Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2017

From Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift to Kelela and Japanese Breakfast

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Adult Mom, 'Soft Spots'
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12. Adult Mom, 'Soft Spots'

In a year of extremes, Adult Mom's Stephanie Knipe brought totally loving love songs and truly hateful hate songs, like a home-made lo-fi cassette version of the SZA album. Adult Mom shows off the acerbic wit that turned heads on tapes like Sometimes Bad Happens and Momentary Lapse of Happily. Nine songs in 26 minutes, peaking with "Same," where Knipe strums a hate letter to somebody barely even worth the time it took to write the song. 

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