Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017

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Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017. See also this year’s staff poll.

  1. Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
  2. Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
  3. EMA – Exile In the Outer Ring
  4. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  5. Noveller – A Pink Sunset for No One
  6. Austra – Future Politics
  7. Feist – Pleasure
  8. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
  9. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  10. Juana Molina – Halo
  11. Soulwax – FROM DEEWEE
  12. Thundercat – Drunk
  13. Paramore – After Laughter
  14. Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF – Cascades
  15. Björk – Utopia
  16. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
  17. Zola Jesus – Okovi
  18. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  19. Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent
  20. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
  21. Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
  22. Slowdive – Slowdive
  23. Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
  24. Eyre Llew – Atelo
  25. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  26. Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
  27. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  28. Lorde – Melodrama
  29. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  30. The Big Moon – Love In the 4th Dimension
  31. Princess Nokia – 1992
  32. Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory
  33. The Horrors – V
  34. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
  35. Ride – Weather Diaries
  36. Sylvan Esso – What Now
  37. Idles – Brutalism
  38. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla, Mogwai – Before the Flood
  39. Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
  40. Girl Ray – Earl Grey
  41. The Mynabirds – BE HERE NOW
  42. SZA – Ctrl
  43. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Fatal Gift
  44. Johnny Jewel – Windswept
  45. Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
  46. Katy Perry – Witness
  47. Clark – Death Peak
  48. Grandaddy – Last Place
  49. Tired Lion – Dumb Days
  50. William Basinski – A Shadow in Time
  51. Four Tet – New Energy
  52. Sløtface – Try Not to Freak Out
  53. Beck – Colors
  54. Bicep – Bicep
  55. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  56. Juanita Stein – America
  57. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
  58. Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
  59. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
  60. Liars – TFCF
  61. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference
  62. Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet
  63. Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés
  64. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
  65. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  66. Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher
  67. Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
  68. Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
  69. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
  70. Wiley – Godfather
  71. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  72. Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
  73. Molly Burch – Please Be Mine
  74. Rose Elinor Dougall – Stellular
  75. Big Thief – Capacity
  76. Casey Dienel – Imitation of a Woman To Love
  77. The Shins – Heartworms
  78. Destroyer – ken
  79. Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
  80. Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick
  81. Mura Masa – Mura Masa
  82. Fever Ray – Plunge
  83. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  84. Depeche Mode – Spirit
  85. Laurel Halo – Dust
  86. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  87. King Krule – The OOZ
  88. Kelela – Take Me Apart
  89. This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze
  90. Sampha – Process
  91. Lapalux – Ruinism
  92. The Afghan Whigs – In Spades
  93. Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
  94. Circuit Des Yeux – Reaching For Indigo
  95. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
  96. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  97. Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
  98. Future Islands – The Far Field
  99. Blanck Mass – World Eater
  100. Arcade Fire – Everything Now