Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Month: November, 2017

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2017

  1. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  2. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  3. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  4. The Weather Station – The Weather Station
  5. Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley
  6. Richard Dawson – Peasant
  7. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  8. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  9. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  10. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  11. Slowdive – Slowdive
  12. Peter Perrett – How the West Was Won
  13. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  14. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
  15. Joshua Abrams – Simultonality
  16. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
  17. Juana Molina – Halo
  18. Lorde – Melodrama
  19. The Clientele – Music for the Age of Miracles
  20. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
  21. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  22. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
  23. Chuck Johnson – Balsams
  24. Margo Price – All American Made
  25. Robert Plant – Carry Fire
  26. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  27. Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow
  28. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
  29. Michael Chapman – 50
  30. Susanne Sundfør – Music For People In Trouble
  31. Gas – Narkopop
  32. Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
  33. Oh Sees – Orc
  34. Saint Etienne – Home Counties
  35. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
  36. Four Tet – New Energy
  37. Ride – Weather Diaries
  38. Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock
  39. Arca – Arca
  40. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
  41. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  42. Thundercat – Drunk
  43. Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan
  44. Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural World
  45. Spoon – Hot Thoughts
  46. Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
  47. Pond – The Weather
  48. Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us as It Is
  49. Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Adiós Señor Pussycat
  50. The xx – I See You
  51. Randy Newman – Dark Matter
  52. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Dreaming in the Non-Dream
  53. SZA – Ctrl
  54. Tinariwen – Elwan
  55. The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classics
  56. House and Land – House and Land
  57. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press
  58. Wand – Plum
  59. John Maus – Screen Memories
  60. Bitchin Bajas – Bajas Fresh
  61. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
  62. Mark Eitzel – Hey Mr Ferryman
  63. Kevin Morby – City Music
  64. Blanck Mass – World Eater
  65. Real Estate – In Mind
  66. Crescent – Resin Pockets
  67. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
  68. Floating Points – Reflections – Mojave Desert
  69. Sparks – Hippopotamus
  70. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  71. David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack
  72. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  73. Aldous Harding – Party
  74. Feist – Pleasure
  75. Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2017

Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2017 (as published by The Washington Post)

  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver – Mary Oliver
  • Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith
  • Good Bones – Maggie Smith
  • Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 – Frank Bidart
  • Whereas – Layli Long Soldier

Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2017

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Mojo Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2017

  1. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  2. Nadia Reid – Preservation
  3. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
  4. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
  5. Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
  6. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  7. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  8. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  9. Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
  10. Aldous Harding – Party
  11. The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classics
  12. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  13. Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés
  14. This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze
  15. Sparks – Hippopotamus
  16. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  17. Binker and Moses – Journey to the Mountain of Forever
  18. Mark Lanegan Band – Gargoyle
  19. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
  20. Richard Dawson – Peasant
  21. Thundercat – Drunk
  22. Peter Perrett – How the West Was Won
  23. Songhoy Blues – Résistance
  24. Oh Sees – Orc
  25. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  26. Tony Allen – The Source
  27. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  28. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
  29. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  30. The Bug & Earth – Concrete Desert
  31. Susanne Sundfør – Music For People In Trouble
  32. Tamikrest – Kidal
  33. Randy Newman – Dark Matter
  34. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
  35. Sampha – Process
  36. Wire – Silver / Lead
  37. Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
  38. Oumou Sangaré – Mogoya
  39. Kelley Stoltz – Que Aura
  40. Beck – Colors
  41. Endless Boogie – Vibe Killer
  42. Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold
  43. Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines
  44. Kate Bush – Before the Dawn
  45. Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
  46. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
  47. Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want?
  48. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  49. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  50. Wrongtom & The Ragga Twins – In Time