Best of 2021

Bicep - Isles
Bicep
Isles
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May 23

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MarkyC -
90
Elkka's 27-minute EP Euphoric Melodies is a cohesive piece of accomplished house electronica. It evokes feelings of elation through entrancing instrumental basslines, rhythm sections and motifs.

She's created a warm, escapist sound palette here that's not too distant from that of her labelmate Sofia Kourtesis' 2021 EP Fresia Magdalena. The music is more mesmerizing than it is euphoric, the type that may not initially grab you on first listen, but becomes more addictive with a new clipped ... read more
MarkyC -
50
SOUR is a formulaic, predictable breakup album. A collection of similar sounding ballads, it mostly follows the same song structure of her hit single "drivers license": muted moody verses, belted chorus and layered vocal effect on the bridge.

Her indie girl voice is better than most, but she has an unpleasant timbre at times with belting that quickly becomes flat and repetitive. "good 4 u" and "jealousy jealousy" do well to keep things fun with their angsty pop ... read more
MarkyC -
80
A stark contrast to the dictionary definition of waste or debris of any kind, Detritus resembles a personal journey fitting for the aftermath of a tragic event. Rich in timbre and intricate patterns, Sarah's violin playing is emotive and exhibits great restraint. There is a variety of tempos and other instruments that keep things interesting here too, including synth, drums and ethereal wordless vocals.

The album climaxes on the lengthy "Tumble Down the Undecided" and "Shed ... read more
MarkyC -
75
Black to the Future textures Sons of Kemets' worldview through an unconventional jazz lens. They eschew expectations of the genre here through a more Afro-Caribbean emphasis on drums, horn hooks and brass.

The varied and layered arrangements feel both laid back and urgent, and balanced by great sequencing. Joshua Idehen introduces and hits the racial justice message home with a powerful delivery that invites inner reflection but his words feel short-sighted. The instrumental tracks prove the ... read more
MarkyC -
55
This EP starts sounding more dull and more unfinished with every play. It feels like the scrapped version of Jorja's second album, rather than something to tide us over to it.

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May 21, 2021
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May 17, 2021
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“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The remaining survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

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May 15, 2021
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May 15, 2021
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May 14, 2021
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May 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021
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Recommended:
Elkka - Euphoric Melodies
Leon Vynehall - Rare, Forever

"Upsetting. But I won’t give up. My career was built on failures and not following the mold. I won’t stop. I never have and never will. I still believe in the album. And I still will push. No matter what." - Bebe Rexha

"A load of trash. You shut up. Ugly. Amazing album dope unique lyrical goat album best ever maybe album best ever 2021" - AOTY user Awesome

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
8

80-89
 
9

70-79
 
17

60-69
 
10

50-59
 
10

40-49
 
3

30-39
 
6

20-29
 
1

10-19
 

0-9
 

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