Best Of 2017 The DIY List 2017: Big Ones

All this week, we’re travelling through our favourite moments of the year that’s been 2017 - as we arrive at the end of our rundown, here’s our ten favourite bands and acts of the year.

It’s bloody Christmas time again. A time, we agree, for unholy amounts of mince pies and wine, and more repeats of Love Actually than you can shake a red and white sugary stick at, but it’s also a time to reflect on the musical year that has been 2017.

From Oh My God debut albums making new British bands massive, to the year’s most anticipated returns being everything we wanted and more, to incredible acts of defiance against hatred, and, as always, healthy servings of bands doing things that simply made us say: ‘Errr, Say That Again Mate?’.

There’s been some pretty amazing moments this year. So many, in fact, that we’ve collated a hundred of them. We’re going to be sharing two posts a day, highlighting some of our favourite festival moments, absolute bangers of singles, political moments that gave us hope, legends of the year and more, before ending up with our ten Big Ones of 2017: the bands and acts that made us laugh, cry, smile and dance the most this year.

Follow everything in The DIY List 2017 here.

Don’t call it a comeback.
The ‘i was there’ live moments of the year.
Errr, say that again mate?
Sound the horns, it’s an absolute banger.
Most notable first steps.
Political moments that gave us hope.
The times we left an important part of our brains somewhere in a field.
We wanna be in their gang.
Legendary people of the year.

There’s been countless brilliant bands, pop stars and moments this year; from early albums in January through festival season, autumn tours and countless laughs, as well as eleven issues of DIY, we’ve been endlessly thrilled by a group of artists that have completely surpassed expectations, transforming live sets or making the album of their careers: they’re our Big Ones of 2017 from Paramore’s fragile but fantastic ‘After Laughter’ to St Vincent’s absurd, sexy return with ‘MASSEDUCTION’ and Glass Animals becoming kings of the festival circuit, the list could be (and almost was, believe us) endless. Let’s count them down.

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