50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

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

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Jidenna, 'The Chief'

Jidenna, 'The Chief'

We Say: "Once they think they figure it out with 'Classic Man' – no, brother," he says. "That ain't all of me! ... That's just me in a suit. I knew I had a width and a depth that was just waiting to go out." ... In February, he finally dropped The Chief. ... Standouts range from the Nineties-style banger "Long Live the Chief" – which went is-that-really-the-"Classic Man"-dude? viral last year after Jidenna performed it on an episode of Netflix's Luke Cage – to the Magic City–ready "The Let Out" (with Quavo of Migos), all the way to the gorgeous single "Bambi" (it's Sam Cooke meets the Wailers with trap high-hats).

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