50 best albums of 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Wales Arts Review’s critics have come together, argued, scrapped, cried, and hugged, to bring you our rundown of the best 50 albums of 2017. We have also lovingly put together a sample playlist of the 50 albums. So here we go…

50.

Masseduction – St Vincent


49.

The Great Distraction – Vessels


48.

Confidently Lost – Sabrina Claudio


47.

Sketches of Brunswick East – King Gizzard


46.

Brutalism – Idles


45.

Dust – Laurel Halo


44.

Bedouine – Bedouine


43.

Utopia – Björk


42.

Colours – Beck

41.

I Tell a Fly – Benjamin Clementine

40.

Face Your Fear – Curtis Harding


39.

Donde Estas Maria? – The Meridian Brothers


38.

Hippopotamus – Sparks


37.

Painted Ruins – Grizzly Bear


36.

Out in the Storm – Waxahatchee


35.

Halo – Juana Molina


34.

Guppy – Charley Bliss


33.

Relaxer – Alt-J


32.

Antisocialite – Alvvays


31.

Plunge – Fever Ray


30.

Black Origami – Jlin


29.

Stranger Things Volume 2 OST – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein


28.

Visions of a Life – Wolf Alice


27.

Makanda at the End of Space – Pierre Kwenders


26.

CTRL – SZA


25.

Flying Microtonal Banana – King Gizzard


24.

I’m not your man – Maricka Hackman


23.

Off the Radar – Noga Erez

22.

Life and Living It – Sinkane


21.

Rest – Charlotte Gainsbourg


20.

Every Valley – Public Service Broadcasting


19.

Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator


18.

Love You Really – Elli Ingram


17.

I – Niia


16.

DAMN – Kendrick Lamar


15.

Drunk – Thundercat


14.

HEAVN – Jamila Woods


13.

Music for People in Trouble – Susanne Sandfør


12.

American Dream – LCD Soundsystem


11.

Anchovies – Apollo Brown


10.

Luciferian Towers – Godspeed You! Black Emperor


9.

New Energy – Four Tet


8.

Memories Are Now – Jessica Hoop


7.

Ooz – King Krule


6.

Room 29 – Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales


5.

A Hairshirt of Purpose – Pile


4.

All This I Do For Glory – Colin Stetson


3.

Party – Aldous Harding


2.

From Deewee – Soulwax


1.

Aromanticism – Moses Sumney