The magazine for contemporary young people's culture, Crack, has had a good year proving that the print medium's death has been overstated. The magazine has done this with a focus on new music and culture, and an appeal beyond narrow genre boundaries. In its review of the top albums of the year, Christine And the Queens' offering called “Chris” came in at number sixteen. The polyamorous and gender fluid pop star has been providing independent hits on the underground circuit for a couple of years, and even appeared on BBC-2's New Year Hootenanny programme at the end of 2016. But her second full length album has seen her break through into the mainstream. Crack magazine described the album as confident and assured.