|Platy's 25 Best Releases of 2021|
Ah, it's finally time! Didn't have as much free time as I did last year, so there won't be any top 40 - but there were still at least 25 albums/EP that slapped pretty hard.
What It Means To Fall Apart
The rise of umbrella man! Mayday Parade is becoming one of the most consistent emo/pop-punk groups out there.
Check Out: One For the Rocks and One For the Scary, Sideways
Best Grimes-core album of 2021, without a doubt.
Check Out: Chaeri, You Lose!
|23||Psychedelic Porn Crumpets|
Shyga! The Sunlight Mound
Maybe this isn't the most consistent rock album of this year, but holy hell is it a good time.
Check Out: The Terrors, Mundungus
|22||Nick Cave and Warren Ellis|
Nick Cave - The Bad Seeds = Some pretty haunting stuff.
Check Out: White Elephant, Lavender Fields
|21||Devil Sold His Soul|
I swear, if this just had a little more variety, it would be a top-10 album. As is, it's still damn great and has some hard hitting highlights.
Check Out: Witness Marks, The Narcissist
|20||The Dirty Nil|
A fun, energetic pop-punk album ended up being exactly what the start of 2021 needed.
Check Out: Damage Control, Doom Boy
This was a slight disappointment after how stellar EAT was, but this album proves that Poppy can pull off pretty much whatever sound she wants.
Check Out: Her, Hysteria
It's a bit bloated, but Gami Gang might be the biggest guilty pleasure pop-punk album of the year.
Check Out: Mobius Chicken Strip, Tom Holland Oates
Inside (The Songs)
The special itself is a 5/5, but these songs don't have the same impact in pure audio form. Regardless, Burnham is a stellar musician and songwriter.
Check Out: All Eyes On Me, Welcome to the Internet, Bezos I+II
This was my first exposure to this group, and I'm glad I discovered them.
Check Out: Mystery, Don't Play
Servant Of The Mind
What a bounce back! The last two albums of theirs was pretty meh, but this sure hit the spot.
Check Out: Wait A Minute My Girl, Dagen Før
You And I Will Never Die
For a while, this was my #1 electronic album of the year. Though it got surpassed, this is still a fun time.
Check Out: Home, Moscow
|13||Hail the Sun|
New Age Filth
Easily the best swancore album of the year. This made me feel nostalgic, like I was in high school again. I know that wasn't very long ago, but still.
Check Out: Slander, Solipsism
This is a wild, unpredictable time, and probably Don Broco's heaviest to date. They're still as goofy as ever too.
Check Out: Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan, Bruce Willis
There were two albums this year I almost slept on and didn't include - and this was one of them. This is an all-around stellar metalcore album.
Check Out: Panopticon, The Sound of Sleep
|10||Angels and Airwaves|
It took me a few listens to really comprehend how good this is - but there's so many solid tracks here. DeLonge is really at the top of his game.
Check Out: Timebomb, Losing My Mind, No More Guns
Is there a band more consistent than Chevelle? As a whole, there's so little complain about with this band, and this album.
Check Out: Remember When, Mars Simula, Peach
A Tear in the Fabric of Life
This EP melted my face off. That's all I really need to say about that.
Check Out: God Knows, Return to Passion
In the Court of the Dragon
Trivium has been on quite the hot streak lately - and this just continues it.
Check Out: In the Court of the Dragon, Feast of Fire
|6||Ice Nine Kills|
The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood
Once you give in to the cheesiness, this becomes such a good time. I've never been a huge fan of horror movies, but this makes me want to go watch the classics.
Check Out: Rainy Day, The Shower Scene, Hip to Be Scared
|5||The Devil Wears Prada|
Why are they at their best when making themed EP's? I'll never know, but I want more of it.
Check Out: Nightfall, Forlorn
Remember when I said there were two albums I almost slept on? This was the second, and it swept me away. Best electronic album of 2021, hands down.
Check Out: Musician, Something Comforting, Look at the Sky
EAT (NXT Soundtrack)
Yes! This is the sound of potential being realized! It's really too bad that she doesn't seem to be sticking to this chaotic/heavy sound, because she pulls it off so well.
Check Out: Eat, Cue, Breeders
|2||Every Time I Die|
How does one of the most consistently great hardcore bands get EVEN better? I've got no idea, but Every Time I Die just gets better with time.
Check Out: Planet Shit, All This and War, Post Boredom
And this is it! I really can't explain why this album struck such a chord with me. Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, or maybe my age, I'm just not sure. But this is shaping up to be a classic.
Check Out: Delicious Things, The Last Man On Earth, Lipstick on the Glass, Smile