Sound of Pen Top 10 Albums of 2017

There’s little doubt that 2017 has been the best year for music in a long time. Check out the lists below for evidence. All of the albums mentioned have made us yell ‘WOW!’ or scream ‘YES!’ – if 2018 can offer us half the amount of standout records, it will be doing well…

10. Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?


9. VANT – Dumb Blood


8. Converge – The Dusk In Us


7. Stone Sour – Hydrograd


6. Movements – Feel Something

 


5. Stick To Your Guns – True View


4. Paramore – After Laughter


3. Enter Shikari – The Spark


2. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns


1. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms


Sound of Pen Writers Top 10


  1. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
  2. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  3. Stick To Your Guns – True View
  4. Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights
  5. Enter Shikari – The Spark
  6. Movements – Feel Something
  7. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  8. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ___ As You Think
  9. Harbour Sharks – A History Of Violence
  10. Weezer – Pacific Daydream



  1. Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights
  2. Menzingers – After The Party
  3. Stick To Your Guns – True View
  4. Harbour Sharks – A History Of Violence
  5. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
  6. Being As An Ocean – Waiting For Morning To Come
  7. Pvris – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
  8. Gospel Youth – Always Lose
  9. Movements – Feel Something
  10. Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ___ As You Think



  1. Enter Shikari – The Spark
  2. Stone Sour – Hydrograd
  3. The Movielife – Cities in Search of a Heart
  4. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
  5. Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage
  6. Paramore – After Laughter
  7. Mallory Knox – Wired
  8. Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter
  9. The Shins – Heartworms
  10. Less Than Jake – Sound the Alarm



  1. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
  2. The Movielife – Cities In Search Of A Heart
  3. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  4. Stone Sour – Hydrograd
  5. Paramore – After Laughter
  6. Enter Shikari – The Spark
  7. Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter
  8. Mallory Knox – Wired
  9. The Shins – Heartworms
  10. Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage



  1. Code Orange – Forever
  2. Converge – The Dusk In Us
  3. Employed To Serve – The Warmth Of A Dying Sun
  4. Glassjaw – Material Control
  5. Bad Sign – Live and Learn
  6. Movements – Feel Something
  7. Stick To Your Guns – True View
  8. Harbour Sharks – A History Of Violence
  9. Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down
  10. The Used – The Canyon



  1. Tired Lion – Dumb Days
  2. Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
  3. PVRIS – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
  4. Movements – Feel Something
  5. The Menzingers – After The Party
  6. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  7. Thousand Below – The Love You Let Too Close
  8. Sleep On It – Overexposed
  9. Stone Sour – Hydrograd
  10. The Gospel Youth – Always Lose



  1. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  2. Gnarwolves – Outsiders
  3. Fangclub – Fangclub
  4. The Homeless Gospel Choir – Normal
  5. Vant – Dumb Blood
  6. Rat Boy – Scum
  7. Enter Shikari – The Spark
  8. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life
  9. Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?
  10. Gorillaz – Humanz



  1. Vant – Dumb
  2. Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?
  3. Rat Boy – Scum
  4. Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
  5. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  6. All Time Low – Last Young Renegade
  7. As It Is – okay.
  8. Rise Against – Wolves
  9. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  10. Gorillaz – Humanz



  1. In This Moment – Ritual
  2. Like Moths To Flames – Dark Divine
  3. Gorillaz – Humanz
  4. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  5. Body Count – Bloodlust
  6. Great White – Full Circle
  7. Mors Principium Est – Embers of a dying world –
  8. Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars
  9. Grave Digger – Healed by Metal
  10. Pillorian – Obsidian Arc



  1. Rex Orange County – Apricot Princess
  2. The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!
  3. Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
  4. Gorillaz – Humanz
  5. Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club
  6. Pond – The Weather
  7. alt-J – Relaxer
  8. The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful
  9. Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About the Car?
  10. R.E.M. – Automatic For the People (25th Anniversary Edition)



  1. The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
  2. Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
  3. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
  4. Paramore – After Laughter
  5. Nothing But Thieves – Broken Machine
  6. Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect
  7. Skegss – Holiday Food
  8. Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?
  9. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life
  10. Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom



  1. The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely
  2. Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic
  3. All Time Low – Last Young Renegade
  4. Flor – come out. you’re hiding
  5. The LaFontaines – Common Problem
  6. Paramore – After Laughter
  7. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
  8. Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
  9. Lorde – Melodrama
  10. You Me At Six – Night People



  1. Linkin Park – One More Light
  2. Sleep On It – Overexposed
  3. Grayscale – Adornment
  4. Rise Against – Wolves
  5. As It Is – okay.
  6. Offended by Everything – Never Too Late To Start Again
  7. Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold
  8. Theory of a Deadman – Wake Up Call
  9. Stone Sour – Hydrograd
  10. Seether – Poison The Parish