This is our list of the most outstanding and most listened to albums of 2017.

Despite what you think of the albums on the list or whether you agree or not doesn’t really matter.  We aren’t really expecting everyone to agree.

This is a collective list from the whole Netsounds team; a list of all the albums we thought were bloody great in 2017 and in the process we have probably missed a few off.  But, it is the best representation of what we have been listening to over and over in 2017. If that pisses you off please do tell us, we would love to hear from you!

Agree or disagree, you might just discover your favourite new album.  See the list in full below and our Spotify playlist.

Essential Albums of 2017

A Deeper Understanding – The War On Drugs

Antisocialites – Alvvays

Asleep In The Kaatskills – The Great Albatross

Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete

Big Balloon – Dutch Uncles

Brood X – Boss Hogg

Capacity – Big Thief

Conflats – Out Lines

Dark Days & Canapés – Ghostpoet

Every Country’s Sun – Mogwai

Fly Invisible Hero – Bdy_Prts

Forced Witness – Alex Cameron

I’m Not Your Man – Marika Hackman

Ichaemia – Campfires In Winter

In Memory Of – Catholic Action

Migration – Bonobo

Qualia – Andrew Wetherall

Rest – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Salutations – Conor Oberst

Sleep Well Beast – The National

Slowdive – Slowdive

Songs From Where I Live – Good Good Blood

Soul Of A Woman – Sharon Jones

Strange Hymns – Neon Waltz

Stranger In The Alps – Phoebe Bridgers

Strike A Match – Sacred Paws

The Far Field – Future Islands

There Are No Saints – Siobhan Wilson

Tapped Nerve – Danny Cleaver

Turn Out The Lights – Julien Baker