Compared with 2016, this year didn’t see me write about quite as many reviews, and life demanded that I take a break around the Spring time; yet I still listened to a whole lot of music, much of it I simply never found the time or energy to write about. A lot of this music was very good, and it speaks highly of how strong my favourite 25 records – which can be found here, here, and here – are, that none of the albums below made the final cut. All of them are worthy of your time, attention, and support.
2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year, and I have some plans for The Sound Not The Word that will hopefully help me continue my aims for the site – namely, to explore the underground, and do my little bit to help support and promote artists within it. To that end, I’ll take this opportunity to remind you that you can follow TSNTW on Facebook, which is the best place to keep up to speed on what’s happening; and any musicians, labels, and PR agents can always get in touch via the Contact tab at the top of this page.
Enough of that. Here’s the records that didn’t quite make my top 25, but deserve your attention.