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Mid-Year 2021 Lists (Best of 2021... So Far) • Page 2

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

  1. soggytime Jul 5, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 8, 2021)
    soggytime

    Regular

    Favorites of 2021 So Far:

    1. Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
    2. Orgiami Angel - GAMI GANG
    3. BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
    4. Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
    6. The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
    7. Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
    8. KennyHoopla - SURVIVOR'S GUILT: THE MIXTAPE
    9. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    10. Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket
    11. Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
    12. Jeff Rosenstock - SKA DREAM
    13. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    14. Pi'erre Bourne - The Life of Pi'erre 5
    15. jxdn - Tell Me About Tomorrow
    16. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    17. Free Throw - Piecing It Together
    18. Brand of Sacrifice - Lifeblood
    19. Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
    20. Hayley Williams - FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
     
  2. xapplexpiex Jul 5, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 5, 2021)
    xapplexpiex

    sup? Supporter

    Top 10:
    1. Origami Angel - GAMI GANG (Perfect emo double album)
    2. Backxwash - I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES (black metal influenced hip hop by a black trans woman)
    3. Tigers Jaw - I Won't Care How You Remember Me (emo)
    4. Hit Like A Girl - Heart Racer (emo I guess)
    5. Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti (hip hop)
    6. Arrange - The World Is Racing (electronic emo I guess)
    7. The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art (pop punk that's a lot more on the punk side, RIYL Menzingers)
    8. Kali Masi - [laughs] (emo/idie rock)
    9. girl in red - if i could make it go quiet (she's a hit with kids these days)
    10. Parannoul - To See the Next Part of the Dream (Korean emo shoegaze by a kid in his mom's basement)

    Other artists with albums I enjoyed: AFI, Rise Against, Weezer, Polo G, St. Vincent, nothing. nowhere, Julien Baker, Spirit of the Beehive, Rod Wave, Architects.
     
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  3. jayreimenschneider

    Newbie

    Not in any order.

    The Dirty Nil
    Gatecreeper
    The Hold Steady
    Regional Justice Center
    God's Hate
    Citizen
    Kali Masi
    Origami Angel
    Manchester Orchestra
    Capra
    Fiddlehead
    Downhaul
     
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  4. Iago

    idle wave.

    1. Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
    2. Tigers Jaw - I Won't Care How You Remember Me
    3. Hayley Williams - FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
    4. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks Of God
    5. Citizen - Life In Your Glass World

    havent listened to much besides these (or rather, havent given other listens enough play time to substantially rate them). these are the five im comfortable with ordering
     
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  5. Jim Jul 5, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 5, 2021)
    Jim

    Trusted Supporter

    No order:

    Manchester orchestra
    Origami angel
    Japanese breakfast
    Julien baker
    Lucy dacus
    Sleater Kinney
    St Vincent
    Citizen
    Slaughter beach dog
    Tigers Jaw
    Cloud Nothings
    Wild pink
    The hold steady
    Weezer (ok human)
    Home is where
    Modest mouse
     
  6. inagreendase

    Newbie

    In the spirit of the main feature I'll keep this to a top 20 LPs (and a top 10 EPs, why not):

    1. Hundreds of AU - Acting from Remote Satellites
    2. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    3. Fiddlehead - Between the Richness
    4. Shame - Drunk Tank Pink
    5. Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark
    6. Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
    7. Wayside - Shine Onto Me
    8. Citizen - Life in Your Glass World
    9. TV Priest - Uppers
    10. Harker - Axiom
    11. Jim Ward - Daggers
    12. Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space
    13. Iceage - Seek Shelter
    14. Cloud Nothings - The Shadow I Remember
    15. Ship Thieves - Irruption
    16. Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
    17. Virginia Wing - Private Life
    18. Dead History - Dead History
    19. Charlie Martin - Imaginary People
    20. Trade Wind - The Day We Got What We Deserved

    EPs:
    1. Ship Thieves / Reconciler split
    2. Rest Easy - Sick Day
    3. Colonial Wound - Degradation
    4. Courtesy Drop - Argonaut
    5. Mannequin Pussy - Perfect
    6. Widowspeak - Honeychurch
    7. Shine - Stare Into the Sun
    8. Militarie Gun - All Roads Lead to the Gun
    9. Hand Habits - Dirt
    10. Citizen - Glass Mix 1
     
