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Musicology Staff’s Top 10 Albums Of 2017

It’s that time of the year again where thousands of music fans sit down and debate over their favourite albums from the year. It can be a lengthy process, especially if you finish your list and then remember an album that came out at the beginning of the year and you then have to figure out where it ranks in your list. It’s no different in the Musicology camp, we had debates, full blown arguments and stress filled days trying to come up with a list that we love, and we know you’ll love.

This year saw some fantastic albums, from Luke Rainsford, Malevolence, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Citizen and so many more and without further ado, these are the Top 10 AOTY’s from the staff.

Nathan Robinson:

1) In Hearts Wake – Ark

2) Hollywood Undead – Five

3) Bad Sign – Live and Learn

4) Loathe – The Cold Sun

5) While She Sleeps – You Are We

6) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

7) The Gospel Youth – Always Lose

8) Blood Youth – Beyond Repair

9) Code Orange – Forever

10) Beans on Toast – Cushty

 

James Maddern:

1) Blood Youth – Beyond Repair

2) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

3) Northlane – Mesmer

4) Malevolence – Self Supremacy

5) Dryjacket – For Posterity

6) Muskets – Chew

7) Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

8) While She Sleeps – You Are We

9) Paramore – After Laughter

10) A Will Away – Here Again; An Exploration of the Cyclical Nature of Life

 

Daniel Curzon:

1) Malevolence – Self Supremacy

2) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

3) Astroid Boys – Broke

4) Liam Gallagher – As You Were

5) Nasty – Realigion

6) Citizen – As You Please

7) Luke Rainsford – I Feel At Home With You

8) Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

9) Code Orange – Forever

10) Wiley – Godfather

 

Fiona Stephens:

1) Halflives – Empty Rooms

2) Blindwish – Good Excuses

3) As Lions – Selfish Age

4) While She Sleeps – You Are We

5) As December Falls – Live At Rescue Rooms

6) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

7) In Hearts Wake – Ark

8) Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark

9) Skulthor Ebonblade – Temptation’s Wings

10) Bleeker – Erase You

 

Tom Martin:

1) Luke Rainsford – I Feel At Home With You

2) Enter Shikari – The Spark

3) The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

4) Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms

5) Loathe – The Cold Sun

6) While She Sleeps – You Are We

7) Malevolence – Self Supremacy

8) Citizen – As You Please

9) Glassjaw – Material Control

10) Jamie Lenman – Devolver

 

Alex Dixon:

1) Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

2) Emmure – Look at Yourself

3) Make Them Suffer – World’s Apart

4) Chon – Homey

5) Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

6) Queens of the Stone Age – Villians

7) Shadow Of Intent – Reclaimer

8) Veil Of Maya – False Idol

9) Intervals – The Way Forward

10) Aversions Crown – Xeniocide

 

James Leese:

1) Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

2) Paramore – After Laughter

3) Sampha – Process

4) Free Throw – Bear Your Mind

5) Boy Rex – Better Vision

6) Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

7) Lorde – Melodrama

8) Rex Orange County – Apricot Princess

9) Bonobo – Mirgration

10) Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ___ As You Think

 

Bradley Cassidy:

1) Code Orange – Forever

2) Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine

3) Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms

4) Power Trip – Nightmare Logic

5) Body Count – Blood Lust

6) Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea

7) Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black

8) The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

9) Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

10) Havok – Conformicide

 

Dani Willgress:

1) Mallory Knox – Wired

2) Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms

3) Nothing But Theives – Broken Machine

4) Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic

5) Enter Shikari – The Spark

6) Pvris – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

7) The Hunna – 100

8) Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

9) Wstr – Red, Green or Inbetween

10) Can’t Swim – Fail You Again

 

Nathan Heffernan:

1) Malevolence – Self Supremacy

2) Coast To Coast – The Length Of A Smile

3) Movements – Feel Something

4) Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter

5) Screw Loose – Too Close

6) Higher Power – Soul Structure

7) Blink-182 – California

8) Grove Street Families – Vol1

9) Have Mercy – Make The Best Of It

10) Turnover – Good Nature

 

Stephanie Evans:

1) Kublai Khan – Nomad

2) Higher Power – Soul Structure

3) Shadow Of Intent – Reclaimer

4) Rings Of Saturn – Ultu Ulla

5) Cursed Earth – Cycles of Grief

6) Oceano – Revelation

7) Trapped Under Ice – Heatwave

8) Code Orange – Forever

9) Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation

10) Aversions Crown – Xenocide

 

Ben Mills:

1) Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ___ As You Think

2) Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore

3) Blood Youth – Beyond Repair

4) Enter Shikari – The Spark

5) Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile to the Surface

6) Turnover – Good Nature

7) Hundreth – RARE

8) Free Throw – Bear Your Mind

9) WSTR – Red, Green or Inbetween

10) Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter

 

So, that concludes the list for everyone’s favourite albums to come out of this year. It wouldn’t be fair to not do a round up, so this a ranked list of the most popular 5 albums from the staff:

1) Malevolence – Self Supremacy

2) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

3) Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms

4) Enter Shikari – The Spark

5) Blood Youth – Beyond Repair

We look forward to all the new music that’s due over 2018 and the tours that will go alongside them. What’s been your favourite album of the year, and do you agree with ours? Let us know!

 

 

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