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
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
79
2 reviews

18.

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

16.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

15.

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

14.

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

13.

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

12.

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

11.

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

7.

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

6.

Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

5.

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
February 10, 2017
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

3.

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

2.

Blanck Mass - World Eater
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

1.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid
October 6, 2017
Critic Score
77
16 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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