Here at All Things Loud, we’ve spent the last few weeks meticulously selecting and analysing the 20 best pieces of music to see the light of day in 2017. Following hours and hours of streaming, as well as swathes of disagreements and list re-shuffles, we’ve finally come to a unanimous decision: our Top 20 contains a mixture of music from all corners of the musical spectrum, and one which should hopefully do justice a year which most certainly has not been very easy on multiple level.

20 HMLTD – To the Door

19 MOVEMENTS – Daylily

18 NOTHING BUT THIEVES – Live Like Animals

17 KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – The Lord of Lightning

16 OTHERKIN – Bad Advice

15 KENDRICK LAMAR – DNA

14 KING KRULE – Dum Surfer

13 WHILE SHE SLEEPS – Silence Speaks (ft. Oli Sykes)

12 ENTER SHIKARI – Take My Country Back

11 MOUNT EERIE – Real Death

10 ROYAL BLOOD – Lights Out

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – how do you sleep?

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – The Evil Has Landed

HUNDREDTH – Neurotic

JULIEN BAKER – Appointments

ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now

FOXYGEN – On Lankershim

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Nuclear Fusion

SUPERORGANISM – Something For Your Mind

ALVVAYS – Dreams Tonite

Check back this weekend for our definitive Album of the Year Top 50 countdown. Stream all of the above songs in the below playlist.