20 Best Pop Albums of 2017

Kesha, Harry, Taylor and more of the year in hooks

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Blondie, 'Pollinator'

10. Blondie, 'Pollinator'

Not every band can sound fresh 40 years into a career, but not every band is Blondie. On Pollinator, the vets find common ground with the contemporary rock bands and pop acts that wouldn't exist without them, sharing writing credits with Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Sia and the Strokes. The final product is a refreshingly fun pop gem that traverses New Wave, electro-disco and dance-pop – an update from punk's original genre-hoppers. B.S.

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