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  7. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club
    2. Hayley Williams: Flowers For Vases / Descansos
    3. The Dirty Nil: Fuck Art
    4. Citizen: Life In Your Glass World
    5. Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God
    6. Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost
    7. Brockhampton: ROADRUNNER: New Light, New Machine
    8. Origami Angel: GAMI GANG
    9. Adult Mom: Driver
    10. Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes
    11. twenty one pilots: Scaled & Icy
    12. Bachelor: Doomin’ Sun
    13. Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee
    14. Fiddlehead: Between the Richness
    15. Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR

    Others I've enjoyed:
    John the Ghost: I Only Want To Live Once
    Claud: Super Monster
    Porter Robinson: Nurture
    Arlo Parks: Collapsed in Sunbeams
    Julien Baker: Little Oblivions
    Lucy Dacus: Home Video
    The Sonder Bombs: Clothbound
    Taylor Swift: Fearless (Taylor's Version)


    And it's been a great year for EPs, my favorites so far are:
    1. Justin Courtney Pierre: An Anthropologist on Mars
    2. Mannequin Pussy: Perfect
    3. Turnstile: TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION
    4. Beach Bunny: Blame Game
    5. PRONOUN: OMG I MADE IT
    6. Pinkshift: Saccharine
    7. Home Is Where: I Became Birds
     
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  8. Damien Davies Jul 6, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 6, 2021)
    Damien Davies

    take me over Supporter

    Top 20 of 2021 so far...
    1. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    2. Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
    3. Shy Tooth - Ultrasuede
    4. Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    5. Tyne-James Organ - Necessary Evil
    6. The Blue Stones - Hidden Gems
    7. The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
    8. Luca Brasi - Everything Is Tenuous
    9. Fiddlehead - Between The Richness
    10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
    11. Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
    12. We Were Sharks - New Low
    13. The Spill Canvas - Conduit
    14. Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It
    15. Kings of Leon - When You See Yourself
    16. Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
    17. Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight
    18. Woodlock - The Future of an End
    19. Tigercub - As Blue As Indigo
    20. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - L.W.
     
  9. ghostedaway

    bryan Prestigious

    So much I still need to listen to, but will try coming up with a top 10 today
     
  10. fyebes

    Regular Prestigious

    albums (no order):
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    Jeff Rosenstock - Ska Dream
    Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
    Parannoul - To See the Next Part of the Dream

    tracks (no order):
    "Sad React" Emperor X
    "Be Sweet" Japanese Breakfast
    "Bossa Nova Corps" Origami Angel
    "deja vu" Olivia Rodrigo
    "Analog Sentimentalism" Parannoul
    "Leave the Door Open" Silk Sonic
    "I Know I'm Funny haha" Faye Webster
    "Rainforest" Noname
    "Thumbs" Lucy Dacus

    albums that'll likely be on my EOTY that I haven't listened to enough yet:
    Faye Webster - I Know I'm Funny haha
    Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
     
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  11. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    1. origami angel - gami gang
    2. fiddlehead - between the richness
    3. middle kids - today we're the greatest
    4. cake pop - cake pop 2
    5. charlie hickey - count the stairs
    6. devil sold his soul - loss
    7. dreamwell - painting myself a darker day
    8. tigers jaw - i wont care how you remember me
    9. for your health - in spite of
    10. godspeed you! black emperor - g_d's pee at state's end!
     
  12. Dave Diddy

    I'd burn in hell if you were burning too Supporter

    Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    Julien Baker - Little Oblivians
    Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall - The Marfa Tapes
    Morgan Wade - Reckless
    Patrick Droney - State of the Heart
    Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
    Alexander Biggs - Hit or Miss
    Sydney Sprague - maybe I will see you at the end of the world
    Josiah and the Bonnevilles - Motel Mayday
    Michigan Rattlers - That Kind of Life
     
