Evening Standard's Best Albums of 2021

Evening Standard's Best Albums of 2021

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January 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
35 reviews
As a whole, these are songs that offer comfort rather than expressing pain – which could be what her generation, and the rest of us, need the most.

July 16, 2021
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

She sounds mature and ambitious, but also like she’s back in that bedroom, holding her songs up to your ear with the lightest touch.

July 23, 2021
Critic Score
88
18 reviews

The second album from Streatham rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, known simply as Dave, is his second masterpiece.

March 26, 2021
Critic Score
91
15 reviews

David Balfe melds lively, often beautiful dance music and starkly personal spoken word on this powerful record.

March 19, 2021
Critic Score
80
35 reviews

Like its creator, it’s off in a world of its own, free of commercial obligations and revelling in that autonomy. It’s a lovely place to visit.

September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews
Contrary to the title, Little Simz sounds like she’s brimming with confidence on her extraordinary 19-track fourth album.

May 21, 2021
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
It’s all very overemotional, but so is being a teenager today. There’s no one better suited to tell their tales.

October 8, 2021
Critic Score
84
16 reviews

Seventeen Going Under is profoundly sad and also a euphoric singalong. It’s hard to know how to feel while listening to it, other than certain it’s a triumph.

March 12, 2021
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

There’s a strong bond with classic soul, thanks to a cameo from 78-year-old Carla Thomas and strings by Stax Records arranger Lester Snell, but with all the stranger touches and, as she requested, ethereal interludes, this album has a greatness that’s hard to define.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
32 reviews
The Mercury Prize-winning band have a take-it-or-leave-it confidence throughout their third album.
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