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Here are the 20 best albums of 2017 according to 30 'album of the year' lists

Did your favourite artist make it?

THIS WEEK, BBC compiled a list of critics’ favourite albums of 2017. The results were compiled from 30 ‘album of the year’ polls published by the most influential music blogs and magazines, as well as more mainstream outlets.

1st Place – Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

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2nd Place – SZA’s ‘CTRL’

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3rd Place – Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’

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4. St Vincent – Masseduction

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5. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

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6. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

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7. Jay-Z – 4:44

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8. Perfume Genius – No Shape

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9. Sampha – Process

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10. Kelela – Take Me Apart

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11. Kesha – Rainbow

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12. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

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13. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

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14. Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

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15. The National – Sleep Well Beast

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16. Taylor Swift – Reputation

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Tied at 17th place were:

Khalid – American Teen

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And King Krule – The Ooz

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19. J Hus – Common Sense

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20. Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

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Despite the fact that Ed Sheeran’s album ‘÷’ was the best-selling album of the year, it only made it to one of the album of the year lists that BBC surveyed – in 7th place on People magazine’s ranking.

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