Music Diary: 2021

A record of every album I gave a first listen to in 2021 - Goal: Listen to 400 new (to me) albums in 2021 | 59.25% done (237/400)

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday
75
JAN 1: RIP MF DOOM
Hippo Campus - Bambi
70
JAN 3: Listened to this because I learned that Hippo Campus helped produce Samia’s 2020 album, ‘The Baby’, which I really liked.
Kero Kero Bonito - Intro Bonito
75
JAN 3: The last of KKB’s larger projects I had yet to listen to
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
80
JAN 5: First album of Fantano’s Classics Week
Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
75
JAN 6: Recommended by YouTuber Alfo Media; “5 MORE Albums to Expand Your Taste in Music”
M.I.A. - Arular
70
JAN 6: The 2nd album of Fantano’s Classics Week
Charli XCX - True Romance
60
JAN 7: As of Jan 7, Charli (2019) is and has been my favorite album of all time for quite a few months now. And I’ve also loved a lot of her projects as well. I just had never checked out her two first albums...
Viagra Boys - Welfare Jazz
60
JAN 8: It was released. Today. So I listened to it.
LICE - Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear
50
JAN 8: Another album that came out today. I learned about it through IDLES, who retweeted a tweet from this band.
Caroline Polachek - Pang
90
JAN 9: I missed this back in 2019, and finally got around to it. Also, this is my 400th rating on AOTY.
System of a Down - Hypnotize
60
JAN 10: as recommended by a friend
The Cure - Disintegration
95
JAN 11: Another album recommended by YouTuber Alfo Media; “5 MORE Albums to Expand Your Taste in Music”
Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2
50
JAN 12: My first Uzi album (EDIT: I forgot I’ve listened to Eternal Atake last year)
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
80
JAN 12: One of my friends picked this for us to listen to
ESPRIT 空想 - 200% Electronica
70
JAN 13: I wanted to listen to some of George Clanton’s other works
Mirror Kisses - Heartbeats
60
JAN 14: MORE GEORGE CLANTON!
shame - Drunk Tank Pink
60
JAN 15: New Music Friday
Zayn - Nobody Is Listening
30
JAN 15: NMF; Had to listen in order to give it a bad score
Moses Sumney - græ
70
JAN 16: Although I had listened to over 140 releases from 2020, I just had never gotten around to grae
Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
20
JAN 16: It received a Must Hear... I didn’t need to hear this. And I will be honest, I couldn’t even finish this album. I got 3/4 through before I gave up.
Fiona Apple - Tidal
85
JAN 17: Just tryna finish listening to Fiona's discography
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
75
JAN 17: Finally finishing Fiona’s discography
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
95
JAN 18: I have friend I made via Twitter who LOVES this album—Kate Bush in general really, so this album comes highly recommended from them.
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
95
JAN 18: I’ve been listening to Shore and Helpless Blues quite a bit recently, and I’ve just really wanted more Fleet Foxes
Gatecreeper - An Unexpected Reality
60
JAN 19: My first real foray into Death Metal; suggested by Fantano in his latest installment of his Weekly Track Roundup
Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
85
JAN 19: Don’t mind me, just preparing for OK Human
FKA twigs - LP1
90
JAN 20: An artist I’ve always wanted to get around to listening
Lil Skies - Unbothered
20
JAN 22: New Music Friday
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
85
JAN 22: Been really enjoying Hounds of Love and wanted to listen to The Dreaming
Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
70
JAN 22: Wanted to listen to more Weyes Blood
Big Thief - Capacity
80
JAN 25: Loved Adrianne Lenker’s album, songs, from last year, so I wanted to check Big Thief out
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
70
JAN 25: Was made aware that ‘Yeah Right’ was produced by SOPHIE and featured Kendrick. Color me intrigued.
Weezer - Pinkerton
80
JAN 26: Just preparing for OK Human
FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
85
JAN 26: I fell in love with twigs’ LP1 last week and was incredibly eager to hear more from her
Xiu Xiu - FORGET
95
JAN 28: Loved the single for their upcoming album, and because I had never listened to a single Xiu Xiu album, I figured I should listen to a few before OH NO comes out.
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
75
JAN 28: The last Weezer album I listen to before tomorrow’s OK Human!!!
Young Thug - Jeffery
75
JAN 28: I’m just now finding out that Thug is releasing an album tomorrow?! Gotta prepare I guess. EDIT: I guess Thug lied to us.
Weezer - OK Human
75
JAN 29: New Music Friday
Celeste - Not Your Muse
60
JAN 30: from yesterday’s NMF
SOPHIE - PRODUCT
75
JAN 30: RIP SOPHIE
C418 - Minecraft - Volume Alpha
75
JAN 30: I hadn’t planned on giving this a listen today or even in the near future, but I’ve been really struggling to stay focused on school work and needed something ambient
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