Top albums of 2017 — staff picks

Categories:  The Arts    Music
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Best albums of 2017

AJR — The Click

I recently discovered AJR, and at first they were just another band I listened to. I’ve never been a fan of pop-like music, but I am hooked on this album. It features a bunch of different musical styles, which is really different from the music I usually listen to. I’d recommend it. 

— Madi Gross, Sports Editor 

Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.

I think it’s pretty easy to pick “DAMN.” as my album of the year. I pretty much listen exclusively  to rap and while I don’t think it reaches the level of “To Pimp a Butterfly,” “DAMN.” is still consistently great throughout, making it the best rap album of the year.

 — Gabriel Hypes, Arts Editor

Lana Del Rey — Lust For Life

While meant to be a sultry summer album, “Lust For Life” is really a soundtrack for all seasons. Lana stays true to her roots but takes her writing to a new level, going from sad girl to self-aware. 

 — Natalie Wiepert, Managing Editor | Digital 

NF — Perception

“Perception” intricately lets the listener into NF’s mind and alludes to his constant fight between fear and himself. The entire album has a creative emotional rawness that makes NF an artist to watch.

 — Macala Leigey, Managing Editor | Print

The Maine — Lovely Little Lonely

Not only is this album a fun listen, but it’s The Maine’s most mature album to date. The three small intermissions give the songs steadying cohesion, while retaining each of their unique sounds.

 — Dakota Palmer, News Editor

King Krule — The Ooz

If “Requiem for a Dream” was a musical, it would be “The Ooz,” an amazing, dark and brooding album from King Krule — the best this year has had to offer.

— Britton Rozzelle, Executive Editor

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