In yet another year of stunning losses- from alternative legends like Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington to classic rock pioneers of the likes of Tom Petty and Malcolm Young and of course Canadian icon Gord Downie – the dumpster fire that was 2016 seemed to only have spread in 2017. Despite this, if you listened hard enough beyond Taylor Swift and through all the political turmoil, there was actually quite a bit to hear. Read on to find out OITC’s top ten new records we could not stop listening to this year!
Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
Last Bullet - 80-69-64
Body Count – Bloodlust
Sumo Cyco - Opus Mar
Alter Bridge – Live At The O2 Arena + Rareities
Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
Gord Downie - Intorduce Yerself
Ayreon - The Source
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
The Rolling Stones – On Air
Runners up: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn, Prophets Of Rage’s Prophets Of Rage, Greta Van Fleet’s Into The Fire, Cage The Elephant’s Unpeeled, Lindsey Stirling’s Warmer in the Winter,