Albums
Songs

The Best Songs of 2017 Aggregate

1
Cardi B

Cardi B

Bodak Yellow

# Lists
36
Points
176
5
Future

Future

Mask Off

# Lists
25
Points
71
7
Lorde

Lorde

Green Light

# Lists
22
Points
106
11
Sampha

Sampha

(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

# Lists
21
Points
61
12
Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

Cut To The Feeling

# Lists
21
Points
60
13
Drake

Drake

Passionfruit

# Lists
21
Points
53
17
King Krule

King Krule

Dum Surfer

# Lists
16
Points
52
18
SZA

SZA

Love Galore

# Lists
15
Points
72
20
Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Love

# Lists
14
Points
30
21
Kesha

Kesha

Praying

# Lists
13
Points
43
22
Jay-Z

Jay-Z

The Story of O.J.

# Lists
13
Points
37
23
Migos

Migos

T-Shirt

# Lists
13
Points
37
24
DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled

Wild Thoughts

# Lists
13
Points
37
25
GoldLink

GoldLink

Crew

# Lists
12
Points
42
27
Vince Staples

Vince Staples

Big Fish

# Lists
12
Points
24
28
LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Call The Police

# Lists
11
Points
45
29
J Hus

J Hus

Did You See

# Lists
11
Points
40
30
Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

Truth

# Lists
11
Points
28
31
N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D.

Lemon

# Lists
11
Points
19
32
Paramore

Paramore

Hard Times

# Lists
10
Points
36
33
Yaeji

Yaeji

Raingurl

# Lists
10
Points
30
34
Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

New Rules

# Lists
10
Points
27
35
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Everything Now

# Lists
10
Points
27
36
Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Sign of the Times

# Lists
10
Points
25
37
SOPHIE

SOPHIE

It's Okay to Cry

# Lists
10
Points
20
38
Father John Misty

Father John Misty

Pure Comedy

# Lists
9
Points
42
39
SZA

SZA

Drew Barrymore

# Lists
9
Points
33
40

Jorja Smith & Preditah

On My Mind

# Lists
9
Points
28
41
SZA

SZA

The Weekend

# Lists
9
Points
27
42
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Over Everything

# Lists
9
Points
24
43
Fever Ray

Fever Ray

To The Moon and Back

# Lists
9
Points
23
44
HAIM

HAIM

Want You Back

# Lists
9
Points
22
45
Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Feel It Still

# Lists
8
Points
34
46
Jay Som

Jay Som

The Bus Song

# Lists
8
Points
30
47
The National

The National

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

# Lists
8
Points
26
48
Thundercat

Thundercat

Show You The Way

# Lists
8
Points
24
49
Stormzy

Stormzy

Big For Your Boots

# Lists
8
Points
24
50
St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Los Ageless

# Lists
8
Points
18
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The Individual Lists
The overall list was compiled using the lists below. How Points are Measured:

1st Place:
10 points
2nd Place:
8 points
3rd place:
6 points
Top 10:
5 points
Top 25:
3 points
Other:
1 point


