The UK consumer was definitely treated to 12 months of amazing music with plenty of newcomers, particularly from the thriving Grime and Hip-Hop scene which has struggled to make an impact on the mainstream scene but we’ve been blessed with chart-topping singles, critically acclaimed albums and great overall music productions. In terms of the R&B scene, there have also been some great releases from the likes of Jorja Smith and Ray BLK but there is still a long way to go before we see the mainstream revival like we once saw in the early 2000s.
So who released the best albums/EPs of 2017? In no particular order, here are my top releases over the last 12 months accompanied by a YouTube playlist. Make sure to check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.