As we approach the halfway point of 2017, here are our favorite albums + songs from what is shaping up to be a frenetic, kind of convoluted (we are not on board with the teaser trend, just drop the jams), and overwhelmingly great year for new music:


ALBUMS:

01 TOPS | Sugar at the Gate







02 KELLY LEE OWENS | Kelly Lee Owens







03 ALDOUS HARDING | Party







04 KENDRICK LAMAR | DAMN.







05 NITE JEWEL | Real High







06 PLAYBOI CARTI | Playboi Carti







07 YAEJI | Yaeji







08 DEMEN | Nektyr







09 MEGA BOG | Happy Together







10 HOOPS | Routines

Next 15 (alphabetical):

AMBER MARK | 3:33am
BIG THIEF | Capacity
DRAB MAJESTY | The Demonstration
EXIT SOMEONE | Dry Your Eyes
HAND HABITS | Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)
HATER | You Tried
JULIA LUCILLE | Chthonic
JULIE BYRNE | Not Even Happiness
LUKE REED | Won’t Be There
MOLLY BURCH | Please Be Mine
RAMZi | Phobiza Noite Vol. 2
SHE-DEVILS | She-Devils
TALABOMAN | The Night Land
VARIOUS | mono no aware
YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN | Images







SONGS:

01 TOPS | Cutlass Cruiser
02 FUTURE | Mask Off (remix feat. Kendrick Lamar)
03 JAPANESE BREAKFAST | Machinist
04 PLAYBOI CARTI | Magnolia
05 WASHED OUT | Get Lost
06 SHABAZZ PALACES | Shine a Light
07 ALDOUS HARDING | Imagining My Man
08 LAUREL HALO | Moontalk
09 ALVVAYS | In Undertow
10 LANA DEL REY | Love
11 CARLY RAE JEPSEN | Cut to the Feeling
12 SLOWDIVE | Slomo
13 LIL UZI VERT | XO TOUR Llif3
14 LUKE REED | Sarah
15 SUPERORGANISM | Something for your M.I.N.D.
16 CHARLI XCX | ILY2
17 ANNA OF THE NORTH | Lovers
18 JULIE BYRNE | I Live Now as a Singer
19 BOYHOOD | Drivin'
20 HEAVEN | It's Not Enough
21 HÅN | The Children
22 YAEJI | Passionfruit
23 FOREVER | Falling
24 HAND HABITS | Demand It
25 MIDNIGHT SISTER | Leave You