Alternative Press
  • Enter Shikari - "Rabble Rouser"
  • Sorority Noise - "No Halo"
  • Lights - "Savage"
  • Machine Gun Kelly - "Trap Paris"
  • The Homeless Gospel Choir - "Normal"
  • In This Moment - "Oh Lord"
  • A Will Away - "Here Again"
  • Neck Deep - "In Bloom"
  • Waterparks - "Blonde"
  • Grayscale - "Forever Yours"
American Songwriter
  1. Craig Finn - "God in Chicago"
  2. Rhiannon Giddens - "At the Purchaser's Option"
  3. The Weather Station - "Thirty"
  4. Lee Ann Womack - "Hollywood"
  5. David Rawlings - "Airplane"
  6. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - "If We Were Vampires"
  7. Joan Shelley - "Where I'll Find You"
  8. The National - "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
  9. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "Rican Beach"
  10. Kendrick Lamar, Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
BET
  1. SZA - "Love Galore"
  2. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  3. GoldLink - "Crew"
  4. SZA - "The Weekend"
  5. Future - "Mask Off"
  6. DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
  7. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  8. N.E.R.D. - "Lemon"
  9. G-Eazy - "No Limit"
Billboard
  1. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  2. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  3. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  4. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - "Despacito"
  5. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  6. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  7. J Balvin - "Mi Gente (Remix)"
  8. Harry Styles - "Sign of the Times"
  9. The Weeknd - "I Feel It Coming"
  10. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
Complex
  1. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  2. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  4. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  5. SZA - "Love Galore"
  6. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  7. Migos - "T-Shirt"
  8. Drake - "Do Not Disturb"
  9. Future - "Use Me"
  10. Frank Ocean - "Biking (Solo)"
Complex UK
  1. Jorja Smith & Preditah - "On My Mind"
  2. Dave, Mostack - "No Words"
  3. Mabel - "Finders Keepers"
  4. Not3s - "Aladdin"
  5. J Hus - "Spirit"
  6. IAMDDB - "Shade"
  7. Kojo Funds - "Warning"
  8. Fredo - "Change"
  9. Hardy Caprio - "Unsigned"
  10. Stormzy - "Cold"
Consequence of Sound
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  2. Lorde - "Green Light"
  3. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  4. SZA - "Love Galore"
  5. Migos - "T-Shirt"
  6. Johnny Jewel - "Windswept"
  7. St. Vincent - "New York"
  8. Childish Gambino - "Redbone"
  9. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Over Everything"
  10. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
Cosmopolitan
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - "Despacito"
  • Thundercat - "Show You The Way"
  • Miley Cyrus - "Malibu"
  • Khalid - "Young Dumb & Broke"
  • Margo Price - "Pay Gap"
  • Harry Styles - "Sign of the Times"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  • St. Vincent - "New York"
  • Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  • DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
Crack Magazine
  1. J Hus - "Did You See"
  2. Objekt - "Theme From Q"
  3. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  4. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  5. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  6. Future Islands - "Shadows"
  7. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  8. Peder Mannefelt, Hodge - "All My Love"
  9. Stormzy - "First Things First"
  10. Future - "Mask Off"
Dazed
  1. Brockhampton - "Lamb"
  2. SZA - "Love Galore"
  3. Yaeji - "Drink I'm Sippin On"
  4. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  5. SOPHIE - "It's Okay to Cry"
  6. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  7. Tyler, the Creator - "Boredom"
  8. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  9. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  10. Lana Del Rey - "Love"
Diffuser
  1. Fleet Foxes - "Third of May/Odaigahara"
  2. Aimee Mann - "Patient Zero"
  3. The National - "Day I Die"
  4. Lorde - "Supercut"
  5. Spoon - "Tear it Down"
  6. Arcade Fire - "We Don't Deserve Love"
  7. Queens of the Stone Age - "Domesticated Animals"
