Change the Rotation's Best Albums of 2017 Bracket previewPhil Collins - December 22, 2017
It's the end of another year and that means it is time for us to name our favorite albums of 2017. Here at Change the Rotation, rather than making regular lists, we pit our collective 32 favorite albums against each other in a March Madness style bracket to determine the site's album of the year. Here is how it works. Four of us (Dave Anians, Danny Brawlins, Steve O and myself) submit lists of our favorite albums of the year. Any album which appears on at least two of our lists automatically makes the bracket. Any remaining spots are divided evenly between the four of us. Once we have our 32 albums, we put their names in a hat and randomly draw them into the bracket. We will vote on these matchups until a winner is determined at the end of the year. This is Change the Rotation's fifth albums of the year bracket.
Next week we will have plenty of end of the year features, including guest best of 2017 lists from people in the music scene and my list of the best EPs and other releases of 2017. Speaking of that, here are some eligibility notes for this year's bracket. As usual, only full-length albums are considered for the bracket. Bombflower's new record, which comes out digitally tomorrow and on vinyl next year, will be eligible in 2018. The same situation came up with Davey Dynamite's record last year, however, we declared that one ineligible because he is on the bracket committee.
Here is this year's field of our 32 favorite albums: