Best of 2021

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TTTTTT -
100
When vocalist/drummer Ollie Judge cited Unwound's "Leaves Turn Inside You", my heart raced. And, just like that two-decade-old classic, Squid have also managed to construct a totally unique form of modern rock music, that does not fall back use jazz fusion (though there is nothing wrong with this method as black midi are proving), but instead looks to the novel use of electronics and expanded instrumentation, something only the "krautrock" bands and their disciples ... read more
TTTTTT -
30
Of all the Windmill Scene bands to hype over, you guys chose this one? Seriously?

BCNR are an entertaining jam band overseen by the most irritating vocalist I have the displeasure of listening to. And that's coming from someone who likes David Thomas and Geordie Greep. The lyrics feel entirely like Zoomer-bait, self-importantly referencing things that will be entirely irrelevant in about a year. And the vocals maintain the same pretentious, vibrating monotone throughout several songs - there ... read more
TTTTTT -
NR
A multicolour vomit of an album; the most cathartic release of the year, and a fantastic revision of modern hardcore
TTTTTT -
80
Alex G's new effort is masterful in its sincerity, emotional range, and instrumentation - at once quaint yet direct, his songwriting is second to none, while his appeal to the modern indie generation makes him the prime successor to Malkmus' Pavement.
TTTTTT -
80
It is rare that an artist can create an album that pushes the boundaries of their style while also being summative of all their work so far. The various easter-eggs and nods to previous albums, while a minor tradition within the Pere Ubu Musical Universe, make this an incredible satisfying record for a long term fan. But down to the music alone, Thomas has once again excelled in creating unique atmospheres that boil away much of societal commentary to a base analysis of the American Dream - a ... read more

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
16

80-89
 
15

70-79
 
2

60-69
 

50-59
 

40-49
 

30-39
 
1

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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