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Trif's 2021 ☘ Records I Love So Far

A new year, a new Records I Love So Far! These are all the 2021 records that I think are worth at least 3.5. Decided to write mega short blurbs about each one this time round too. Will add to this as the year progresses, let's see if 101 entries is enough this time!
1Gabriel Rios
Flore


Latin/Folk/Electronic/Pop(?)/Bossa-nova

4.0

A lovely record, inspired by his Puerto-Rican youth, described by himself as his Gothic Caribbean record. Torre has to be the most catchy tune of 2021 so far!
2John Tejada
Year Of The Living Dead


Techno/Minimal/Tech House

4.0

John tried some new stuff here, and most of it works wonderfully. Still has to big-time-click with me, looking forward to spend more time with it though!
3Chris Garneau
The Kind


Pop/Rock/Folk

3.5

Super quiet and introspective and moody, some parts of it are a little too much for me, but overall this is a nice experience!
4Anneke van Giersbergen
The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest


Folk/Rock

3.5

Yet another fine solo effort from our dear sweet Anneke. This time focussing on her relationship issues, a very uncharacteristically personal theme. As with most of her solo stuff it doesn't quite hit the mark all the way for me, but Her Voice, oh man, Her Voice.
5Russ Lossing
Metamorphism


Jazz/Improv

4.0

Lovely acoustic jazz work, Lossing (piano) has a very nice style, accompanied by double bass, sax, and drums, just the way I like it. If anyone is looking for a cool entry for procupine's The Year Of Jazz lists, this is a very nice one!
6Laima Adelaide
Modern Nature


Ambient Techno

3.5

With a slow but steady shift from ambient to techno, this wonderfully produced record takes you on a 45 minute journey through pulsating, digital forests, yet never losing that organic undertone from which this started.
7ENA
One Draw


Experimental/Techno/Dub

3.5

Eight minimal compositions by a Japanese mainstay, exploring experimental regions in the field of dub and techno. An aptly titled album for sure.
8Yu Su
Yellow River Blue


Electronic

3.5

A sunny record with lots of diversity and some very fun tracks. I like how this just goes wherever Yu Su wants it to, it feels really care-free and alive.
9Druida
Musgo


Electronic/Folk

3.5

A sweet record, the cover already betrays its nocturnal atmosphere. Vibraphone, string instruments, gamelan/hang/something in that vein, flutes, everything is thrown in the mix, and all of that in under 20 minutes!
10Amandra x Mattheis
Lettre Ouverte


Techno

4.0

Warm, sunny, sepia, very organic sounding. This first collaboration between Amandra (drums) and Mattheis (synths) makes for a very relaxing listen. I hope there is a lot more to follow!
11Twyn Towers
Birdwatching


Psychedelic/Rock/World/Surf

4.0

Khruangbin-esque record from Lebanon, with surf-y, psych-y guitars, a nicely relaxed atmosphere, but lots of crunch too! The drumming is excellent here. Purely instrumental. I could see myself listening to this for a long time! That last track is huuuuge!
12Dominique Fils-Aime
Three Little Words


Soul/R&B

3.5

Vocally driven, warm, and surprisingly introspective. This could have been overblown and thus collapse under its own weight, yet Fils-AimΓ© manages to keep it small enough to be lovely and sweet!
13Snowpoet
Wait For Me


Jazz/Electronic/Pop/Indie/...?

4.0

A lot is happening here. It reminds me of Sinead O'Connor (her voice), of Bjork (instrumentation and quirkyness), of folky pop, of Bonobo or other electronic/jazz combos, and the list goes on. It works magically well, another sunny and diverse 2021 album.
14Jose James
New York 2020


Soul/Jazz/Funk

3.5

A live album by a very smooth-voiced guy. I actually dig this more than his studio records. Backed up by a set of amazing musicians, this album grooves like crazy.
15Tenfold (NL)
Reply to All


Indie pop/Folk

4.0

The combination of Tineke's warm and melodic voice, the wonderful production and the broad scope of instruments used here - especially the clarinet! - makes for a super lovely little debut. Highly recommended!
16Thron
Pilgrim


Black/Death Metal

3.5

An energetic record full of Dissection worship. A barrage of melodic riffs upon melodic riffs, croaky-raspy vocals, and drum madness. Perhaps too clichΓ© for some, but I simply cannot deny the fun that is found here.
17Echonomist
Night Versions


Electronic/Synth pop [EP]

3.5

Super short, but these two tracks are worth your attention. If you've been waiting for a combo of electronic in the widest sense, from breakbeat to techno, mixed with synth pop and an almost Snow Patrollish guest singer, check this!
18Altin Gun
Yol


Psychedelic/Electronic/Turkish vibes

3.5

Wonderfully produced, warm synth sounds, funky riffs, some psych effects and lots of Turkish influences. From the singing to the melodies. One of their best efforts yet, really can't wait to jam this loudly with the sunlight streaming in. Room to grow too!
19Sunnata
Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth


Doom Metal/Psychedelic/Grunge/Sludge Metal/Stoner Metal

3.5

These descriptions don't lie: this record truly is as diverse as they suggest. A shamanic experience brought by a seemingly consistent bunch of Poles. A Million Lives and Black Serpent are highlights.
20Maria BC
Devil's Rain


Dream pop/Indie folk [EP]

4.0

Super cute little introspective EP. Dreamy lady vox that remind me of the mighty miss Fraser sometimes, accompanied by a lonely electric guitar (mostly). An instantly-daydream-mood-album!
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