⁉️ 2021 ⁉️

All the projects (including EPs) I have heard in 2021, RANKED!

(100) - Masterpiece: 0
(94-99) - Phenomenal : 1
(87-93) - Amazing: 9
(80-86) - Great: 18
(70-79) - Good/Really Good: 32
(60-69) - Decent: 21
(50-59) - Mid: 14
(40-49) - Bad: 10
(30-39) - Terrible: 6
(20-29) - Horrible: 3
(10-19) - Horrendous: 2
(0-9) - No way this exists: 0

Black Country, New Road - For the first time
1.
96
This album I believe will stay album of the year for me. The wild and fucking amazing intrumentation that can change up any second is to die for, and the raw yet polished vocals pair with it so well. BCNR really did something incredible with this album.

Best Track(s): Opus, Science Fair
Worst: Athens, France (if I had to choose)
BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
2.
92
Probably their most colorful album to date. This is also Joba's album, he shined more than anyone on here. Beautifully executed.

Best Track(s): THE LIGHT & II, BUZZCUT
Worst Track: I"LL TAKE YOU ON
black midi - Cavalcade
3.
91
The amazing contrast of different styles here is insane. Everything is put together just so fucking well. Insane album... and I don't even think they are at their best yet.

Best Track(s): John L, Slow
Worst Track: Dethroned
Bo Burnham - Inside (The Songs)
4.
90
I love the special too much to not have this at a 90 LMFAO

Best Track(s): Welcome to the Internet, All Eyes on Me, Goodbye
Worst Track: FaceTiming With My Mom
Kero Kero Bonito - Civilisation II
5.
88
They can't keep getting away with this.

Best Track: Well Rested
Worst Track: N/A
St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
6.
87
Vintage greatness... I listened to this while stoned so I might be bias but holy shit.

Best Track(s): The Melting Of The Sun, My Baby Wants A Baby
Worst Track: The Laughing Man
Sematary - Rainbow Bridge 3
7.
87
A very surface-level mixtape, but that’s not a bad thing at all. FUCK IS THIS HARD. BARELY ANY MISSES.

Best Track(s): I’m A Sinner, Chainsaw Party
Worst Track: Toothtaker
Squid - Bright Green Field
8.
87
This album has a really high octane energy, and can even be pretty goofy at times. But, almost everything about this project is momentous. One of the most impressive albums of the entire year.

Best Track(s): Narrator, Global Groove
"Worst" Track: 2010
파란노을 [Parannoul] - To See the Next Part of the Dream
9.
87
A real tearjerker, to say the least. Executed beautifully.

Best Track: 아날로그 센티멘탈리즘 (Analog Sentimentalism)
Worst Track: Chicken
Quadeca - From Me To You
10.
86
A year ago, I would have called you crazy if you said Quadeca would make an album like this. This album as a whole is so fucking textured, he really did something amazing here.

Best Track: Maybe Another Day...
Worst Track: Can't You See
Weezer - OK Human
11.
86
While the song-writing can be mediocre at times, the production and the melancholic tone to the album makes it a pretty good album! (Edit: WOW IS THIS ONE A GROWER! A pretty good album turned into a PRETTY GREAT ONE!) (79 -> 86)

Best Track(s): Numbers, Grapes Of Wrath
Worst Track: Screens
Jeff Rosenstock - SKA DREAM
12.
85
While I don't think it is better than the OG, it sure added more fun to an already fun album. I love what he did here.

Best Track: SKrAm!
Worst Track: Monday At Back To The Beach
Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
13.
85
While Genesis Owusu does keep his influences on his sleeve (Thundercat, MC Ride, etc.). He still has something really unique about him. Such a great debut album.

Best Track(s): A Song About Fishing, No Looking Back, Drown
Worst Track: Smiling With No Teeth
Bruiser Wolf - Dope Game Stupid
14.
85
If he perfects his sound and keeps up with these amazing one-liners and unique delivery, he can be a fucking legend.

