Pitchfork's 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

Pitchfork's 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

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20. Actress - AZD

Actress - AZD
April 14, 2017
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

Actress’ sixth LP reaches deep into both Darren Cunningham’s clubbiest and most avant-garde impulses, exploring language and Afrofuturism while maintaining a musicality that holds the listener close.

18. UMFANG - Symbolic Use of Light

UMFANG - Symbolic Use of Light
June 16, 2017
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

Like much of her work throughout her career, each of these tracks feels like a glimpse of something larger. You won’t get the full picture from any single track, but let the whole album sink in, and you begin hearing the implicit connections that link them all.

17. Davy Kehoe - Short Passing Game

Davy Kehoe - Short Passing Game
April 2, 2017
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

16. Sophia Kennedy - Sophia Kennedy

Sophia Kennedy - Sophia Kennedy
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

Sophia Kennedy introduces us to a powerhouse voice and a unique sensibility, one where flickering electronic music mingles with scraps of Tin Pan Alley signage, and where knotty bon mots and curious non sequiturs make heartbreak seem almost surmountable.

15. Karen Gwyer - Rembo

Karen Gwyer - Rembo
June 30, 2017
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

14. Four Tet - New Energy

Four Tet - New Energy
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

Downtempo nodders, beatless passages that flow into big bangers—he synthesizes all this into his most accessible listen since There is Love in You.

13. Call Super - Arpo

Call Super - Arpo
November 10, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

Arpo refines and then traipses further afield than anything else in his discography.

12. Midland - Fabriclive 94

Midland - Fabriclive 94
September 22, 2017
Critic Score
77
4 reviews

11. Equiknoxx - Colón Man

Equiknoxx - Colón Man
November 24, 2017
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

9. DJ Sports - Modern Species

DJ Sports - Modern Species
June 16, 2017
Critic Score
79
2 reviews

8. DJ Python - Dulce Compañia

DJ Python - Dulce Compañia
September 25, 2017
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

7. Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage

Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

While never able to fully grasp the Japanese sounds they adore, Visible Cloaks nevertheless have created an album along the axis of Fennesz’s Endless Summer and OPN’s Replica, an abstract electronic album that’s readily accessible and an immersive listen.

6. Yaeji - EP2

Yaeji - EP2
November 3, 2017
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

Yaeji pushes her music further to its poles on EP2.

5. Laurel Halo - Dust

Laurel Halo - Dust
June 23, 2017
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

Far beyond a cut-and-paste collage of genres and moods, Dust is a thrilling attempt to escape all the usual points of classification, to collapse the primacy of the human voice, and to obscure and reveal at unexpected moments.

4. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
The duo’s music was always full of the small details, but they now conspire toward something bigger.

3. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

The Welsh singer and producer leaves her indie rock past behind and mixes dream pop and ambient techno on her immensely varied and fully-formed debut.

2. Jlin - Black Origami

Jlin - Black Origami
May 19, 2017
Critic Score
86
12 reviews

The sophomore album from the brilliant producer turns the tools of footwork into an overwhelming piece of musical architecture, an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go.

1. Fever Ray - Plunge

Fever Ray - Plunge
October 27, 2017
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
On her second album as Fever Ray, Karin Dreijer is more conflicted, more manic—and more in love, too.
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