Talk Tuesday / Samantha Bass / AOTY 2017

This year so far has been full of incredible music. Artists really have brought their A game to 2017. So far this year, I’ve called seven albums my album of the year, simply because they are so incredible. And the year isn’t even over yet! We’re only halfway there, but there are plenty of albums out to fill your top ten spots. You could even divide them by genre, that is how many incredible albums have been produced this year. Which are the ones that deserve it? Which highly anticipated album will fill a slot eventually?

Currently in my number one spot is The Maine’s Lovely, Little, Lonely. It was a very successful follow up to American Candy, an album that, personally, didn’t feel like it could be topped. All the tracks fill you with some sort of joy and you can seriously just jam out. It’s a feel good album from a feel good band.

Other contenders are Harry Styles’ self-titled, Drake’s More Life, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, Cashmere Cat’s 9, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, You Me At Six’s Night People, Logic’s Everybody and Brighten’s self-titled. Clearly, they can’t all be number one, but maybe that can change once the year ends.

Albums that have potential to sit at the top seem to be Royal Blood’s How Did We Get So Dark?, Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, Alt-J’s Relaxer, Wage War’s Deadweight, PVRIS’ All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, Lorde’s Melodrama, and The White Noise’s AM/PM.

There’s clearly a lot of great potential this year, and a lot of incredible music already out. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes out on top.