Favorite Albums of 2021
Despite being a terrible year by most metrics, 2021 has been an amazing year for recorded music. As I sat down to work out this list, I truly had a hard time whittling it down to just the 75 here. I could have easily added another 25 – 50, but there has to be a limit somewhere, eh? As usual there’s no ranking here, so the list remains yours to peruse from whatever angle you choose. These were my favorites of the year, the ones that spent the most time glued to the turntable, speakers, headphones, and the back of my mind all year long.
Al Doum & The Faryds Beautify Junkyards Bedouine Bill MacKay Bill Orcutt black twig pickers Bobby Lee Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Chime School Chris Corsano Cindy Cochemea Cory Hanson Daniel Bachman Daniel O'Sullivan Daniel Romano's Outfit Djinn Dummy Eight Point Star Endless Boogie Features Gold Dust Golden Brown Grave Flowers Bongo Band Green-House Howlin Rain Idle Ray Jantar Jeffrey Alexander Jeffrey Silverstein John Andrews & The Yawns John Dwyer Joseph Allred Marisa Anderson Massage Maston Matt LaJoie Matt Sweeney Mdou Moctor Mod Con Modern Nature Motorists Mythic Sunship Nathan Bowles New Bums Painted Shrines Patrick Shiroishi Pearl Charles Possum Power Supply Powers/Rolin Duo Rat Columns Rhyton Ricky Albeck Rosali Rose City Band Russell Hoke Ryley Walker Sarah Louise Scott Hirsch Silver Synthetic Six Organs of Admittance Smoke Bellow Sylvie The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness The Heavy Lidders The Peacers The PInk Stones The Reds Pinks and Purples The Telephone Numbers The Umbrellas Tobacco city Tonstartssbandht Upper Wilds Upupayama Vanishing Twin WEEED William Parker William Tyler Wurld Series Yasmin Williams