Channel Audio’s Albums of 2017

Give yourself a headache with these ten albums, let the sounds of 2017 burst your drums, then lie deaf to the world. It’s easier to cope, it’s harder to mope. Trust me, it was worth every last pop.

10. Kendrick Lamar – Damn.

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Actress – AZD


Release Date: 13th April 2017
Ninja Tune

Actress gave me a moment a few years back. It was whilst walking in the rain, listening to the track ‘Jardin’ from ‘R.I.P’. The music matched the mood, as if it was raining down from the sky rather than from my earphones, and for a moment, just a moment, what was nothing felt like something. Shoppers carried on rushing under the grey of it all, but I simply stood there, listening and watching raindrops fall in slow motion. Listening to the track afterwards never helped bring some recreation into things, it simply annoyed as it sounded like someone was scratching something through the music. It’s an Actress thing, and AZD provides similar moments. Continue reading