2017 had everything going for it. After a pretty disastrous 2016, it wasn’t really that hard to make things better and to be a fairly successful year, however, it became clear pretty early on that this wasn’t going to be any straightforward year. This is my year in review. I’ll start with the more personal/harder bits and then move on to my media picks of the year before rounding off!
TL;DR – Devolver is a refreshingly inventive album from the frontman that brought us Reuben. Bringing the two halves of ‘Muscle Memory’ back together, Jamie Lenman pushes his songwriting skills further than we’ve ever seen before in this modern masterpiece. (★★★★★)
Those that have read my post on albums that impacted me as a teenager will know that I have great respect for Jamie Lenman as a songwriter from his days in Reuben so I was excited to hear that he was releasing more new music this year.