Rolling Stone's 20 Best Avant Albums of 2017

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Avant Albums of 2017

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20. Kelly Moran - Bloodroot

Kelly Moran - Bloodroot
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
2 reviews

18. Gregg Kowalsky - L'Orange, L'Orange

Gregg Kowalsky - L'Orange, L'Orange
November 10, 2017
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

16. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

15. Pharmakon - Contact

Pharmakon - Contact
March 31, 2017
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

14. Nico Niquo - In a Silent Way

Nico Niquo - In a Silent Way
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
90
1 review

13. Ornette Coleman - Celebrate Ornette

Ornette Coleman - Celebrate Ornette
December 22, 2016
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

12. Diamanda Galás - All The Way

Diamanda Galás - All The Way
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
2 reviews

11. Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

7. Prurient - Rainbow Mirror

Prurient - Rainbow Mirror
December 1, 2017
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

6. Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure

Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

5. Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
August 25, 2017
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

Far From Over might lack an obvious mainstream hook, but the sturdiness of its design and the passion of its execution make it 2017's jazz album to beat.

4. The Necks - Unfold

The Necks - Unfold
February 10, 2017
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

3. Chino Amobi - PARADISO

Chino Amobi - PARADISO
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

2. Blanck Mass - World Eater

Blanck Mass - World Eater
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

1. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
Sounds don't align with the rhythms, and Smith's voice is awash in alien echoes. But as challenging as this avant-garde music is, it's also warm, absorbing and gorgeous.
Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-avant-albums-of-2017-w514243
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