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bgillesp's 2021 Albums of the Year

Not quite on time with this list, but a whole heck of a lot closer than last year's pitiful display. Overall, I think this year was really great, especially in the metal realm. Maybe it was the quality of the music or maybe it was just me, but getting back into more metal than I had been into last year had a big impact on this list. Top 25-ish is more solidly ranked being 4.5/5 or near it. Lower down is more loosely ranked.
1Every Time I Die
Radical


AOTY. I didn't hop on the hype train with Low Teens, even after revisiting it recently, but this blew me away. Who'da thunk it that a band like this would put out their best album so late into their career. Topped my previous favorite of theirs, New Junk Aesthetic, by a good margin.
2King Woman
Celestial Blues


Thank ya Dewi! I still haven't revisited their previous album (of which I have vague memories of it being just okay to me, but now I question myself), but if Dewi hadn't hyped this to the high heavens I would've missed out on a masterpiece.
3Between the Buried and Me
Colors II


Aaaand they're back! Quite the wild ride and one of their best albums surprisingly after the disappointing (to me) Automata duo.
4Dvne
Etemen Ænka


Still one of my proudest achievements on this site is being the one to add this band to the database. This is their best stuff yet and I hope they keep it up!
5Malignant Altar
Realms of Exquisite Morbidity


Got on this real late, so I haven't spent the most time with it, but it clearly rules. Great Morbid Angel worship.
6Chevelle
NIRATIAS


What is with old bands putting out their best work in ages this year???
7JPEGMAFIA
LP! (online)


I liked the online and offline version about equally, but since this one is more convenient to jam on spotify, I'll put it here. My favorite album of his (but maybe it just took me this long to connect, so I plan to revisit some of his stuff).
8Devin Townsend
Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live


Dev being Dev but live and acoustic. Great fun.
9Moses Sumney
Live from Blackalachia


That VOICE! Why yall sleep on this?
10Leprous
Aphelion


Old Band Surprisingly Makes Best Album [4]
11Typhoon (USA-OR)
Sympathetic Magic


Took a while to fully grow on me, but as one of, if not the biggest, fanboys on the site for them, it's still pretty great.
12Adjy
The Idyll Opus (I-VI)


I need to spend more time with this one and actually read the lyrics, because I feel like there's a huge rabbit hole behind them that I haven't explored. Beautiful stuff and my favorite review of the year by Rowan.
13Inferi (USA)
Vile Genesis


Melodic tech death adventures. Much fun
14Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Noktvrn


These guys can do no wrong.
15Obscura
A Valediction


Another metal album that is more fun than I know what to do with.
16Genesis Owusu
Smiling with No Teeth


Got on this one late after seeing it on year end lists. It is the most likely one here to grow a bunch on me over the next couple years.
17Manchester Orchestra
The Million Masks of God


Sowing-core
18The Killers
Pressure Machine


Sowing-core [2], but also I never would have checked this without his review and I am very thankful
19Trophy Scars
Astral Pariah


I just love these guys' unique bluesy sound.
20Little Simz
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert


Another new-ish (at least to the spotlight) rapper I'll definitely be paying attention to from now on.
21Ishmael Ensemble
Visions of Light


#1 album that nobody ever listened to. Nu-Jazz. Please check it.
22Amenra
De Doorn


Seems like everyone forgot about this one. Or maybe yall just didnt like it as much as I did
23KennyHoopla
Survivors Guilt: The Mixtape//


I love this guy's vibe. Most exciting pop-punk artist in recent years for me.
24Kanye West
Donda


Kanye has his ups and downs, but man what an epic this was.
25Springtime (AUS)
Springtime


Thanks Doof!
26Flying Lotus
Yasuke


Might watch this show just for the music
27Mastodon
Hushed and Grim


Old Band Surprisingly Makes Best Album [5]
28Panopticon
.​.​.​And Again into the Light


Banjos belong in black metal
29Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse


Another one that will probably grow on me a bunch. Listening to it as I type this list and had to bump it like 30 spots higher to here. Took forever to click for whatever reason.
30The Exit Bags
Tower of Quiet


Someone from Sput made this (Jots?, correct me if I'm wrong because I forgot) and it's super nice
31Aesop Rock x Blockhead
Garbology


