Best of 2021

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Themella -
53
If January's OK Human was a refreshing show of introspection and maturity from Weezer, this is back to being a tepid, backwards-looking vanity project. A tribute to the hard-rocking 80s shouldn't be this flaccid.
Themella -
72
I usually run a mile from overtly religious music, but even for us card-carrying heathens there's much to appreciate in this uplifting, 60s pop, gospel and afrobeat-infused album. Such explicit talk of the big JC may come on a bit strong for some non-believers, but it's a gorgeously produced vignette of grief and faith.
Themella -
61
Har Mar Superstar made a name by casting himself as an unlikely electro-sleaze Casanova, with the musical skill to transcend being a novelty act and producing genuinely great songs like Power Lunch. This is a more stripped down, soulful and rather serious affair, not without merit, but lacking much of that playful spark.
Themella -
50
Plodding and over earnest, a band that barely crack a smile and you can't imagine actually enjoying what they're doing. They know their thing and do it competently, but it feels like an LP of songs to overlay someone with a couple of tattoos getting four yeses on X Factor.
Themella -
57
One of those bands that exist to make me feel old by reminding be Arctic Monkeys' debut was 16 years ago. This is fine, but I was there to remember it the first time, man...

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Trying to listen to as many albums that come out in 2021. Shamelessly biased towards indie, post-punk etc, but trying to broaden horizons.

70+ First
60-69 2:1
50-59 2:2
40-49 - pass
<40 fail

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90-99
 

80-89
 
8

70-79
 
247

60-69
 
453

50-59
 
139

40-49
 
24

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
1

10-19
 

0-9
 

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