The Most Influential Album Releases of 2017



I Decided. by Big Sean
Genre: Hip-Hop

If you ever thought Big Sean was a one-hit wonder, then this album must have seriously proven you wrong. With I Decided., Big Sean invites his listeners to experience a never-before-seen inside look at his life, exploring themes of fallibility, family, responsibility, and more. And of course, he doesn’t shy away from showcasing the glorious side of things, either. Don’t forget, this is the album that gave us “Bounce Back.”

Dirty Projectors by Dirty Projectors
Genre: Art Rock

After dominating the NYC art rock scene for years, Dirty Projectors suffered one lineup change that would ensure the band would never be the same. On this album, founder David Longstreth addresses his breakup from former bandmate and longtime girlfriend Amber Coffman and marks his entrance into the world of solo artistry.