Top 20 Albums of 2017

– by Quincy Tejani, VW’s music contributor –

The Violet Wave’s co-founder Quincy is obsessed with music and finding the best. Here’s his list of the very best albums of 2017.

Honourable Mentions:

  1. SZA | Ctrl
  2. Ariel Pink | In Memory of Bobby Jameson
  3. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile | Lotta Sea Lice
  4. Father John Misty | Pure Comedy
  5. Brockhampton | Saturation III

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  1. Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest || Best Track: Deadly Valentine

  1. Perfume Genius: No Shape || Best Track: Slip Away

  1. Sampha: Process || Best Track: Plastic 100C

  1. Slowdive: Slowdive || Best Track | Star Roving

  1. Big Thief: Capacity || Best Track: Pretty Things

  1. The National: Sleep Well Beast || Best Track: The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

  1. Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy || Best Track: See You Again

  1. King Gizzard: Flying Microtonal Banana || Best Track: Nuclear Fusion

  1. Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog || Best Track: Moonlight On The River

  1. Jay Som: Everybody Works || Best Track: Baybee

  1. Vince Staples: Big Fish || Best Track: 745

  1. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream || Best Track: How Do You Sleep

  1. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN || Best Track: FEAR

  1. Alvvays: Antisocialites || Best Track: Saved By A Waif

  1. Brockhampton: Saturation II || Best Track: Gummy

  1. Fleet Foxes: Crack Up || Best Track: On Another Ocean

  1. Sandy G: Rocket || Best Track: Bobby

  1. Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness || Best Track: Natural Blue

  1. Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins || Best Track: Three Rings

  1. War On Drugs: A Deeper Understanding || Best Track: Strangest Thing

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