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Mathias
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dmathias52 best of 2021
52The Armed
Ultrapop
51Dan Campbell
Other People’s Lives
50Indigo De Souza
Any Shape You Take
49Pony Bradshaw
Calico Jim
48Iosonouncane
IRA
47Typhoon (USA-OR)
Sympathetic Magic
46The Felice Brothers
From Dreams to Dust
45Aerial East
Try Harder
44Kali Masi
Laughs
43Amythyst Kiah
Wary + Strange
42Balmorhea
The Wind
41Olivia Rodrigo
Sour
40Needtobreathe
Into The Mystery
39Bendigo Fletcher
Fits of Laughter
38Yola
Stand For Myself
37Pearl Charles
Magic Mirror
36American Poetry Club
do you believe in your heart?!
35Leon III
Antlers in Velvet
34Turnstile
Glow On
33James McMurtry
The Horses and the Hounds
32Ben Howard
Collections from the Whiteout
31Margo Cilker
Pohorylle
30Cory Hanson
Pale Horse Rider
29The War on Drugs
I Don't Live Here Anymore
28Flock of Dimes
Head of Roses
27Kishi Bashi
Emigrant
26Matt Heckler
Blood, Water, Coal
25Billy Strings
Renewal


The most metal bluegrass you'll ever year
24Glaswing
I'm in the Checkout Line of My Life


Copeland front man going full electronic
23Manchester Orchestra
The Million Masks of God


I don't even know how much I actually liked this but I just love Manchester Orchestra
22Laura Stevenson
Laura Stevenson


I don't even know how much I actually liked this but I just love Laura Stevenson
21Bent Knee
Frosting


if fun. got hyped up on psychedelics and forgot how to play their instruments sometimes
20Flyte
This Is Really Going To Hurt


Indie rock that if you told me it was released in 2007 I would have believed you
19The Antlers
Green to Gold


I don't even know how much I actually liked this but I just love The Antlers
18Foxing
Draw Down the Moon


I don't even know how much I actually liked this but I just love Foxing
17Joshua Ray Walker
See You Next Time


The kind of country album that Americana fans are scared of
16Bryce Dessner, Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Co
Impermanence/Disintegration


One Dessner brother is creating the biggest albums of the year, the other is making sweeping string arrangements with orchestras
15Big Red Machine
How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?


Bon Iver/Taylor Swift collabs give me life
14Noah Gundersen
A Pillar of Salt


Sad white guy with a guitar but (get this!!!) he added electronic influences to his music
13Shortly
Dancer


Olivia Rodrige with better lyrics and more interesting music (I still love Olivia Rodrigo tho)
12Mike and the Moonpies
One To Grow On


This sounds exactly like what you would think the album cover and band name would sound like
11The World Is a Beautiful Place...
Illusory Walls


Two melodramatic songs longer than 15 minutes? You have my attention
10Julien Baker
Little Oblivions


Julien Baker's weakest release and still an easy top 10 of the year
9Valerie June
The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers


Psychedelic soul blues and country that is fortunately not nearly as pretentious as the title makes it seem
8Kiely Connell
Calumet Queen


Just in case Brandi Carlile wasn't sad and raw enough for you
7Adjy
The Idyll Opus (I-VI)


The sonic incarnation of a kid from the midwest who grew up doing musical theatre but also loves folk and emo music (aka me)
6Emma Ruth Rundle
Engine of Hell


Fills the yearly quota of "this is so depressing" remarks from my friends
5Scarypoolparty
The Act of Forgiveness


A pop musical mastermind that made me binge American Idol clips on youtube
4Origami Angel
GAMI GANG


The most pop punk that pop punk has ever pop punked
3Emily Scott Robinson
American Siren


An album that makes me feel like a single mom that works two jobs
2Trophy Scars
Astral Pariah


The band that lets me say I listen to both hardcore and blues
1Sloppy Jane
Madison


Love it or hate it over-the-top-dark-grandiose-baroque-art-pop (I love it)
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