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Mid-Year 2021 Lists (Best of 2021... So Far)

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by OhTheWater, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Let's get it rolling
     
  2. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I don't have a ranking but:
    Arrange - The World is Racing
    Buck Meek - Two Saviors
    Mach Hommy - Pray for Haiti
    Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
    Cicala - Cicala
    Photographic Memory - Photographic Memory
    Remember Sports - Like a Stone
    Hot Mulligan - I Won't Reach out to You
    Home is Where - I Became Birds
    Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
    Camp Trash - Downtiming
    Another Michael - New Music & Big Pop
    Bicycle Inn - This Time and Place Is All I'll Ever Know
    Doof - Cull Ficle
    Parannoul - To See the Next Part of the Dream

    I still have a ton to listen to
     
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  3. username Jul 2, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 4, 2021)
    username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Albums:
    Danny L Harle - Harlecore
    The Weather Station - Ignorance
    Ian Sweet - Show Me How You Disappear
    Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
    Black Country, New Road - For the First Time
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
    Spirit of the Beehive - Entertainment, Death
    Sofia Kourtesis - Fresia Magdalena
    Fred again .. - Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020)
    Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha
    The Armed - Ultrapop
    Mustafa - When Smoke Rises
    Mach-Hommy - Pray for Haiti
    Satomimagae - Hanazono
    Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
    Cake Pop - Cake Pop 2
    Lost Girls - Menneskollektivet
    Dean Blunt - Black Metal 2
    Loraine James - Reflection
    Black Midi - Cavalcade
    Backxwash - I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
    Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince
    Bad Boy Chiller Crew - Charva Anthems
    Ethel Cain - Inbred

    Tracks (singles and tracks from albums not listed above):
    Overmono - So U Kno
    Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u
    Laura Les - Haunted
    Serpentwithfeet - Fellowship
    Moses Boyd & Katy B - 2 Far Gone (Vocal Mix)
    girl in red - Serotonin
    Fresh - Girl Clout
    Elles & Violet - Midnite 3112
    Yu Su - Xiu
    Hand Habits - what’s the use (Katie Dey Remix)
    Erika de Casier - Drama
    daine - dainecore
    Sleepy Hallow - 2055
    Bad Bunny - Yonaguni
    Deafheaven - Great Mass of Color
    Leo Bhanji - Damaged
    CFCF - Night/Day/Work/Home
    Linkin Park - One Step Closer (100 gecs Reanimation)
    Peggy Viennetta - Daicon (Lost Dub)
    Flock of Dimes - Two
     
  4. Fronnyfron

    Turbo Olé Prestigious

    I may or may not put a list together, but I wanted to come in and tell everyone to listen to the For Those I Love album. I waited so long and I regret it. Definitely an album I won't be forgetting anytime soon.


     
  5. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    This is another great one. Haven’t listened to it much because it’s a very intense experience that I found isn’t really suited to casual listening but I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever heard much else like it.
     
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  6. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolves
    Yasmin Williams - Urban Driftwood
    Ryley Walker - Course in Fable
    Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It
    Vincent Neil Emerson - s/t
    The Weather Station - Ignorance
    Amaro Freitas - Sankofa
    Trevor Sensor - On Account of Exile, Vol 1
    Natalie Bergman - Mercy
    McKinley Dixon - For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her
    The Reds, Pinks, and Purples - Uncommon Weather
    Erika de Casier - Sensational
    Rosali - No Medium
    Sons of Kemet - Black To The Future
    Allison Russel - Outside Child
    Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha
    Wiki - Telephonebooth
    Rose City Band - Earth Trip
    Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti
    Crumb - Ice Melt
    John Grant - Boy From Michigan
     
  7. mattav152

    shoobie

    It's been a strange year for my personal music enjoyment/discovery. I haven't really connected with a ton of what's come out this year even by artist I typically love sadly, but I'll give it a go. Weirdly lots of EPs on my list. No particular order:

    • Fiddlehead - Between The Richness (my AOTY so far)
    • Slaughter Beach Dog - At The Moonbase
    • Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    • Sweet Soul - So Far No Further
    • Paerish - Fixed It All
    • Tyler The Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
    • Bigger Better Sun - Adjust to Wellness
    • Palette Knife - Ponderosa Snake House & The Chamber of Bullshit
    • Wristmeetrazor - Replica of a Strange Love
    • Dead History - Dead History
    • Superbloom - Pollen
    • Stray Fossa - With You For Ever
    • Teenage Wrist - Earth is a Black Hole

