Well, what a year it’s been. After hints of a creative revival in rock music in recent years and the realisation of that in 2016, 2017 has been an artistic triumph in almost every corner of heavy music.
You’ve seen the lower half of my Top 20 Albums of 2017. Now let’s step it up a notch. My ten best albums of the year are, as you might expect, stupidly good. So, off we go.
2017 has given us an embarrassment of riches in the world of rock, metal and hardcore.
The High Fidelity generation loves to make lists. Top five this, top ten that. But 2017 has made life difficult for those of us who like to collate our favourite albums of each year.