ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director [Nonesuch; 2017] Rating: 9.5/10 Key Tracks: “Third of May / Ōdaigahara,” “Fool’s Errand,” “Crack-Up” Fleet Foxes’ essence of grace and unadulterated beauty is never dull in a world that seems to have everything but (*ahem* Father John Misty). And while the world doesn’t revolve around one single being (*AHEM* Father…