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Here's our run down of our fave albums of 2017.  It took many hours to whittle it down to just 100... From debut albums from emerging artists to returns from legendary bands after lengthy hiatuses... from arena headliners to bands who've played our local pub.

We'll be revealing the top 40 bit by bit, and on Friday afternoon, our Album Of The Year and individual staff charts. Join the conversation with #bnqtAOTY17

1. Creeper - Eternity, In Your Arms
2. Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone
3. Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
4. Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
5. Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
6. The Menzingers - After The Party
7. Enter Shikari - The Spark
8. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
9. The Cribs24-7 Rock Star Shit
10. Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear
11. PVRIS - All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
12. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
13. Turnover - Good Nature
14. alt-J - Relaxer
15. Paramore - After Laughter
16. Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights
17. The xx - I See You
18. The Big MoonLove In The 4th Dimension
19. Citizen - As You Please
20. King Krule - The OOZ
21. Knuckle Puck - Shapeshifter
22. Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley
23. The MovielifeCities In Search Of A Heart
24. London GrammarTruth Is A Beautiful Thing
25. Sundara KarmaYouth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect
26. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon?
27. Lower Than Atlantis - Safe In Sound
28. The National - Sleep Well Beast
29. Arcade Fire - Everything Now
30. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
31. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Modern Ruin
32. The Sherlocks - Live For The Moment
33. RAT BOY - SCUM
34. Tigers Jaw - Spin
35. Neck DeepThe Peace And The Panic
36. Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
37. SlotfaceTry Not To Freak Out
38. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
39. Mr. Jukes - God First
40. Northlane - Mesmer
41. Royal BloodHow Did We Get So Dark?
42. The Charlatans - Different Days
43. All Time Low - Last Young Renegade
44. Tall Ships - Impressions
45. The Smith Street BandMore Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
46. The Front Bottoms - Going Grey
47. Phoebe BridgersStranger In The Alps
48. PropagandhiVictory Lap
49. Mallory Knox - Wired
50. Toddla T - Foreign Light
51. Sorority Noise You're Not As ___ As You Think
52. Alvvays - Antisocialites
53. Can't SwimFail You Again
54. MogwaiEvery Country's Sun
55. Arcane RootsMelancholia Hymns
56. Songhoy BluesResistance
57. Manchester OrchestraA Black Mile to the Surface
58. ConvergeThe Dusk In Us
59. The Horrors - V
60. Sampha - Process
61. ScholarsArts and Grafts
62. At The Drive-Inin.ter a.li.a
63. BlaenavonThat's Your Lot
64. Bonobo - Migration
65. Los Campesinos - Sick Scenes
66. Idles - Brutalism
67. Cigarettes After SexCigarettes After Sex
68. Gorillaz - Humanz
69. Circa WavesDifferent Creatures
70. Code Orange - Forever
71. GnarwolvesOutsiders
72. Seaway - Vacation
73. The Bronx - V
74. Liam Gallagher - As You Were
75. Iron ChicYou Can’t Stay Here
76. Lucy RoseSomething's Changing
77. Future Islands - The Far Field
78. GhostpoetDark Days & Canapes
79. HalseyHopeless Fountain Kingdom
80. Hot Water Music - Light It Up
81. Jessie Ware - Glasshouse
82. Marika HackmanI'm Not Your Man
83. Bully - Losing
84. Maximo ParkRisk To Exist
85. Have Mercy - Make The Best Of It
86. King Gizzard And The Lizard WizardFlying Microtonal Banana
87. Mount KimbieLove What Survives
88. Oh Wonder - Ultralife
89. Floating Points - Reflections: Mojave Desert
90. Prophets of Rage Prophets Of Rage
91. RideWeather Diaries
92. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
93. WorriersSurvival Pop
94. You Me At Six - Night People
95. Declan McKennaWhat Do You Think About The Car
96. Father John MistyPure Comedy
97. SuperfoodBambino
98. Slaughter Beach, Dog Birdie
99. TrampoleneSwansea To Hornsey
100. Wu-Tang Clan - The Saga Continues

Also, here are our individual staff picks of the year:

jt | Mike | Jane | Claire | Max | Jonnie | Jez | Sam | Shibby | JoeColleen | TimAaron | Meg | Tom B | Shannon

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