BILLBOARD: BEST ALBUMS OF 2017 SO FAR - BIG SEAN & LOGIC
The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far: Staff List
Big Sean, 'I Decided'
Big Sean has an introspective heart-to-heart with his older self on perhaps one of the year’s most motivational LPs, . Debuting at No. 1 of the Billboard 200 in February, the 14-track set finds the Detroit don playing life coach as he flips his low points into high notes with Teflon-tough hype anthems (“Moves,” “Bounce Back” and “No Favors”), hater-hushing deep cuts (“Voices Inside My Head/Stick to the Plan,” “Owe Me”) and church-ready rap hymns (“Sunday Morning Jetpack,” “Bigger Than Me”). --
No stranger to the concept album, rapper Logic meddled with his formula for his third major-label album : He finally got personal. In the past, he’s banked on light boasts and assumed the perspective of characters, but sees him traveling inward, discussing his tumultuous and abusive upbringing (“Take It Back”), his biracial heritage (“Black SpiderMan”) and his disdain for President Trump (“America”). It’s the deepest that Logic has gotten on any of his releases, and with lush production to match, it’s also his best. --