100 Greatest Albums of 2017

  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

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.