I didn't plan to list favorite albums of 2017 or any top lists of 2017. Movies list would be pretty short since I have seen only few movies from 2017 so far. This is not top list and these are not in any order. These are albums I think you should check. List doesn't have Paloma Faith's new album because I haven't checked it yet or my favorite album of 2017.
This list lacks metal compared to how much I listen it. There weren't that many metal albums standing above the rest and I couldn't find official video for Mesarthim's The Great Filter/Type III. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats released new version of their debut but that doesn't count. Old reliable bands released solid albums but which were not their best albums.
I couldn't add my favorite album because I couldn't find anything official from Nier: Automata's soundtrack. That album is over three and half hours of amazing music. It is game's soundtrack. You should not skip it because of that. Some games have really good soundtracks. Stellaris is one example but that was older than last year.