The Ear-Stretchers of 2017

in no particular order

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN

Juana Molina: Halo

Fabiano do Nascimento: Tempo Dos Mestres

The National: Sleep Well Beast

War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding

Diego Barber: One Minute Later

St. Vincent: Masseducation

Thundercat: Drunk

Moses Sumney: Aromanticism

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound

some others:

Brian Blade Fellowship: Body and Shadow; Ron Miles: I Am a Man; Residente: Residente; Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimultude; Margo Price: All American Made; Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers; Run The Jewels: RTJ3; Big Thief: Capacity; U2: Songs of Experience; Perfume Genius: No Shape;  Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan.