Top Albums of 2017

Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
Kendrick Lamar DAMN. Conscious Hip Hop
Lorde Melodrama Art Pop, Synthpop
SZA Ctrl Alternative R&B
Mount Eerie A Crow Looked at Me Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Arca Arca Art Pop, Glitch Pop
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION Art Pop
LCD Soundsystem American Dream Dance-Punk, New Wave
King Krule The Ooz Art Rock
Slowdive Slowdive Dream Pop, Shoegaze
Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy Hip Hop, Neo-Soul
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Fever Ray Plunge Art Pop, Electropop
Perfume Genius No Shape Art Pop
The National Sleep Well Beast Art Rock, Indie Rock
The xx I See You Indietronica
Father John Misty Pure Comedy Chamber Pop, Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Jlin Black Origami Footwork, IDM
Charli XCX Pop 2 Bubblegum Bass, Electropop
Thundercat Drunk Funktronica, Neo-Soul, Psychedelic Soul
Kelela Take Me Apart Alternative R&B, UK Bass
Sampha Process Alternative R&B
Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the Alps Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Jay-Z 4:44 Hip Hop
Björk Utopia Art Pop, Glitch Pop
Algiers The Underside of Power Industrial Music, Post-Punk
Power Trip Nightmare Logic Thrash Metal
Aldous Harding Party Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Moses Sumney Aromanticism Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Alvvays Antisocialites Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up Chamber Folk, Progressive Folk
Julien Baker Turn Out the Lights Singer/Songwriter
Big Thief Capacity Indie Rock
Paramore After Laughter Alternative Dance, New Wave, Pop Rock
Migos Culture Southern Hip Hop, Trap
Laura Marling Semper Femina Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Spoon Hot Thoughts Indie Rock
Protomartyr Relatives in Descent Post-Punk
Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds from Another Planet Dream Pop, Indie Rock
IDLES Brutalism Post-Hardcore, Post-Punk
Charlotte Gainsbourg Rest Art Pop
(Sandy) Alex G Rocket Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Queens of the Stone Age Villains Alternative Rock
Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer Grime, UK Hip Hop
Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator Folk Rock
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins Art Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Él Mató a Un Policía Motorizado La sintesis O'Konor Indie Rock
Priests Nothing Feels Natural Post-Punk
Richard Dawson Peasant Avant-Folk, Progressive Folk
Sheer Mag Need to Feel Your Love Garage Rock, Power Pop
The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir Indie Pop
Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex Dream Pop, Slowcore
Kelly Lee Owens Kelly Lee Owens Ambient Pop, Tech House
J Hus Common Sense Afrobeats, UK Hip Hop
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Jay Som Everybody Works Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Alt-Country, Americana
Laurel Halo Dust Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Electronic
The Horrors V Neo-Psychedelia
Lana Del Rey Lust for Life Art Pop, Dream Pop
Playboi Carti Playboi Carti Cloud Rap, Southern Hip Hop, Trap
Wolf Alice Visions of a Life Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar Synthpop
Mount Kimbie Love What Survives Indietronica
Mac DeMarco This Old Dog Folk Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Brockhampton Saturation II Pop Rap
Sleaford Mods English Tapas Post-Punk, Synth Punk
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith The Kid Art Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Converge The Dusk in Us Metalcore
Syd Fin Alternative R&B
The Weather Station The Weather Station Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors Alternative R&B, Art Pop, Glitch Pop
Robert Plant Carry Fire Blues Rock, Folk Rock
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun Doom Metal, Gothic Rock
Four Tet New Energy Ambient House, Microhouse
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Charly Bliss Guppy Indie Rock, Power Pop
Juana Molina Halo Folktronica
Gas Narkopop Ambient, Ambient Techno
Arcade Fire Everything Now Alternative Dance, Synthpop
Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology Art Pop, Dream Pop
Kevin Morby City Music Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Ryuichi Sakamoto async Ambient
Loyle Carner Yesterday's Gone Jazz Rap, UK Hip Hop
Sylvan Esso What Now Electropop, Indietronica
Ibeyi Ash Alternative R&B, Art Pop
Jens Lekman Life Will See You Now Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Drake More Life Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
alt-J Relaxer Art Pop, Indietronica, Progressive Pop
Los Espíritus Agua ardiente Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Circuit des Yeux Reaching for Indigo Art Pop, Avant-Folk
John Maus Screen Memories Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop
Brand New Science Fiction Emo, Indie Rock
Kesha Rainbow Pop Rock, Pop Soul
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface Indie Rock
Feist Pleasure Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Daniel Caesar Freudian Contemporary R&B
Margo Price All American Made Contemporary Country
Mastodon Emperor of Sand Progressive Metal
Susanne Sundfør Music for People in Trouble Art Pop
Benjamin Clementine I Tell a Fly Art Pop, Progressive Pop
Bonobo Migration Downtempo, Future Garage
Bicep Bicep Ambient House, Deep House
Phoenix Ti Amo New Wave, Synthpop
