My favorite albums of 2021

No pre-amble necessary. Here are my favorite albums of 2021.

2021 Playlist | 2020 List (2020 Playlist) | 2019 List (2019 Playlist) | 2018 List (2018 Playlist) | 2017 List (2017 Playlist) | 2016 List (2016 Playlist) | 2015 List (2015 Playlist)

1. Sydney Sprague – maybe i will see you at the end of the world
2. Danielle Durack – No Place
3. CHVRCHES – Screen Violence
4. girl in red – if i could make it go quiet
5. Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place
6. illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More
7. Origami Angel – Gami Gang
8. underscores – fishmonger
9. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert
10. Adult Mom – Driver
11. Julien Baker – Little Oblivions
12. Poppy – Flux
13. Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together
14. Vince Staples – Vince Staples
15. Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
16. chloe moriondo – Blood Bunny
17. Claud – Super Monster
18. PONY – TV Baby
19. Lil Nas X – MONTERO
20. Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time
21. Faye Webster – I Know I’m Funny Haha
22. Pom Pom Squad – Death Of A Cheerleader
23. Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
24. Cadence Weapon – Parallel World
25. Hospital Bracelet – South Loop Summer

26. Snail Mail – Valentine
27. Clairo – Sling
28. Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend
29. Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
30. Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed
31. Backxwash – I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
32. Amy Shark – Cry Forever
33. The Muslims – Fuck These Fuckin Fascists
34. Art School Girlfriend – Is It Light Where You Are
35. Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Life After
36. Slothrust – Parallel Timeline
37. Jetty Bones – Push Back
38. Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
39. The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art
40. The Marias – CINEMA
41. Weakened Friends – Quitter
42. Graduating Life – II
43. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
44. Charli Adams – Bullseye
45. Summer Walker – Still Over It
46. Chelsea Cutler – When I Close My Eyes
47. Pearl Charles – Magic Mirror
48. Ratboys – Happy Birthday, Ratboy
49. nothing,nowhere. – Trauma Factory
50. Nervous Dater – Call In The Mess

Honorable Mention (75-50, in alphabetical order)
Baby Keem – The Melodic Blue
Bad Waitress – No Taste
Bigger Better Sun – Adjust to Wellness
Coeur De Pirate – Perseides
Ethel Cain – Inbred
Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange
Hayley Williams – Flowers for Vases
Julia Michaels – Not in Chronological Order
KennyHoopla – Survivor’s Guilt Mixtape
Laura Stevenson – Laura Stevenson
Lorde – Solar Power
Lucy Dacus – Home Video
Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest
Mustafa – When Smoke Rises
Pet Symmetry – Future Suits
Petey – Lean Into Life
Remember Sports – Like a Stone
Silk Sonic – An Evening with Silk Sonic
Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies
Teenage Wrist – Earth Is a Black Hole
The Kid LAROI – F3CK LOVE 3+: OVER YOU
Torres – Thirstier
We Are The Union – Ordinary Life
Wednesday – Twin Plagues
Young Thug – Punk

Honorable Mention (EPs)
Beach Bunny – Blame Game
Camp Trash – Downtiming
Chersea – Divine Comedy
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats – UNLOCKED 1.5
Dizzy – Separate Places
Elissa Mielke – Finally
Ellis – nothing is sacred anymore
Fuckin Whatever – Fuckin Whatever
Future Teens – Definitely Alive
Girl K – Girl K Is For The People
girlhouse – the girlhouse
girlhouse – the second
Hot Mulligan – I Won’t Reach Out To You
Jorja Smith – Be Right Back
K.Flay – Inside Voices
Mannequin Pussy – Perfect
Meet Me @ The Altar – Model Citizen
NNAMDI and Lynyn – Are You Happy
Pinkshift – Saccharine
Pronoun – OMG I Made It
Ralph – Gradience
Samia – Scout
Skullcrusher – Storm in Summer
Victoria Bigelow – Waves

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