Dork’s Favourite Fifty Albums of 2017

Dork’s Favourite Fifty Albums of 2017

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50. Clean Cut Kid - Felt

Clean Cut Kid - Felt
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

48. London Grammar - Truth Is a Beautiful Thing

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
70
19 reviews
The magic of London Grammar runs deeper than just one natural talent, though. The band’s ability to match that strength with perfectly pitched arrangements is virtually unmatched.

47. The National - Sleep Well Beast

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

46. The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
68
29 reviews

44. The Amazons - The Amazons

The Amazons - The Amazons
May 26, 2017
Critic Score
68
8 reviews

43. The xx - I See You

January 13, 2017
Critic Score
80
38 reviews

The remarkable thing about ‘I See You’ is that it doesn’t tire – quite the opposite, it grows with every single listen.

42. VANT - Dumb Blood

VANT - Dumb Blood
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

41. Mr Jukes - God First

Mr Jukes - God First
July 14, 2017
Critic Score
71
7 reviews

40. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes

February 24, 2017
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

34. Toothless - The Pace of the Passing

Toothless - The Pace of the Passing
January 26, 2017
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

33. The Horrors - V

September 22, 2017
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

31. Pixx - The Age of Anxiety

Pixx - The Age of Anxiety
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

30. LIFE - Popular Music

May 26, 2017
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

29. Gorillaz - Humanz

April 28, 2017
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

28. Alvvays - Antisocialites

September 8, 2017
Critic Score
75
27 reviews

27. Mura Masa - Mura Masa

July 14, 2017
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

25. alt-J - Relaxer

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
67
30 reviews
Alt-J don’t play by the rules - the rules bend around them.

23. Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone

January 20, 2017
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

22. Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out

September 15, 2017
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

21. Circa Waves - Different Creatures

Circa Waves - Different Creatures
March 10, 2017
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
‘Different Creatures’ is a record that’s bold in its vision, free in its adventure and ambitious in its destination. It comes from a space of not giving a shit, of wanting to be bigger and instead of creating a sound to fit the stages they’re playing - flips the story to create the band that’ll make their own. Because of it, ‘Different Creatures’ is packed with landmark moments for an important year.

20. Superfood - Bambino

Superfood - Bambino
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

19. Idles - Brutalism

March 10, 2017
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

17. Will Joseph Cook - Sweet Dreamer

Will Joseph Cook - Sweet Dreamer
April 14, 2017
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

14. Bleachers - Gone Now

June 2, 2017
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

13. Rat Boy - SCUM

August 11, 2017
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

10. MUNA - About U

February 3, 2017
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

9. INHEAVEN - INHEAVEN

September 1, 2017
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

7. Pumarosa - The Witch

May 19, 2017
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

4. Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life

September 29, 2017
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
Wolf Alice have shown their peers how to run free - but as the pack follows them through the hole they blasted in the mainstream consciousness two and a bit years ago, they’ve no intention of thundering towards the slings and arrows that await. They’re smarter than that. With ‘Visions of a Life’, Wolf Alice have taken flight.

3. Paramore - After Laughter

May 12, 2017
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

Album five is different. The band are still a band but there are no brave faces here. There’s no hiding behind an idea, or pretending because you have to. Instead ‘After Laughter’ is ok with not being ok.

2. Lorde - Melodrama

June 16, 2017
Critic Score
90
36 reviews

‘Melodrama’ is quite probably the album of the year.

1. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION

October 13, 2017
Critic Score
85
37 reviews
As wider horizons open, Clark has grasped her opportunity with both hands. There’s no sign of hanging on for dear life, either. She’s in complete control at all times.
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