50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

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

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Kehlani, 'SweetSexySavage'
Kehlani, SweetSexySavage29/50

Kehlani, 'SweetSexySavage'

On SweetSexySavage, 22-year-old Kehlani leads the charge for gritty, brazen young women in pop. Much too fierce a personality to share the limelight – especially with her exes – she harnesses the range of a whole Nineties girl group in one voice. In "Crzy" she’s the worldly, smoky-voiced teen who runs the school; in "Not Used to It" she's the embattled Madonna Ciccone of Oakland, awaiting a love that's worth a sacrifice.

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