It has already been a good tradition to count down the best music in the middle of the year. The year 2017 has been rich for good music of different genres: from rock and electronic music to rap and hip-hop. The artists are pushing themselves to the limits in order to create new music and present it to their fans.
Therefore, we want to acquaint you with a list of great music by providing the best albums of 2017.
#7. "This Old Dog" by Mac DeMarco
This is already the third full-length album of DeMarco. In this one, you might notice some unusual clarity, especially if you got used to his previous releases characteristic of goofy and jangly sounds. In "This Old Dog," DeMarco contemplates aging, love, and family relationships. The manner he does so is so effective and poignant that it won't leave you indifferent for sure.
#6. "Pure Comedy" by Father John Misty
The biggest appeal of this songwriter is his gist for picking apart the society' stitches. He masterfully pinpoints the absurdity and existential problems of daily life. The best part of the album is definitely "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution," where the public overthrows the surrounding oppressive systems in order to find the comfort and enjoyment they lost.
#5. "Ti Amo" by Phoenix
The sixths album by Phoenix is definitely the most compelling and magnetic one. At the same time, it is really difficult to emphasize what makes it so special and memorable. For me, it's the sound of summer nights that intervenes into each tone of the album.
#4. "Semper Femina" by Laura Marling
The central question posed by Laura Marling is, "Can you love me if I put up a fight?" The singer doesn't seek for the answer as there is no such need for her. The album has become one of the favorites as its integral force lies in navigating in the maze of relationships between women.
#3. "More Life" by Drake
"One Dance" became an outstanding hit that is so loved by the public. The album is a mixed collaboration of different genres and styles. The songs are energetic, fresh, and natural.
#2. "Process" by Sampha
The debut album is filled with pain in Sampha's voice due to the singer's terrible loss of his parents. He uncovers the deepest corners of his soul and tells the story of his life and his confessions to his listeners. The audience is totally immersed into his grief-coping process.
#1. "DAMN" by Kendrick Lamar
The singer has his specific reputation of being known as the king of the modern rap. However, this album of his is slightly different, as it is closer to some hip-hop release. He is definitely one of the best artists in popular music and hip-hop as well. We will definitely be waiting for his other albums.