2021 Albums

Albums of 2021, ranked and summarized.

Black Country, New Road - For the first time
1.
90
February 5, 2021

As pretentious of a debut, Black Country, New Road pulls off the repetitive instrumental gimmick questionably well.
Iosonouncane - IRA
2.
80
May 14, 2021

The musicality displayed in layers of precise distraught and composed chaos is wickedly diabolical, it's nasty, it's dark, and it's extensively gratifying.
Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album
3.
80
January 8, 2021

Packed with countless tasteful acoustics, there are too many reasons why this shouldn’t work as well as it does.
black midi - Cavalcade
4.
80
May 26, 2021

Black Midi put together a sorcerous tribute to disorder in the Schlagenheim successor.
Greta Van Fleet - The Battle at Garden's Gate
5.
80
April 16, 2021

Influence aside, Greta Van Fleet can be deemed powerhouses on all fronts imaginable.
BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
6.
70
April 9, 2021

BROCKHAMPTON’s most colorful performance yet, Joba’s shining moment.
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over the Country Club
7.
70
March 19, 2021

Though not as consistently varied, all the right ideas were present in the right space at the wrong time.
Porter Robinson - Nurture
8.
70
April 23, 2021

I don't remember most things that happened in my life as a young child, much like how I won't remember some of this.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
9.
70
March 26, 2021

The optimism of the instrumental foundation is well complimented by the essence of each movement.
Poppy - EAT (NXT Soundtrack)
10.
70
June 8, 2021

Poppy displays her skill to top her last studio metal project.
S280F - 28
11.
70
April 28, 2021

The sound design associated with wonky music is in full cinematic force on 28.
Tran Uy Duc - Performances 2020 (Live)
12.
70
February 26, 2021

Tran Uy Duc demonstrates the possibilities of live experimental noise.
Bastarda & João De Sousa - Fado
13.
70
May 4, 2021

It's so relieving to hear uncommon instruments in music once again.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
14.
60
June 11, 2021

Bands going in a synthpop direction have been rather trendy recently.
RXK Nephew - Slitherman Activated
15.
60
May 28, 2021

"Took a stimulus and bought crack, I really appreciate Donald Trump for that."
Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
16.
60
May 21, 2021

This record can always light up my face, even through a bit of disorder.
Maggie Lindemann - Paranoia
17.
60
January 22, 2021

Maggie Lindemann follows her heart to make the music that she enjoys, does it remarkably well.
Hospital Bracelet - South Loop Summer
18.
60
January 12, 2021

A superb gen-z-esque midwest emo record.
Ciśnienie - Radio Edit
19.
60
March 21, 2021

Steampunk-themed post-rock hits harder than expected
Kučka - Wrestling
20.
60
April 30, 2021

I enjoy her work with a darker atmosphere. From here, Kučka remains level.
Gojira - Fortitude
21.
60
April 30, 2021

Gojira has the creative capacity for my small mind.
Aly & AJ - a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet...
22.
60
May 7, 2021

Aly & AJ return with a well-done and in-depth interpretation of what indie pop means to them.
Roosevelt - POLYDANS
23.
60
February 26, 2021

A refreshingly strong and original take on synthpop.
COBRAH - COBRAH
24.
60
May 12, 2021

Music for cutting people off on the highway with sunglasses on in your Toyota Supra.
Lost Girls - Menneskekollektivet
25.
60
March 26, 2021

Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden have assembled a forward-thinking art piece that runs as a pseudo-psychological spoken-word, electronic, synthpop trip.
Iceage - Seek Shelter
26.
50
May 7, 2021

Shanty yet artsy, a lame attempt.
St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
27.
50
May 14, 2021

St. Vincent will edge you through the whole album, feel the clarity.
The Weather Station - Ignorance
28.
50
February 5, 2021

While managing to be passionately raw, The Weather Station fails to stay captivating past a few tracks.
AJR - OK ORCHESTRA
29.
50
March 26, 2021

AJR shows their most potential.
Fax Gang - AETHERNET
30.
50
January 1, 2021

The riveting intersection between hyperpop, cloud-rap, and shoegaze.
The Armed - Ultrapop
31.
50
April 16, 2021

Some good ideas, too many forgettable ones.
MACE - OBE
32.
50
February 4, 2021

Talented Italian producer MACE brings together many great acts for an extravagant collaboration record.
Squid - Bright Green Field
33.
50
May 7, 2021

Squid manages to simultaneously create one of the best songs of the year and one of the most average albums of the year.
Pendulum - Elemental
34.
40
June 17, 2021

Pendulum drums together rock-centric EDM tracks, only to create two decent tracks among the four.
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy
35.
40
May 21, 2021

Twenty One Pilots becomes quickly definable with their new diluted direction, the AJR arc.
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
36.
40
May 21, 2021

I think the success of the album will just live on to prove that people don't know better music exists or where to find it.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
37.
40
April 2, 2021

Godspeed You! Black Emperor give up their long-lived and loved trope for a dilution of their most admirable quality.
Ashnikko - DEMIDEVIL
38.
40
January 15, 2021

Ashnikko would prevail tremendously with a notably distinct and sharp sound.
Sun Kil Moon - Welcome To Sparks, Nevada
39.
40
January 8, 2021

With too many terrible lyrical moments, Mark Kozelek manages to make very few positive moves.
JPEGMAFIA - EP2!
40.
40
February 12, 2021

Horns, ft. JPEGMAFIA.
Kauan - Ice Fleet
41.
40
April 9, 2021

KAUAN's soundscape and unique fusions fail miserably at the fault of tacky compositions and quality.
Weezer - Van Weezer
42.
40
May 7, 2021

Weezer's strongest, most desirable, project in a while.
Weezer - OK Human
43.
40
January 29, 2021

Discount AJR.
Isaac Dunbar - evil twin
44.
30
February 19, 2021

As an attempt to make his name bigger, Isaac sacrifices his roots for a more generic sound.
Sun Kil Moon - Lunch in the Park
45.
20
February 24, 2021

A tragically sad attempt at apologizing for past misdeeds whilst seeking the loving approval of his blind wife.
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1mo
''the vocals were weak'' you know its a shoegaze album right? :why:
1mo
NOT MORGAN WALLEN AT #2 :methjoy:
2mo
AJR over Weezer?!?! That’s it we’re cancelling you
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