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BBC’s 6 Music Recommends Albums Of The Year 2017

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The debate was fierce, the voting rigorous but now with the mathematics bit all done and dusted we can reveal 6 Music Recommends’ Top Ten Albums of 2017 – according to our DJs.

Here are the ten records that gained the most votes, but so that each of our 21 presenters can share an album they truly loved this year, between 2 and 22 December each day one of them will take over the Album Of The Day slot with their personal record of the year, and we’ll play tracks from the personal favourites throughout the day.

Now though, it’s time to embrace the 6 Music hive mind for our top ten countdown…

10. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

Along with Ryan Adams and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, who have helped Bridgers with musical contributions, our own Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne have championed the Californian singer from the off, with early plays of her songs and her first UK radio session. It’s easy to see why she’s garnered such support, her debut album subtly charts how relationships alter our own identities, which makes for a truly engaging and rewarding listen.

Shaun Keaveny:“Introspective acoustic-based singer songwriters are ubiquitous, but not many are as affecting as Phoebe Bridgers. She has a haunted and melancholic quality that’s rare.”

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