Our Favorite Music of 2017

Small-CharliPOP2-CharlotteRutherford-4_FIN2017 was a dumpster fire. Just went things couldn’t get any lower, the bar kept dropping. The political spectrum was a damn mess. Nature made everyone her bitch this year. Luckily, a little hope for humanity came in the form of some truly wonderful music.

SZA released her glorious debut album. Cardi B dethroned Taylor Swift on the charts. Charli XCX proved she’s the hardest working woman in pop by putting out two mixtapes and a host of other tracks. Kesha made her triumphant return to music with the heartbreaking Rainbow. Lorde’s Melodrama overcame the sophomore slump. While the world may be ending in a nuclear holocaust soon, at least we’ll be able to bang to “Green Light”. Below you’ll find our favorite tracks and albums of 2017 as well as a Spotify playlist containing all the hits of the year.

Top Tracks

20. VÉRITÉ – “Nothing”
19. Beth Ditto – “We Could Run”
18. Lady Gaga – “The Cure”
17. Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”
16. Frank Ocean – “Chanel”
15. Sia ft. ZAYN – “Dusk Till Dawn”
14. Wrabel – “Ritual”
13. Dagny – “Wearing Nothing”
12. Banks – “Crowded Places”
11. GIRLI – “Feel OK” [ft. Lethal Bizzle]
10. LEON – “No Goodbyes”
9. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
8. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling”
7. Kate Nash – “Agenda”
6. Kesha – “Rainbow”
5. Lorde – “Supercut”
4. Sigrid – “Strangers”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
2. SZA – “Love Galore” [ft. Travis Scott]
1. Charli XCX – “Boys”

Honorable Mention Albums

5. Sophia Somajo – Freudian Slip
4. Baths – Romaplasm
3. Ella Vos – Words I Never Said
2. LP – Lost on You
1. Björk – Utopia

Top Albums

10. Café Tacvba – Jei Beibi

9. Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar

8. Sofi de la Torre – Another. Not Me. I’m Done.

7. Fever Ray – Plunge

6. Khalid – American Teen

5. Lorde – Melodrama

4. Kesha – Rainbow

3. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

2. Charli XCX – Pop 2

1. SZA – CNTRL

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CNTRL is the best debut album in years. It also just happens to be the best album of the year. From the sexiness of “Love Galore” to the heartbreak of “20 Something”, CNTRL fully encompasses love and loss in the age of Tinder. SZA’s soulful vocals hearken back to classic Monica and Keyshia Cole. SZA traverses the landscapes of rap, R&B and soul without losing her voice. Light some candles, take a bath and let SZA make you have all the feelings you don’t want to admit you have.

You can listen to all the best songs of 2017 on Spotify below. Let us know your favorite tracks and albums of 2017 in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Our Favorite Music of 2017

  1. I knew I was going to love your list when I read your second paragraph. Kesha? Charli XCX? Lorde? SZA? All these wonderful women are making such awesome music!!!

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