Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2017

From Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift to Kelela and Japanese Breakfast

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Future, 'Hendrxx'

9. Future, 'Hendrxx'

With his mask off, Future Hendrix stands revealed as a man who does way too many drugs and gets way too in his feelings on the strip-club floor. Who saw that coming? He gets "super astronomical" as he turns into Extravagant Hendrix and burns the midnight lamp. But he finds ATLien romance in "Neva Missa Lost" and "Lookin Exotic." Best personal-growth goal: "I try my best to put my ego first." Best boast: "I invented doors."

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