The Skinny's Top Ten Albums of 2021

The Skinny's Top Ten Albums of 2021

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10.

September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

8.

May 7, 2021
Critic Score
85
27 reviews
If Squid are the guitar boys' buzz band of the moment, some are going to get a little more than they bargained for on their debut LP.

7.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

The north London quartet’s third effort is a dynamic and diverse journey through love that further secures their status as one of the UK's best acts.

6.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
26 reviews
It’s a jubilant and sweet experience. The least conceptually bound Zauner has been, she moves confidently through a space befitting of the multi-hyphenate artist she has become.

4.

April 2, 2021
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

Like Shaw’s one-liners, and the mundane moments they represent, the songs on New Long Leg become heavy and improbably moving when stacked on top of each other.

3.

September 10, 2021
Critic Score
82
27 reviews
To be making music that can truly surprise you 13 albums and 28 years into a career is a testament to Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker’s continued dedication to their craft.

2.

October 22, 2021
Critic Score
93
18 reviews

Taylor’s vocals are bigger and bolder, and the subject matter more expansive. Voicing the frustrations of fed-up women everywhere, Taylor is simultaneously angry and jubilant, criticising a society that puts women down while celebrating the things that build us up.

1.

September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

While pulling from here and there, what binds Sometimes I Might Be Introvert together is a flair for the cinematic and the result is an album that's both monumental and an innermost peek into Little Simz’s soul.

Original Source: https://www.theskinny.co.uk/music/opinion/albums-of-the-year/the-skinnys-top-ten-albums-of-2021
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1mo
Very safe, but solid top 10
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