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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2021

1.

Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

3.

Joe Strummer - Assembly
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

4.

Poppy - Flux
September 24, 2021
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

6.

Jerry Cantrell - Brighten
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

7.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Way Down In The Rust Bucket
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

8.

Iceage - Seek Shelter
May 7, 2021
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

9.

TORRES - Thirstier
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

10.

Mogwai - As the Love Continues
February 19, 2021
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

11.

Halsey - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power
August 27, 2021
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

12.

Tigercub - As Blue As Indigo
June 18, 2021
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

13.

Cathal Coughlan - Song of Co-Aklan
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

14.

Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

15.

Melvins - Working With God
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

16.

Lonely The Brave - The Hope List
January 22, 2021
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

17.

You Me At Six - SUCKAPUNCH
January 15, 2021
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

18.

Geese - Projector
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

19.

Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
August 20, 2021
Critic Score
76
27 reviews

20.

Angels & Airwaves - Lifeforms
September 24, 2021
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

21.

Royal Blood - Typhoons
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

22.

Manic Street Preachers - The Ultra Vivid Lament
September 10, 2021
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

23.

Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH
June 11, 2021
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

24.

Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space
April 23, 2021
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

25.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Sticky
October 15, 2021
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
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