Although I find most of what Complex post pretty cringeworthy these days (yeah, still follow them though) I do like checking for their Best Albums and Best Albums so far list's year in year out. True most of the stuff is fairly obvious on these, but you can pick out a few gems you may never have checked out otherwise, also it was great to see Stormzy and J-Hus up on here. Number one is no surprise at all and can't see it getting toppled by the time the end of year list drops.
Check the full list below, and we have put our own top five in the gallery above.
1. Kendrick Lamar, 'Damn'
2. Future, 'Hndrxx'
3. Drake, 'More Life'
4. Migos, 'Culture'
5. Sampha, 'Process'
6. Rick Ross, 'Rather You Than Me'
7. Future, 'Future'
8. Syd, 'Fin'
9. Joey Badass, 'All Amerikkkan Badass'
10. Thundercat, 'Drunk'
11. Smino, 'Blkswn'
12. GoldLink, 'At What Cost'
13. Charli XCX, 'Number One Angel'
14. The XX, 'I See You'
15. Freddie Gibbs, 'You Only Live 2wice'
16. Kodak Black, 'Painting Pictures'
17. John Mayer, 'The Search for Everything'
18. G Perico, 'All Blue'
19. Perfume Genius, 'No Shape'
20. Harry Styles, 'Harry Styles'
21. J.I.D, 'The Never Story'
22. Kehlani, 'SweetSexySavage'
23. Sonder, 'Into'
24. Stormzy, 'Gang Signs and Prayer'
25. Slowdive, 'Slowdive'
26. Gucci Mane and Metro Boomin, 'DropTopWop'
27. Little Dragon, 'Season High'
28. Roc Marciano, 'Rosebudd's Revenge'
29. Gavin Turek, 'Good Look For You'
30. Big Sean, 'I Decided'
31. J Hus, 'Common Sense'
32. RJ, 'MrLA'
33. Wale, 'Shine'
34. 1-O.A.K., 'Riding in Cars With Girls'
35. Lupe Fiasco, 'DROGAS Light'
36. Dirty Projectors, 'Dirty Projectors'
37. Nick Hakim, 'Green Twins'
38. Mary J. Blige, 'Strength of a Woman'
39. Father John Misty, 'Pure Comedy'
40. Jidenna, 'The Chief'
41. Khalid, 'American Teen'
42. Tee Grizzley, 'My Moment'
43. EMI, 'Planet'
44. Rich Homie Quan, 'Back to Basics'
45. PnB Rock, 'Going Thru the Motions'
46. Gorillaz, 'Humanz'
47. Playboi Carti, 'Playboi Carti'
48. Young Dolph, 'Bulletproof'
49. Bryson Tiller, 'True to Self'
50. Nav, 'Nav'