Crack Magazine's Albums of the Year 2017

Crack Magazine's Albums of the Year 2017

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100. Snoop Dogg - Neva Left

May 19, 2017
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

98. Future & Young Thug - Super Slimey

Future & Young Thug - Super Slimey
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
62
6 reviews

95. Mostack - High Street Kid

Mostack - High Street Kid
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
70
1 review

94. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

July 14, 2017
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

In its 12 tracks, Soft Sounds From Another Planet is a reflection of grief, which depicts its enduring nature and many manifestations. The album harks to not just a personal past, but also towards a future that encompasses all the fear and excitement of discovering a new planet.

92. Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
Where once there were dark, rarefied folk atmospheres, now there’s a louder sense of life and energy, shaped in the form of an unintended concept album about the different stages of a relationship, from falling in love to the goodbye that follows the harsh realisation that it’s just not meant to be.

91. Tricky - ununiform

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
63
9 reviews

90. Tim Darcy - Saturday Night

Tim Darcy - Saturday Night
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

Saturday Night is violent and warm, seeding new life and capturing Darcy’s unexpectedly theatrical range with heart, humour and generosity.

87. Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
Here, Young Thug is on his Taylor Swift, not his Johnny Cash.

85. Girlpool - Powerplant

May 12, 2017
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

Initially, it feels as though there is something to mourn in the loss of the unadorned simplicity of Girlpool’s earlier material, which spoke so effectively to the childlike energy they sought to portray. But the matured complexity mirrors that of the artists within the music.

83. 21 Savage - Issa Album

July 7, 2017
Critic Score
66
10 reviews

Issa Album doesn’t quite improve on a trademark sound, and there’s the nagging feeling that 21 Savage’s classic record is already behind him. But lyrically there are interesting diversions from stone-faced nihilism.

80. UMFANG - Symbolic Use of Light

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

Symbolic Use Of Light flows with a muted power. Riffs forwent the use of drums; here hi-hats are few and far-between. It has a strange effect – leaving isolated kicks without a foil or swing. This is simple, purposeful music.

79. NEW GEN - NEW GEN

NEW GEN - NEW GEN
January 27, 2017
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

77. James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits

November 3, 2017
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

Aesthetically the trappings may have changed, but The Animal Spirits is James Holden in head-turningly impressive form, applying his mind to a new modality and conjuring up beautiful, baroque and beguiling results.

76. Red Axes - The Beach Goths

Red Axes - The Beach Goths
July 29, 2017
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

75. Bicep - Bicep

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

73. DJ Manny - Greenlight

DJ Manny - Greenlight
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

69. Patrick Cowley - Afternooners

Patrick Cowley - Afternooners
October 19, 2017
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

68. MIKE - May God Bless Your Hustle

June 21, 2017
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

66. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

June 23, 2017
Critic Score
86
25 reviews
With the bar set high, this album still manages to up the ante for the Long Beach rapper – and it might be the most intriguing, innovative and barrier-busting release Def Jam has given us in what feels like too long.

65. Laurel Halo - Dust

June 23, 2017
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

62. Future - HNDRXX

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

61. Moses Sumney - Aromanticism

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

As such, Aromanticism is a pensive journey through dreamlands but also incredibly candid.

56. Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
It’s by far their most serious album to date.

54. JASSS - Weightless

September 15, 2017
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

51. Alvvays - Antisocialites

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
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