DIY's Best Albums of 2021

DIY's Best Albums of 2021

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20.

September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

This is a triumphant debut that sees the once-considered one-hit-wonder proving he’s got what it takes to prolong his musical journey and cement his growing pop phenom status.

19.

May 14, 2021
Critic Score
84
36 reviews
On all fronts, with ‘Daddy’s Home’, St Vincent has delivered spectacularly.

18.

October 15, 2021
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

Accompanied with her scatter board samples and untold charm, ‘Juno’ is a resounding celebration of existence and Remi Wolf is the MC.

16.

November 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
A record as hopeful as it is bittersweet.

14.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

A record which further proves that the strength of Hayley Williams - as a songwriter, a vocalist, a woman - is still awe-inspiring.

13.

March 5, 2021
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

Like Gorillaz, Outkast or even The Weeknd before him, he plays well with dark and sinister, throwing theatrical voice in a musical hall of mirrors with real versatility.

12.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
26 reviews
‘Jubilee’ finds its creator older and wiser with melody, lyrics and storytelling pulling focus in a fashion that cements Michelle Zauner as a true creative force to be reckoned with. From here on out, Japanese Breakfast can go anywhere and we’ll follow.

11.

August 20, 2021
Critic Score
65
32 reviews
A heady trip that prances around greatness but settles for pretty good.

10.

May 7, 2021
Critic Score
85
27 reviews
Squid always seemed destined to have an epic album in them, and they’ve delivered just that.

8.

May 21, 2021
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

A youthful tour through heartbreak angst that only falters when it plays too safe.

7.

August 27, 2021
Critic Score
88
18 reviews
An invigorating, thrashing effort - which is ultimately also a lot of fun - ‘Glow On’ shows off just how innovative hardcore could become.

6.

January 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
35 reviews

She’s an easy star-next-door to root for, and on her debut record, she makes light work of demonstrating exactly why the nation has become so invested in her art.

5.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

At times, the outfit as a whole feel less than the sum of their parts.

4.

September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews
If ‘GREY Area’ saw Simz come-of-age as a rapper, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ is Simz making her first long-lasting artistic stamp on the zeitgeist.

3.

April 2, 2021
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

There’s a charming purity that runs through ‘New Long Leg’, and a sense that Dry Cleaning wasn’t the product of a masterplan.

2.

October 22, 2021
Critic Score
93
18 reviews
Through her own personal stories - and those of others - ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ manages to challenge accepted norms and help to exorcise long-buried demons; it’s powerful to the last drop.

1.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
32 reviews
A history book-cementing document of a band at the peak of their powers.
Original Source: https://diymag.com/2021/12/17/diy-best-albums-2021
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