  8. LCD Soundsystem - "Call The Police"
  9. Gorillaz - "Let Me Out"
  10. Grandaddy - "The Boat Is in the Barn"
Dummy
  1. Kelela - "LMK"
  2. J Hus - "Did You See"
  3. IAMDDB - "Shade"
  4. Drake - "KMT"
  5. Mabel - "Finders Keepers"
  6. Jorja Smith & Preditah - "On My Mind"
  7. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  8. Stormzy - "Cold"
  9. Gaika - "Battalion"
  10. AJ Tracey - "False 9"
Entertainment Weekly
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  2. Kesha - "Praying"
  3. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  5. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  6. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "Pa'lante"
  7. Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
  8. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  9. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - "White Man's World"
  10. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
Esquire
  • Lil Peep - "The Brightside"
  • HAIM - "Want You Back"
  • Girlpool - "It Gets More Blue"
  • Stormzy - "Lay Me Bare"
  • King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  • Run the Jewels - "Legend Has It"
  • Mac DeMarco - "My Old Man"
  • The xx - "Replica"
  • Dua Lipa - "New Rules"
  • Migos - "Big on Big"
FACT
  1. Bad Gyal - "Jacaranda"
  2. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow (Zora Jones & Sinjin Hawke Bootleg)"
  3. J Hus - "Did You See"
  4. M.E.S.H. - "Search. Reveal."
  5. E.M.M.A. - "Mindmaze"
  6. Stormzy - "Big For Your Boots"
  7. Thundercat - "Show You The Way"
  8. Jorja Smith & Preditah - "On My Mind"
  9. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  10. Jlin, Zora Jones - "Dark Matter"
FADER
  1. Tay-K - "The Race"
  2. Phoebe Bridgers - "Funeral"
  3. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  4. J Hus - "Did You See"
  5. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  6. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  7. SZA - "Love Galore"
  8. Creek Boyz - "With My Team"
  9. Ozuna - "Se Preparó"
  10. Yaeji - "Raingurl"
FLOOD Magazine
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  2. Lorde - "Green Light"
  3. Thundercat - "Show You The Way"
  4. Alex Cameron - "Marlon Brando"
  5. Aldous Harding - "Imagining My Man"
  6. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie - "Sleeping Around the Corner"
  7. (Sandy) Alex G - "Proud"
  8. LCD Soundsystem - "Call The Police"
  9. The Weather Station - "Kept It All to Myself"
  10. Chad VanGaalen - "Old Heads"
Fuse
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  2. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  5. Gallant - "Cave Me In"
  6. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  7. Daniel Caesar - "Best Part"
  8. Travis Scott - "Butterfly Effect"
  9. DEAN - "Love"
  10. Jay-Z - "The Story of O.J."
Gaffa (Norway)
  1. Sigrid - "Don't Kill My Vibe"
  2. Father John Misty - "Ballad Of The Dying Man"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  4. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  5. Alex Cameron - "Stranger's Kiss"
  6. Jakob Ogawa - "You Might Be Sleeping"
  7. LCD Soundsystem - "tonite"
  8. Cezinando - "Håper Du Har Plass"
  9. Lorde - "Green Light"
  10. Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
Gorilla vs. Bear
  1. Men I Trust - "Tailwhip"
  2. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  3. TOPS - "Cutlass Cruiser"
  4. Yaeji - "Raingurl"
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  6. Laurel Halo - "Moontalk"
  7. Future - "Mask Off"
  8. Shabazz Palaces - "Shine a Light"
  9. Kelly Lee Owens - "Throwing Lines"
  10. Vince Staples - "Yeah Right"
Highsnobiety
  1. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. Vince Staples - "Big Fish"
  5. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  6. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  7. Kelela - "LMK"
  8. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  9. SZA - "Love Galore"
  10. Yaeji - "Raingurl"
Junkee
  • Alvvays - "In Undertow"
  • Future - "Mask Off"
  • Creek Boyz - "With My Team"
  • St. Vincent - "Los Ageless"
  • Drake - "Passionfruit"
  • Kaiit - "Natural Woman"
  • Lorde - "Writer In The Dark"
  • Stella Donnelly - "Boys Will Be Boys"
  • Aminé - "Spice Girl"
  • Alex The Astronaut - "Not Worth Hiding"
KCRW
  1. Amber Mark - "Lose My Cool"
