There’s nothing better than a rebellious kid proving your parents and teachers wrong. Becoming successful in your chosen field after being told at High School you’d never amount to anything and that you are you’re own worst enemy… As a metalhead growing up I lost count of the times I was told I would “grow out of heavy metal music“. Apparently, there is some magic age where one morning you wake up, cut your hair short and start listening to Bing Crosby. I’m 46, I haven’t reached that age yet – Alice Cooper is 69 and he’s not there yet either, so I’ve still got a long way to go.
My parents still hate my music, and now as a parent, my kids hate my music too. This is rebellious teen nirvana. I have a whole new generation to inflict my love of heavy music on. But it’s a two-way street, the pain they feel when I insist on playing Iron Maiden or Abbath is equal to the pain I feel when they play what-ever-the-hell-it-is-kids-listen-to-these-days.
So here we have the 2017 Wall of Sound Year In Review from music fan, budding photographer (and possibly budding writer) 15-year-old Kaitlyn Williams, who also happens to be my daughter.
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2017?
1. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
2. Lorde – Melodrama
3. Pink – Beautiful Trauma
4. Imagine Dragons – Evolve
5. Niall Horan – Flicker
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2017?
1. Harry Styles – ‘Kiwi‘
2. Ed Sheeran – ‘Happier‘
3. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – ‘Havana‘
4. Dua Lipa – ‘New Rules‘
5. Kesha – ‘Praying‘
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2017?
‘Kiwi‘ by Harry Styles was the best music video of 2017, especially for the genre of pop. Harry Styles was able to enthrall the fans by producing a fantastic video including ideas that everybody loves; children, food and dogs. The music video grabs the audience’s attention and shows another side of Harry.
BEST GIG YOU’VE SEEN 2017?
Twenty-One Pilots at the Perth Arena. The gig isn’t what audiences would have expected. Josh Dunn and Tyler Joseph captivated the crowd and for it being my first concert I have ever been to, I was pleasantly surprised.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2018?
What I am looking forward to next year is all the next big artists to produce more albums, to tour and etc. I have a feeling that 2018 is the year for solo artists and pop to come back better than ever.
Review by Kaitlyn Williams
You can check out her mad photography skills here: Kaitlyn’s Photography
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