    • Turnstile - TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION EP
    • all under heaven - Collider EP
    • Timelost - Gushing Interest EP
    • MILLY - Wish Goes On EP
    • pretty/normal - pretty/normal EP
    • Pet Fox - More Than Anything EP
    • Drug Church - Tawny EP
     
  8. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    cosign on that Photographic Memory album
     
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  9. ItsAndrew Jul 2, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 4, 2021)
    ItsAndrew

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    1. Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    2. Porter Robinson - Nurture
    3. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    4. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    5. Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    6. Katy Kirby - Cool Dry Place
    7. Remember Sports - Like A Stone
    8. Another Michael - New Music and Big Pop
    9. Skullcrusher - Storm In Summer EP
    10. The Weather Station - Ignorance

    Honorable mentions:
    Parannoul - To See The Next Part of the Dream
    Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
    Sun June - Somewhere
    Nervous Dater - Call The Mess
    Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha
    Lande Hekt - Going to Hell
    Fiddlehead - Between The Richness
    Harmony Woods - Graceful Rage
    Anika Pyle - Wild River
    The Spirit of the Beehive - Entertainment, Death
    Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
    Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP
    Adult Mom - Driver
    Parting - Unmake Me
    Cheekface - Emphatically No.
    Ian Sweet - Show Me How You Disappear
    Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
    Home Is Where - I Became Birds
    Buck Meek - Two Saviors
    Hey, ily - Internet Breath

    Honestly any one of these records could be in my top 10 they are all very good.
     
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  10. Yellowcard2006

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    Hot Mulligan - I Won't Reach Out To You
    Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    Arm's Length - Everything Nice
    DOWNHAUL- PROOF
    Tigers Jaw - I Won't Care How You Remember Me
    Justin Pierre - An Anthropologist On Mars
    Palette Knife - Ponderosa Snake House and the Chamber Of Bullshit
    Teenage Wrist - Earth is a Black Hole
    Fuckin Whatever - Fuckin Whatever
    Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
     
  11. White

    Cum for the Cum God. Prestigious

    1. Porter Robinson - Nurture
    2. Sithu Aye - Senpai III
    3. BRUIT ≤ - The Machine Is Burning and Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again
    4. YOASOBI - The Book
    5. Dreamwell - Modern Grotesque
    6. Grandbrothers - All the Unknown
    7. Karmanjakah - A Book About Itself
    8. RWYR - Distance
    9. Høst - Kos
    10. Nordsind - Lys

    X. AFI - Bodies
    X. Baulta - Another Second Chance
    X. Bo Burnham - Inside
    X. Böira - Cendres ~ Mineral
    X. Olhava - Frozen Bloom
    X. Tensor - Passport
    X. Syncatto - A Place to Breathe

    Not a particularly remarkable first half, but that #1 spot is probably set. It's gonna need to be something very very special to unseat Nurture.
     
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  12. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    All I really know is this is my top three:

    Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Lucy Dacus - Home Video
     
  13. stijn_p

    Regular Supporter

    1. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    2. Downhaul - Proof
    3. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - When God Was Great
    4. Citizen- Life In Your Glass World
    5. Sweet Soul - So Far No Further
    6. Hayley Williams - Flowers For Vases
    7. The Ableist - The Ableist
    8. Weezer - OK Human
    9. Captain Kaiser - The Drovers Inn
    10. Middle Kids - Today We’re The Greatest
     
  14. Not ranked, but here's what I've loved so far this year.

    The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
    Pale Waves - Who Am I
    The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
    Cheekface - Emphatically, No.
    Maiden Names - Decades
    Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    Adult Mom - Driver
    Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
    Monobody - Comma
    Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
    Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
    Parting - Unmake Me
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    We Are the Union - Ordinary Life
    Palette Knife - Ponderosa Snakehouse and the Chamber of Bullshit
    Adjy - The Idyll Opus (I-VI)
     
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  15. cherrywaves

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    Fiddlehead - Between the Richness
    Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview of Phenomenal Nature
    Teenage Wrist - Earth Is A Black Hole
    Be All End All - Pact Music
    Packed Rich - Ilian Beat Tape
    Enforced - Kill Grid
    Erika De Casier - Sensational
    Frozen Soul - Crypt of Ice
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Mach-Hommy - Pray for Haiti
    Vamachara - Live from the Pit
    Rochelle Jordan - Play With The Changes
    The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
    Regional Justice Center - Crime and Punishment
    Dawn Richard - Second Line
     
  16. bradpetrik

    Trusted Prestigious

    That's really all I have, too. I haven't even started thinking about lists.
     
