2021: Album Addiction

This is a record of all the 2021 releases I've listened to and rated. I wasn't able to make a list throughout the year last time since I joined mid-year, but this time, I finally have the chance to!
(I include EPs as well, just that the list name kinda has this alliteration thing going on and I don't want to ruin it)

Total records: 106
Transcendent (90-99): 0
Amazing (80-89): 4
Good (70-79): 35
Nice (60-69): 41
Decent (56-59): 9
A mixed bag/Not my cup of tea (50-55): 9
Eww yuck ick no booooo (0-49): 8

Record of the month:
January: Partitas Part 1: BWV 825, 826, 830 by Evgeni Koroliov (73, really good)
February: L.W. by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (76, really good)
March: Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra (83, amazing)
April: Like Water - The 1st Mini-Album by Wendy (84, amazing)
May: Live at Ginza Sony Park by Ichiko Aoba (80, amazing)
June: Mood Valiant by Hiatus Kaiyote (78, really good)

Wendy - Like Water
1.
84
(EP) Date of release: 5/4/2021

Genre: K-Pop

2021 Records to watch #11: If you like ballads then this one shall bang for you exponentially.

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/347512-like-water/
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
2.
83
Date of release: 26/3/2021

Genre: Ambient

2021 Records to watch #8: LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/336438-promises/
YUKIKA - timeabout,
3.
80
(EP) Date of release: 7/4/2021

Genre: Citypop

2021 Records to watch #12: An unique identity of its own, <timeabout,> is by no means shadowed by its predecessor.
青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] - Live at Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020)
4.
80
Date of release: 17/5/2021

Genre: Contemporary folk
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant
5.
78
Date of release: 25/6/2021

Genre: Neo-soul
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - L.W.
6.
76
Date of release: 25/2/2021

Genre: Psychedelic rock

2021 Records to watch #4: Wow. Great record by KG, and I loved this more than their previous work. In my opinion, the best album out of the 3 that experiments with microtonal sounds.
IU - LILAC
7.
76
Date of release: 25/3/2021

Genre: K-Pop

2021 Records to watch #7: Yeah

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/336899-lilac/
BAEKHYUN - Bambi
9.
74
(EP) Date of release: 30/3/2021

Genre: K-Pop

2021 REcords to watch #9: Anyone who's a fan of K-Pop or R&B, I heavily recommend this
TWICE - Taste of Love
10.
74
Date of release: 11/6/2021

Genre: K-Pop
black midi - Cavalcade
11.
74
Date of release: 26/5/2021

Genre: Avant-prog
Sarah Kinsley - The King
12.
73
Date of release: 4/6/2021

Genre: Indie pop
Jaubi - Nafs at Peace
13.
74
Date of release: 28/5/2021

Genre: Spiritual jazz
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
14.
74
Date of release: 2/4/2021

Genre: Chamber rock

2021 Records to watch #10: Pull up pull up
Flying Lotus - Yasuke
15.
74
Date of release: 30/4/2021

Genre: Soundtrack

2021 Records to watch #13: Wow. What a soundtrack. While I'm excited to see the anime now, the soundtrack on its own is definitely not one to miss.
Gojira - Fortitude
16.
74
Date of release: 30/4/2021

Genre: Progressive Metal
Evgeni Koroliov - Partitas Part 1: BWV 825, 826, 830
17.
73
Date of release: 15/1/2021

Genre: Classical

2021 Records to watch #3: Man January 15th is by far the best day of 2021 in terms of music. A brilliant interpretation of Bach's work by Evgeni Koroliov. Both works as an album to experience or put in the background.
BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
18.
73
Date of release: 9/4/2021

Genre: Hip-hop
Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
19.
72
Date of release: 25/6/2021

Genre: Hip-Hop
Bruno Pernadas - Private Reasons
20.
72
Date of release: 23/4/2021

Genre: Progressive pop
Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
21.
72
Date of release: 29/1/2021

