100 Greatest Albums of 2017

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2017 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
2. 4:44
Jay-Z
3. A Crow Looked at Me
Mount Eerie
4. Melodrama
Lorde
5. CTRL
SZA
6. Big Fish Theory
Vince Staples
7. More Life
Drake
8. Divide
Ed Sheeran
9. Reputation
Taylor Swift
10. MASSEDUCTION
St. Vincent
11. A Deeper Understanding
The War on Drugs
12. Lust for Life
Lana Del Rey
13. Rainbow
Kesha
14. Flower Boy
Tyler the Creator
15. Utopia
Björk
16. Take Me Apart
Kelela
17. Pure Comedy
Father John Misty
18. Harry Styles
Harry Styles
19. American Dream
LCD Soundsystem
20. Process
Sampha
21. Culture
Migos
22. Sleep Well Beast
The National
23. HNDRXX
Future
24. Capacity
Big Thief
25. American Teen
Khalid
26. The Nashville Sound
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
27. Plunge
Fever Ray
28. After Laughter
Paramore
29. The Ooz
King Krule
30. I See You
The xx
31. Freedom Highway
Rhiannon Giddens
32. Slowdive
Slowdive
33. Drunk
Thundercat
34. From A Room: Volume 1
Chris Stapleton
35. Crack-Up
Fleet Foxes
36. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Calvin Harris
37. No Shape
Perfume Genius
38. Turn Out the Lights
Julien Baker
39. All American Made
Margo Price
40. Black Origami
Jlin
41. Villians
Queens of the Stone Age
42. Carry Fire
Robert Plant
43. The Thrill of It All
Sam Smith
44. Introduce Yerself
Gord Downie
45. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Open Mike Eagle
46. Antisocialites
Alvvays
47. SweetSexySavage
Kehlani
48. Mental Illness
Aimee Mann
49. Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Japanese Breakfast
50. This Old Dog
Mac DeMarco

51. Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
52. Beautiful Trauma
Pink
53. Semper Femina
Laura Marling
54. Is This the Life We Really Want?
Roger Waters
55. As You Were
Liam Gallagher
56. Fin
Syd
57. Science Fiction
Brand New
58. Everybody
Logic
59. Life Will See You Now
Jens Lekman
60. Wonderful Wonderful
The Killers
61. Pleasure
Feist
62. War & Leisure
Miguel
63. Relaxer
Alt-J
64. Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Halsey
65. A Black Mile to the Surface
Manchester Orchestra
66. Native Invader
Tori Amos
67. Hot Thoughts
Spoon
68. Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens
69. Flicker
Niall Horan
70. Dark Matter
Randy Newman
71. Woodstock
Portugal. The Man
72. Evolve
Imagine Dragons
73. Soul of a Woman
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
74. Out in the Storm
Waxahatchee
75. Lotta Sea Lice
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
76. Goths
The Mountain Goats
77. Fruedian
Daniel Ceasar
78. Ken
Destroyer
79. Colors
Beck
80. Ti Amo
Phoenix
81. 50 Song Memoir
The Magnetic Fields
82. One More Light
Linkin Park
83. Murder of the Universe
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
84. Mirror Reaper
Bell Witch
85. About U
MUNA
86. Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa
87. Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Japandroids
88. Rest
Charlotte Gainsbourg
89. Saturation II
Brockhampton
90. Concrete & Gold
Foo Fighters
91. Stranger in the Alps
Phoebe Bridgers
92. Aromanticism
Moses Sumney
93. Memories... Do Not Open
The Chainsmokers
94. Who Built the Moon?
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
95. Need to Feel Your Love
Sheer Mag
96. Emperor of Sand
Mastodon
97. Cost of Living
Downtown Boys
98. Guppy
Charly Bliss
99. Weather Diaries
Ride
100. Humanz
Gorillaz
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2017
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2017
* Supercalifragile
Game Theory

Lew's choice:
My Spirit Sister
Joshua James
2016   |   2018