For ease, here is the list of the artists:
25. Sylvan Esso
21. Perfume Genius
20. Foo Fighters
19. Taylor Swift
18. Everything Everything
17. Arcade Fire
16. Fleet Foxes
14. The World is a Beautiful Place
12. Penguin Cafe
11. Open Mike Eagle
10. Moses Sumney
9. Vince Staples
8. Forest Swords
7. Magnetic Fields
5. Father John Misty
3. Kendrick Lamar
1. Dirty Projectors
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I’m one of those
Dirty Projectors fans that adores the solo-album feel from the frontman. This album is so deep and so emotional.
If you listen enough times, the songs will forever be engrained in your mind, and in your heart.
Alt-J is one of the coolest bands around today. They continue to make exceptionally unique music that is addicting to listen to.
Kendrick Lamar stands alone as the best rapper of our day. But that is my opinion. He continues to push his creative abilities, and I always remain excited anticipating his next move.
Trust me. I’m just as surprised as you.
Paramore is sort of like a guilty pleasure for me. There is something about them that keeps me coming back for more.
There aren’t many artists as thought-provoking and quirky as
Father John Misty these days. The album, Pure Comedy, is pure gold – filled with well-written melodies that you’ll find yourself humming for days to follow.
Sza was probably THE breakout star of 2017. The entire album, Ctrl, is a breath of fresh air that we all needed to take.
Magnetic Fields released an ambitious 50 song collection. That alone earned them a spot on this countdown. But then there’s also the incredible music.
You may have never even heard of
Forest Swords. But here is your warning. You’re welcome.
Vince Staples is raw hip-hop talent. I’ll just leave it at that.