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What your favourite album of 2017 says about you as a person

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Tom Victor
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It has, I think we can all agree, been a mixed year for albums.

2016 was great, prompting countless articles suggesting the format was enjoying a second wave, and then 2017 happened.

That’s not to say there haven’t been stand-out releases this year, though, and we’re sure you’ve all got your favourites.

What you might not know, however, is that your favourite album of 2017 gives us a firm idea of what you are like as a person.

  1. 1.

    Kendrick Lamar - 'Damn'

    damn

    You refer to your favourite footballer by his first name at all times.

  2. 2.

    Phoenix - 'Ti Amo'

    ti-amo

    You own what you describe as a ‘summer scarf’.

  1. 3.

    Taylor Swift - 'Reputation'

    What your album of the year says about you 7

    You have been to T4 On the Beach twice.

  2. 4.

    Stormzy - 'Gang Signs & Prayer'

    gang-signs-and-prayer

    You use ‘banter’ as a verb.

  3. 5.

    LCD Soundsystem - 'American Dream'

    american-dream

    You own a t-shirt with the word ‘Kreuzberg’ on it.

  4. 6.

    Julien Baker - 'Turn Out the Lights'

    turn-out-the-lights

    You cried at Toy Story 3.

  5. 7.

    Los Campesinos – 'Sick Scenes'

    sick-scenes

    You wish you were 10 years younger than you are now.

  6. 8.

    The Menzingers – 'After the Party'

    What your album of the year says about you 8

    As above, but you’re American.

  1. 9.

    Japandroids – 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life'

    What your album of the year says about you 9

    As above, but you’re Canadian.

  2. 10.

    Craig Finn – 'We All Want the Same Things'

    What your album of the year says about you 10

    As above, but you think you’re American despite being from Milton Keynes.

  3. 11.

    Sampha - 'Process'

    What your album of the year says about you 11

    You don’t go to Glastonbury anymore because you’ve found this much cooler festival in Europe.

  4. 12.

    Lorde – 'Melodrama'

    melodrama

    This was a good album, you’re safe here.

  5. 13.

    The xx – 'I See You'

    What your album of the year says about you 12

    You have recommended the film Primer to two different people.

  6. 14.

    Foster the People - 'Sacred Hearts Club'

    What your album of the year says about you 13

    You’ve started a sentence with “I don’t normally buy into conspiracy theories, but…”

  1. 15.

    Hurts - 'Desire'

    desire

    Your favourite genre of book is ‘coffee table’.

  2. 16.

    Arcade Fire – 'Everything Now'

    What your album of the year says about you 14

    You really, really, really like ABBA.

  3. 17.

    Paramore – 'After Laughter'

    after-laughter

    You have been to club nights at Koko in two different decades.

  4. 18.

    Drake – 'More Life'

    What your album of the year says about you 15

    Your Twitter handle starts with the word ‘clinical’.

  5. 19.

    St Vincent – 'Masseducation'

    What your album of the year says about you 16

    You have written an article dragging men for their choice of favourite book.

  6. 20.

    Bleachers - 'Gone Now'

    What your album of the year says about you 17

    You sing ‘Here Comes Your Man’ at karaoke because of that (500) Days of Summer scene.

  1. 21.

    Lana Del Rey - 'Lust for Life'

    lust-for-life

    You can’t drink scotch anymore because you got hammered on it aged 14.

  2. 22.

    The Killers - 'Wonderful Wonderful'

    What your album of the year says about you 18

    You have unironically called Camden market “the best place in the world”.

  3. 23.

    Wiley – 'Godfather'

    What your album of the year says about you 19

    You tell people you’re from London before you tell them your name.

  4. 24.

    The National - 'Sleep Well Beast'

    sleep-well-beast

    You own a bottle of expensive wine that you will never drink.

  5. 25.

    Haim – 'Something to Tell You'

    What your album of the year says about you 6

    You prefer The Ataris’ version of ‘The Boys of Summer’ to the original.

  6. 26.

    J Hus - 'Common Sense'

    What your album of the year says about you 20

    You have used a page from Infinite Jest as a filter.

  7. 27.

    Liam Gallagher - 'As You Were'

    as-you-were

    You tried to vote for Tony Blair at the 2017 General Election.

  8. 28.

    Harry Styles - 'Harry Styles'

    What your album of the year says about you 5

    Your favourite food is sherbet.

  9. 29.

    Gorillaz - 'Humanz'

    humanz

    Your favourite food is MDMA.

  10. 30.

    Father John Misty - 'Pure Comedy'

    What your album of the year says about you 4

    You were shocked at the Harvey Weinstein news, but didn’t say so publicly until you had deleted some old tweets.

  11. 31.

    Vince Staples - 'Big Fish Theory'

    big-fish-theory

    Your favourite films are by fashion designers.

  12. 32.

    Phoebe Bridgers - 'Stranger in the Alps'

    What your album of the year says about you 3

    You order Japanese whisky at nightclubs.

  13. 33.

    The War on Drugs – 'A Deeper Understanding'

    a-deeper-understanding

    You have brought a guitar to multiple house parties.

  14. 34.

    Diet Cig – 'Swear I’m Good at This'

    swear-im-good-at-this

    You own 3 (three) turtlenecks.

  15. 35.

    Jay Z – '4:44'

    444

    Your favourite character in Master of None was The City of New York.

  16. 36.

    Morrissey – 'Low in High School'

    low-in-high-school

    You have only listened to one album this year, Morrissey’s Low in High School.

  17. 37.

    Ed Sheeran - '÷'

    divide

    The first gig you went to was in a branch of HMV.

  18. 38.

    Run the Jewels – 'Run the Jewels 3'

    What your album of the year says about you

    In the last five years you’ve stopped sharing Sam Harris articles and started sharing Owen Jones articles.

  19. 39.

    Kasabian – 'For Crying Out Loud'

    for-crying-out-loud

    You did coke at a League 1 football match last week.

  20. 40.

    Black Kids - 'Rookie'

    rookie

    You have used the phrase ‘so random’ as a positive.

  21. 41.

    Various Artists – 'Now 97'

    What your album of the year says about you 1

    You still reply ‘shat on pitch’ whenever Gary Lineker tweets.

  22. 42.

    Sam Smith – 'The Thrill of it All'

    thrill-of-it-all

    You have paid to move to better seats at an X-Factor live show.

  23. 43.

    Harry Harris – 'Andre the Giant EP'

    What your album of the year says about you 2

    You are Harry Harris, who released the Andre the Giant EP in 2017. Also you don’t know what an album is.

(All images via the artists in question)