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Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2017


#1
  1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  2. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  3. Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
  4. Lorde - Melodrama
  5. Gorillaz - Humanz
  6. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
  7. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
  8. Baxter Dury - Prince of Tears
  9. Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
  10. The National - Sleep Well Beast
  11. Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
  12. Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
  13. The Horrors - V
  14. Sampha - Process
  15. Liam Gallagher - As You Were
  16. Girl Ray - Earl Grey
  17. The xx - I See You
  18. Four Tet - New Energy
  19. Dizzee Rascal - Raskit
  20. Forest Swords - Compassion
  21. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
  22. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
  23. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  24. Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
  25. Thundercat - Drunk
  26. Sparks - Hippopotamus
  27. SZA - CTRL
  28. MUNA - About U
  29. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
  30. Beck - Colors
  31. Brian Eno - Reflection
  32. Nadia Reid - Preservation
  33. Joan Shelley - Joan Shelley
  34. Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble
  35. Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud
  36. Elbow - Little Fictions
  37. J Hus - Common Sense
  38. Phoenix - Ti Amo
  39. Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life
  40. Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
  41. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
  42. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  43. Squeeze - The Knowledge
  44. Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat
  45. alt-J - Relaxer
  46. Jay-Z - 4:44
  47. Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés
  48. Kevin Morby - City Music
  49. Depeche Mode - Spirit
  50. Pumarosa - The Witch

#2

Does an indie obsessed high schooler make the list for Q? I thought LCD Soundsystem at 2nd was strange, but Gorillaz at 5th really set the tone for this list. Might be the lowest I’ve seen SZA, and there seems to be a solid lack of genre diversity in the top 10.