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Kendrick Lamar, SZA, JAY-Z and more featured on Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Best Albums of 2017 list


Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope RecordsGrammy nominees Kendrick LamarSZA and JAY-Z are among the artists who appear on Entertainment Weekly‘s 25 Best Albums of 2017 list. 

Towards the top of the list is Kendrick’s hit album DAMN., cited by the magazine as the rapper’s “most musically mainstream project yet.” 

Entertainment Weekly continues, “With tracks that address topics as lofty as America and the divine, Lamar deploys his generational lyrical gift in search for answers to 2017’s pervasive chaos.”

Entertainment Weekly places SZA’s Ctrl album at #3 on its list, saying that the disc is filled with “compelling, stream-of-consciousness-style meditations on love, heartache, self worth and even revenge sex.” 

JAY-Z’s latest disc, 4:44, in at lucky number thirteen on EW’s list, is credited as his “most realized record in more than a decade, a lean tour de force that tackles issues of race writ large but still gets deeply personal.”  

Also on EW‘s list is Vince Staples at number seven with Big Fish Theory, alternative R&B singer-songwriter Kelela at number eleven with her debut album Take Me ApartFuture‘s HNDRXX at number sixteen and Miguel‘s War & Leisure at number twenty-two. 

The #1 album on EW’s list is Melodrama, the second album from chart-topping New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde.  

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