Great combo of rapper and trip hop artist
32Devin Townsend
The Puzzle


It's weird, and non-Dev fans probably have no chance of liking it. Heck, even tons of Dev fans hated it, but I thought it was really neat.
33Ethereal Shroud
Trisagion
34Iosonouncane
IRA


would be higher if it was shorter
35Wolves in the Throne Room
Primordial Arcana
36Amigo the Devil
Born Against


Murderfolk. Fun as heck
37Leon III
Antlers in Velvet
38Erra
Erra


For Steak ;)
39The Armed
Ultrapop
40Turnstile
Glow On
41Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Carnage
42Blood Cultures
LUNO


GRAVEYARD VIIIIIIBES!!!
43Lana Del Rey
Blue Banisters
44Archspire
Bleed the Future
45Lantlos
Wildhund
46Arab Strap
As Days Get Dark
47Isaiah Rashad
The House Is Burning
48Mol
Diorama
49Buke and Gase and So Percussion
A Record Of...


So weird and i love it
50Insomnium
Argent Moon
51Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The LSO
Promises
52Gojira
Fortitude
53Devin Townsend
Devolution #2: Galactic Quarantine
54Kevin Penkin
Eden (OST)


I did watch this show just for the music.
55Sturgill Simpson
The Ballad of Dood and Juanita
56A Better Tomorrow
Spiritual Crossing


Another Sput project that I loved (from ??, also forgot which user here) . First track was one of my favorite songs of the year. They describe themselves as heavy metal soul music so check them out if it sounds intriguing.
57Spidergawd
VI
58Spectacular Diagnostics
Ancient Methods


Also Natural Mechanics. Kinda like a double EP of chill electronic hip-hop type stuff
59Havukruunu
Kuu Erkylän Yllä
60Lil Nas X
Montero


Unexpectedly good
61Switchfoot
interrobang


Unexpectedly good [2]
62Khemmis
Deceiver


Still good, but really disappointing after their last 2
63Idles
Crawler
64Son Lux
Tomorrows III
65Cult of Luna
The Raging River
66C. Tangana
El Madrileño


First track was so bad, i nearly gave up on the album before it was over. Glad I didn't because the rest was solid if a bit inconsistent. I'd go crazy for an album full of the flamenco-styled tracks
67Julien Baker
Little Oblivions
68Injury Reserve
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
69Amon Tobin
How Do You Live
70Employed To Serve
Conquering
71Worm
Foreverglade
72Makaya McCraven
Deciphering The Message
73The Devil Wears Prada
ZII
74Fire!
Defeat
75Knocked Loose
A Tear in the Fabric of Life
76Lambchop
Showtunes
77Nubiyan Twist
Freedom Fables
78Sons of Kemet
Black to the Future
79The Home Team
Another Night Alone with You


One of my favorite current pop-punk acts. Wish more people would check them
80Jazmine Sullivan
Heaux Tales
81The Home Team
Slow Bloom


Not quite as good as the above EP due to some down tracks, but still great.
82Lingua Ignota
SINNER GET READY


Makes me sad
83Tems
If Orange Was A Place


Neo-soul
84Devin Townsend
Snuggles


Pleasant, probably only to Dev fans though
85Blackwater Holylight
Silence/Motion
86Arca
KicK iii


The only one of hers I checked this year
87Spirit Adrift
Forge Your Future
88Lana Del Rey
Chemtrails Over The Country Club


Why'd yall hate this one?
89Morcheeba
Blackest Blue


trip-hop
90Iglooghost
Lei Line Eon
91Beach House
Once Twice Melody
92The War On Drugs
I Don't Live Here Anymore
93Omega (ITA)
Nebra


death-doom
94Circa Survive
A Dream About Love
95Frontierer
Oxidized


tries just a little too hard
96Lorem Ipsum
Vivre encore
97King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
L. W.


It's getting harder and harder to keep up with their releases
98Cradle of Filth
Existence Is Futile
99Kishi Bashi
Emigrant


nice change of pace for him
100Spectral Wound
A Diabolic Thirst


was supposed to be 59 but I noticed too late
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