I’ve had the pleasure of listening to hundreds, probably thousands, of new tracks this year as a result of partnering up with Dr Bones on New Music Saturday, going to and putting on gigs, and surrounding myself with people who love music including Ivan at Riff Taff and many others. So much so that putting together a top 10 list has been absolute nightmare!
I kept the criteria simple. Firstly it has to be an album or an EP, there are far too many singles to do a top 10 'releases' list. Secondly it has to have been released in between 1st December 2016 and 30th November 2017 - if we published this later there could be some great December releases that get missed. And finally, we're only looking at independent artists as defined in my guest blog on GigRide here. This last one was easy this year, with so much great music out there my top 10 would be exactly the same even if I included major label artists.
If you didn't make the list and you feel you should have done don't worry, just tell everyone you were no.11, I'll back you up!
So here it is, my personal top 10 Albums or EPs of 2017. I highly recommend you go and check them all out.