Exclaim!'s Top 29 Albums of 2017 So Far

Exclaim!'s Top 29 Albums of 2017 So Far

At this point last year, we'd already experienced massive album drops from the likes of Beyoncé, Kanye West, Radiohead, David Bowie and Drake; by the end of the year, we were left wondering just what was left to come out in 2017.

The answer is a swathe of albums by artists whose names might not adorn stadium marquees, but whose work shone brightly as beacons for another good year in music. Between long-awaited debut full-lengths, worldly, philosophical album statements and surprising genre crossovers, 2017 has seen a wealth of riches.

As the year's halfway mark approaches, we've separated the great from the merely good in order to present the best albums released so far this year.

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Exclaim!'s Top 29 Albums of 2017 So Far: