The Guardian's Best Albums of 2021 So Far

The Guardian's Best Albums of 2021 So Far

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Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
35 reviews

The London singer-songwriter’s warm, conversational and observant debut justifies the hype.

CHAI - WINK
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

Digga D - Made In The Pyrex
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

Divide And Dissolve - Gas Lit
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
April 2, 2021
Critic Score
83
31 reviews
Florence Shaw’s laconic spoken delivery is a highlight in a talented band making the quotidian exciting.

Erika De Casier - Sensational
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

Full of 90s and 00s nostalgia, from Destiny’s Child to Café del Mar, the Danish artist’s second album boasts witty lyrics, outlandish soundscapes and beautiful pop melodies.

Gojira - Fortitude
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

Karol G - KG0516
March 25, 2021
Critic Score
90
1 review

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - CARNAGE
February 25, 2021
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

Cave’s rich writing and Ellis’s dense sounds form a reliably potent picture of locked-down end-times and the fantasy of redemption.

St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
May 14, 2021
Critic Score
84
36 reviews
It’s all hugely impressive and striking, the familiar made subtly unfamiliar, Clark’s famously incendiary guitar playing spinning off at unexpected and occasionally atonal tangents, its effect simultaneously heady and disturbing.

The Weather Station - Ignorance
February 5, 2021
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

Will Stratton - The Changing Wilderness
May 7, 2021
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

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

On their third and best album, the London four-piece embrace a more polished, widescreen sound that serves their sharp writing on late-20s anxieties.

Yasmin Williams - Urban Driftwood
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
Original Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jun/14/the-best-albums-of-2021
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