Best of 2021

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Bon Iver - i,i
Bon Iver
i,i
52
Jul 20

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okcomputer12127 -
98
Swans were harmed in the making of this album

Björk, in the last couple of years, has become one of my favorite singers ever. Her brilliant, outstanding, thought-provoking, and genre-bending music makes me come back for more every time. While Homogenic is innovative and powerful, Vespertine sees herself at her most sexiest, vulnerable, experimenting with more ambient/lo-fi sounds instead of going down a more trip-hop route. This is her most personal, emotional, in-depth album. It's ... read more

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okcomputer12127 -
98
As many of you might know, I’m a Swiftie, and have been for almost a decade. Taylor’s work has touched me more than any other artist has. Her songs are fun and catchy, but not without her signature descriptive imagery unlike any other pop artists of our time. Before Red, she was widely known as a country star, an extremely successful one at that. Selling millions of copies with each album, loads of hits under her belt (‘Tim McGraw’, ‘Love Story’, ‘You ... read more
okcomputer12127 -
47
Majestic in all of it’s bright bubbly sounds, intricate in it’s lyrics. It’s like walking around in the center of town in the cold nights of December, the bustling crowd of people with all it’s words spewing from their mouths, their stance on political parties, family affairs, and work. All of the festive lights and decorations shining right in your eyes, what would otherwise be an inconvenience seems so perfect. You stand there, frozen in your spot, entranced at these ... read more
okcomputer12127 -
33
Around a year ago, noise rap trio Clipping trio would their 4th album ‘There Existed an Addiction to Blood’ which had perfect timing being released right about a week from Halloween. For any experimental music lover it was basically their go-to soundtrack for Halloween (including myself). But if you told me they would be releasing another album next year around the same length, I would have never believed you. Here we are.

I’ve heard many people making analogies to this ... read more
okcomputer12127 -
NR
This is Soccer Mommy’s Kid A.

Soccer Mommy has been around making music since the mid 2010’s, but only just started to get attention with her 3rd album Clean. Honestly, I wasn’t really excited for this album until a couple of days ago, until I saw the reception that it was getting by critics. And yes, it was worth the hype. I think one of the reasons I love it is that: it sounds a lot like Taylor Swift’s Red, this dreamy (at some times) atmosphere, but also filled with ... read more
okcomputer12127 -
0
This is the worst album ever made. Green Day’s album is anything but punk rock, let’s be honest, it’s sounds more like pop. This is some of the worst songs I have heard in years. It was painful to listen to this album, it was that bad. Green Day have proved one thing: not a political statement, not a musical statement, but that they really need to retire. ‘Father of All Motherfuckers’ sounds like The Jonas Brothers, seriously. This song is very pitchy, and has a ... read more

Shoutbox

Jul 22, 2021
2021 - Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark
2020 - Tunng - Tunng Presents...DEAD CLUB
2019 - Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
2018 - Exit North - Book of Romance and Dust
2017 - Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
2016 - 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than the Sky
2015 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
2014 - Sun Kil Moon - Benji
2013 - The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2012 - Breathless - Green to Blue
2011 - Destroyer - Kaputt
2010 - The National - High Violet
2009 - Rowland S. Howard - Pop Crimes
2008 - Thomas Feiner & Anywhen - The Opiates (Revised)
2007 - The National - Boxer
2006 - BT - This Binary Universe
2005 - Sigur Rós - Takk
2004 - Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
2003 - Songs: Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co.
2002 - Lambchop - Is a Woman
2001 - Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life
2000 - Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Jul 22, 2021
2021 - Erika de Casier - Sensational (except prolly donda or something else in the future)
2020 - Sematary & Ghost Mountain - HUNDRED ACRE WRIST HOSTED BY DJ SORROW
2019 - Slauson Malone - A Quiet Farwell, 2016-2018
2018 - Kanye West - ye
2017 - death's dynamic shroud.wmv - Heavy Black Heart
2016 - Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
2015 - Marmalade Butcher & Atlantis Airport - Rembrandt Rays
2014 - death's dynamic shroud.wmv - DERELICTメガタワー
2013- Kanye West - Yeezus
2012 - Miracle Musical - Hawaii: Part II
2011 - Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer
2010 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2009 - Toe - For Long Tomorrow
2008 - Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
2007 - World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland
2006 - DJ Yousuke & Buzzmasta - Quiet Funky Systems Vol. 1
2005 - Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2004 - Tacoma Radar - No One Waved Goodbye
2003 - The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
2002 - Pineforest Crunch - Panamarenko
2001 - The Microphones - The Glow pt. 2
Jul 21, 2021
01) Bjork - Vespertine
02) Utada Hikaru - Deep River
03) Shiina Ringo - Kalk Zahmen Kuri no Hana
04) Bjork - Medulla
05) Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine
06) Evanescence - The Open Door
07) Paramore - Riot!
08) Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreaks
09) Shiina Ringo - Sanmon Gossip
10) Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
11) Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
12) Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
13) Danny Brown - Old
14) Lamp - Yume
15) f(x) - 4 walls
16) Utada Hikaru - Fantome
17) Paramore - After Laughter
18) Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
19) Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
20) Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA
21) (so far) Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
Jul 21, 2021
Part 2:
2011: James Blake - James Blake
2012: Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
2013: Ichiko Aoba - 0
2014: Grouper - Ruins
2015: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2016: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
2017: Lorde - Melodrama
2018: Twenty One Pilots - Trench
2019: Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
2020: Ichiko Aoba - Windswept Adan
2021 (so far): Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost (I wouldn't be surprised if this changes, especially if the upcoming Little Simz is as good as it's shaping up to be)
A lot of these could potentially change as I listen to more albums from the start of the century especially, and a lot of these aren't necessarily my highest rated of the year, but they're all ones I'm very affectionate towards which played a big part in my picks.
Thanks for asking. hope you have a great evening!
Jul 21, 2021
Wow, a big question!
Part 1:
2001: Vespertine - Björk
2002: A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
2003: Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
2004: Björk - Medúlla
2005: Kanye West - Late Registration
2006: Burial - Burial
2007: Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2008: Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
2009: The xx - xx
2010: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Jul 21, 2021
Hey OkComputer! Hope you’re well. Tough question!

