I Tell A Fly is a jazz / pop / soul / classical crossover album that sounds like nothing else through it's best two-thirds. I'm in love with the opening and closing suites, but the album does fall a bit in the middle third.
Poppy's debut album is everything I could ask for in a pop album. Every song is catchy and fun and the overarching theme is interested and supported by the overall atmosphere.
Kitty's debut album Miami Garden Club is an enjoyable and decidedly nocturnal pop experience, but sometimes it trades its shallow aesthetic for actual vapidity.
SATURATION II improves on its predecessor in every way and its a remarkable hip-hop achievement for 2017. There is an incredible amount of personality, catchiness, and diversity here and I've been listening to this album non-stop since its release.
Everything Everything have matured greatly with their new album A Fever Dream. This album brings together a lot of new influences that keep the album fresh and present a number of new sounds for Everything Everything to explore more in the future.
Kesha's new album is a victory on all fronts, full of satisfying, empowering, diverse pop tunes. At times, it is just a bit shallow.
Sylvan Esso's sophomore album is a big step forward and has a huge list of strengths, but it doesn't always come together on every song.
Soccer Mommy's new album Collection is a fantastic but infuriatingly short album that makes the listener beg for more depth in the future.
Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama is a pop masterpiece. This is a can't miss music experience for 2017.
A Tremendous Sea of Love is a fantastic album with great melodies, a new direction for Passion pit, and fantastic emotional impact - it's just disappointing to see it held back by poor production.