"Rolling Stone's" 20 Best Albums of the Year

1.  "Damn", Kendrick Lamar

2.  "Melodrama", Lorde

3.  "Songs of Experience", U2.  It comes out this Friday.

4.  "Rainbow", Kesha

5.  "American Dream", LCD Soundsystem

6.  "American Teen", Khalid

7.  "Reputation", Taylor Swift

8.  "Villains", Queens of the Stone Age

9.  "Culture", Migos

10.  "The Thrill of It All", Sam Smith

11.  "Sleep Well Beast", The National

12.  "4:44", Jay-Z

13.  "Dark Matter", Randy Newman

14.  "Out in the Storm", Waxahatchee

15.  "Lotta Sea Lice", Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

16.  "All American Made", Margo Price

17.  "Harry Styles", Harry Styles

18.  "Masseduction", St. Vincent

19.  "Pure Comedy", Father John Misty

20.  "Ctrl", SZA

Of course, there's still a month left in 2017, so they jumped the gun a little.  It's unclear how many albums they were able to hear that aren't out yet . . . other than the new U2 album, which is on their list.

That said, there aren't many high-profile albums set to come out over the next month.  Eminem supposedly has an album coming out any day now, but there's no release date.  Luke Bryan and N.E.R.D. also have albums out next month.

(RollingStone.com has the full Albums of the Year list, along with brief write-ups on each.)

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