Best Albums of 2021

We’re back with another best albums list. This time it’s our 2021 edition. Below you’ll find our ranking of this year’s best albums of 2021. Listen along on Spotify. And while your there, hit the like button.

When you’re done here, be sure to check out The Daily Music Report’s 20 best songs of 2021.

Robber by The Weather Station

10. Robber – The Weather Station

The Weather Station deliver a fuller sounding album as Tamara Lindeman’s songwriting reaches new heights.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz

9. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz

Little Simz’ latest album is an epic endeavor delivered at a blistering pace with high energy, raw emotion, and insightful lyrics.

Bright Green Field by Squid

8. Bright Green Field – Squid

The future of U.K. punk music goes through Squid as they break the mold and deliver an energetic and enthusiastic album that’s a must listen.

Let Me Do One More - illuminati hotties

7. Let Me Do One More – illuminati hotties

The illuminati hottie’s third album, Let Me Do One More, is a 41-minute affair that perfectly balances the mundane with the extravagant and playful pop with tender emotional moments.

Eternal Blue by Spiritbox

6. Eternal Blue – Spiritbox

Spiritbox’s debut album, Eternal Blue, is the best metal album of the year. There, we said it…

Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, The Creator

5. Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator goes back to his roots and delivers a hip-hop extravaganza made for the masses.

I Don’t Live Here Anymore - The War On Drugs

4. I Don’t Live Here Anymore – The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs release a fine-tuned project that feels familiar and comforting, but also knows when and where to take chances.

Promises - Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra

3. Promises – Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra

A collaboration between a producer, a saxophonist, and a symphony becomes one of the year’s best albums as each bring world-class professionalism and excellence to a genre-defying album.

Prioritise Pleasure - Self Esteem

2. Prioritise Pleasure – Self Esteem

Self Esteem’s Prioritise Pleasure turns the formula of how to make a pop album on its head. Full of emotion, the album pushes the boundaries and doesn’t hold back.

For Those I Love - For Those I Love

1. For Those I Love – For Those I Love

Written as a eulogy for a friend that died, David Balfe’s debut is a masterclass on how to craft a near-perfect album while dealing with grief and questions about his own future.

Honorable Mentions:

Low – Hey What

Snail Mail – Valentine

Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Carnage