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
33 reviews

19. Zola Jesus - Okovi

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

18. Kelela - Take Me Apart

October 6, 2017
Critic Score
81
22 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

11. Spoon - Hot Thoughts

March 17, 2017
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

10. The xx - I See You

January 13, 2017
Critic Score
80
34 reviews

9. King Krule - The OOZ

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

6. SZA - Ctrl

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

April 14, 2017
Critic Score
91
33 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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