  2. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  3. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Over Everything"
  4. Odesza - "Across the Room"
  5. The National - "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
  6. Café Tacvba - "Me Gusta tu Manera"
  7. Father John Misty - "Ballad Of The Dying Man"
  8. Mondo Cozmo - "Plastic Soul"
  9. Grizzly Bear - "Mourning Sound"
  10. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
Mixmag
  1. Objekt - "Theme From Q"
  2. Bicep - "Glue"
  3. Gerd Janson, Shan - "Surrender"
  4. The Black Madonna - "He is the Voice I Hear"
  5. Lanark Artefax - "Touch Absence"
  6. Avalon Emerson - "One More Fluorescent Rush"
  7. Special Request - "Brainstorm"
  8. KiNK - "Perth"
  9. Lorenzo Senni - "The Shape of Trance to Come"
  10. Yaeji - "Raingurl"
NME
  1. Lorde - "Green Light"
  2. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  3. Paramore - "Hard Times"
  4. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  5. Stormzy - "Big For Your Boots"
  6. Wolf Alice - "Don't Delete The Kisses"
  7. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  8. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  9. The Killers - "The Man"
  10. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
Noisey
  1. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  2. GoldLink - "Crew"
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. SZA - "Drew Barrymore"
  5. (Sandy) Alex G - "Bobby"
  6. Future - "Mask Off"
  7. Kelela - "LMK"
  8. Frank Ocean - "Biking"
  9. Kendrick Lamar - "FEAR."
  10. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
Northern Transmissions
  1. St. Vincent - "New York"
  2. Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
  3. LCD Soundsystem - "Call The Police"
  4. Spoon - "Hot Thoughts"
  5. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Over Everything"
  6. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
  7. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  8. Kamasi Washington - "Truth"
  9. The War on Drugs - "Pain"
  10. Alex Cameron - "Stranger's Kiss"
NPR Music
  1. Big Thief - "Mary"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Charly Bliss - "Glitter"
  4. Kesha - "Praying"
  5. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "Pa'lante"
  6. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  7. Now, Now - "SGL"
  8. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  9. SZA - "The Weekend"
  10. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
Okayplayer
  1. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. GoldLink - "Crew"
  4. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  5. GoldLink - "Meditation"
  6. Drake - "Passionfruit"
  7. DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
  8. Tyler, the Creator - "Boredom"
  9. Khalid - "Location"
  10. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
Paste
  1. Kevin Morby - "City Music"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  3. Jay Som - "The Bus Song"
  4. Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
  5. Alvvays - "In Undertow"
  6. The xx - "On Hold"
  7. Lizzo - "Truth Hurts"
  8. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
  9. Spoon - "Hot Thoughts"
  10. Phoebe Bridgers - "Motion Sickness"
Pigeons & Planes
  1. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  2. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  4. Lorde - "Perfect Places"
  5. Vince Staples - "Yeah Right"
  6. SZA - "The Weekend"
  7. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin - "Ghostface Killers"
  8. Tyler, the Creator - "Boredom"
  9. Ty Dolla $ign - "Dawsin's Breek"
  10. Brockhampton - "Star"
Pitchfork
  1. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  3. Lorde - "Green Light"
  4. SZA - "Love Galore"
  5. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  6. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  7. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  8. Future - "Mask Off"
  9. Kelela - "Frontline"
  10. Charli XCX - "Boys"
PopMatters
  1. The xx - "On Hold"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
  4. Lorde - "Perfect Places"
  5. Fever Ray - "To The Moon and Back"
  6. SZA - "Love Galore"
  7. Spoon - "Hot Thoughts"
  8. Algiers - "The Underside of Power"
  9. Blanck Mass - "Please"
  10. LCD Soundsystem - "american dream"
Pretty Much Amazing
  1. Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
