It’s the end of another year and global nuclear war hasn’t broken out. So let’s celebrate with an annual poll.

As always, there are more math releases than we can write about so we throw aside our critic wreaths in the name of the beautiful Greek gift of democracy. We want you to take the reins and pick out your five favourite math releases of 2017, either using our slightly exhaustive shortlist, or discarding our shit ideas and picking some of your own. We will announce the top fifty, as voted by you, in the first week of January 2018. A couple of hints for casting a decent vote…

(i) Don’t vote for your mates. That’s partisanship, not a genuine vote.

(ii) We’d suggest making your way through the list before picking out your five. Don’t do it as you go. The list is in alphabetical order, and we want bands that start with ‘W’ to have an equal chance of votes.

(iii) Yes, you can re-access the polling booth once you’ve cast your vote. We keep them open so multiple users can vote from the same IP address. However, we can see when one IP address has upvoted a band 500 times. Don’t do that, you will look like a dick in front of us. But most importantly

(iv) Don’t tag people in a Facebook video just because a page tells you to. They’re trying to capitalize off videos they ripped off the internet to rack up post engagement.

Below is a shortlist of 2017 math releases to get your brains started. And if you can also throw in your own unlisted entries in the text box below. Vote safe now…


Pick your top 5 math releases of 2017...