Our favourite 40 albums of 2017 20-11
20. Hundred Waters - Communicating
One of my favourite bands. A unique blend of electronic and heart-felt song writing, often reaching exhilarating heights.
19. SZA - Ctrl
One hell of a debut. Lovely intimate RnB.
18. James Holden - The Animal Spirits
17. Fever Ray - Plunge
Enormous soundscapes as always, but somehow very human at the same time. Don't know how she does it. A wonderful meeting point (or conflicting point) between a whole bunch of genres.
16. Tyler,The Creator - Flower Boy
A playful, thoughtful that is jam-packed full of colour.
15. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Anxious synth-pop for anxious times.
14. Zola Jesus - Okovi
Spellbindingly powerful. Like being submerged in cool, dark water.
13. Thundercat - Drunk
Bewildering in the best way. The bass lines make me feel ill. No idea how this is made, but I'm so glad it was.
12. Bjork - Utopia
Forever inventive and exploitative. Only just come out so give me a chance to digest it.
11.Girl Ray - Early Grey
Bright, inventive, loveable. I was stupid and didn't see them live this year.