The Most Influential Album Releases of 2017

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September

Sleep Well Beast by The National
Genre: Indie Rock

A huge step away from the drearier music of the past, oldtimers The National have used their latest release to explore a new, more energetic sound. This album, which has been widely regarded as a concept piece about divorce, gives The National a chance to stop and think about how much has changed since they entered the music world and they do so in perfect fashion.

Younger Now by Miley Cyrus
Genre: Pop/Country

It would be an understatement to say that Miley has been on a long and winding journey since her foray into the pop world over a decade ago. From child pop star, to teen it-girl, to ‘bad influence,’ Cyrus has worn a lot of hats. She’s returning to her roots in her latest album, using country influences to create soft pop works like “Malibu.”