2016 Album Capsules (with Twitter Restricted Length)

Kendrick Lamar - Damn. (2017): 82. Lamar's best to date. Fantastic blend of conscious with jazz with soul with trap. Underground mainstream.

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me (2017). 78.
Utterly devastating. Comes at death in open, detailed way while examining usefulness of art.

Slowdive - Slowdive (2017): 83.
Reunion albums are not supposed to be this great. Certainly in the conversation for best album they've made.