|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!
|1||Every Time I Die|
AOTY and undeniably so, for me
|2||Cradle Of Filth|
Existence Is Futile
I’ve always been a massive COF fan and this was my favourite of the recent comeback trilogy
Beautiful album from out of nowhere. Only stumbled across this as there was a feature by Kadeem from Loathe (my 2020 #1 album)
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!
|6||Coaltar of the Deepers|
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!
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.
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!
The Million Masks of God
My first introduction to the band, a really nice listen
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!
An absolute gem, the only Weezer album I’ve ever truly loved
Really cool album, nice chill grunge
The New Abnormal
Missed this last year, quality album
Great band, heavily influenced by Deftones but then many are nowadays!
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
Friends That Break Your Heart
Bit of a return to form to me this one
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
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!