Who is the best bassist of 2017?

Let’s face it, the world would be a darker place without basslines; the bass guitar provides an essential foundation to most of our favourite music. In fact, bands like Royal Blood prove just how important the bass is.

Bass players come in all types, just take a look at the nominee list below; but one thing is clear, without them most music would suck!

So, which low-end legend has created the backbone for your favourite music this year?

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