2017 was a terrific year for music, and narrowing my favorite down to thirty albums was a difficult task. Entries 30 to 16 are presented here without comment, followed by a detailed list of my top 15.
30. Chris Thile & Brad Meldhau by Chris Thile and Brad Meldhau
29. Ruler Rebel by Christian Scott
28. Science Fiction by Brand New
27. The Ooz by King Krule
26. American Dream by LCD Soundsystem
25. 4Eva is a Mighty Long Time by Big K.R.I.T.
24. Relaxer by alt-J
23. A Crow Looked at Me by Mount Eerie
22. Take Me Apart by Kelela
21. Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines by Shabazz Palaces
20. Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator
19. Wrong One to Fuck With by Dying Fetus
18. 4:44 by Jay Z
17. No Shape by Perfume Genius
16. Drunk by Thundercat