2017 best albums: The rest of the top 40

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Here are the rest of the top 40 albums of 2017 listed in alphabetical order by artist.

Click here to see this year’s top 10.

John Andrews & the Yawns

Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Mac Blackout Band – Burning Alive

Blanck Mass – World Eater

The Courtneys – The Courtneys II

EMA – Exile in the Outer Ring

The Feelies – In Between

Fresh & Onlys – Wolf Lie Down

Kendrick Lamar – Damn

Land of Talk – Life After Youth

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

The National – Sleep Well Beast

Oh Sees – Orc

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure

Pile – A Hairshirt of Purpose

Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

Rays – Rays

Run the Jewels – RTJ3

Ty Segall – Ty Segall

Sheer Mag – Compilation

Splashh – Waiting a Lifetime

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Colin Stetson – All This I do for Glory

Torres – Three Futures

Uniform – Wake in Fright

The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference

Woods – Love is Love

The xx – I See You

Land of Talk, Woods, Roya, the xx, Slowdive: Your summer playlist


Land of Talk

Here are a dozen albums — recently released and recommended — to consider for your summer playlists. My list is a mix of pop, rock, lo-fi, surf, shoegaze and electronic. Mostly, here’s a group of albums that won’t harsh your mellow (too much).

Land of Talk – Life After Youth

Woods – Love Is Love

Roya – Roya

The xx – I See You

Slowdive – Slowdive

The Feelies – In Between

John Andrews & the Yawns – Bad Posture

Beach Fossils – Somersault

Six Organs of Admittance – Burning the Threshold

Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

NE-HI – Offers

The Courtneys – II