After seeing albums from Miguel, the xx, Perfume Genius and Julie Byrne among the spots 50-11 on the year-end chart, here are the top 10 albums of 2017. See who joins Panda Bear (2007), Fleet Foxes (2008), Animal Collective (2009), Arcade Fire (2010), tUnE-yArDs (2011), Chromatics (2012), Beyoncé (2013, 2016), the War On Drugs (2014), […]
This year saw everything from Calvin Harris curate the coolest dance party on Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 to St. Vincent embracing her elevated status with MASSEDUCTION, Priests’ vital strain of rock on Nothing Feels Natural to Jay-Z’s mea culpa in 4:44. And they all land among the top 50 albums of the year.
Earlier, I gave you songs 100-21 in the countdown of the best songs of 2017. Here are the top 20, featuring everyone from Perfume Genius to Cardi B, Kesha to the War on Drugs. And in the end, see who joins Amy Winehouse, MGMT, Animal Collective, Kanye West, the Weeknd, Tame Impala, Drake, FKA twigs, […]
The music of 2017 mirrored the general feeling on unrest left as residue from a toxic 2016, from Kendrick Lamar’s fiery, reactive “DNA.” to the bleak nihilism of Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” the escapism of Lorde’s “Green Light” to Kesha’s scorned but resilient “Praying.” You’ll find those four songs here, plus music from […]
CARDI B Already a well-known commodity thanks to her presence on the now defunct Vine as well as Instagram, Cardi B’s profile hit a new level completely in 2017 when “Bodak Yellow” went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first woman with a rap song to land a solo […]