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My five fives of 2017

Previous lists for 2016201520142013201220112010 and 2009.

Top 5 Films

(Released in UK cinemas in 2017, which I have seen. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Get Out
  2. The Florida Project
  3. Moonlight
  4. Logan
  5. Hidden Figures

Top 5 Albums

(Released in the UK in 2017, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. The National – Sleep Well Beast
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  3. Lorde – Melodrama
  4. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  5. Perfume Genius – No Shape

Top 5 TV series (non BBC)

(Released in the UK in 2017, that I watched. Links point to IMDb or Wikipedia)

  1. Halt and Catch Fire S4
  2. The Good Place S1/S2
  3. The Leftovers S3
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale
  5. Crisis On Earth X

Top 5 Books

(That I read in 2017. Links point to Amazon)

  1. Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash
  2. Jonathan Franzen – Purity
  3. Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad
  4. Bill Beverly – Dodgers
  5. Stephen King – IT

Top 5 Live performances

(That I attended in 2017. Links point to the act’s website)

  1. Guns N’ Roses @ London Stadium
  2. Deftones @ Alexandra Palace
  3. Mogwai @ Brixton Academy
  4. Japandroids @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
  5. Deafheaven @ Koko

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We Love the Internet 2017/52: The Why black people own guns edition

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We Love the Internet 2017/51: The Here’s to 2017 edition

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We Love the Internet 2017/50: The Bribes for blogs edition

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We Love the Internet 2017/49: The Pariah podcast edition

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We Love the Internet 2017/48: The Bitcoin obituaries edition

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