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My 2021 With A Twist

Same as last year, I missed a lot of music in years gone by but working from home 4 out of 5 days a week in new covid world has really helped me catch up. This list is my true 2021 list, not just albums that were released this year!
1Every Time I Die

AOTY and undeniably so, for me
2Cradle Of Filth
Existence Is Futile

I’ve always been a massive COF fan and this was my favourite of the recent comeback trilogy
Modern Escapism

Beautiful album from out of nowhere. Only stumbled across this as there was a feature by Kadeem from Loathe (my 2020 #1 album)
Fantastic Planet

My first non 2021 release!
Early in the year I asked for recs in the style of Hum and Nothing and found this absolute 5 amongst them!
Absolutely love this album.
Wild Type Droid

…then ten months (25 years in real time) later they went and released one of the best albums of the year!
6Coaltar of the Deepers
Yukari Telepath

Oh my god what a mental album this is, indie rock, electronica, death metal you name it, it’s here, but this isn’t Colo(u)rs 2 by BTBAM, this is tasteful with real songcraft.
I also really enjoyed their greatest hits collections in Spotify, The Breakstroke 1 and 2.
Thanks JOTW for the rec!
7Genesis Owusu
Smiling with No Teeth

Another great 2021 album from out of nowhere. Centrefold was a solid gold bop that had me dancing around in my office.
8The Armed

Took a few listens to get used to the EVERYTHINGLOUD production style but this album ruled. This is by far their most accessible album and I hope the next goes even further in that direction as there are some great hooks here on Bad Selection, An Iteration etc. and I’d love them to have more!
9Manchester Orchestra
The Million Masks of God

My first introduction to the band, a really nice listen
10Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

Went back and checked the discography, some really solid stuff but this was the highlight for me and got on my Spotify EOY list
Guilty of Everything

Loved the new one last year, dug the back catalogue this year!
OK Human

An absolute gem, the only Weezer album I’ve ever truly loved
Wrung Out

Really cool album, nice chill grunge
14The Strokes
The New Abnormal

Missed this last year, quality album
Ancient Geometry

Great band, heavily influenced by Deftones but then many are nowadays!
16Billie Eilish
Happier Than Ever

My guilty pleasure of the year, loved this more than any 33 year old man should
Hushed and Grim

Best ‘don since CTS
18James Blake
Friends That Break Your Heart

Bit of a return to form to me this one
19Rolo Tomassi
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Didn’t jam these guys until this year - been hugely missing out, sorry about me

Sounds like what Deafheaven should’ve followed up Sunbather with
21Arctic Monkeys
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

Really didn’t dig this when it came out but gave it another crack this year and it finally clicked!
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