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:
Linkin Park is always able to deliver anthems, but 'Sorry For Now' is on a different level. Mike Shinoda takes lead with powerful and sweet vocals, apologizing for not always being there when he needed to be. This year took me through one of the worst times of my entire life, and when I needed some clarity this song gave me hope and made my situation a little less final. This electronic rock ballad is one for the record books.
Back in the early 2000s, hip-hop was divided strongly by coast. The east coast tackled meaning while west coast rappers went for more melodic grooves. MF DOOM and Madlib came together to combine the two in an ambitious project titled Madvillain, releasing their debut Madvillainy to mixed results. The combination was a great step for hip-hop, but didn't hold much ground for itself in execution.