Best Track(s): Whip Test, I'm An Instrument
Worst Song: Bottles of Añejo
Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
15.
84
I'm not really well versed in metal, like, at all. But I really loved the tempo switches on this album, and how INTENSE the album is as a whole.

Best Track: Coincidentia Oppositorum
Worst Track: Inexorably Ousted Sente
Dayglow - Harmony House
16.
84
This is one of the most consistent albums this year, not a bad song on this at all. Soothing as hell.

Best Track: Woah Man
Worst Track: Crying On The Dancefloor
CZARFACE & MF DOOM - Super What?
17.
84
It is so nice to hear DOOM again. This album is nerdy, fun, and extremely well done.

Best Track: Break in the Action
Worst Track: So Strange
Moral Collapse - Moral Collapse
18.
84
Suspenseful, intricate, and a damn great album.

Best Track: Suspension of Belief
Worst Track: Denier of Light
Left At London - T.I.A.P.F.Y.H.
19.
83
The RANGE on this album is stellar.

Best Track(s): Pills & Good Advice, THIS IS A PROTEST FOR YOUR HEART!!!
Worst Track: there is a place for you here.
Dispirited Spirits - Fragments of a Dying Star
20.
83
The whole galactic feel to this album is really great. What an impressive album.

Best Track(s): Negatives of the Moon, Somewhere Anywhere
Worst Track: Light Years Away, Pt. 2
Armand Hammer & The Alchemist - HARAM
21.
83
Very ominous production, it pairs so well with the rapping here. There are some songs that keep this from being better, but the highs here are HIGH.

Best Track(s): Chicharonnes, Stonefruit
Worst Track: God's Feet
Iceage - Seek Shelter
22.
83
Sonically this album varies quite a bit, but keeps the same charm throughout the entire album.

Best Track(s): High & Hurt, The Holding Hand
Worst Track: Vendetta
Duda Beat - Te Amo Lá Fora
23.
83
I have come to the conclusion that I would make love with synths. The album also has these really pretty vocals with the amazing synths :)

Best Track: Tocar Você
Worst Track: Nem um Pouquinho
YUKIKA - timeabout,
24.
82
These glittery synths and dreamy vocals man... such a fun EP.

Best Track: Secret
Worst Track: PUNG!
Black Dresses - Forever In Your Heart
25.
82
What a vigorous album. Some moments can be so raw and harsh, and other times be so polished and beautiful. Captivating front to back.

Best Track(s): Gone In An Instant, Heaven
Worst Track: Perfect Teeth
Regional Justice Center - Crime and Punishment
26.
81
"Man, what did he do to make them ****** that mad?!"

Best Track: Violent Crime
Worst Track: N/A
Zero Percent APR - Gilgamesh II
27.
80
One of the most forward-thinking but out-of-left-field albums of the year.

Best Track: Castle On A Cloud
Worst Track: Mr. A Little Too Powerful
shame - Drunk Tank Pink
28.
80
A hard-hitting record that kept me pulled in all the way through. With immaculate songwriting and abrasive instrumentals. (Edit: GREW OFF A BIT, BUT I STILL REALLY LIKE IT!)

Best Track: Human, For A Minute
Worst Track: Great Dog
MAN ON MAN - MAN ON MAN
29.
79
Listen to this album. It’s bold, brave, and of course it’s crazy good.

Best Track(s), 1983, Baby You’re My Everything
Worst Track: It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)
Bladee - The Fool
30.
79
I can't believe I'm a drainer now... Bladee has been sounding so good to me recently.

Best Track(s): Trendy, Hotel Breakfast
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - CARNAGE
31.
79
When starting this album I thought it was a little underwhelming. But after the first three songs, I realized my mistake.

Best Track: White Elephant
Worst Track: Old Time
Show Me The Body - Survive
32.
79
This EP is like candy, I feel like the most I keep digesting it I'm going to get addicted.

