|YoYo's Top 25 of 2021|
Incredible year for music with some incredible new finds, as well as some old favorite artists of mine making big comebacks. Let's dive in.
|24||Between the Buried and Me|
|23||Hail the Sun|
New Age Filth
An Evening with Silk Sonic
Sweep It Into Space
|18||The World Is a Beautiful Place...|
|16||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
Album title of the year
order of violence
This band has way too few listeners, and I'm super grateful for MarsKid's review for bringing it into my life. This album is absolutely punishing and the beginning of an amazing journey for Yon.
When it hits, it hits HARD. But that last song can frik off
This grew off me a bit, but it's still phenomenal. Dvne creates atmosphere like few other bands working today.
|12||Black Country, New Road|
For the first time
Opus is literally just a Thank You Scientist song and I wouldn't have it any other way
Typhoon decided to mellow out a bit after 2018's titanic Offerings, and the result is my personal favorite album they've ever made. Consistent throughout and contains some of the most majestic moments of the year.
Laura's new life as a mother has impacted her music in a lot of ways, but the quality remains the same. You get a healthy mix of all of her styles here, and this is a great bounce back from 2019's disappointing (just my opinion y'all!) The Big Freeze.
The Act of Forgiveness
If this were trimmed down a bit, it would be a contender for AOTY. Alejandro is a freakishly talented human being and I look forward to what he does next.
Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine
WHO LET THE DOPE BOYS OUUUUUUTTTTT
*trap beat intensifies*
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
The first half of this album is some of the best music of the entire year. The back half isn't quite as strong, but tracks 1-9 here are an unbelievable run.
|5||I Feel Fine|
The Cold In Every Shelter
It's like warm fuzzy emo Christmas caroling
This one's for you johnny : )
|3||A Great Big Pile of Leaves|
We out here vibin. The ultimate summer release.
|2||Every Time I Die|
They're unfortunately in shambles right now, but ETID continue to deliver incredible jams 20 years in. Some of their most unhinged and volatile songs reside on Radical, and Goose is easily the best drummer they've ever had.
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals
My first 5 since 2017, one of the most consistent and jaw-dropping albums I've ever heard. Sweet Trip have returned with their best music yet.