Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2021

Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2021

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49.

February 19, 2021
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

As a debut release, Cool Dry Place is remarkable. Katy Kirby has crafted a series of captivating indie rock-pop tracks, all centered around a voice with clarity reminiscent of Sylvan Esso or Haley Heynderickx, but swift and whimsical movements that feel all Kirby’s own.

47.

July 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

46.

April 9, 2021
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

Throughout ROADRUNNER…, their psychedelic-saturated groupthink frequently coheres into daring and undeniably moving work, smoothing over the rough spots and small stumbles.

44.

Haviah Mighty - Stock Exchange
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

42.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

39.

April 16, 2021
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

Born Against is a triumphant collection of tracks from one of modern music’s most gifted storytellers.

38.

April 16, 2021
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

34.

March 19, 2021
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

29.

October 15, 2021
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

27.

June 25, 2021
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

25.

October 1, 2021
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

24.

February 25, 2021
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

On Carnage, Cave and Ellis don’t tread any new paths ... But what Cave and Ellis have crafted with Carnage is a refreshing respite from chaos, a record that sits at the burning edge of dawn and anticipates destruction’s undoing.

23.

May 7, 2021
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

It’s a stunning exploration of the Black experience. And although it’s the end of a trilogy, For My Mama is clearly just the beginning of Dixon is capable of.

22.

May 21, 2021
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

20.

November 19, 2021
Critic Score
80
28 reviews

19.

October 29, 2021
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

16.

November 12, 2021
Critic Score
78
25 reviews

15.

February 26, 2021
Critic Score
81
35 reviews

Little Oblivions does not uncover any secrets toward forgiveness or redemption, but despite having endless questions, Baker never sounds hopeless.

14.

April 30, 2021
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
It’s not only Manchester Orchestra’s crowning achievement but also one of the finest amalgamations of indie rock/Americana/indie folk in years.

13.

June 25, 2021
Critic Score
71
19 reviews

12.

November 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

11.

March 26, 2021
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

Serpent uses the album as a way to turn blessings upon his friends, and his beloved and admired ones, and the result is a series of love stories, addresses, and snapshots that show how it is not in love’s nature to consider confinement.

8.

September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

7.

August 27, 2021
Critic Score
78
33 reviews

4.

August 27, 2021
Critic Score
88
18 reviews
Throughout the hook-laden album, Turnstile welcome groove and rhythm, while expanding their musical palette to include shoegaze, R&B, and even a little Bruno Mars-like reggae-pop on “New Heart Design” — yet the band’s intensity and hardcore spirit never wanes.

3.

January 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
35 reviews

It would be deceptively easy to say that in its calming, percussive bedroom pop, this album is using its overarching love or softness as an antidote to the harsh realities and sadness with which it grapples — but really, this album sets out less to negate or to fix something and more to acknowledge and illustrate the complexities of many things at once.

Original Source: https://consequence.net/2021/12/top-50-albums-2021-list/
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