I think my favourite albums of the year so far are:
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy. It’s such a fantastic, mature album that has excellent production values, that I’d recommend it to anybody (even if Tyler’s edge put anyone off him in the past) its such a step up from his older stuff in just about every way, might be my album of 2017.
Lorde - Melodrama. Very smooth/moody alt-pop album with some great sounds and vocals.
Thundercat - Drunk . Lyrics are pretty cheesy but he’s such a talanted bass player that I keep coming back to it just for the fantastic sounds.
Alvvays - Antisocialites. Another smooth pop album that I really enjoyed, one of my favourite dream pop albums in a long time, very chill.
Sampha - Process. Really soft soulful album, Sampha’s vocals pair so well with the sounds of the album.
Algiers - Underside of Power. Recently got into this but loving the band atm, its a great mash-up of a lot of genres that sounds like it shouldn’t work ( punk rock / industrial / gospel probably a few others I forgot) but it all comes together so well its another one of my favourite albums this year.