Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2017

Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2017

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25. Robert Plant - Carry Fire

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

24. Margo Price - All American Made

October 20, 2017
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

All American Made marks both a hardening and a deepening of Price’s sound. You could say it sounds more Memphis than Nashville.

23. Chuck Johnson - Balsams

Chuck Johnson - Balsams
June 9, 2017
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

22. Ty Segall - Ty Segall

January 27, 2017
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

21. Laura Marling - Semper Femina

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
82
32 reviews
This is an exploration of femininity in all its variants; in its power, mystery and vulnerability; above all, in its mutability.

20. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

August 18, 2017
Critic Score
77
27 reviews

19. The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

What is startling is the abundance of new ideas and feeling of renewed vitality on Music For The Age Of Miracles, qualities that make the songs as compelling as any the band have recorded.

18. Lorde - Melodrama

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
90
36 reviews

17. Juana Molina - Halo

April 7, 2017
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

Juana Molina doesn’t make records very often, but the speed of her evolution means that Halo – haunting, bassy and electronic – is light years away from, say, the fragile, trebly and acoustic Son.

14. Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness

January 27, 2017
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

Second proper album from rootless songwriter Julie Byrne rejects the idea of the great outdoors as a limitless confession booth, and makes it into a legitimate source of desire.

13. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

April 7, 2017
Critic Score
81
36 reviews

For Tillman, Pure Comedy represents a deepening of his artistry, and perhaps, a reaction to the hollowness, the absurdity of success.

11. Slowdive - Slowdive

May 5, 2017
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

9. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
85
36 reviews

6. Richard Dawson - Peasant

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
85
11 reviews
Bold and dense, tragic and hilarious, this is a record that binds together history, fantasy and personal revelation into a brilliant, uncompromising epic that shines like a beacon of hope in dark times.

4. The Weather Station - The Weather Station

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
84
10 reviews
No one else is writing true-life songs with such a command of nuance and ellipsis, with such generosity of unguarded emotion and careful economy of means, like Sam Shepard writing haiku.

3. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

April 14, 2017
Critic Score
92
35 reviews

2. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

August 25, 2017
Critic Score
76
35 reviews
The result is some of the richest, most compelling and least lonely-sounding music of Granduciel’s career.
Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/publication/uncut/january-2018
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