What a year! I mean, we’re only halfway through 2017 but hot damn! There have been some amazing album releases and some outstanding new artist discoveries. I can’t wait for the rest of the year to unfold. Seeing as we are halfway through the year, I thought it fitting to create the obligatory “best of the year, so far” list. However, this one is a bit different. Instead of giving you yet another list with all the same albums, check out the best underappreciated and underrated albums of 2017. So far.
And laugh along as I attempt to describe each album in 140 characters or less.
In no particular order:
1) Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel
The UK princess of future pop proves she is the queen by delivering a masterful and gratifying mixtape. Uffie even features on a track.
2) Ralph – Ralph
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Or to a pop-anthem, disco gem, 80s, Toronto synth-pop extraordinaire? That’s a hell yes on both.
3) Syd – Fin
Syd doesn’t hold back on her debut solo album; there’s no fluff here, just 37 minutes of intoxicating alternative R&B.
4) Jessie Reyez – Kiddo
Toronto’s Jessie Reyez is amazing & this EP can’t be ignored. It highlights her stunning pipes, frank songwriting, & makes you want more.
5) Sabrina Claudio – Confidently Lost
Miami’s Sabrina Claudio provides us with a debut EP that is low-key R&B at its finest. Seriously, it’s SO. DAMN. BEAUTIFUL.Check out the 10 best underrated albums and EPs of 2017 so far @charli_xcx @kflay @whereismuna Click To Tweet
6) Astrid S – Party’s Over
Scandinavian’s have a thing for creating delicious & catchy pop music. Every track on this EP is a satisfying pop banger.
7) Khalid – American Teen
19-year-old Khalid sings about tech and love, & youth. He joins the new school R&B club, with the likes of Sampha, The Weeknd, & Frank Ocean.
8) Muna – About U
Such a vibrant album and an important album for queer folks and the underrepresented. Listen and you’ll feel the waves of emotion.
9) K.Flay – Every Where Is Some Where
K.Flay tackles a little bit of everything in search of meaning and creates a notably honest sophomore record.
10) Maggie Rogers – Now That The Light Is Fading
Going viral jump-started her career, and this EP proves she’s not a one-hit viral wonder. Now can we get a Maggie/Pharrell collabo?
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