The Music 2017 Writers' Poll: Karen Lowe

27 December 2017 | 10:51 am | Karen Lowe

album of the year

  1. Queens Of The Stone Age — Villains
  2. Foo Fighters — Concrete & Gold
  3. Marilyn Manson — Heaven Upside Down
  4. Royal Blood — How Did We Get So Dark?
  5. British India — Forgetting The Future
  6. Chelsea Wolfe — Hiss Spun
  7. 360 — Vintage Modern
  8. Bloodclot — Up In Arms
  9. Frenzal Rhomb — Hi Vis High Tea
  10. Kingswood — After Hours, Close To Dawn

song of the year

  1. Queens Of The Stone Age — Fortress
  2. Queens Of The Stone Age — Villains Of Circumstance
  3. Foo Fighters — La Dee Da
  4. Marilyn Manson — We Know Where You Fucking Live
  5. Queens Of The Stone Age — The Way You Used To Do

artist of the year

  1. Queens of The Stone Age
  2. Foo Fighters
  3. Royal Blood
  4. Marilyn Manson
  5. JFK

international artist performance

  1. Royal Blood
  2. Queens Of The Stone Age
  3. Alice Cooper
  4. Guns N' Roses
  5. Max & Iggor Cavalera

australian artist performance

  1. Grinspoon
  2. Kingswood
  3. JFK
  4. Frenzal Rhomb
  5. Clowns

top tv show

  1. Stranger Things
  2. The Mist
  3. Mindhunter

top movie

  1. It
  2. T2 Trainspotting
  3. Rough Night

2017 Highlight Of The Year

Getting to interview Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of The Stone Age) face to face in Sydney. Nothing can beat that moment. I'm just glad that I was able to keep my cool. Also learning that they played Leg Of Lamb for the first time in a long time after my interview with him.  

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Prediction For 2018

A lot of big bands will announce tours for their 20-year anniversaries... and actually come to Perth.