The Young Folks' 50 Best Albums of 2021

The Young Folks' 50 Best Albums of 2021

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50.

September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

49.

August 20, 2021
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

48.

March 26, 2021
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

To call Serpent’s sophomore LP Deacon his most accessible work yet is hardly a slight. It also may well be his funniest, queerest, and most accomplished work thus far.

46.

October 15, 2021
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

Remi Wolf’s debut album is an explosion of color, and I don’t just mean the music videos. Listening to Juno is like being in an arcade room, jumping excitedly from one machine to another, simply having to try them all.

45.

October 22, 2021
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

44.

August 6, 2021
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

39.

Janet Batch - You Be the Wolf
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

37.

May 26, 2021
Critic Score
80
31 reviews

While Schlagenheim was a great initial representation of Black Midi’s potential, Cavalcade goes further thematically and sonically, exploring each and every piece of the band’s sound while creating an otherworldly space.

36.

November 19, 2021
Critic Score
80
28 reviews

30 is not only her best album to date, it’s the first to live up to the potential that her powerhouse vocals have always portended.

31.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

For the first time is a freewheeling, experimental opus that sees Black Country, New Road firmly planting their flag down in the music scene.

30.

January 8, 2021
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

29.

June 25, 2021
Critic Score
87
23 reviews

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is a masterful record.

28.

July 2, 2021
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

25.

July 16, 2021
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

Sling—while ultimately releasing mid-summer—presents a more melancholic side of Clairo that will undoubtedly gain momentum as we approach the autumn months.

24.

Kero Kero Bonito - Civilisation
September 10, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

23.

October 1, 2021
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

Yes, isn’t necessarily a radical reinvention for neither Carlile nor her collaborators, but song for song, it’s the most compassionate and unflinching collection of the artist’s career thanks to the fresh clarity her memoir’s reflection and self-examination provided her.

21.

August 27, 2021
Critic Score
78
33 reviews
The album explores a much more vulnerable side that pushes their synth-pop sound without foregoing their own signature.

20.

September 10, 2021
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

19.

August 20, 2021
Critic Score
65
32 reviews

Get lost in Eilish’s album instead, for there’s really no need to return to Solar Power.

18.

November 12, 2021
Critic Score
88
16 reviews

Red (Taylor’s Version) displays the snarky maturity and calm that comes from being a formerly precocious 22-year-old woman capable of juggling genres with ease.

17.

February 26, 2021
Critic Score
81
35 reviews

A towering achievement, Little Oblivions is devastatingly beautiful, a painful at times but still engrossing listen that doesn’t let the singer or her listeners off easily, instead pulling us along with her in her wake.

15.

February 5, 2021
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

Williams’ sophomore attempt is a disappointing, hollow representation of more established and more recently successful solo artists.

14.

July 30, 2021
Critic Score
83
33 reviews

It’s lyrically worth all the attention you can put into it ... But musically, there’s a little disappointment for those of us who love being thrown curveballs by her songs. 

9.

November 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

Valentine is a near-perfect evolution for Snail Mail. Though not completely daring in terms of its lyrics or new sounds, it shows the band is willing to go beyond its indie rock comfort zone to paint a wider picture with their music.

7.

June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

Blue Weekend takes what makes Wolf Alice great and sharpens it into a tighter, more focused piece that explores these relationships, evoking the immediacy of emotion and the wisdom of distance depending on the track.

5.

May 21, 2021
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

4.

April 23, 2021
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
Porter Robinson’s latest album is a window to a bright and hopeful future

3.

January 29, 2021
Critic Score
82
35 reviews
She’s created one of the loveliest, most affirming albums of the year—an auspicious start to an already masterful career.
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