The summer has been a strange one for us, with a lot of big releases hitting stores and people watching the first episode of American Idol.
But as the dust settles from the holidays, we have a few albums we are really excited about, from one of the most exciting, influential, and ambitious acts of the past decade.
From the indie-rock of the indie band Nine Inch Nails to the hard-hitting pop of The Weeknd, these bands have always stood out for their talent and ambition, and it’s no wonder they’ve had a huge influence on our generation.
And with nine of the year’s top 10 albums hitting stores this week, we thought it was time to rank them.
The Weekends Are Coming (Radiohead, Radiohead name) This album might not sound like much, but it is one of 2017’s most critically acclaimed releases.
While the song “Bend It Like Beckham” was a hit for Radiohead, the album’s third single, “Losing You,” has been voted number two on Rolling Stone’s list of the best songs of the summer.
The album was released in September, and Radiohead fans have waited months to hear it.
In an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered, frontman Thom Yorke talked about how his music has changed in the last year.
“There are moments where I’m so bored that I want to go to bed, so I just sit there and listen to the album and say, ‘That’s it.
This is it,'” he said.
“But I’m not sure how that works anymore.”
Radiohead’s third album, The King of Limbs, was released on August 10, 2017.
It has been nominated for several awards, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and best new artist, and was the only album to win the Grammy Awards.
A Perfect Circle (The Weeknd) The band’s third studio album, A Perfect Circles, was the band’s most successful release to date.
The song “Lose Yourself to Be More” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Tyler Joseph described the song as a “dream come true,” and the song was included on the soundtrack of A Perfect Day.
My Hero (Lorde, The xx name) After winning two Grammys for best pop album in 2016, and the Grammys this year for best new artists, The XX’s fifth album, My Hero, had the potential to be a major breakout hit.
The group’s fifth studio album was also nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Song.
This Is the End (Paramore, Paramore name) Paramore’s fifth release, This Is The End, was also an impressive contender for Best New Artist.
The band has been making albums since 2013, and their breakthrough album, Paramoross, was their first to receive the Grammy Award for Album of The Year.
The Suburbs (Panda Bear, Panda Bear name) Panda Bear’s fifth record, The Suburbbs, came out on July 17, 2017, and won the Best Alternative Album Grammy.
The Bends (Fiona Apple, Fiona Apple name) Fiona Apple’s fourth album, Bends, was nominated at the Grammy for Album Of The Year for the title track, and is considered one of her best albums.
Blackout (Natalie Merchant, Natalie Merchant name) The singer and songwriter, Natalie Merchant, was one of 2016’s biggest breakout artists with the title song “Blackout.”
After her breakout single, Blackout, was a song on the Billboard Hot 100, she went on to win two Grammy Awards, one for Best Female Artist, and one for Album.
The Color of Money (Pixies, Pixies name) While we’re not sure if this record is a commercial hit or just a great indie pop song, the Pixies were nominated for a Grammy for Best R&ark Album for “Blindside.”
It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac name) With the band on tour, we’re curious how this record compares to its predecessors.
In 2016, the band played two shows in the U.K. before releasing their debut album, Fleetwoods Wood, and then playing two shows across the U and Canada before the end of the tour.
The songs on the new album are not as polished and have a more laid back feel.
The Story So Far (Lights, Lights name) Lights, Lights has been an indie pop group since 2009, and this record has been their best to date, even though the band was nominated as best pop group in 2016.
The World Is Not Enough (Paramour, Paramour name) Since the