M&T Best Albums of 2017

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…our favorite albums of 2017. We’ve compiled a list of the 40 best albums of the year and highlighted a track from each of our top 20 albums below. 2017 was an interesting year to say the least, and we’re looking forward to even more incredible new music in 2018. Check out our top 20 below and make sure to subscribe to the full Spotify playlist of this year’s top albums.

20. Pool Cosby- Blind Gold 

Essential Tracks: “Little Do They Know”, “New York Band Plays New York Venue”, “Lanikai”

19. Ted Leo- The Hanged Man

Essential Tracks: “Can’t Go Back”, “You’re Like Me”, “Let’s Stay on the Moon”, “Lonsdale Avenue”

18. Pickwick- LoveJoys

Essential Tracks: “Turncoat”, “Never Gonna Be Enough”

17. Tall Tall Trees- Freedays

Essential Tracks: “Being There”, “Backroads”, “Freedays”, “A Place to Call Your Own”

16. Marrón- Cometa

Essential Tracks: “Stairs to Stars”, “Cometa”, “Sándalo”

15. Spoon- Hot Thoughts

Essential Tracks: “Do I Have to Talk You Into It”, “Tear It Down”, “Hot Thoughts”

14. Big Thief- Capacity

Essential Tracks: “Mythological Beauty”, “Shark Smile”

13. James McAilister, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner- Planetarium

Essential Tracks: “Saturn”, “Mercury”, “Neptune”

12. Mondo Cozmo- Plastic Soul

Essential Tracks: “Hold On To Me”, “Thunder”, “Plastic Soul”, “Shine”

11. Rostam- Half-Light

Essential Tracks: “Bike Dream”, “Rudy”, “Half-Light”, “Hold You”

10. Jay Som- Everybody Works

Essential Tracks: “The Bus Song”, “One More Time, Please”, “Baybee”

9. St. Vincent- MASSEDUCTION

Essential Tracks: “Los Ageless”, “New York”, “Pills”, “Fear The Future”, “Young Lover”

8. Dirty Projectors- Dirty Projectors

Essential Tracks: “Keep Your Name”, “Up In Hudson”, “Cool Your Heart”, “Work Together”

7. Broken Social Scene- Hug Of Thunder

Essential Tracks: “Halfway Home”, “Protest Song”, “Mouth Guards Of The Apocalypse”, “Skyline”

6. Super Doppler- Moonlight Anthems

Essential Tracks: “We Are Doing Fine”, “Holidays”, “There, There”

5. The Districts- Popular Manipulations

Essential Tracks: “Ordinary Day”, “Violet”, “If Before I Wake”, “Rattling of the Heart”

4. The War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding

Essential Tracks: “Nothing To Find”, “Up All Night”, “Holding On”, “Pain”

3. The National- Sleep Well Beast

Essential Tracks: “Guilty Party”, “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, “Turtleneck”, “Day I Die”

2. Covey- Haggarty

Essential Tracks: “Same White Shoes”, “Eyesore”, “You Don’t Need Me”, “Funeral”

1. Sylvan Esso- What Now

Essential Tracks: “Die Young”, “Signal”, “Radio”, “Kick Jump Twist”, “The Glow”

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