50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

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

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Willie Nelson, 'God's Problem Child'
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Willie Nelson: ‘God’s Problem Child’12/50

Willie Nelson, 'God's Problem Child'

We Say: On his new album, the 83-year-old singer probes his own mortality and wrestles with death head-on for the first time on record. ... Set to longtime producer Buddy Cannon's sparse, elegant country arrangements, these songs are brimming with bleak prophecy and spiritual acceptance, as Nelson ponders his eternal home ("Little House on the Hill"), everlasting compassion ("True Love"), and his fallen comrade Merle Haggard ("He Won't Ever Be Gone").

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