Top Albums of 2017 – Contributors’ Lists

Before QRO lists our own top albums of another awful year, we give all of our contributors a chance to cast their votes....
Top Albums of 2014 - Contributors' Lists

Top Albums of 2017 - Contributors' Lists

Before QRO lists our own top albums of another awful year, we give all of our contributors a chance to cast their votes:

David Bowie : No Plan EPTed Chase
1. David Bowie, No Plan EP
2. Broken Social Scene, Hug of Thunder
3. Hüsker Dü, Savage Young Dü
4. The National, Sleep Well Beast
5. Land of Talk, Life After Youth
6. St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION
7. Lorde, Melodrama
8. Feist, Pleasure
Broken Social Scene : Hug of Thunder9. Gorillaz, Humanz
10. The xx, I See You
11. Elbow, Little Fictions
12. Ha Ha Tonka, Heart Shaped Mountain
13. Alex Lahey, Love You Like a Brother
14. Japandroids, Near To the Wild Heart of Life
15. Shout Out Louds, Ease My Mind
16. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
17. The Afghan Whigs, In Spades
18. Grandaddy, Last Place
Phoenix : Ti Amo19. Gogol Bordello, Seekers and Finders
20. Grizzly Bear, Painted Ruins

Katie Chow
1. Phoenix, Ti Amo
2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
3. Los Campesinos!, Sick Scenes
4. Perfume Genius, No Shape
5. Yaeji, EP2

Frank Donnelly
Elbow : Little FictionsThe Bads, Losing Heroes
David Bowie, Cracked Actor – Live 1974
David Bowie, Lodger (Tony Visconti Mix)
Chui Wan, The Land the Tropics Forgot
The Church, Man Woman Life Death Infinity
Lloyd Cole, My Austere Demeanour
Depeche Mode, Spirit
Elbow, Little Fictions
Neil Finn, Out of Silence
Jean Michel Jarre, Oxygene 3
Mew : VisualsKing Crimson, Live in Chicago 2017
M, Lamomali
Mew, Visuals
Mogwai, Every Country’s Sun
Van Morrison, Versatile
Robert Plant, Carry Fire
The the, Radio Cineola Trilogy
Underground Lovers, Staring At Me, Staring At You
Roger Waters, Is This the Life We Really Want?
Paul Weller, A Kind Revolution

LCD Soundsystem : American DreamAlex Freeman
1. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
2. Mac DeMarco, This Old Dog
3. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
4. Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy
5. The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
6. Lorde, Melodrama
7. The Black Angels, Death Song
8. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice
9. Migos, Culture
10. Thundercat, Drunk

The National : Sleep Well BeastShaun Gordon
1. The National, Sleep Well Beast
2. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
3. Wolf Alice, Visions of a Life
4. Ride, Weather Diaries
5. Public Service Broadcasting, Every Valley

Darren Hodgkinson
1. The Fall, New Facts Emerge
2. Moonlandingz, Interplanetary Class Classics
3. Peter Perrett, How the West Was Won
The Afghan Whigs : In Spades4. Paul Draper, Spooky Action
5. Thurston Moore, Rock and Roll Consciousness
6. The Afghan Whigs, In Spades
7. The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
8. Slowdive, Slowdive
9. Mark Lanegan, Gargoyle
10. Wire, Silver/Lead

Mike Infanger
1. Delicate Steve, This Is Steve
Delicate Steve : This Is Steve2. Melvins, A Walk With Love and Death
3. The Dears, Times Infinity: Volume Two
4. Ariel Pink, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
5. Tycho, Epoch
6. Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
7. Fleet Foxes, Crack Up
8. SNST, Turn Out the Lights
9. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Damage and Joy
10. Queens of the Stone Age, Villains
11. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Choir of the Mind
Melvins : A Walk With Love and Death12. Land of Talk, Life After Youth
13. Morrissey, Low In High School

Rick Kern
1. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
2. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
3. SZA, Ctrl
4. The National, Sleep Well Beast
5. Lorde, Melodrama

Emily Korn
Sabrina Claudio, About Time
Lorde : MelodramaKhalid, American Teen
London Grammar, Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
Muna, About You
SZA, Ctrl

Rodji Munoz
1. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
2. SZA, Ctrl
3. Yellow Days, Is Everything Okay In Your World?
4. Smino, blkswn
5. Moses Sumney, Aromanticism

Wolf Alice : Visions of a LifeMark Ortega
1. Wolf Alice, Visions of a Life
2. Ryan Adams, Prisoner
3. Sylvan Esso, What Now?
4. Alvvays, Antisocialites
5. Lorde, Melodrama
6. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
7. Phoebe Bridgers, Stranger in the Alps
8. Slowdive, Slowdive
9. SZA, Ctrl
10. Cherry Glazerr, Apocalipstick
Ryan Adams : Prisoner11. Temples, Volcano
12. Thundercat, Drunk
13. Vince Staples, Big Fish Theory
14. Tei Shi, Crawl Space
15. The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
16. Queens of the Stone Age, Villains
17. Royal Blood, How Did We Get So Dark?
18. Porcelain Raft, Microclimate
19. HAIM, Something To Tell You
20. Portugal. The Man, Woodstock

ISylvan Esso : What Now?an Pickles
1. Longface, Longface
2. The Mountain Goats, Goths
3. Bob Dylan, Triplicate
4. Rag’n’Bone Man, Human
5. Sleaford Mods, English Tapas

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