2001. Autechre – Confield
2002. Flux Quartet – Feldman Edition 6: String Quartet No. 2 (Morton Feldman)
2003. Sweet Trip – Velocity: Design: Comfort
2004. Madvillain – Madvillainy
2005. Eliane Radigue – L’Île Re-Sonante
2006. Kirill Kondrashin – Complete Symphonies (Dmitri Shostakovich)
2007. Luigi Nono – Prometeo, Tragedia dell’ascolto
2008. Basic Channel – BCD-2
2009. Luc Ferrari – L’Œuvre Électronique
2010. La Petite Bande – Matthäus Passion (Johann Sebastian Bach)
2011. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
2012. Pierre Henry – Odyssée
2013. Foals – Holy Fire
2014. Demilich – 20th Adversary of Emptiness
2015. Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness
2016. Anton Batagov – Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus (Olivier Messiaen)
2017. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Music for Nine Postcards
2018. Iannis Xenakis – Persepolis
2019. Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
2020. Autechre – AE_Live 2016/2018
2021. WDR Sinfonieorchester – Moult
Jul 21, 2021
Too hard to answer but I love that you have Spelling a good rating this year and I'm going to give it a serious listen. Love you Okaycomputer, glad you are still around!
Jul 21, 2021
hi, sorry for the late response. hope its not too late. wasn't really active on the site lately.
2001 - Envy - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead
2002 - Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
2003 - The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
2004 -Shibusashirazu Orchestra - Shibuboshi (渋星)
2005 - Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
2006 - My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
2007 - Burial - Untrue
2008 - Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2009 - Converge - Axe To Fall
2010 - Four Tet - There Is Love in You (was the toughest year to pick from)
2011 - C418 - Minecraft - Volume Alpha
2012 - Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
2013 - Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
2014 - Behemoth - The Satanist
2015 - Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2016 - David Bowie - ★ [Blackstar]
2017 - Perfume Genius - No Shape
2018 - Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
2019 - Xiu Xiu - Girl with Basket of Fruit
2020 - Moses Sumney - græ
2021 - Bo Burnham - Inside
Jul 20, 2021
this was really hard, and i think some years may not even be right, but:

2001 - vespertine - björk
2002 - geogaddi - boards of canada
2003 - michigan - sufjan stevens
2004 - madvillain - madvilliany
2005 - illinois - sufjan stevens
2006 - YS - joanna newsom
2007 - in rainbows - radiohead
2008 - Með suð í eyrum við - sigur rós
2009 - b fachada - b fachada
2010 - have one on me - joanna newsom
2011 - minecraft (vol alpha) - C418
2012 - the idler wheel - fiona apple
2013 - 0 - ichiko aoba
2014 - かがやき - takagi masakatsu
2015 - E•MO•TION - carly rae jepsen
2016 - blonde - frank ocean
2017 - arca - arca
2018 - twin fantasy - car seat headrest
2019 - titanic rising - weyes blood
2020 - SAWAYAMA - rina sawayama
2021 - to see the next part of the dream - parannoul
Jul 20, 2021
2001: The Microphones - The Glow Pt.2
2002: The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
2003: Animal Collective - Campfire Songs
2004: Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
2005: Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
2006: Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
2007: Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
2008: Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
2009: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
2010: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love Is a Stream
2011: Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
2012: Taylor Swift - Red
2013: Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
2014: Ed Sheeran - X
2015: Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
2016: Animal Collective - Painting With
2017: Lorde - Melodrama
2018: Florence + The Machine - High as Hope
2019: Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
2020: Porridge Radio - Every Bad
2021: Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST

so many years!!!!

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