Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2017

The votes are in, and now we are pleased to share the results of our annual readers’ poll, the Gummy Awards. We asked you to select your favorite music of the year, and in that regard there’s a good deal of overlap with our own favorite albums and songs of 2017 — especially at the very top of the albums race, where #1’s margin of victory over #2 was even more ridiculously slim than in our staff poll. But as usual you readers asserted your own distinct taste as well, particularly your enduring love for critically acclaimed big-tent indie rock. Below, review your selections and congratulate yourselves on your good taste. And as always, thank you for participating in the community we’ve cultivated at Stereogum; it’s a pleasure to have such an engaged and enthusiastic readership.

STEREOGUM READERS’ 10 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2017

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream10. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream (DFA/Columbia)

Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins9. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins (RCA)

The National - Sleep Well Beast8. The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy7. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy (Sub Pop)

SZA - Ctrl6. SZA – Ctrl (TDE/RCA)

Slowdive - Slowdive5. Slowdive – Slowdive (Dead Oceans)

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me4. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding3. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Lorde - Melodrama1. Lorde – Melodrama (Republic)

STEREOGUM READERS’ 10 FAVORITE SONGS OF 2017

10. Charli XCX – “Boys”

9. Alvvays – “In Undertow”

8. The War On Drugs – “Strangest Thing”

7. Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”

6. Calvin Harris – “Slide” (Feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)

5. Lorde – “Green Light”

4. The War On Drugs – “Thinking Of A Place”

3. Frank Ocean – “Chanel”

2. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”

1. Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”