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  /  The Most Influential Electronic Music Albums of 2017

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE STAY BUSY TRACKING JUST HOW MANY TIMES NEW ELECTRONIC ALBUMS ARE SHARED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA TO GIVE YOU A NUMBERS-BASED VIEW OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL RELEASES OF 2017.

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Artist / Album Label Total Shares
The xx / I See You Young Turks 67,869
Stormzy / Gang Signs & Prayer #Merky 49,712
Alt-J / 3WW Infectious, Atlantic 35,794
Bonobo / Migration Ninja Tune 29,612
Wiley / Godfather CTA Records 12,173
Jlin / Black Origami Planet Mu 10,596
Cashmere Cat / 9 Mad Love, Interscope 8,674
Kelly Lee Owens / Kelly Lee Owens Smalltown Supersound 8,141
Sylvan Esso / What Now Loma Vista 6,517
Talaboman / The Night Land R&S 6,227
Matthew Dear / DJ-Kicks !K7 5,832
Mr Tophat / Trust Me Smalltown Supersound, Konichiwa 5,198
Sevdaliza / ISON Twisted Elegance 4,225
Nick Murphy / Missing Link Downtown, Interscope 4,182
Gas / Narkopop Kompakt 3,275
The Other People Place / Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe [Reissue] Warp 3,068
Kingdom / Tears in the Club Fade to Mind 2,906
Actress / AZD Ninja Tune 2,749
Tornado Wallace / Lonely Planet Running Back 2,407
Fatimah Yamahah / Araya DeKmantel 2,237
Jacques Green / Feel Infinite LuckyMe 1,942
Joakim / Samurai Because 1,927
Sigha / Metabolism Token, N.E.W.S. 1,825
Clark / Death Peak Warp 1,704
Forest Swords / Compassion Ninja Tune 1,685
Vermont / II Kompakt 1,432
Matt Martians / The Drum Chord Theory Three Quarter 1,101
Visible Cloaks / Reassemblage RVNG Intl. 1,000
Throwing Snow / Embers Houndstooth 995
The Golden Filter / Still // Alone Optimo 992
The Bug vs Earth / Concrete Desert Ninja Tune 988
Mr Mitch / Devout Planet Mu 973
Nathan Fake / Providence Ninja Tune 932
Thievery Corporation / The Temple of I & I ESL 930
Geotic / Abysma Ghostly International 916
ADULT. / Detroit House Guests Mute 895
Earthen Sea / An Act of Love Kranky 875
Teen Daze / Themes for Dying Earth Flora 848
Sherwood & Pinch / Man vs. Sofa On-U Sound, Tectonic 817
Teengirl Fantasy / 8AM Planet Mu 775
Zavala / Fantasmas Fake Four 758
Carsten Jost / Perishable Tactics Dial 749
Herva / Hyper Flux Planet Mu 692
Vitalic / Voyager Clivage 469
Sam Gellaitry / Escapism III XL 449
Sondre Lerche / Pleasure PLZ 398
Young Marco / Selectors 002 DeKmantel 343
PVT / New Spirit felte 321
Egyptrixx / Pure, Beyond Reproach Halocline Trance 312
Kanding Ray / Hyper Opal Mantis Stroboscopic Artefacts 295
Amnesia Scanner / AS TRUTH (MIXTAPE) Self Released 291
Ikonika / Distractions Hyperdub 285
Age Coin / Performance Posh Isolation 265
Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold / Sferic Ghost Transmits Honest Jon's 261
Arms & Sleepers / Life Is Everywhere NA 236
Jean Michel Blais / Cascades Arts & Crafts 230
Turinn / 18 1/2 Minute Gaps Modern Love 193
Doon Kanda / Heart Hyperdub 178
Mind Over Mirrors / Undying Color Paradise Of Bachelors 176
Moiré / No Future Ghostly International 159
Lusine / Sensorimotor Ghostly International 140
Clap! Clap! / A Thousand Skies Black Acre 132
Gonjasufi / Mandela Effect Warp 123
Gidge / LNLNN Atomnation 98
Ronika / Lose My Cool RecordShop 91
FJAAK / Fjaak Monkeytown 77
Manni Dee / Throbs Of Discontent Perc Trax 59
Oto Hiax / Oto Hiax Editions Mego 27

Influence is calculated based on the total number of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Linkedin shares generated directly from editorial coverage. Share counts were accurate at time of research, typically 1-2 weeks after the official release of each album, but current share counts may differ.

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