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Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2021

Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2021

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25.

March 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

After a series of bold conceptual works, Weaver has decided to cut loose on Flock, which also ditches some of her space-rock otherness for a sound that sidles closer to the dancefloor.

24.

Valerie June - The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
March 12, 2021
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

The Moon And Stars feels a more fully realised project, more wide-ranging and self-assured than its predecessors.

23.

May 14, 2021
Critic Score
84
36 reviews
Yes she’s still arch and meta and provocative, still complex and mischievous and ambitious. But on this record, Annie Clark seems to stand just a little closer.

22.

April 30, 2021
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
An occasional change in pace might be welcome, but the craftsmanship is beyond reproach: swings, yes, but those roundabouts.

21.

September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is an even more ambitious conceptual album that finds her sharing her insecurities, praising her heroes and going on a fairytale voyage over 19 tracks.

20.

Modern Nature - Island Of Noise
December 3, 2021
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

19.

June 25, 2021
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

If Grant's recent output veered toward the unnecessarily quirky, this new record restores focus.

17.

April 2, 2021
Critic Score
83
31 reviews

А smart foursome me with a working try knowledge of Life Without Buildings and late-period Magazine, Dry Cleaning enlisted John Parish to add extra damp-kitchen murk to their pleasingly grubby debut LP.

16.

January 15, 2021
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

The Sleaford Mods we hear on Spare Ribs sound more comfortable in their own skin, relaxed enough to explore their eccentricities.

15.

February 19, 2021
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

The group's 10th album ... bristles with the unruly energies that enlivened their younger incarnation.

14.

September 10, 2021
Critic Score
81
13 reviews

Saint Etienne have sometimes been accused of cleverness at the expense of emotion but I'vе Been Trying To Tell You is immediate and soulful.

13.

May 21, 2021
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
An exhilarating band set that mixes electric and acoustic instrumentation, it’s at once fiercely modern and as ancient as the Niger river.

12.

May 14, 2021
Critic Score
86
24 reviews

E­ffectively, Sons Of Kemet reimagines a world in which jazz might have sprung from the Caribbean rather than New Orleans.

11.

March 19, 2021
Critic Score
80
35 reviews

Chemtrails picks up the nostalgic thread of 2019's Norman Fucking Rockwell!, though here she's mostly Midwest and more melodic.

10.

November 26, 2021
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

Freed from his complex finger-picking, Dawson is able to soar gloriously over Circle’s layers of sound, while the group are stronger with his mighty voice and melodies elevating their tumult.

9.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
Restless, inventive, droll and often searingly intense, Black Country, New Road go about their business with real purpose.

8.

October 29, 2021
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

The War On Drugs have fine-tuned their hybrid of American drivetime classicism апа kosmische on I Don’t Live Here Anymore and buffed it to a warm sheen, but they’ve also toned its muscle and gone lighter on the layering, while significantly upping their synth-pop game.

7.

February 19, 2021
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

Woodsist associate exercises admirable, compassionate restraint.

5.

June 25, 2021
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

4.

September 10, 2021
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

It is easy to make music that is difficult and it is easy to make music that is beautiful. But it is quite the trick to be both at the same time, and on Hey What, Low mark themselves out as masters of the art.

3.

February 25, 2021
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

This might not be a Bad Seeds album (although drummer Thomas Wydler is on there), but nor is it one of Cave and Ellis’s minimal excursions into the film soundtrack wilderness.

2.

March 26, 2021
Critic Score
88
25 reviews

Promises is an impressive collision oftalents, and sublimely lovely in places, but also frustratingly slight.

1.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

Emotions are never straightforward, often shrouded in a mist, or on pause in the unheard half ofa dialogue, waiting to emerge. But there is still joy to be found in the sound of these songs.

Original Source: https://www.uncut.co.uk/publications/magazines/uncut-january-2022-135082/
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