USA TODAY'S 10 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2017 - VINCE STAPLES, BIG FISH THEORY

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USA TODAY'S 10 FAVORITE ALBUMS

 

Good news was hard to come by in 2017, but great music less so. From hip-hop heavyweights to art-pop prodigies, here are some of this year's best albums: 

 

 

VINCE STAPLES, BIG FISH THEORY

 

One of the most glaring omissions from this year's Grammy nominations is that of Big Fish Theory in rap categories, where this 24-year-old Long Beach native should have been recognized for his continuous efforts to reimagine what hip-hop should and can sound like. He fully submerges his socially conscious rhymes in grimy bass lines and Detroit techno house beats, making a rap album that's equally at home on the dance floor of an underground club as it is booming through your car speakers. — PR

 

 

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