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  17. jonasjaevel

    Regular

    No specific order:
    shame - drunk tank pink
    viagra boys - welfare jazz
    anna b savage - a common turn
    tv priest - uppers
    black country, new road - for the first time
    julien baker - little oblivions
    arima - biluztasunez jantzita
    black midi - cavalcade
    dry cleaning - new long leg
    ezpalak - kolpatu topatu
    frida hyvönen - dream of independence
    goat girl - on all fours
    iceage - seek shelter
    japanese breakfast - jubilee
    joanna serrat - hardcore from the heart
    linn koch-emmery - being the girl
    lucy dacus - home video
    mdou moctar - afrique victime
    pascal - fuck like a beast
    requin chagrin - bye bye baby
    spread joy - spread joy
    squid - bright green field
    wolf alice - blue weekend
     
  18. HeckYeahMatt

    Not Big Chungus

    So many good albums released this year. The most revisited on my list though are:

    1. buck meek — two saviors
    2. japanese breakfast — jubilee
    3. manchester Orchestra — million masks
    4. katy Kirby — Cool Dry Place
    5. Tyler — CMIYGL
     
  19. 1. Porter Robinson - Nurture
    2. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    3. For Those I Love - S/T
    4. Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    5. Foxing - Draw Down the Moon (6/8)

    Then in no particular order because fuck that:

    The Antlers - Green to Gold
    Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark
    The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
    girl in red - if i could make it go quiet
    Flux Pavilion - .wav
    Harmony Woods - GRACEFUL RAGE
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    Mogwai - As the Love Continues
    of Montreal - I Feel Safe With You, Trash
    San Holo - bb u ok?
    The Sonder Bombs - Clothbound
    Wavedash - World Famous Tour
    Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
     
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  20. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    1. Brockhampton- Roadrunner
    2. Japanese Breakfast- Jubilee
    3. Tyler the Creator- Call Me If You Get Lost
    4. Weezer- OK Human
    5. St Vincent- Daddy’s Home
    6. Hayley Williams- Flowers for Vases
    7. Black Country, New Rose- For The First Time
    8. Lana Del Rey- Chemtrails Over The Country Club
    9. Wolf Alice- Blue Weekend
    10. Porter Robinson- Nurture

    something like that
     
  21. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    1) Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    2) Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
    3) London Grammar - Californian Soil
    4) Royal Blood - Typhoons
    5) Valley Maker - When The Day Leaves
    6) Adam Melchor - Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1
    7) VOLA - Witness
    8) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
    9) Sarah Jarosz - Blue Heron Suite
    10) Shakey Graves - Roll the Bones X
    11) Twenty One Pilots - Scaled and Icy
    12) Pale Waves - Who Am I?
    13) The Marias - CINEMA
    14) Elder Island - Swimming in Static
    15) Lord Huron - Long Lost
     
  22. genericities

    Regular

  23. trevorshmevor Jul 5, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 5, 2021)
    Made this before the 25th so I missed a release day (Lucy, Tyler, Armlock), but I still think this is probably pretty accurate. I’d need longer than a week to rank those records proper anyway haha

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  24. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    Pretty good year so far. Gotta dig through everyone’s lists for some more hip-hop, haven’t had much stick with me so far this year.
    1. ORIGAMI ANGEL - GAMI GANG
    2. JULIEN BAKER - LITTLE OBLIVIONS
    3. TYLER, THE CREATOR - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
    4. PORTER ROBINSON - NURTURE
    5. HOME IS WHERE - I BECAME BIRDS
    6. LUCY DACUS - HOME VIDEO
    7. JAPANESE BREAKFAST - JUBILEE
    8. CITIZEN - LIFE IN YOUR GLASS WORLD
    9. PARANNOUL - TO SEE THE NEXT PART OF THE DREAM
    10. MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - THE MILLION MASKS OF GOD
    11. BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
    12. THE ARMED - ULTRAPOP
    13. MODEST MOUST - THE GOLDEN CASKET
    14. WOLF ALICE - BLUE WEEKEND
    15. HEY, ILY - INTERNET BREATH - EP
    16. PALETTE KNIFE - PONDEROSA SNAKE HOUSE
    17. OLIVIA RODRIGO - SOUR
    18. ANOTHER MICHAEL - NEW MUSIC & BIG POP
    19. ARM’S LENGTH - EVERYTHING NICE - EP
    20. HARMONY WOODS - GRACEFUL RAGE
    21. TERRIBLE PEOPLE - HOME, IN A WAY
    22. REMEMBER SPORTS - LIKE A STONE
    23. SNOW ELLET - SUBURBAN INDIE ROCKSTAR - EP
    24. CAMP TRASH - DOWNTIMING - EP
    25. WE ARE THE UNION - ORDINARY LIFE
     
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