Original photo of Alvvays by Brian Benavente

2017 has been an incredible year for new music! Some of our most loved albums this year include Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Lorde’s Melodrama, and Sorority Noise’s You’re Not As _____ As You Think. Check out some of our individual end of the year lists below!

Brian Benavente (25 out of approx. 200+ total, in no order)

  1. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  2. Candy – Candy Says
  3. Code Orange – Forever
  4. Concealed Blade – S/T
  5. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  6. Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
  7. Forced Order – One Last Prayer
  8. Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
  9. HAIM – Something To Tell You
  10. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone
  11. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
  12. Kelly Lee Owens – S/T
  13. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  14. Nosaj Thing – Parallels
  15. Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  16. Queensway – Swift Minds of the Darkside
  17. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
  18. Praise – Leave It All Behind
  19. Seaway – Vacation
  20. Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love
  21. Stormzy – Gang Signs And Prayers
  22. The Smith Street Band – More Scared of You Than You Are of Me
  23. Thundercat – Drunk
  24. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  25. The xx – I See You

Cassie Wilson (25 out of approx. 100 total)

  1. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
  2. Alex Lahey – I Love You Like a Brother
  3. Paramore – After Laughter
  4. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
  5. Lorde – Melodrama
  6. Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface
  7. Movements – Feel Something
  8. A Will Away – Here Again
  9. Citizen – As You Please
  10. Head North – The Last Living Man Alive Ever In The History Of The World
  11. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
  12. Free Throw – Bear Your Mind
  13. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  14. The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
  15. The Menzingers – After The Party
  16. Oso Oso – The Yunahon Mixtape
  17. Alvvays – Antisocialites
  18. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This
  19. A Lot Like Birds – DIVISI
  20. Adult Mom – Soft Spots
  21. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign
  22. Father Mountain – Apartment Living
  23. Can’t Swim – Fail You Again
  24. Grayscale – Adornment
  25. I The Mighty – Where The Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go

Codie Porter (25 out of 1050 total)

  1. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  3. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  4. Lorde – Melodrama
  5. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  6. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
  7. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  8. Paramore – After Laughter
  9. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  10. Sampha – Process
  11. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  12. Tyler, The Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy
  13. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps
  14. Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface
  15. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign
  16. SZA – Ctrl
  17. Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls
  18. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  19. The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
  20. The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
  21. The Menzingers – After The Party
  22. Circa Survive – The Amulet
  23. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  24. Movements – Feel Something
  25. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism

Elizabeth Face (15 out of 15 total)

  1. Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter
  2. SZA – Ctrl
  3. Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
  4. Nothing,nowhere. – Reaper
  5. Cuco – Songs4U
  6. Washed Out – Mister Mellow
  7. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  8. Daniel Caesar – Freudian
  9. Blackbear – Digital Druglord
  10. Have Mercy – Make The Best of It
  11. Soccer Mommy – Collection
  12. Tennis – Yours Conditionally
  13. Alt-J – Relaxer
  14. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  15. LANY – LANY

Joey Ochs (25 out of 224 total)

  1. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  2. Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  3. Free Throw – Bear Your Mind
  4. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  5. Big KRIT – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
  6. Death Toll 80k – Step Down
  7. Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light and Love are Red Valleys of Blood
  8. Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
  9. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  10. Slowdive – Slowdive
  11. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Always Foreign
  12. August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
  13. Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival
  14. Code Orange – Forever
  15. Thy Art is Murder – Dear Desolation
  16. Circa Survive – The Amulet
  17. Brockhampton – Saturation II
  18. Remo Drive – Greatest Hits
  19. Heaven In Her Arms – White Halo
  20. Propagandhi – Victory Lap
  21. Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls
  22. Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore
  23. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  24. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  25. Tyler The Creator – Flower Boy

Jordan Ryan (10 out of 10 total)

  1. Lorde – Melodrama
  2. Blackbear – cybersex
  3. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  4. Machine Gun Kelly – Bloom
  5. Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
  6. John Mayer – The Search for Everything
  7. Ed Sheeran – Divide
  8. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv is Rage 2
  9. Linkin Park – One More Light
  10. Logic – Everybody

Julian Gray (25 out of approx. 119 total)

  1. Paramore – After Laughter
  2. Head North – The Last Living Man Alive Ever In The History Of The World
  3. Movements – Feel Something
  4. Grayscale – Adornment
  5. The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
  6. Charly Bliss – Guppy
  7. A Will Away – Here Again
  8. Future Teens – Hard Feelings
  9. LANY – LANY
  10. People Like You – Verse
  11. Lorde – Melodrama
  12. Cayetana – New Kind of Normal
  13. Kesha – Rainbow
  14. The Gospel Youth – Always Lose
  15. Susto – & I’m Fine Today
  16. Phoebe Bridgers – Strangers in the Alps
  17. Steve Moakler – Steel Town
  18. Sleep On It – Overexposed
  19. Sundressed – A Little Less Put Together
  20. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  21. As It Is – Okay.
  22. Broadside – Paradise
  23. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  24. Boy Rex – Better Vision
  25. Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother

Kevin Caldwell (15 out of 15 total)

  1. The Front Bottoms – Going Grey
  2. N.E.R.D. – No_One Ever Really Dies
  3. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This
  4. Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie
  5. Free Throw – Bear Your Mind
  6. Tigers Jaw – Spin
  7. Seaway – Vacation
  8. Sundressed – A Little Less Put Together
  9. Smidley – Smidley
  10. Code Orange – Forever
  11. Lorde – Melodrama
  12. Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter
  13. The Menzingers – After The Party
  14. The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
  15. Walter Etc. – Gloom Cruise

Nova Decks (25 out of approx. 100 total)

  1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  2. Lorde – Melodrama
  3. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  4. Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
  5. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
  6. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  7. Paramore – After Laughter
  8. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  9. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  10. The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
  11. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  12. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  13. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign
  14. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps
  15. Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface
  16. Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother
  17. The Maine – Lovely, Little, Lonely
  18. The Menzingers – After The Party
  19. Sampha – Process
  20. Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy
  21. Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm
  22. Hodera – First Things First
  23. Movements – Feel Something
  24. Heart Attack Man – The Manson Family
  25. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

Tony Vilorio (10 out of 10 total)

  1. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
  2. People Like You – Verse
  3. Pretend – Circular Reasoning
  4. Special Explosion – To Infinity
  5. Young Jesus – S/T
  6. Metro Boomin ft. 21 Savage & Offset – Without Warning
  7. Rozwell Kid – Precious Art
  8. Walter Etc. – Gloom Cruise
  9. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign
  10. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic

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