It’s that time of year again. Here are my Top 10 Idol Non-Album releases of 2017.
What’s that? You wanted an even more irrelevant “Best of 2017” list than the last one I posted? Well, you’re in luck because here is my second and final “End of Year” ranking for your consideration/scorn/approval/etc. Once again, if this stuff bores you to death then I can only offer my apologies. What do you want me to do when pretty much every Idol group decides to take January off and I have to fumble around like a nervous teenager to try and come up with some content for you guys? Somewhat normal service will be resumed next week so hang in there a little longer alright?
Anyway, hopefully some of you checked out my “Top 10 Album Releases of 2017” post that went up last week. If not you can do so by clicking here if you’re interested. As the title of this post suggests, this list will now be focusing on my “Top 10 Non-Album Releases of 2017”. Once again, this is just my list of personal favorites for the past year and is a totally subjective piece of writing. Don’t take it too seriously and don’t be offended if I don’t include something you loved. Instead, maybe leave a comment and tell me what your Top 10s from last year were. Also, I still hate ranking things.
What about the criteria I’m going to be using for this list? Well, it’s very hard to distinguish between a single or an EP or a mini-album these days so I’ve given up trying. I’m just lumping it all in together and seeing how things shake out. More specifically, the music on this list has to have been released physically in 2017, none of this timed exclusive digital download nonsense. They also have to not have been marketed as albums and need to be generally accepted as being of the “Idol” variety. Pretty much the same as the last Top 10 but for everything else. Oh yeah, only one release per group because diversity is all the rage these days or something.
Once again the format is going to be pretty straightforward. I’m going to count down for 10 to 1 and for each release I mention I’ll write a brief paragraph to summarize my thoughts, link my full review underneath that (if I wrote one) and finally put some affiliate links at the bottom if you wish to purchase the release in question. There is also a YouTube video for those of you in the class who don’t enjoy reading so feel free to check that out too. Enough talking, let’s get this thing started.