Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2017.
It's been a strange year. Global turmoil, political unrest, uncertainty and populism dogging every decision and public event. Who knows what 2018 will bring? But political scientists we ain't: what we do know is music. Here's our annual list of the best music to come out of the past twelve months. Peruse at your leisure our selection of the 30 best records of 2017, and let us know what your nominations are and the albums we've missed. Roll on 2018, right?! Overall list 1 AFI AFI (The Blood Album) Concord Music Group Album number ten for the ever-evolving Californian four piece, whose shift in sound from skate punk to hardcore to "goth punk" to pop-influenced radio ...
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Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take was on the year just finished. This time around we've spoken to over 40 bands and label owners to hear about their favourite records of the year, what's coming up from them in 2018, and their take on 2017's political/social conflicts. Here's a quick sample of what to expect – click below to continue reading as we pass the mic to artists and labels for 2017. Jen Razavi (The Bombpops) "It ...
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