2017 has been a tough year to stomach for many of us, for many reasons. Feelings of uncertainty and anxiety—not to mention the sheer incredulity of what’s transpiring in our world these days—are rampant. The strength and stamina of the human spirit is being challenged, day in and day out.
But amidst all of the chaos and confusion, the power of music to fortify our minds, embolden our hearts, and soothe our souls has remained fully intact. And in 2017, we’ve had an abundance of wonderful new music to be thankful for, with the 50 albums we’re celebrating here most immediately coming to mind.
So without further ado, we’re thrilled to reveal our picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2017 and encourage you to explore the list via the album cover index below. Be sure to click each album cover for more information, including full album streams and videos. Enjoy!
50 Best Albums of 2017: