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Best of Rock Music 2017

Best of Rock Music 2017

 

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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

By the late 1960s "classic rock"[1] period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, raga rock, and jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, which was influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene. New genres that emerged included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring subgenre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power, and speed. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and eventually alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, rap rock, and rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and synth-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s (decade).

Rock music has also embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use, and is often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.

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Highlights19

Slowdive
 
Slowdive is the fourth studio album by English rock band Slowdive.
Ken
 
ken is the eleventh studio album from Destroyer, released on October 20, 2017 by Merge Records.
Polygondwanaland
 
Polygondwanaland is the twelfth studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
Sleep Well Beast
 
Sleep Well Beast is the seventh studio album by The National.

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Waxahatchee is an American indie music project, formed in 2010 by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield. The band is named after Waxahatchee Creek, in Alabama.[2]

Top 10 Albums of 201710

Top 10 Songs of 201710

Albums Released this Year240

Artists With Albums Released this Year239

Chart-Topping Artists82

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists151

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists144

Best Reviewed Albums20

Best Reviewed Artists19

Award Winners26

Top Albums by Award Winners31

Top Songs by Award Winners27

Up & Coming Artists7

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists6

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists8

Artists on Tour220

Popular Music Festivals49

Popular Record Labels20

Videos1000

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles517

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks157

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts19

News Articles9

U2's Fave Albums of 2017 Are Almost the Same As Everyone Else's
  –  December 17, 2017
2017, like every year since about 2014 ... Wolf Alice made the best case for British mainstream rock in years, so many bands made great, cathartic, fun guitar music), it's been distinctly above average, and that's been great to watch.
Search Trends: This Is How Rock Artists Rank Among Most Searched Terms on Google in 2017
  –  December 17, 2017
Google has published its list of most searched terms in the past 12 months, featuring several rock icons along the way ... to name this year's best achievements in music. Vote for Best Songs of 2017 and Best Albums of 2017.
The Original Rock 'n' Roll Guitar God Was Actually a Goddess
  –  December 17, 2017
she's singing religious music, but she is singing rock 'n' roll. She's...shakin', man....She jumps it. She's hitting that guitar, playing that guitar and she is singing. I said, 'Whoooo.' Sister Rosetta Tharpe." They say the Devil has all the best tunes ...
How We Made (and Debated Over) Our Best Songs of 2017 List
  –  December 16, 2017
The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now podcast breaks down what went into our list of year's best songs – from "Bad Liar" to "Feel It Still" Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" placed number 12 on our Best Songs of 2017 list ... as a bad rock version ...
2017’s Top 25 Albums of the Year: Listen
  –  December 16, 2017
2017 was a forgettable year for the most part. However, music made it a little less forgettable ... I believe Chris Stapleton represents the genre’s roots of folksy rock and a raw Southern sound the best. He embodies everything that country music ...
The Best Albums of 2017
  –  December 15, 2017
Looking back through the dense media mist of the befuddling and seemingly endless 2017 ... the notion of what a rock band playing traditional West African music can sound like. Despite its usefulness as a headline convention, “Best” isn’t a word ...
Top 12 music gifts for the holidays: From the Ramones to REO Speedwagon to R.E.M.
  –  December 14, 2017
This live set, recorded at Wembley Stadium in London in June 2017, shows exactly why local fans ... It’s widely considered as one of the best indie-rock albums ever made. Indeed, the music publication NME once went so far as to name the 1986 platter ...
Which Classic Rock Legend Had The Best 2017?
  –  December 14, 2017
Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music. The state ... went above and beyond in 2017. Best New Album Nonesuch There were ...
TeamRock's best 100 rock songs of 2017
  –  December 11, 2017
2017 has been packed to the brim with excellent music of all shapes and sizes. Join us for our rundown of the 100 best rock songs that made our year Any which way you slice it, 2017 was an excellent year for rock music. We had exciting, innovative and ...

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