50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Harry Styles, Roger Waters and more

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Diet Cig, 'Swear I'm Good at This'
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Diet Cig, 'Swear I'm Good at This'

We Say: The New York boy/girl duo specialize in lovesick fuzz-pop on their fantastic debut album Swear I'm Good at This. Guitar-toting firecracker Alex Luciano keeps tripping over her own reluctant sentimental streak in these sardonic modern-love vignettes – as she sings, "It's hard to be punk while wearing a skirt." Even when her melodies get sugary, Luciano never wusses out as she contemplates the anxieties of youth, the terror of adulthood and the ever-astonishing lameness of the male. 

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