NPR: Best 50 Albums of 2017

NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017

  1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  2. SZA – Ctrl
  3. Big Thief – Capacity
  4. Sampha – Process
  5. Lorde – Melodrama
  6. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  7. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  8. Kesha – Rainbow
  9. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  10. Aldous Harding – Party
  11. JAY-Z – 4:44
  12. Vijay Iyer Sextet – Far from Over
  13. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  14. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism
  15. Danish String Quartet – Last Leaf
  16. Jlin – Black Origami
  17. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  18. ÌFÉ – IIII+IIII
  19. Ifriqiyya Electrique – Rûwâhîne
  20. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  21. Jay Som – Everybody Works
  22. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
  23. Sylvan Esso – What Now
  24. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  25. La Santa Cecilia – Amar Y Vivir (En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017)
  26. Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
  27. Fever Ray – Plunge
  28. TORRES – Three Futures
  29. Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  30. Ron Miles – I Am a Man
  31. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
  32. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  33. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra & Risto Joost – Kõrvits: Moorland Elegies
  34. Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley
  35. Thundercat – Drunk
  36. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
  37. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
  38. Migos – Culture
  39. Tyler Childers – Purgatory
  40. Midland – On the Rocks
  41. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
  42. Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan
  43. Danay Suárez – Palabras Manuales
  44. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
  45. Oumou Sangaré – Mogoya
  46. Mr. Mitch – Devout
  47. Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die
  48. Miguel Zenón – Tipico
  49. Marc-André Hamelin – Feldman: For Bunita Marcus
  50. Paramore – After Laughter