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PopMatters' 15 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2021

PopMatters' 15 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2021

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15.

Kero Kero Bonito - Civilisation II
April 21, 2021
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

14.

UV-TV - Always Something
May 28, 2021
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

13.

Baby Boys - Threesome
March 12, 2021
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

12.

Hovvdy - True Love
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

11.

Bachelor - Doomin’ Sun
May 28, 2021
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

Alternately bitter and sweet but invariably vulnerable, Doomin' Sun is indie music at its most engaging, and Kempner and Duterte make a relatable pair.

10.

Caroline Kingsbury - Heaven’s Just A Flight
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
67
1 review

9.

Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns
January 22, 2021
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

8.

Lizzie Loveless - You Don't Know
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

7.

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
77
29 reviews

Things Take Time, Take Time marks a turn toward openness and positivity for Courtney Barnett, who has previously thrived on precisely communicating anxieties.

5.

Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

Gruff Rhys' Seeking New Gods is another wonderfully adventurous, multifaceted, stirring, and all-around eternal collection from this psychedelic pop artist.

4.

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

Arlo Parks' Collapsed in Sunbeams is an emotionally wrenching journey through relationship drama set to low-key pop songs with hints of hip-hop and R&B scattered throughout.

3.

illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

The Illuminati Hotties album we’ve been waiting for is anchored in glibly gregarious power-pop, but it’s the more earnest moments that reward repeat listening.

2.

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

1.

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
26 reviews
Original Source: https://www.popmatters.com/best-indie-pop-albums-2021
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