2021 Top Albums

20. The Notwist — Vertigo Days

This should link directly to the start of Oh Sweet Fire, a stand out track from the new record.

19. Wednesday — Twin Plagues

18. James Blake — Friends That Break Your Heart

17. Madlib — Sound Ancestors

16. Adeline Hotel — Good Timing

15. Another Michael — New Music and Big Pop

We were up late online talking about new music /And you sent me a link to a song that I’d never heard before / I need to get my headphones on /Just think about the long pause after it’s gone.

14. Claud — Super Monster

13. Irreversible Entanglements — Open the Gates

Intro track, including this one because it’s the shortest.

12. Green-House — Music for Living Spaces

11. Godspeed You! Black Emperor — G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

10. The Mountain Goats — Dark in Here

09. CHVRCHES — Screen Violence

08. Satomimagae — Hanazono

07. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine — A Beginners Mind

06. Grouper — Shade

The day I saw Grouper play at Union Transfer in 2018 I woke up in Portland, OR at 4:30AM. By the time I got to the venue I could hardly stand I was so tired, but the minute she took the stage and the whole audience stood together in collective silence until she left. Not even interrupting the set to clap at the end of a song.

05. Parannoul — To See the Next Part of the Dream

And when I wake up today, there’s a white ceiling / And when I wake up yesterday, there’s a white ceiling

04. Porter Robinson — Nurture

03. Cheekface — Emphatically No.

Oh man, an omen / A man, a plan, a plain bagel and an omelette

02. Cameron Knowler, Eli Winter — Anticipation

01. Pleasure Systems — Visiting the Well

Honorable Mentions

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