Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Albums of 2017

Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Albums of 2017

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24.

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

23.

September 29, 2017
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

22.

December 1, 2017
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

21.

October 27, 2017
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

It swings low and sweet — a refreshingly real dispatch from an artist expressing exactly what she feels in this moment, and nothing less.

20.

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

19.

April 7, 2017
Critic Score
82
38 reviews

The 75-minute opus is his most boldly experimental and richly produced album to date, with 13 songs that touch on baroque pop, orchestral folk, stark piano balladry, and even gospel.

18.

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

17.

October 20, 2017
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

16.

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

15.

May 5, 2017
Critic Score
84
31 reviews

14.

August 11, 2017
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

Rainbow, her rich, masterful third LP, is far more than a kiss-off to old demons — it’s an artistic feat, as Kesha unites stylistic forays with her sharp, weathered lyricism.

13.

June 30, 2017
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

11.

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

10.

February 17, 2017
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

Blessed with a tenor as soothing as his thoughts are anxious, Lekman sets his insightful songs to the most spirited and diverse arrangements of his career.

8.

April 28, 2017
Critic Score
76
20 reviews

7.

June 23, 2017
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

The full-length follow-up to his 2015 debut, Summertime ’06, surpasses expectations, with incisive lyrics and beats that spurn current trends for a set that sounds unlike anything else in hip-hop right now.

6.

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
85
43 reviews

As gratifyingly familiar as much of American Dream will be to longtime fans, it also feels like exactly the album 2017 needs — urgent, angry, achingly self-aware.

5.

October 20, 2017
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

4.

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
86
42 reviews
Five studio albums in, it feels more like another new beginning, and pretty close to a masterpiece.

3.

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

2.

April 14, 2017
Critic Score
93
40 reviews

After delving into the personal on 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city and going broader on Butterfly, Lamar has found a middle ground on DAMN. that yields some of his most emotionally resonant music yet.

1.

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
91
40 reviews
Just when you think you’re nearing the end of Lorde’s journey, her words pull you back in for another listen. It’s a puzzle that’ll keep you busy long after the party is over.
Original Source: http://ew.com/music/best-albums-of-2017/the-best-albums-of-2017
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