Genre: Indie pop
L'impératrice - Tako Tsubo
22.
72
Date of release: 26/3/2021

Genre: Nu-disco
Bell Orchestre - House Music
23.
72
Date of release: 19/3/2021

Genre: Chamber jazz
Jon Batiste - WE ARE
24.
72
Date of release: 19/3/2021

Genre: Neo-soul
SHINee - Don't Call Me
25.
71
Date of release: 22/2/2021

Genre: K-Pop

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/332455-dont-call-me/
J. Cole - The Off-Season
26.
71
Date of release: 14/5/2021

Genre: Hip-hop
Shpongle - Carnival of Peculiarities
27.
71
(EP) Date of release: 5/3/2021

Genre: Psybient
JOY - Hello
28.
70
Date of release: 31/5/2021

Genre: K-Pop
Do Nothing - Glueland
29.
70
(EP) Date of releases: 12/3/2021

Genre: Post-punk

Records to watch #6: Exciting and engaging, Do Nothing manages to provide a good balance of strength and patience.
Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears in Sunlight
30.
70
Date of release: 19/2/2021

Genre: Space Ambient
Otay:onii - 冥冥 Míng Míng
31.
70
Date of release: 22/2/2021

Genre: Art Pop, Post-Industrial

2021 Records to watch #5: One of the surprises of the year, Otay:onii managed to create a hauntingly intricate album with brilliant blends of sturdiness and softness.
shame - Drunk Tank Pink
32.
70
Date of release: 15/1/2021

Genre: Post-punk

2021 Records to watch #2: Fuck yes this is the kind of music I've been waiting for. Great album with character.
Doc D - Planetory Destruction
33.
70
Date of release: 21/1/2021

Genre: Hip-Hop

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/326857-planetory-destruction/
Tasos Halkias - Divine Reeds
34.
70
Date of release: 29/1/2021

Genre: Psych folk
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
35.
70
Date of release: 21/5/2021

Genre: Teen pop
Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
36.
70
Date of release: 21/5/2021

Genre: Tishoumaren
The Marías - Cinema
37.
70
Date of release: 65/6/2021

Genre: Contemporary R&B
ITZY - GUESS WHO
39.
70
(EP) Date of release: 30/4/2021

Genre: K-Pop
Mason Lindahl - Kissing Rosy in the Rain
40.
69
Date of release: 22/1/2021

Genre: Avant-folk
Laufey - Typical of Me
41.
69
(EP) Date of release: 30/4/2021

Genre: Bedroom pop
Black Country, New Road - For the first time
42.
68
Date of release: 5/2/2021

Genre: Art punk
BAEKHYUN - Baekhyun
43.
67
(EP) Date of release: 20/1/2021

Genre: J-Pop

If you want to see my opinion on it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/album/300765-baekhyun/
Ariana Grande - Positions (Deluxe)
44.
69
Date of release: 19/2/2021

Genre: Pop

shut up
Emile Mosseri - Minari (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
45.
68
Date of release: 12/2/2021

Genre: Film score
Leon Vynehall - Rare, Forever
46.
68
Date of release: 30/4/2021

Genre: Deep house
Sainté - Local MVP
47.
68
(EP) Date of release: 6/1/2021

Genre: UK hip-hop

2021 Records to watch #1: Chilly atmosphere accompanied by Sainte's flow, this is a good listen for any trap rap fans, or fans of the British hip-hop scene. Solid.
Subsonic Eye - Nature of Things
48.
68
Date of release: 15/1/2021

Genre: Indie rock
si!va - fo-li
49.
68
(EP) Release date: 10/1/2021

Genre: Instrumental hip-hop
Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
50.
68
Date of release: 19/2/2021

Genre: Indie folk
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6mo
omg I'm sorry for the late reply @QueenRosie thank you so much!
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9mo
@Cry lmao thank you
9mo
Great list! :)
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