Top 10 Albums Of 2017

It’s been an incredible year of music and I’ve discovered some beautiful new artists. It’s been a challenge to narrow this down, but here they are, my top 10 albums of 2017 followed by some very worthy honourable mentions! My top three were clear stand outs but the order was quite simple. The Menzingers released ‘After The Party’ early on last year and I always knew it was going to be hard to top. Some came very close but there was one clear stand out – Sorority Noise.

1. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ______ As You Think
This album absolutely blew me away and I haven’t stopped listening to it since I first heard it. They’re a reasonably new band to me having only really started listening to them in 2015/16. I decided to give them another listen after I met a girl early last year who couldn’t speak highly enough of them. This album is an incredibly honest and powerful masterpiece and will be one to stick around for many years to come.

2. The Menzingers – After The Party

I thought for a long time that this was going to be the number one album of the year. It was released so early and I saw them live in Brisbane which was an absolutely incredible gig and one that I will remember for a long time to come. This album stayed with me all year and it wasn’t just this album but their previous albums that I kept going back to. It made me really appreciate their entire discography more than I ever did and I will forever have these guys in my heart!

3. The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

4. Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile Back to the Surface

5. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Zombies on Broadway

6. Turnover – Good Nature

7. The Movielife – Cities in Search of a Heart

8. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps

9. Seaway – Vacation

10. Sundressed – A Little Less Put Together

Honourable Mentions

    The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely
    Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
    Blink 182 – California (Deluxe)
    Neck Deep – The Peace and the Panic
    Goldfinger – The Knife
    Acceptance – Colliding By Design
    Oso Oso – The Yunahon Mixtape
    Broadside – Paradise
    Roam – Great Heights and Nosedives
    Brand New – Science Fiction

Turnover – Good Nature

Turnover released this in August 2017 and they’ve come a long way since they released their self-titled EP in 2011. A massive change in direction but it really works.

For me the best song on this album is Bonnie (Rhythm and Melody).

Turnover – Peripheral Vision

Turnover released this epic album a couple of years back in 2015 but it still gets regular spins and is definitely worthy of being featured! I was quite surprised by the direction they took with this album, but it really is one of those albums you can listen to on repeat and won’t get old.

Whats even better is that they’re touring Australia this July!