The best albums of 2017, one for every day of your week

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#7. YESTERDAY'S GONE - LOYLE CARNER

"An eclectic piece of work that manages to be tender, powerful, and profoundly honest. It deep dives into personal loss and domestic issues through prose and grace without losing a hint of truth in it." - @Pamuk

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#6. PURE COMEDY - FATHER JOHN MISTY

"A gorgeous triumph of modern music, existentialism, and humanity. Tillman encourages you to confront the challenges of human existence, and if you take the leap of faith, you may find a happy ending after all. A huge step forward in the FJM catalogue." - krazyyeti555

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#5. LANDMARK - HIPPO CAMPUS

"Hippo Campus embrace the possibilities of the recording studio while celebrating their hooky but adventurous melodies, their tight but engaging instrumental work, and their stellar vocal harmonies." - @AllMusic

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#4. DRUNK - THUNDERCAT

 

"An album that sacrifices cohesion to drown itself in its myriad of influences and ideas, maybe, but frankly, who cares when the music is this zany and flat-out fun to listen to. Propelled along of course by that signature FlyLo/Thundercat sound of jazz fusion that we've come to know and love!" - @HugoPavi

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#3. APRICOT PRINCESS - REX ORANGE COUNTY

"Rex Orange County wears his influences on his sleeve, but his montage-like song structures and effortless transitions allow him to meld these distinctly separate styles into something curiously unique." - @ReviewsToSkim

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#2. A CROW LOOKED AT ME - MOUNT EERIE

"A beautiful demonstration of the power of meditative minimalism. The melodic devices here aren't particularly pronounced, but they perfectly compliment the evocative, powerful storytelling." - @Callum_Hofler

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#1. DAMN. - KENDRICK LAMAR

 

"This is sonically the most cohesive of 2017. Kendrick raised the bar with To Pimp a Butterfly and continues his reign atop the realm of hip-hop. Not much more can be said." - @samwich21