2017 Best Songs of the Year

“Big Fish” – Vince Staples

“Chanel” – Frank Ocean

“Continental Breakfast” – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

“Mask Off” – Future

“No One Knows Me Like The Piano” – Sampha


“Shark Smile” – Big Thief

“Slide” – Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos

“The Story of O.J.” – Jay- Z

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

“XO Tour Llif3” – Lil Uzi Vert


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2017 Best Albums of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Arcade Fire- Everything Now

dvsn- Morning After

Karriem Riggins- Headnod Suite

Lil Yatchy- Teenage Emotions

Migos- Culture

Oddisee- The Iceberg

Planning For Burial- Below The House

Young Thug and Future- Super Slimey

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50. SZA- Ctrl


I listened to this album the week it came out and couldn’t really get into it. Then I was at a Noname concert and “Doves in the Wind” came on while I was waiting for Noname to start and I really vibed with it. So I went back and tried the album again and it really bumped. I love TDE and SZA is a great addition to the crew.

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49. Fucked Up- The Year of the Snake


Maybe more of a nostalgia pick than anything, Fucked Up makes some of the most consistent hard core music out there and the concept of an album a year dedicated to the Zodiac symbols is honestly very cool and something that would have me loving them even if the music wasn’t as good as it is.

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48. Los Campesionos!- Sick Scenes


Great, fun pop punk that squeaked into 2017 with just a bit of flare to make it stand out amongst the masses. I enjoyed this album every time I threw it on, no matter the circumstance.

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47. Tyler, The Creator- Flower Boy


Tyler made QUITE the transition from screaming the f word and being quite homophobic to becoming for all intensive purposes a super positive, happy rapper. It’s nice to see him grow and nice to see the younger generation being influenced in a nice happy way as opposed to the “burn shit, kill people, fuck school” mentality of Odd Future’s younger days.

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46. Ibeyi- Ash


I have a bad habit of sometimes of getting stagnant with my listening and only checking out rap and emo music and Ibeyi was a welcome change to my normal listening. I won’t try and genretize this album so as not to insult the musicianship needed to create such an eclectic project, but the dance elements as well as the pop and R&B elements made it fun and easy to listen to, allowing myself to break up the monotony of my normal listening.

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