Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2017

From Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift to Kelela and Japanese Breakfast

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Palehound, 'A Place I'll Always Go'
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6. Palehound, 'A Place I'll Always Go'

Boston guitar poet Ellen Kempner has her own flair for jagged melodies – mostly about the perils of turning 23. Especially "Feeling Fruit," where she forces herself out to the grocery store after a lost month of post-heartbreak hibernation and frozen dinners. It's the most resonant song you'll ever hear about fondling oranges and melons in the produce aisle. 

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