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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is Pitchfork’s best album of 2017

/ 09:40 PM December 14, 2017

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Music website Pitchfork has revealed its top 50 albums of 2017. Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” takes the top spot, followed by SZA’s “CTRL” and “OOZ” by King Krul.

The fourth album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released April 2017, has been chosen by Pitchfork as the best album of 2017, topping the website’s top 50 albums of the year. The album includes collaborations with the likes of Rihanna, on the track “Loyalty”, and U2 on “XXX”. The album was also prized in August at the Video Music Awards, where it won six awards.

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American singer SZA takes second place with her album “CTRL”, released in June. She also happens to be the first female artist to sign to Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment label.

In third place comes British artist King Krule’s album “Ooz”.

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Lorde lands in fifth place with “Melodrama”, released in June, four years after her first album “Pure Heroine”. Further down the list come LCD Soundsystem’s “American Dream”, rapper Jay-Z’s much anticipated “4:44” and “Utopia” by Björk.

1- “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar
2- “CTRL” by SZA
3- “OOZ” by King Krul
4- “Take Me Apart” by Kelela
5- “Melodrama” by Lorde
6- “Aromanticism” by Moses Sumney
7- “Big Fish Theory” by Vince Staples
8- “Flower Boy” by Tyler, the Creator
9- “Plunge” by Fever Ray
10- “Black Origami” by Jlin
11- “A Deeper Understanding” by The War on Drugs
12- “American Dream” by LCD Soundsystem
13- “4:44” by Jay-Z
14- “A Crow Looked at Me” by Mount Eerie
15- “Process” by Sampha
16- “No Shape” by Perfume Genius
17- “Rest” by Charlotte Gainsbourg
18- “Turn Out the Lights” by Julien Baker
19- “Culture” by Migos
20- “Utopia” by Björk

The full list of Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of 2017 is available at pitchfork.com. JB

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