  2. Future - "Mask Off [Remix]"
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  4. St. Vincent - "New York"
  5. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  6. Lorde - "Green Light"
  7. LCD Soundsystem - "Call The Police"
  8. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  9. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  10. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
Radio X
  • London Grammar - "Big Picture"
  • Elbow - "Magnificent (She Says)"
  • Beck - "Up All Night"
  • The xx - "Say Something Loving"
  • Wolf Alice - "Don't Delete The Kisses"
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - "Holy Mountain"
  • The War on Drugs - "Holding On"
  • Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "The Way You Used To Do"
  • Liam Gallagher - "Wall Of Glass"
Resident Advisor
  • Powder - "Heart"
  • Phil Evans - "Saniti"
  • Denis Sulta - "Dubelle Oh XX (JVIP)"
  • Nkisi - "Kill"
  • Ancient Methods - "Born of Ashes"
  • Pile - "Noshow"
  • Joe - "Tail Lift"
  • DJ Lycox - "Solteiro"
  • Bullion - "Blue Pedro"
  • Shanti Celeste - "Make Time"
Rolling Stone
  1. Harry Styles - "Sign of the Times"
  2. Lorde - "Homemade Dynamite"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  4. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  5. U2 - "Lights of Home"
  6. Migos - "Bad and Boujee"
  7. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - "Despacito"
  8. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  9. Lana Del Rey - "Lust for Life"
  10. Future - "Mask Off"
Slant Magazine
  1. Childish Gambino - "Redbone"
  2. Lorde - "Green Light"
  3. Thundercat - "Show You The Way"
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  5. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  6. St. Vincent - "Los Ageless"
  7. Sheer Mag - "Need to Feel Your Love"
  8. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  9. Kelela - "LMK"
  10. Luke James - "Drip"
Spectrum Culture
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Lorde - "Green Light"
  4. The National - "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  6. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
  7. Julien Baker - "Turn Out The Lights"
  8. Björk - "The Gate"
  9. Japanese Breakfast - "Road Head"
  10. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
SPIN
  1. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  3. Big Thief - "Mary"
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  5. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  6. Paramore - "Hard Times"
  7. SZA - "Love Galore"
  8. The War on Drugs - "Strangest Thing"
  9. Lorde - "The Louvre"
  10. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "Living In The City"
Stereogum: Chris DeVille
  1. Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  3. Alvvays - "Dreams Tonite"
  4. Lorde - "Supercut"
  5. Migos - "T-Shirt"
  6. Elder - "Sanctuary"
  7. Lana Del Rey - "Love"
  8. Drake - "Passionfruit"
  9. Sorority Noise - "No Halo"
  10. The War on Drugs - "Thinking of a Place"
Stereogum: Gabriela Tully Claymore
  1. SZA - "Drew Barrymore"
  2. Lorde - "The Louvre"
  3. (Sandy) Alex G - "Sportstar"
  4. Charlotte Gainsbourg - "Deadly Valentine"
  5. Priests - "Nicki"
  6. St. Vincent - "New York"
  7. Björk - "Arisen My Senses"
  8. SOPHIE - "It's Okay to Cry"
  9. Waxahatchee - "Hear You"
  10. Fever Ray - "To The Moon and Back"
Stereogum: James Rettig
  1. Allison Crutchfield - "Mile Away"
  2. Waxahatchee - "Never Been Wrong"
  3. Fever Ray - "This Country"
  4. Girlpool - "It Gets More Blue"
  5. Priests - "Suck"
  6. Lorde - "Hard Feelings/Loveless"
  7. Perfume Genius - "Valley"
  8. Japanese Breakfast - "Till Death"
  9. Lomelda - "From Here"
  10. Half Waif - "Severed Logic"
Stereogum: Michael Nelson
  1. The War on Drugs - "Strangest Thing"
  2. Counterparts - "A Memory Misread"
  3. Incendiary - "Awakening"
  4. Body Count - "No Lives Matter"
  5. Kreator - "Gods Of Violence"
  6. Quicksand - "Cosmonauts"
  7. Ostraca - "Waiting For The Crash"
  8. Slowdive - "Sugar for the Pill"
  9. Heaven In Her Arms - "Abyss Of The Moonbow"
  10. Pallbearer - "A Plea For Understanding"
Stereogum: Peter Helman
  1. Jay Som - "The Bus Song"
  2. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  3. Perfume Genius - "Die 4 You"
  4. Charly Bliss - "Percolator"
  5. Brockhampton - "Tokyo"
