The Most Influential Indie Pop Albums of 2017

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE STAY BUSY TRACKING JUST HOW MANY TIMES NEW INDIE POP 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
The Shins / Heartworms Columbia 22,665
The Magnetic Fields / 50 Song Memoir Nonesuch 17,951
The New Pornographers / Whiteout Conditions Concord 15,660
The Feelies / In Between Bar None 8,640
Jens Lekman / Life Will See You Now Secretly Canadian 7,888
Girlpool / Powerplant Anti- 7,588
Allison Crutchfield / Tourist in This Town Merge 6,058
Los Campesinos! / Sick Scenes Wichita 5,976
Cherry Glazerr / Apocalipstick Secretly Canadian 4,597
Diet Cig / Swear I'm Good At This Frenchkiss 4,167
Nick Hakim / Green Twins ATO 4,034
Why? / Moh Lhean Joyful Noise 3,314
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / The Tourist Undertow 2,624
The Courtneys / II Flying Nun 1,943
Tennis / Yours Conditionally Mutually Detrimental 1,742
Hippo Campus / Landmark Grand Jury 1,299
Hoops / Routines Fat Possum 1,240
The Proper Ornaments / Foxhole Slumberland 1,097
Stef Chura / Messes Urinal Cake 948
Dams of the West / Youngish American Columbia, 30th Century 866
Teen Daze / Themes for Dying Earth Flora 847
Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains / Solide Mirage Domino 780
NE-HI / Offers Grand Jury 690
Rose Elinor Dougall / Stellular Vermilion 626
Adult Mom / Soft Spots Tiny Engines 566
Skaters / Rock And Roll Bye Bye Yonks 545
Splashh / Waiting a Lifetime Cinematic 443
Ron Gallo / Heavy Meta New West 362
MUNA / About U RCA 324
Louise Burns / Young Mopes Light Organ 291
Alice Jemima / Alice Jemima Sunday Best, PIAS 260
Sacred Paws / Strike A Match Rock Action 238
Alexandra Savior / Belladonna of Sadness Columbia 214
Day Wave / The Days We Had Harvest 187
She-Devils / She-Devils Secretly Canadian 105

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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