Spectrum Culture's Top 20 Albums of 2017

Spectrum Culture's Top 20 Albums of 2017

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20. Lorde - Melodrama

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

Melodrama is rightly earning raves, and will go down as one of the better pop albums of the decade.

19. Zola Jesus - Okovi

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

18. Kelela - Take Me Apart

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
Though technically Kelela’s full-length debut, the album feels like a next step, proof that her striking sound was no mere gimmick but instead the foundation for one of the most advanced, daring artists in contemporary pop.

14. Jlin - Black Origami

May 19, 2017
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

12. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

March 24, 2017
Critic Score
90
17 reviews

With A Crow Looked At Me, Elverum has created a work that deals with death, loss and the myriad accompanying emotions in a starkly sobering manner that ultimately proves highly affecting and, most importantly, incredibly real.

11. Spoon - Hot Thoughts

March 17, 2017
Critic Score
79
30 reviews

10. The xx - I See You

January 13, 2017
Critic Score
80
37 reviews

9. King Krule - The OOZ

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

7. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
Even when she’s wrapped her angst and panic in slick beats and her signature guitar shredding, she still knows how to write one hell of a line.

6. SZA - Ctrl

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

April 14, 2017
Critic Score
91
34 reviews

At 55 minutes, DAMN. is incredibly knotty and impregnable in terms of being able to fully process everything at work here. Indeed, subsequent listens continue to reveal more and more of the lyrical subtext, allusions and introspective nature of his lyrics.

Original Source: http://spectrumculture.com/2017/12/19/top-20-albums-2017/
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