Top Albums of 2017: The Final List

January 5, 2018

Every year the music supervision team at PlayNetwork review thousands upon thousands of songs trying to find the perfect tracks that resonate with the many brands we partner with. While many of us don’t adhere to the genre phenomenon, our motto is always “If the sound fits, hit PLAY.” In 2017 over 8,000+ albums/EPs/compilations made it into our extensive library and as is tradition, we are tasked to name our top albums of the year. Just from the music team alone, there were over 150 distinguished albums that made the list, an astonishing number that speaks volumes on how diverse our team truly is.

Without further ado, we give you our top 20 albums of 2017

1. Kendrick Lamar – Damn (Interscope)
2. SZA – Ctrl (RCA)
3. Mura Masa – Mura Masa (Polydor Ltd.)
4. Kelela – Take Me Apart (Warp)
5. The xx – I See You (Young Turks)
6. Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy (Columbia)
7. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound (Southeastern)
8. Benjamin Booker – Witness (ATO)
9. Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero (Astralwerks)
10. Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song (Nonesuch)
11. Four Tet – New Energy (Text)
12. Kllo – Backwater (Ghostly)
13. Milo – Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!?! (Ruby Yacht)
14. Sinkane – Life And Livin’ It (City Slang)
15. Sylvan Esso – What Now (Loma Vista)
16. Toro Y Moi – Boo Boo (Carpark)
17. Alvvays – Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
18. Elbow – Little Fictions (Concord)
19. Portugal. The Man – Woodstock (Atlantic)
20. Run the Jewels – RTJ 3 (RTJ)

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