  13. I need to check lists to see what was even released this year.
     
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  14. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    1. Origami Angel - Gami Gang
    2. Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
    3. Brockhampton - Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine
    4. Tigers Jaw - I Won’t Care How You Remember Me
    5. Fiddlehead - Between The Richness
    6. Palette Knife - Ponderosa Snake House & The Chamber of Bullshit
    7. Bigger Better Sun - Adjust To Wellness
    8. Tyler, The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
    9. Kali Masi - [laughs]
    10. Sympathy Card – 2002
    11. The Dirty Nil - Fuck Art
    12. PONY - TV Baby
    13. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    14. Paerish - Fixed It All
    15. Hayley Williams - Flowers For Vases/descansos
    16. Action/Adventure - Pulling Focus
    17. Parting - Unmake Me
    18. We Are The Union - Ordinary Life
    19. Stars Hollow - I Want To Live My Life
    20. Chess Club - You’re Lucky I Like You
    21. Sweet Avenue - Young In Warm Weather
    22. Photographic Memory - Photographic Memory
    23. Weezer - OK Human
    24. Weezer - Van Weezer
    25. Year Twins - Perfect Forever, Forever Perfect
    26. Smol Data - Inconvenience Store
    27. Chaser – Dreamers
    28. Hotel Etiquette - Ex Questions
    29. Rise Against - Nowhere Generation
    30. We Were Sharks - New Low

    Been quite a good year already, and it's only going to get better starting this coming Friday with The Maine's new record.
     
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  15. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Working through what I've missed. Fred again.. is very good, good looks @username
     
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  16. ncarrab Jul 7, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 7, 2021)
    ncarrab

    Trusted

    No particular order but I've been into the following so far this year:

    Weezer - OK Human
    Weezer - Van Weezer
    Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight
    UserX - UserX (EP)
    Rod Wave - SoulFly
    Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
    J. Cole - The Off-Season
    Polo G - Hall of Fame
    Twenty One Pilots - Scaled & Icy
    Hot Mulligan - I Won't Reach Out To You (EP)
    Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket
    Slaughter Beach, Dog - At The Moonbase (I think this came out NYE - so technically 2020 but wasn't on any end of year lists due to late release)
    The Offspring - Let the Bad Times Roll
     
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  17. Man I entirely forgot about that slaughter beach dog record. I remember there being some good stuff on there. Need to revisit
     
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  18. ItsAndrew

    Prestigious Prestigious

  19. For anyone thumbing through looking to play catch up and feeing overwhelmed — every year I keep a playlist with selections of songs from new records that I’ve given a listen and at least mostly enjoyed. It’s updated every week on Friday or Saturday with the latest. Throw it on shuffle for a while every now & then and get alllll the recommendations with minimal work (currently at 140 tracks this year)

     
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  20. flask

    Trusted Supporter

    Fiddlehead
    Fiddlehead
    Deafheaven
    Fiddlehead
     
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  21. Meghin

    Uhhhhhhhhhh...

    It's July and I still haven't gone through and made a list of my favorites so far. But these are all in no order.

    Manchester Orchestra - Million Masks of God
    Origami Angel - gami gang
    Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams
    Hayley Williams - flowers for vases/descansos
    Architects - For Those That Wish to Exist
    Remember Sports - Like A Stone
    Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
    Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
    Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    Downhaul - PROOF
    Aaron Lee Tasjan - Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
    Fruit Bats - The Pet Parade
    Bachelor - Doomin' Sun
    Mannequin Pussy - Perfect
    For Your Health - In Spite Of
    Ratboys - Happy Birthday, Ratboy
    Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It
    McKinley Dixon - For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her
    Harmony Woods - Graceful Rage
     
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  22. ncarrab

    Trusted

    Think I really need to dig in to Origami Angel.
     
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  23. Donnie Ruth

    Trusted Supporter

    Not specially in order:

    1. The Sonder Bombs - Clothbound
    2. Amy Shark - Cry Forever
    3. Origami Angel - GAMI GANG
    4. Julien Baker - Little Oblivion’s
    5. Lucy Dacus - Home Video
    6. Manchester Orchestra - Million Masks of God
    7. Sydney Sprague - maybe I will see you at the end of the world
    8. Pallete Knife - Ponderosa Snake House & The Chamber of Bullshit
    9. Middle Kids - Today We’re the Greatest
    10. Girl in Red - if I could make it to quiet
    11. Danielle Durack - No Place
    12. Tiger’s Jaw - I Won’t Care How You Remember Me
    13. Harmony Woods - GRACEFUL RAGE
    14. Jetty Bones - Push Back
    15. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

    More time needs to be spent with Wolf Alice, Olivia Rodrigo, Citizen, Fiddlehead, Remember Sports … however I have heavily enjoyed these as well. This has been one of the best years for me personally in a while (music wise, of course).
     
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  24. s/o Danielle Durack!!
     
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  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    in chronological order

    The Dirty Nil
    ELIO
    The Staves
    Pink Sweat$
    Justin Bieber
    Porter Robinson
    Weezer (Van)
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Fuckin Whatever
    Poppy
    Laura Mvula
     
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