My Favourite Albums of 2021

Hey, long time no see, Internet. Here I am, re-emerging from my year-long hibernation to participate in the annual record recap/love-in. It’s been quite the year, but you already know that. It’s been a year for music too, which is something you probably also already know. Here are my choice cuts from the last twelve months, with handy Bandcamp links for the majority.




75) Stars Hollow – I Want to Live My Life [Bandcamp]

74) Another Michael – New Music and Big Pop [Bandcamp]

73) Black Country, New Road – For the first time [Bandcamp]

72) Lande Hekt – Going to Hell [Bandcamp]

71) McKinley Dixon – For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Here [Bandcamp]

70) Olivia Kaplan – Tonight Turns to Nothing [Bandcamp]

69) Jade Bird – Different Kinds of Light

68) I Feel Fine – The Cold in Every Shelter [Bandcamp]

67) Halocraft – A Mother To Scare Away the Darkness [Bandcamp]

66) Colleen Green – Cool [Bandcamp]

65) Adia Victoria – A Southern Gothic [Bandcamp]

64) James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart

63) Kitner – Shake the Spins [Bandcamp]

62) Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions [Bandcamp]

61) Cleo Sol – Mother [Bandcamp]

60) Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes – Sticky

59) The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Illusory Walls [Bandcamp]

58) Swimming – That’s OK [Bandcamp]

57) Origami Angel – Gami Gang [Bandcamp]

56) Sloppy Jane – Madison [Bandcamp]

55) Fiddlehead – Between the Richness [Bandcamp]

54) Indigo De Souza – Any Shape You Take [Bandcamp]

53) Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake of My Life [Bandcamp]

52) Couplet – LP1 [Bandcamp]

51) Nala Sinephro – Space 1.8 [Bandcamp]

50) Thrice – Horizons / East [Bandcamp]

49) Yellow Ostrich – Soft [Bandcamp]

48) Home Is Where – I Became Birds [Bandcamp]

47) Bnny – Everything [Bandcamp]

46) Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince [Bandcamp]

45) Lucy Dacus – Home Video [Bandcamp]

44) Really From – Really From [Bandcamp]

43) The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need to See [Bandcamp]

42) The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art [Bandcamp]

41) Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon [Bandcamp]

40) Goat Girl – On All Fours [Bandcamp]

39) allie – maybe next time

38) JPEGMAFIA – LP! [Bandcamp]

37) Julien Baker – Little Oblivions [Bandcamp]

36) Sault – Nine

35) Graduating Life – II [Bandcamp]

34) Deerhoof – Actually, You Can [Bandcamp]

33) Faye Webster – I Know I’m Funny haha [Bandcamp]

32) Ovlov – Buds [Bandcamp]

31) Half Waif – Mythopoetics [Bandcamp]

30) Injury Reserve – By the Time I Get to Phoenix [Bandcamp]

29) Kississippi – Mood Ring [Bandcamp]

28) Bruiser Wolf – Dope Game Stupid [Bandcamp]

27) Pet Symmetry – Future Suits [Bandcamp]

26) Sincere Engineer – Bless My Psyche [Bandcamp]

25) St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home [Bandcamp]

24) nouns – L O N E L Y  P L A C E  O F  D Y I N [Bandcamp]

23) Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime [Bandcamp]

22) Laura Stevenson – Laura Stevenson [Bandcamp]

21) Arm’s Length – Everything Nice [Bandcamp]

20) illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More [Bandcamp]

19) Tigers Jaw – I Won’t Care How You Remember Me [Bandcamp]

18) Rosie Tucker – Sucker Supreme [Bandcamp]

17) Lingua Ignota – Sinner Get Ready [Bandcamp]

16) Manchester Orchestra – The Million Masks of God [Bandcamp]

15) Cassandra Jenkins – An Overview of Phenomenal Nature [Bandcamp]

14) The Felice Brothers – From Dreams to Dust [Bandcamp]

13) Tyler, The Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST

12) Turnstile – GLOW ON

11) Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee [Bandcamp]

10) Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried with My Rings and My Dresses [Bandcamp]

9) A Great Big Pile Of Leaves – Pono [Bandcamp]

8) Wild Pink – A Billion Little Lights [Bandcamp]

7) Every Time I Die – Radical [Bandcamp]

6) Biffy Clyro – The Myth of The Happily Ever After [Bandcamp]

5) Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

4) SPELLLING – The Turning Wheel [Bandcamp]

3) Foxing – Draw Down the Moon [Bandcamp]

2) Harmony Woods – Graceful Rage [Bandcamp]

1) Adult Mom – Driver [Bandcamp]


One thought on “My Favourite Albums of 2021

  1. all well. all good. a few disagreements that i’m usually (and strangely) argued out of from just one paragraph you’d normally leave in its place. however, this year.. a simple, nearly soulless list. come back bruv. miss you. i still hear the saddest songs and sadly still have to defend emo.

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