Kendrick Lamar’s latest album has topped the Rolling Stone countdown of the year’s best releases.
The rapper’s acclaimed album DAMN. beat out Lorde’s Melodrama and Songs of Experience by U2 to land the top spot in the newly-released 50 Best Albums of 2017 poll.
Naming Kendrick’s album number one, Rolling Stone writers have called him, “Rap’s most powerful voice at the absolute top of his game,” adding, “DAMN. shows how dazzling the man can be simply spitting verses.”
The top five also features Kesha’s comeback album Rainbow and LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream.
The top 10 is:
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
U2 – Songs of Experience
Kesha – Rainbow
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Khalid – American Teen
Taylor Swift – Reputation
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
Migos – Culture
Sam Smith – The Thrill of it All