By popular demand, here are my top albums of 2017.There were few truly transcendent records that grabbed me and refused to let go for months or weeks on end released this year, but a tonne of very, very good ones. To reflect this, I’ve included a numerically ranked Top 5 (and of those only number one is a real no-doubter) followed by ten more albums (listed alphabetically) that deserve to be somewhere in my Top 10.

1. Brand New – Science Fiction (Rock)
2. Zola Jesus – Okovi (Electronic/Experimental)
3. Spoon – Hot Thoughts (Rock)
4. Fever Ray – Plunge (Electronic/Experimental/Pop)
5. And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering (Prog-Rock)

> Alice Glass – Alice Glass EP (Electronic/Pop)
> Blanck Mass – World Eater (Electronic/Experimental)
> Forest Swords – Compassion (Experimental)
> Ibeyi – Ash (Pop/Soul)
> Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here (Rock)
> Jlin – Black Origami (Electronic/Footwork)
> Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (Hip-Hop)
> Lorde – Melodrama (Pop)
> Nyege Nyege Tapes – Sounds of Sisso (Singeli/Tanzanian Hip-Hop)
> St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION (Pop)