The Alternative's 50 Best Albums So Far in 2017

The Alternative's 50 Best Albums So Far in 2017

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(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

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

A Will Away - Here Again

A Will Away - Here Again
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
73
4 reviews

Adult Mom - Soft Spots

Adult Mom - Soft Spots
May 19, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
1 review
User Score
73
16 reviews

Big Thief - Capacity

Big Thief - Capacity
June 9, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
80
195 reviews

Charly Bliss - Guppy

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

Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound

Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
January 27, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
20 reviews
User Score
70
169 reviews

Cool American - Infinite Hiatus

Cool American - Infinite Hiatus
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Deer Leap - Wind & Words

Deer Leap - Wind & Words
June 9, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This

Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This
April 7, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews

Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming

Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming
February 17, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
67
3 reviews
User Score
63
4 reviews

Girlpool - Powerplant

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

Gnarwolves - Outsiders

Gnarwolves - Outsiders
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
66
2 reviews

Grayscale - Adornment

Grayscale - Adornment
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
71
2 reviews

Half Waif - form/a

Half Waif - form/a
February 24, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
85
1 review
User Score
75
16 reviews

Heart Attack Man - The Manson Family

Heart Attack Man - The Manson Family
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
83
2 reviews

Hundredth - RARE

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

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
182 reviews

Jay Som - Everybody Works

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

Joey Bada$$ - ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$ - ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
April 7, 2017
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
77
223 reviews

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

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

Kevin Morby - City Music

Kevin Morby - City Music
June 16, 2017
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
79
122 reviews

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
February 24, 2017
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
73
15 reviews
User Score
77
158 reviews

Lorde - Melodrama

Lorde - Melodrama
June 16, 2017
Art Pop
Critic Score
91
31 reviews
User Score
83
668 reviews

Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes

Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
February 24, 2017
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
15 reviews
User Score
75
88 reviews

Meat Wave - The Incessant

Meat Wave - The Incessant
February 17, 2017
Garage Punk
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
73
19 reviews

Milk Fluid - Flake

Milk Fluid - Flake
April 24, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

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
83
408 reviews

Oso Oso - the yunahon mixtape

Oso Oso - the yunahon mixtape
January 13, 2017
Emo
Critic Score
78
1 review
User Score
73
5 reviews

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
16 reviews

Paramore - After Laughter

Paramore - After Laughter
May 12, 2017
New Wave
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
76
270 reviews

Pile - A Hairshirt of Purpose

Pile - A Hairshirt of Purpose
March 31, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
74
22 reviews

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

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

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits
March 16, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
79
55 reviews

Rozwell Kid - Precious Art

Rozwell Kid - Precious Art
June 23, 2017
Power Pop
Critic Score
76
4 reviews
User Score
74
7 reviews

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
December 25, 2016
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
29 reviews
User Score
82
380 reviews

Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged

Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged
January 27, 2017
Emo
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
74
11 reviews

Slowdive - Slowdive

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

Smidley - Smidley

Smidley - Smidley
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
75
1 review
User Score
78
5 reviews

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

SZA - CTRL

SZA - CTRL
June 9, 2017
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
User Score
76
312 reviews

Tall Ships - Impressions

Tall Ships - Impressions
March 31, 2017
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
74
23 reviews

The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast

The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast
January 6, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely

The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely
April 7, 2017
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
73
4 reviews

The Obsessives - The Obsessives

The Obsessives - The Obsessives
March 17, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
NR
User Score
68
1 review

The Spirit of the Beehive - Pleasure Suck

The Spirit of the Beehive - Pleasure Suck
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
68
2 reviews
User Score
90
1 review

Tigers Jaw - Spin

Tigers Jaw - Spin
May 19, 2017
Emo
Critic Score
69
6 reviews
User Score
74
20 reviews

Turtlenecked - Vulture

Turtlenecked - Vulture
June 16, 2017
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
NR

Vagabon - Infinite Worlds

Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
February 24, 2017
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
76
224 reviews

Vasudeva - No Clearance

Vasudeva - No Clearance
March 31, 2017
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

White Reaper - The World's Best American Band

White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
April 7, 2017
Glam Rock
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
76
39 reviews
Original Source: http://www.getalternative.com/best-far-2017/

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