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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The XX – I See You

I See You
The XX
Release Date: 13th January 2017
Young Turks

The self titled debut from The XX was the soundtrack to my 2009, capturing the feelings of youthful love, longing and loss with dream pop guitars that made those emotions seem like a personal nostalgic melancholia, rather than a current ongoing set of themes. Coexist didn’t have quite the same impact, minimising the sound to the point of nonexistence, but with ‘I See You’ I can see my reflection in the music once more. Or maybe it’s just the reflective cover doing that for me.
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