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2021 Top 30 Albums

Top 10 got small writeups.
30CHVRCHES
Screen Violence


Synthpop

Recommended track: Violent Delights
29The Spirit Of The Beehive
Entertainment, Death


Noise Pop/Psychedelic

Recommended track: There's Nothing You Can't Do
28Loathe (UK)
The Things They Believe


Ambient

Recommended track: The Rain Outside
27Failure
Wild Type Droid


Alt Rock

Recommended track: Undecided
26Grouper
Shade


Folk

Recommended track: Unclean mind
25Pupil Slicer
Mirrors


Mathcore

Recommended track: Wounds Upon My Skin
24Andy Stott
Never the Right Time


UK Bass

Recommended track: Hard to Tell
23Lil Ugly Mane
Volcanic Bird Enemy...


Hypnagogic Pop/Dream Pop/Psychedelic

Recommended track: Cold in Here
22Jon Hopkins
Music for Psychedelic Therapy


Ambient

Recommended track: Sit Around the Fire
21Genghis Tron
Dream Weapon


Progressive Metal/Post-Metal/Electronic

Recommended track: Dream Weapon
20BADBADNOTGOOD
Talk Memory


Jazz Fusion

Recommended track: Signal from the Noise
19Black Midi
Cavalcade


Art Rock/Experimental

Recommended track: Slow
18Blanket
Modern Escapism


Alt-Metal/Shoegaze

Recommended track: White Noise
17Injury Reserve
By The Time I Get To Phoenix


Experimental Hip-hop

Recommended track: Superman That
16Sugar Horse
The Live Long After


Post-Metal/Shoegaze

Recommended track: Phil Spector in Hell
15Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The LSO
Promises


Minimal/Classical

Recommended track: Movement 1-9
14Slow Crush
Hush


Shoegaze, Dream Pop

Recommended track: Hush
13Magdalena Bay
Mercurial World


Synthpop

Recommended track: Chaeri
12Tyler, the Creator
Call Me If You Get Lost


Hip-hop

Recommended track: Hot Wind Blows
11sonhos tomam conta
Hypnagogia


Blackgaze/Emo

Recommended track: Alprazolam vs. vinho barato vs. 6 da manhã
10Porter Robinson
Nurture


Electropop/Synthpop

This album just hits a spot that evokes a lot of different emotions like melancholy, nostalgia, longing, and hope. The production is very lush and well executed, and I love the vocal melodies and effects Porter uses on his voice. You’ve gained a fan, Porter.

Recommended track: Get Your Wish
9JPEGMAFIA
LP! (offline)


Experimental Hip-hop

Peggy somehow one ups himself every album. In some ways this album is all over the place, but it’s what I’ve come to expect and appreciate from Peggy at this point. The production is wild and you never know what you’re going to hear on the next track. The AEW references are also a great bonus. The Offline version is the way to listen to this album. Damn Peggy.

Recommended track: HAZARD DUTY PAY!
8Lantlos
Wildhund


Alt-Metal/Post-Metal/Shoegaze

I wouldn’t have minded more of Melting Sun, but on this album Lantlos shifts from longform atmospheric songwriting to a more straightforward approach, and the result is a sonic experience that will take up all your personal space but is also warm and inviting.

Recommended track: Lake Fantasy
7Deafheaven
Infinite Granite


Shoegaze

Deafheaven goes full shoegaze here, and unsurprisingly it ended up being something fans either loved or hated. My expectations coming into this were low because I did not enjoy OCHL, but they were pleasantly exceeded and this ended up being one of my most listened to albums of the year.

Recommended track: Villain
6Skee Mask
Pool


Techno/Breakbeat/IDM

This guy really impressed me with Compro, and with this album he’s become my favorite producer. He combines a lot of different styles seamlessly and when I listen to this I forget it’s even 100 minutes because I just get so lost in it.

Recommended track: Testo BC Mashup
5The World Is a Beautiful Place...
Illusory Walls


Post-Hardcore/Post-Rock/Emo

I was never a big fan of this band, but this album is a huge shift in sound from the albums I heard. I remember when I listened to this for the first I was skeptical of the length of the last two tracks, but my god are they both two gorgeous pieces of emo post-rock.

Recommended track: Trouble
4Sweet Trip
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


Dream Pop/Glitch Pop

First album in over 10 years and they haven’t missed a beat.

Recommended track: Chapters
3BRUIT
The Machine Is Burning...


Post-Rock

This album is a cinematic experience in audible form. Each track offers something different, as it transitions from dark and gritty to bright and hopeful, to a contemplative ambient passage, and finally to the grand and triumphant climax.

Recommended track: The Machine is Burning
2Parannoul / Asian Glow / sonhos tomam conta
Downfall of the Neon Youth


Shoegaze/Emo/Post-Hardcore

This album blew my mind. Three young talents (all of which I believe to be one-person projects) come together to make an otherworldly split LP. Dreamy, ethereal, and mesmerizing. “Colors” is my non-The Armed song of the year.

Recommended track: Colors
1The Armed
Ultrapop


Noise Rock/Post-Hardcore/Ultrapop

Honestly, I don’t really love my review for this album. I tried doing something different instead of talking about the music, but might have been a bit too ambitious. Everything surrounding Ultrapop from the promotion to the live concert film made it larger than just an album. It’s a true art piece and it’s what makes The Armed so exciting. The music though, is really quite in a category of its own. Ultrapop took what Only Love set out to achieve and amplified everything tenfold. It’s a blender of beautiful melodies and violent aggression played with overwhelming intensity and lightning fast drumming. The production can definitely be an acquired taste. I personally think the production is exactly what it needs to be, and the more you listen the more layers you uncover within the music. Bob Mould (Husker Du) basically called this album a modern Loveless. Get on it. Refract.

Recommended track: An Iteration
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