A new year, a new era. 2017 is a promising year, and the music reflects that. Here are our favorite albums and songs from the year.
Click the buttons for links and rankings of every album we listened to in 2017.
Favorite Record Of 2017:
We are so caught up in what's going on in the world and other's life that we forget about ourselves. Our problems slowly build while we stay distracted, eventually swallowing us as we fall into an endless freefall. The best way to help stop that is to have a conversation, and Linkin Park will help you with that. Their new album One More Light is focussed on its lyrics, which were born from conversations. Before we lose it all, Linkin Park reminds us that we are human.
Favorite Song Of 2017:
When we lose someone, there are always people who tell you "it could be worse" and to move on, because that's what they would want. That's not how you cope with it, and that's what Linkin Park assures you with in the album track 'One More Light.' Heartbreaking lyrics like "Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore," and "The reminders, pull the floor from your feet / In the kitchen, one more chair than you need" describe the sorrow, while the song also promises being angry and upset is okay: "you're angry, and you should be, it's not fair Just 'cause you can't see it, doesn't mean it, isn't there."
Pearl Jam - Ten
Pearl Jam's the only grunge band left with their original lead singer still with us today, and that's something to celebrate. Despite the criticism they received of jumping onto the grunge bandwagon, Pearl Jam basically defined the genre and set all the precedents a rock album should live up to in their 1991 debut album, Ten.