Best Track: Survive
Worst Track: N/A
Porter Robinson - Nurture
33.
78
I love the array of sounds on this record, it isn’t as fleshed out as it could of been but wow moments on here can be GREAT.

Best Track(s): Look at the Sky, Something Comforting
Worst Track: dullscythe
Keegan Isowe - AOIFE
34.
78
Keegan is a good friend of mine, and he also happened to drop a really good debut project. With personal lyricism and layered projection, this album really blew me away for a debut project. Especially coming from someone who is only FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.

Interview I did with Keegan: https://youtu.be/JRgcTmecZSU

Best Track(s): South, Spot
Worst Track: Aoife
CHAI - WINK
35.
77
This is fun and REALLY sweet. Cute :)

Best Track: PING PONG!
Worst Song: ACTION
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH
36.
77
Not as captivating as I thought it would be, but this is still a very consistent album with some GREAT moments. The indie-like vocals pair really well with the noisy/hypnotic sound.

Best Track: I SUCK THE DEVIL'S COCK
Worst Track: GIVE UP YOUR LIFE
Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
37.
76
Wow this song-writing is beautiful, and I love the creative instrumentation that pairs with it. This didn't blow me away by any means but this is album is gorgeous nonetheless.

Best Track: Ringside
Worst Track: Song in E
Beach Bunny - Blame Game
38.
76
This EP has so much energy packed into 4 songs, I can't wait to check out their other stuff!

Best Track: Blame Game
Worst Track: Love Sick
TOBACCO - Fucked Up Friends 3
39.
76
Not as good as the original Fucked Up Friends, but I am still a SUCKER for these synths.

Best Track: Room with HBO
Worst Track: Sorority
SEBii - VVBLUE
40.
76
SEBii brings a unique take on the genre of hyperpop here, really enjoyed this.

Best Track: breakOUT
Worst Track: i needa know
The Alchemist - This Thing Of Ours
41.
75
Very short but these 4 songs give off great vibes.

Best Track: Nobles
Worst Track: Holy Hell
Doc D - Planetory Destruction
42.
75
With heavy Quasimoto & DOOM influence. Logi... I mean "Doctor Destruction" drops a pretty good album here.

Best Track: Double Sample
Worst Track: Back to The Basement
slowthai - TYRON
43.
75
TYRON might be disappointing, but it still delivers with both bangers and solid emotional cuts.

Best Track: feel away
Worst Track: DEAD
serpentwithfeet - DEACON
44.
75
Just an incredibly solid and lushious album. I bet this isn't even him at his maximum potential, I sense something really special from this dude in the future. (GREW OFF A BIT)

Best Track(s): Hyacinth, Old & Fine
Worst Track: Wood Boy
Paris Texas - BOY ANONYMOUS
45.
74
The potential here. That is all.

Best Track: HEAVY METAL
Worst Track: AREA CODE
Gojira - Fortitude
46.
74
Not the most consistent album, but still aggressive as hell and pretty good. There are some KILLER riffs on here.

Best Track: Into The Storm
Worst Track: Another World
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
47.
74
She is still on the journey to find her own sound, but this is a solid debut project. Not a song here that isn't at least decent. Quite a good album actually.

Best Track: deja vu
Worst Track: drivers license
JPEGMAFIA - EP2!
48.
74
Peggy continues his streak with refusing to MISS!

Best Track: FIX URSELF!
Worst Track: PANIC ROOM!
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy
49.
73
This is easily the most enthusiastic project the duo has released, and I am kind of here for it.

Best Track(s): Shy Away, No Chances
Worst Track: Bounce Man
Lancey Foux - First Degree
50.
73
Perfect runtime on this, just a really solid release here.

Best Track: DON'T TALK
Worst Track: BIPOLAR BAG
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4mo
you not rocking with british people⁉️
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british
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Weezer sucks but here's the like u bitch
4mo
yasss queen!
4mo
nice 👍
4mo
good list
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