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8 Albums we loved in 2017 (and why you should too).

December 20, 2017

8 Albums we loved in 2017 (and why you should too).

The year is about to end and it's time to look back to what moved us during the last 12 months.
We don't want to make the usual "best of 2017" chart, but only list what really stroke us in the music scene and share some cool videos with you.

Let's begin with three Music Gods that have released brilliant new albums in 2017.
We're talking about Foo Fighters, with "Concrete and Gold" (September 2017 - RCA Records), Queens of the Stone Age, with "Villains" (August 2017 - Matador Records) and LCD Soundsystem with "American Dream" (DFA Records and Columbia Records)

What we love about these three bands is that they are to us what Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and others have been to Generation X: the living proof that music doesn't need a talent show or multi-million investments to exist when you have talent and dedication.
Here are three videos we've selected for you, make sure to keep scrolling down for more.

In 2017, the craziest political events in years fueled the creativity of many artists and in the punk and hardcore scenes, we've seen some great results.
The first we'd like to cover is the Bristol-based punk rock band Idles with "Well Done" from their debut album "Brutalism" analyzing, in their very own way, the growing British class divisions.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island-based metalcore band Stray From The Path has released in September what many consider to be the most political album of the year: "Only Death Is Real" (Sumerian Records).
Here's "Goodnight Alt-Right"

"II" is the new album from Monster Treasure, the self-defined "fuzzy mermaid punk" band from California, and this is the lovely video of "Leave"

Brooklyn-based indie rock band Big Thief has a distinctive sound based prominently on Adrienne Lenker storytelling skills and their new album, "Capacity", is the proof (as we needed another one after "Masterpiece" from 2016).
Here's "Mythological Beauty"

Lastly, we must give a special mention to Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" that has been officially released at the end of 2016 but is 2017's top rock album, here's "Now That We're Dead".

That's it, these are the eight albums we loved in 2017 that we hope you love them too.

Do you think we've missed something? Let us know in the comments on our Facebook page

Don't miss the playlist of these songs on our Spotify page.

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