Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Albums of 2017

Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Albums of 2017

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24. Kip Moore - Slowheart

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

23. Four Tet - New Energy

September 29, 2017
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

22. Miguel - War & Leisure

December 1, 2017
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

21. Kelly Clarkson - Meaning of Life

October 27, 2017
Critic Score
75
5 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. Jay Som - Everybody Works

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

19. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

April 7, 2017
Critic Score
81
36 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. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

17. Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

October 20, 2017
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

16. Future - HNDRXX

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

15. Perfume Genius - No Shape

May 5, 2017
Critic Score
83
28 reviews

14. Kesha - Rainbow

August 11, 2017
Critic Score
77
28 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. Jay-Z - 4:44

June 30, 2017
Critic Score
81
28 reviews

11. Kelela - Take Me Apart

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

10. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now

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. Sylvan Esso - What Now

April 28, 2017
Critic Score
76
20 reviews

7. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

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. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
85
35 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. Margo Price - All American Made

October 20, 2017
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

4. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
Five studio albums in, it feels more like another new beginning, and pretty close to a masterpiece.

3. SZA - Ctrl

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

April 14, 2017
Critic Score
92
35 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. Lorde - Melodrama

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
90
36 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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