Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

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50. Strand of Oaks - Hard Love

Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
February 17, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
10 reviews
User Score
70
30 reviews

49. The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions

The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
April 7, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
71
56 reviews

48. Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else - Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else - Enjoy The Great Outdoors
May 12, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
80
7 reviews

47. Tonstartssbandht - Sorcerer

Tonstartssbandht - Sorcerer
March 24, 2017
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
69
6 reviews
User Score
74
16 reviews

46. Blanck Mass - World Eater

Blanck Mass - World Eater
March 3, 2017
Experimental
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
77
173 reviews

45. Arca - Arca

Arca - Arca
April 7, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
78
338 reviews

44. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
June 16, 2017
Folk
Critic Score
80
28 reviews
User Score
83
311 reviews

43. G Perico - All Blue

G Perico - All Blue
April 28, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
76
10 reviews

42. The Mountain Goats - Goths

The Mountain Goats - Goths
May 19, 2017
Indie Folk
Critic Score
78
21 reviews
User Score
74
69 reviews

41. Future Islands - The Far Field

Future Islands - The Far Field
April 7, 2017
Synthpop
Critic Score
76
27 reviews
User Score
74
162 reviews

40. TOPS - Sugar at the Gate

TOPS - Sugar at the Gate
June 2, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
75
51 reviews

39. Palehound - A Place I'll Always Go

Palehound - A Place I'll Always Go
June 16, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
4 reviews
User Score
78
14 reviews

38. Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil

Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil
April 21, 2017
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
77
14 reviews

37. Spoon - Hot Thoughts

Spoon - Hot Thoughts
March 17, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
User Score
76
218 reviews

36. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
June 16, 2017
Americana
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
80
24 reviews

35. Jlin - Black Origami

Jlin - Black Origami
May 19, 2017
Footwork
Critic Score
86
12 reviews
User Score
73
145 reviews

34. Bedouine - Bedouine

Bedouine - Bedouine
June 23, 2017
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
79
41 reviews

33. Paramore - After Laughter

Paramore - After Laughter
May 12, 2017
New Wave
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
75
254 reviews

32. Forest Swords - Compassion

Forest Swords - Compassion
May 5, 2017
Electronic
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
77
112 reviews

31. Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life
January 27, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
29 reviews
User Score
71
183 reviews

30. Fred Thomas - Changer

Fred Thomas - Changer
January 27, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
68
9 reviews

29. Vagabon - Infinite Worlds

Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
February 24, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
75
222 reviews

28. Sampha - Process

Sampha - Process
February 3, 2017
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
84
29 reviews
User Score
80
490 reviews

27. Kreator - Gods of Violence

Kreator - Gods of Violence
January 27, 2017
Thrash Metal
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
72
14 reviews

26. The Menzingers - After the Party

The Menzingers - After the Party
February 3, 2017
Punk Rock
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
72
46 reviews

25. Thundercat - Drunk

Thundercat - Drunk
February 24, 2017
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
77
355 reviews

24. Hundredth - RARE

Hundredth - RARE
June 16, 2017
Critic Score
62
2 reviews
User Score
65
5 reviews

23. Syd - Fin

Syd - Fin
February 3, 2017
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
74
136 reviews

22. Girlpool - Powerplant

Girlpool - Powerplant
May 12, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
75
90 reviews

21. Juana Molina - Halo

Juana Molina - Halo
April 7, 2017
Folktronica
Critic Score
83
9 reviews
User Score
78
62 reviews

20. Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA
May 19, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
70
17 reviews

19. Feist - Pleasure

Feist - Pleasure
April 28, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
78
174 reviews

18. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
February 21, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
76
28 reviews
User Score
75
217 reviews

17. Drake - More Life

Drake - More Life
March 18, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
22 reviews
User Score
66
268 reviews

16. Migos - Culture

Migos - Culture
January 27, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
User Score
70
216 reviews

15. Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge

Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge
February 21, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
User Score
74
15 reviews

14. Jay Som - Everybody Works

Jay Som - Everybody Works
March 10, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
User Score
77
170 reviews

13. (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
May 19, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
77
178 reviews

12. Pallbearer - Heartless

Pallbearer - Heartless
March 24, 2017
Doom Metal
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
74
64 reviews

11. Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness

Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
January 27, 2017
Folk
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
76
239 reviews

10. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
April 7, 2017
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
83
33 reviews
User Score
77
386 reviews

9. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World

Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
June 2, 2017
Stoner Rock
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
81
38 reviews

8. Allison Crutchfield - Tourist in This Town

Allison Crutchfield - Tourist in This Town
January 27, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
71
51 reviews

7. Sorority Noise - You're Not As ______ As You Think

Sorority Noise - You're Not As ______ As You Think
March 17, 2017
Emo
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
78
77 reviews

6. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
January 27, 2017
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
75
170 reviews

5. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24, 2017
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
90
16 reviews
User Score
84
386 reviews

4. Perfume Genius - No Shape

Perfume Genius - No Shape
May 5, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
25 reviews
User Score
84
343 reviews

3. Charly Bliss - Guppy

Charly Bliss - Guppy
April 21, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
74
83 reviews

2. Slowdive - Slowdive

Slowdive - Slowdive
May 5, 2017
Dream Pop
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
82
360 reviews

1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
April 14, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
31 reviews
User Score
85
856 reviews
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