I went to a concert for it and it was awesome

128 Value - Visionist
129 Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 - Cardi B

Cardi B can gladly take the title "Newcomer of the Year", and if her 2017 mixtape “GBM Vol. 2” was only the warm-up, I can’t wait for what’s to come.

Like most people I guess, I discovered her through her breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow”, which topped the American charts but was completely ignored in Germany - if Rap Critic wouldn’t have reviewed it, I probably would have never discovered it. I immediately got hooked. This is pure flow and personality. This is more than just a cool jam, Cardi B dominates and rides the beat with her musical vocal delivery, and claims the throne by baring her claws lyrically. Now, “GBM Vol. 2” was released months before that, and also before she got a major label contract. I did only expect to hear the potential she would later fully live out - and what I got was one of my favorite records of the year.

Cardi B manages to develop character traits, world views and quirks over a duration of mere 28 minutes. But more ...more - Martin_Canine

130 Masseduction - St. Vincent
131 4eva is a Might Long Time - Big K.R.I.T.

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132 From a Room: Volume 2 - Chris Stapleton
133 Digital Distortion - Iggy Azalea

This Will Suck Unless Iggy Shows Talent - VideoGamefan5

There's a ZEDD collab on here. If Iggy ruins ZEDD for me... - ProPanda

134 50 Song Memoir - The Magnetic Fields

This is a great album should be higher! - Jiorl

135 More Life - Drake
136 SAY10 - Marilyn Manson
137 The Ride - Nelly Furtado

After just having listened to it for the first time, I really don't know what to make of this album. The first few songs sound like she tried to jump on this art pop thing Beyoncé and Rihanna successfully tried out in 2016, but doesn't really reach their quality, as she loses all her pop appeal completely and makes the songs unnecessarily challenging to listen to. Furtado already was extremely creative with her pop music and was, more than anything, a gifted songwriter. "Folklore" and "The Spirit Indestructible", while not her most popular albums, interpolated so many different genres, moods and textures while still sounding catchy and easy to listen to, that it already kind of was art pop before it was cool. And then, before the second half, it appears Furtado suddenly re-discovered the pop roots and combined them with the unusual production. "Sticks and Stones" is simply an earworm, despite a very druggy and experimental beatwork. The same goes for what follows afterwards, ...more - Martin_Canine

138 The Dime Trap - T.I.
139 No Way Out 2 - Sean Combs
140 I Decided. - Big Sean
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