Alex Cameron Forced Witness Synthpop
Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Abstract Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop
Café Tacvba Jei Beibi Pop Rock
Code Orange Forever Metalcore, Post-Hardcore
Blanck Mass World Eater Electro-Industrial
Randy Newman Dark Matter Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Various Artists Mono No Aware Ambient
Kamasi Washington Harmony of Difference EP Spiritual Jazz
Zola Jesus Okovi Art Pop, Darkwave
Peter Perrett How the West Was Won Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Ariel Pink Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Pop
James Holden & The Animal Spirits The Animal Spirits Progressive Electronic
Depeche Mode Spirit Synthpop
Taylor Swift Reputation Electropop
The Moonlandingz Interplanetary Class Classics Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop
Torres Three Futures Art Pop
Haim Something to Tell You Pop Rock
Waxahatchee Out in the Storm Indie Rock
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman Deep Soul
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway American Folk Music
Nadine Shah Holiday Destination Art Rock
Los Planetas Zona Temporalmente Autónoma Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Aimee Mann Mental Illness Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Forest Swords Compassion Ambient Dub, Neo-Psychedelia
Actress AZD Microhouse
Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder Indie Rock
Bedouine Bedouine Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Sparks Hippopotamus Art Pop
Khalid American Teen Alternative R&B
Destroyer Ken Art Pop, Synthpop
Maria Arnal & Marcel Bages 45 cerebros y 1 corazon Avant-Folk
The Clientele Music for the Age of Miracles Indie Pop
Future HNDRXX Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap, Trap
Oumou Sangare Mogoya Wassoulou
Kehlani SweetSexySavage Alternative R&B
Beck Colors Alternative Dance, Pop Rock
Harry Styles Harry Styles Pop Rock
Oh Sees Orc Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Rapsody Laila's Wisdom Conscious Hip Hop
Colleen A Flame My Love, a Frequency Ambient Pop
Ty Segall Ty Segall Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Exquirla Para quienes aun viven Post-Rock
Gorillaz Humanz Art Pop, Electropop
Sun Kil Moon Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Nadia Reid Preservation Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Mogwai Every Country's Sun Post-Rock
Valerie June The Order of Time Americana
Foxygen Hang Baroque Pop, Progressive Pop
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band Adíos Señor Pussycat Singer/Songwriter
Pan Daijing Lack Industrial
Ryan Adams Prisoner Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Casper Lang lebe der Tod Industrial Hip Hop
Grandaddy Last Place Indie Rock
Future Islands The Far Field Synthpop
Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound Indie Rock
Pallbearer Heartless Doom Metal
Oxbow Thin Black Duke Art Rock, Experimental Rock
Liam Gallagher As You Were Britpop
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Ladilikan Chamber Music, Mande Music
Trettmann #DIY Cloud Rap, Dancehall
Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time Southern Hip Hop
The Dream Syndicate How Did I Find Myself Here? Paisley Underground
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper Funeral Doom Metal
Bilderbuch Magic Life Art Pop
Charli XCX Number 1 Angel Electropop
Everything Everything A Fever Dream Art Pop, Progressive Pop
EMA Exile in the Outer Ring Art Rock
Errorsmith Superlative Fatigue Bleep Techno
The Black Angels Death Song Psychedelic Rock
Lil Uzi Vert Luv is Rage 2 Pop Rap, Trap
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold Alternative Rock
Girl Ray Earl Grey Indie Pop
Mura Masa Mura Masa Alternative R&B
Shabazz Palaces Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Kirtan, New Age
Natalia Lafourcade Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) Mexican Folk Music, Nueva canción latinoamericana
Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
C. Tangana Ídolo Pop Rap, Trap
Baxter Dury Prince of Tears Indie Pop, Synthpop
Sufjan Stevens/Nico Muhly/Bryce Dessner/James McAlister Planetarium Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Indietronica
Iglooghost Neo Wax Bloom UK Bass, Wonky
Songhoy Blues Resistance Afro-Rock, Songhai Music
Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap, Trap
Rosalía Los ángeles Flamenco Nuevo
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from Over Post-Bop
Joey Bada$$ All Amerikkkan Bada$$ Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
Marika Hackman I'm Not Your Man Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Noel Gallager's High Flying Birds Who Built the Moon? Pop Rock
This Is the Kit Moonshine Freeze Indie Folk
Call Super Arpo IDM
2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Southern Hip Hop, Trap
Vetusta Morla Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar Indie Pop
Miguel War & Leisure Alternative R&B
Brockhampton Saturation Pop Rap
Mark Eitzel Hey Mr. Ferryman Singer/Songwriter
Toro y Moi Boo Boo Alternative R&B, Chillwave, Synth Funk
Roger Waters Is This the Life We Really Want? Art Rock
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers Post-Rock
Elbow Little Fictions Art Pop, Indie Rock
Thurston Moore Rock n Roll Consciousness Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
Amenra Mass VI Atmospheric Sludge Metal
Japandroids Near to the Wild Heart of Life Indie Rock
Elder Reflections of a Floating World Heavy Psych, Stoner Rock