The best debut albums of 2017 saw grime come into its own, Britpop stars go it alone and raging new talent come to kick down genre walls. Here's the 15 best.
It’s clearly Grime Time. As the latest, reinvigorating wave of UK rappers unleashed their debut albums onto 2017 in a hail of ‘blud’s and ‘fam’s, they flooded the top end of the charts and end-of-year polls. But that’s not to say the rising rockers didn’t hold their own, spearheaded by a certain monobrowed motormouth showing them all how it should be done. Here’s the best fifteen examples of how the future sounded in 2017.