Music of 2017
Compiled across the year, these are my favourite tracks from the albums I liked in 2017. They’re not ranked; just ordered to a nice flow between genres.
Roger Waters. His last solo rock album was released in 1992. His last album with Pink Floyd was in 1983. He’s been living off The Wall for a long time, and as much as I love The Wall I’d like to hear him do something that is not The Wall.
This is not The Wall.
This what I imagine Pink Floyd sounding like in 2017, and whether you like Roger’s outspoken nature when it comes to politics or not you cannot deny that it is a strong and arguably positive influence on his music. I was always a bit more of a Gilmour man when it came to Pink Floyd, but he cannot touch Roger when it comes to concept and producing an album rather than a collection of songs.
Thundercat. Drunk has had amazing reviews all year and was ranked number one in BBC 6 music’s albums of year. I wanted to like it. I was really looking forward to it. But… I just don’t really like it all that much.
The standout track for me was Them Changes which previously appeared on a 2015 EP. I love that Isley Brothers intro.