  6. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  7. Kelela - "LMK"
  8. DJ Khaled - "I'm the One"
  9. Madeline Kenney - "Rita"
  10. Fred Thomas - "Voiceover"
Stereogum: Ryan Leas
  1. Nation of Language - "I've Thought About Chicago"
  2. LCD Soundsystem - "Call The Police"
  3. Liima - "1982"
  4. Slowdive - "Star Roving"
  5. The National - "I'll Still Destroy You"
  6. The Weather Station - "Thirty"
  7. The New Pornographers - "Whiteout Conditions"
  8. Lorde - "Green Light"
  9. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
  10. St. Vincent - "Hang on Me"
Stereogum: Scott Lapatine
  1. Paramore - "Hard Times"
  2. Kamasi Washington - "Truth"
  3. Forest Swords - "Arms Out"
  4. Katy Perry - "Chained To The Rhythm"
  5. Susanne Sundfør - "Bedtime Story"
  6. Quicksand - "Illuminant"
  7. Hand Habits - "Book On How To Change"
  8. Great Grandpa - "Fade"
  9. Mutoid Man - "Bandages"
  10. Hundred Waters - "Fingers"
Stereogum: Tom Breihan
  1. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - "If We Were Vampires"
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  5. GoldLink - "Crew"
  6. Future - "Mask Off"
  7. Julien Baker - "Turn Out The Lights"
  8. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - "Despacito"
  9. Brockhampton - "Gummy"
  10. J Balvin, Willy William - "Mi Gente"
The 405
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  2. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
  3. Protomartyr - "A Private Understanding"
  4. Big Thief - "Mary"
  5. Yaeji - "Raingurl"
  6. The War on Drugs - "Pain"
  7. Arca - "Desafio"
  8. Blanck Mass - "Rhesus Negative"
  9. Fever Ray - "This Country"
  10. Fleet Foxes - "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me"
The Guardian
  1. Lorde - "Green Light"
  2. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  4. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  5. Future - "Mask Off"
  6. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
  7. The Horrors - "Something To Remember Me By"
  8. Stormzy - "Big For Your Boots"
  9. Drake - "Passionfruit"
  10. Paramore - "Hard Times"
The Line of Best Fit
  1. SZA - "Drew Barrymore"
  2. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  3. Björk - "The Gate"
  4. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  5. Phoebe Bridgers - "Motion Sickness"
  6. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  7. Sigrid - "Don't Kill My Vibe"
  8. Dua Lipa - "New Rules"
  9. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
  10. Stefflon Don - "Hurtin' Me"
The Music
  1. Lorde - "Green Light"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. HAIM - "Want You Back"
  4. Arcade Fire - "Everything Now"
  5. Methyl Ethel - "Drink Wine"
  6. All Our Exes Live In Texas - "Candle"
  7. Ocean Grove - "Intimate Alien"
  8. Charli XCX - "Boys"
  9. Ali Barter - "Cigarette"
  10. Cable Ties - "Say What You Mean"
The Needle Drop
  1. Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
  2. Kirin J Callinan - "Bravado"
  3. Brockhampton - "Gold"
  4. Algiers - "The Underside of Power"
  5. Mount Eerie - "Real Death"
  6. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  7. Rina Sawayama - "Cyber Stockholm Syndrome"
  8. Jay-Z - "The Story of O.J."
  9. Alex Cameron - "Stranger's Kiss"
  10. Injury Reserve - "See You Sweat"
The New York Times: Jon Caramanica
  1. Chris Jeday - "Ahora Dice"
  2. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie - "Drowning"
  3. Don Q - "Protect Ya Patek"
  4. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie - "Wild Thots"
  5. Brett Young - "In Case You Didn't Know"
  6. Charlie Puth - "Attention"
  7. Sahbabii - "Pull Up Wit Ah Stick"
  8. Ashley McBryde - "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega"
  9. LouGotCash - "Pipe Down"
  10. LouGotCash - "Make 10"
The New York Times: Jon Pareles
  • Dua Lipa - "New Rules"
  • Jay-Z - "4:44"
  • Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
  • Mavis Staples - "Little Bit"
  • Lil Peep - "Awful Things"
  • U2 - "The Blackout"
  • Kelela - "Take Me Apart"
  • Mura Masa - "Messy Love"
  • Willow - "Oh No!!!"
  • Ibibio Sound Machine - "The Chant (Iquo Isang)"
The Quietus
  1. Amor - "Higher Moment"
  2. Confidence Man - "Better Sit Down Boy"
  3. Kelela - "LMK"
  4. Insecure Men - "Subaru Nights"
  5. Algiers - "The Underside of Power"
  6. Baxter Dury - "Miami (Parrot And Cocker Too Mix)"
