Crack Magazine's Albums of the Year 2017

Crack Magazine's Albums of the Year 2017

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100.

May 19, 2017
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

99.

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
60
1 review

98.

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

97.

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
70
1 review

96.

March 31, 2017
Critic Score
76
1 review

95.

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

94.

July 14, 2017
Critic Score
79
24 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.

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
80
18 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.

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
64
11 reviews

90.

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.

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

85.

May 12, 2017
Critic Score
76
22 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.

July 7, 2017
Critic Score
64
11 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.

81.

July 21, 2017
Critic Score
64
6 reviews

80.

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
77
7 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
January 27, 2017
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

77.

November 3, 2017
Critic Score
79
13 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
July 29, 2017
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

75.

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

74.

April 28, 2017
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

73.

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

69.

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

68.

June 21, 2017
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

67.

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

66.

June 23, 2017
Critic Score
86
26 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.

June 23, 2017
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

62.

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

61.

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

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

56.

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
It’s by far their most serious album to date.

54.

September 15, 2017
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

53.

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
23 reviews

51.

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
75
29 reviews
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