Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017

DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017 (an annual poll of more than 400 critics, published by The Village Voice) [see also: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  2. SZA – Ctrl
  3. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  4. Lorde – Melodrama
  5. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  6. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  7. Slowdive – Slowdive
  8. JAY-Z – 4:44
  9. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  10. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
  11. Jlin – Black Origami
  12. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  13. Thundercat – Drunk
  14. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  15. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
  16. Kelela – Take Me Apart
  17. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  18. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  19. Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now
  20. [tie] Migos – Culture
  21. Spoon – Hot Thoughts
  22. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  23. King Krule – The OOZ
  24. Sampha – Process
  25. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
  26. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  27. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism
  28. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
  29. Algiers – The Underside of Power
  30. [tie] Randy Newman – Dark Matter
  31. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  32. Kesha – Rainbow
  33. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
  34. Björk – Utopia
  35. Margo Price – All American Made
  36. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
  37. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
  38. The xx – I See You
  39. Big Thief – Capacity
  40. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
  41. Jay Som – Everybody Works
  42. Charly Bliss – Guppy
  43. Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
  44. Paramore – After Laughter
  45. Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
  46. Daniel Caesar – Freudian
  47. [tie] Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
  48. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman
  49. Syd – Fin
  50. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  51. Miguel – War & Leisure
  52. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  53. [tie] Harry Styles – Harry Styles
  54. Drake – More Life
  55. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
  56. Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet
  57. [tie] Alex Lahey – I Love You Like a Brother
  58. Khalid – American Teen
  59. Sheer Mag – Need to Feel Your Love
  60. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
  61. [tie] Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  62. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Hanged Man
  63. [tie] Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference
  64. The Clientele – Music for the Age of Miracles
  65. Fever Ray – Plunge
  66. [tie] Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
  67. [tie] Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent
  68. Roscoe Mitchell – Bells For the South Side
  69. [tie] Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy
  70. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  71. Taylor Swift – reputation
  72. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
  73. Alice Coltrane – World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
  74. [tie] Kehlani – SweetSexySavage
  75. Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die
  76. The Replacements – For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986
  77. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  78. [tie] Future – HNDRXX
  79. The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!
  80. [tie] Sparks – Hippopotamus
  81. [tie] Sylvan Esso – What Now
  82. Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock
  83. Elder – Reflections of a Floating World
  84. The Feelies – In Between
  85. The Courtneys – The Courtneys II
  86. [tie] Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
  87. Ibeyi – Ash
  88. [tie] Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House 3
  89. Valerie June – The Order of Time
  90. [tie] Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  91. Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel
  92. [tie] Converge – The Dusk In Us
  93. [tie] Zola Jesus – Okovi
  94. Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
  95. Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  96. [tie] Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng
  97. Juana Molina – Halo
  98. Joshua Abrams – Simultonality
  99. [tie] EMA – Exile In the Outer Ring
  100. [tie] Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
  101. [tie] U2 – Songs of Experience