  7. Foreign Beggars - "Toast"
  8. Objekt - "Theme From Q"
  9. The Horrors - "Machine"
  10. Nadine Shah - "Out The Way"
The Ringer
  1. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  2. Lorde - "Supercut"
  3. SZA - "Supermodel"
  4. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  5. DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
  6. DJ Khaled - "I'm the One"
  7. Waxahatchee - "Never Been Wrong"
  8. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  9. St. Vincent - "Happy Birthday, Johnny"
  10. Perfume Genius - "Slip Away"
The Washington Post
  1. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  3. Lee Ann Womack - "The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone"
  4. GoldLink - "Crew"
  5. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  6. Sam Hunt - "Body Like a Back Road"
  7. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"
  8. Dreamcast - "Liquid Deep"
  9. Lorde - "Green Light"
  10. Chelsea Wolfe - "The Culling"
The Wild Honey Pie
  1. Phoebe Bridgers - "Motion Sickness"
  2. Big Thief - "Mary"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "DNA."
  4. St. Vincent - "New York"
  5. Sufjan Stevens - "Tonya Harding"
  6. SZA - "Love Galore"
  7. Big Thief - "Shark Smile"
  8. Julien Baker - "Appointments"
  9. Moses Sumney - "Plastic"
  10. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
Thrillist
  1. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - "Hope the High Road"
  5. Syd - "All About Me"
  6. Lorde - "Perfect Places"
  7. Kelela - "LMK"
  8. Demi Lovato - "Sorry Not Sorry"
  9. Rostam - "Gwan"
  10. Craig Finn - "God in Chicago"
Time
  1. Dua Lipa - "New Rules"
  2. St. Vincent - "New York"
  3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - "Despacito"
  4. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  5. King Krule - "Biscuit Town"
  6. Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
  7. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  8. Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"
  9. Jay-Z - "The Story of O.J."
  10. Kelsea Ballerini - "Legends"
Tiny Mix Tapes
  • Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  • Lil B - "Wasup JoJo"
  • Milo - "Sorcerer"
  • Kelly Lee Owens - "Anxi."
  • Lorde - "Supercut"
  • Johnny Jewel - "Windswept"
  • Joe - "Tail Lift"
  • Big Thief - "Mythological Beauty"
  • Nidia Minaj - "Puro Tarraxo"
  • FOOZOOL - "AZAT Ազատ"
Treble
  1. Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  2. (Sandy) Alex G - "Bobby"
  3. King Krule - "Dum Surfer"
  4. The National - "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
  5. Run the Jewels - "Talk To Me"
  6. Frank Ocean - "Chanel"
  7. Vince Staples - "BagBak"
  8. Slowdive - "Sugar for the Pill"
  9. Cloakroom - "Seedless Star"
  10. Fleet Foxes - "Third of May/Odaigahara"
Uproxx
  1. Kesha - "Praying"
  2. SZA - "Love Galore"
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. The War on Drugs - "Thinking of a Place"
  5. Lorde - "Liability"
  6. Father John Misty - "Ballad Of The Dying Man"
  7. DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
  8. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - "If We Were Vampires"
  9. St. Vincent - "Smoking Section"
  10. Fleet Foxes - "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me"
V Magazine
  • Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
  • Lana Del Rey - "Love"
  • Miley Cyrus - "Malibu"
  • Calvin Harris - "Slide"
  • Dua Lipa - "Lost in Your Light"
  • Paramore - "Hard Times"
  • Harry Styles - "Sign of the Times"
  • Yaeji - "Raingurl"
  • J Balvin - "Mi Gente (Remix)"
  • Lorde - "The Louvre"
Vanity Fair
  • Lorde - "Homemade Dynamite"
  • Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - "Cut To The Feeling"
  • Charlie Puth - "How Long"
  • Paramore - "Forgiveness"
  • Future - "Mask Off"
  • Future - "Selfish"
  • Kendrick Lamar - "LOYALTY."
  • N.E.R.D. - "Lemon"
  • DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
Vulture
  1. Lil Uzi Vert - "XO Tour Llif3"
  2. Kendrick Lamar - "FEAR."
  3. Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
  4. Lorde - "Supercut"
  5. Kelela - "LMK"
  6. SZA - "20 Something"
  7. Sampha - "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano"
  8. Future - "Solo"
  9. Tyler, the Creator - "911 / Mr. Lonely"
  10. Playboi Carti - "Magnolia"

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