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2021 album reviews
Scroll down and you will find the list of all 2021 album reviews published so far. Albums rated 4/10 and lower are usually not included, as their review is often just one line - check the alphabetical list
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38KEA Into Your Eye, I've Found, My Everything (self) hip-hop 5/10
38KEA Seeds Thy Divine Thresher (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
38KEA More Seeds? Take the Seeds! (self) hip-hop 5/10
Adult Mom Driver (Epitaph) songwriter 6/10
Antediluvian The Divine Punishment (self) death 5.5/10
Arooj Aftab Vulture Prince (2021) (New Amsterdam) world-music 6/10
Arca Kick II (XL) glitch 6/10
Arca Kick III (XL) glitch 5/10
Arca Kick IIII (XL) glitch 5/10
Arca Kick IIIII (XL) glitch 4.5/10
Luigi Archetti Lava (self) avantgarde 6.5/10
Argo Nuff Argo Nuff (self) post-rock 6/10
Argo Nuff Annebolyn (self) post-rock 7/10
The Armed Ultrapop (Sargent House) hardcore 6/10
Assertion Intermission (Spartan) grunge 5/10
Astrid Sonne Outside of Your Lifetime (self) electronica 5/10
Bachelor Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl) folk-rock 6/10
Julien Baker Little Oblivions (Matador) songwriter 5/10
Black Country New Road For the First Time (Ninja Tune) post-rock 6/10
Black Dresses Forever in Your Heart (Blacksquares) industrial 6/10
Blackie Face The Darkness II (self) hip-hop 6/10
Blanck Mass In Ferneaux (Sacred Bones) industrial 5/10
Black Monument Ensemble Now (International Anthem) prog-rock 5/10
Camellia UUFO (2021) (Kamel Camellia) dance 5/10
Camera Prosthuman (Bureau B) post-rock 4/10
Nick Cave Carnage (Goliath) songwriter 5/10
Celeste Not Your Muse (Polydor) neosoul 5/10
Sarah Mary Chadwick Me and Ennui Are Friends Baby (Ba Da Bing) songwriter 5/10
Eric Church Heart & Soul (EMI) country 6.5/10
Cloud Nothings The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) noise-rock 4/10
J Cole The Off-Season (Dreamville) hip-hop 4/10
Colleen The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) songwriter 6/10
Alice Cooper Detroit Stories (Earmusic) hard-rock 5/10
Lucy Dacus Home Video (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Pan Daijing Jade (Pan) electronic 7/10
Dave We're All Alone in This Together (Neighbourhood) hip-hop 6.5/10
Lana Del Rey Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Interscope) songwriter 5/10
Lana Del Rey Blue Banisters (Interscope) songwriter 4/10
DJ Rozwell What Happens After the Death Is Recorded (self) hip-hop 6/10
Dream Unending Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin) doom 6/10
Effluence Psychocephalic Spawning (P2) death-metal 7/10
Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever (Interscope) songwriter 6/10
Wendy Eisenberg Bent Ring (Dear Life) songwriter 5/10
Esoctrilihum Dy'th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
Evanescence The Bitter Truth (Columbia) pop-metal 5/10
EvilDewer Anomia (self) hip-hop 5/10
FACS Present Tense (Trouble in Mind) post-rock /10
Sam Fender Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) songwriter 5/10
Fire-toolz Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain) prog-rock 7/10
Fluisteraars Gegrepen Door de Geest der Zielsontluiking (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) black metal 5/10
Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight (Roswell) power-pop 5/10
Frontierer Oxidized (self) metalcore 7/10
Fucked Up Year of the Horse (self) post-hardcore 8/10
Ghost Rhythms Spectral Music (Cuneiform) prog-rock 6/10
Girl in Red If I Could Make It Go Quiet (AWAL) songwriter 6/10
Glint Glint (self) concrete 6.5/10
Go Team Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries) pop 4/10
Godspeed You Black Emperor G_d's Pee at State's End (Constellation) post-rock 6/10
Yann Gourdon Yann Gourdon (La Novia) post-folk 6/10
Greentea Peng Man Made (AMF) neosoul 7/10
Sean Hayes Be Like Water (self) songwriter 4/10
Halsey If I Can't Have Love I Want Power (Capitol) songwriter 6/10
Juliana Hatfield Blood (American Laundromat) songwriter 5/10
Hiatus Kayote Mood Valiant (Glow in the Dark) prog-rock 5/10
Home is Where I Became Birds (2021) (Father Daughter) emo 6/10
Iceage Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) garage-rock 6.5/10
Iglooghost Lei Line Eon (Gloo) post-hop 6/10
Cassandra Jenkins An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Ding) songwriter 6.5/10
Injury Reserve By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Loma Vista) hip-hop 7/10
Topaz Jones Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
Jpegmafia LP (Republic) hip-hop 7/10
Valerie June The Moon and Stars - Prescriptions For Dreamers (Fantasy) songwriter 7/10
Jute Gyte Mitrealitat (self) avant-metal 5/10
Ka A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) rap 6/10
Kaatayra Inpariquipe (self) metal 7/10
L'Rain Fatigue (Mexican Summer) songwriter 6/10
Janis Lago Daughter of Sappho/ Recovery (Next Year's Snow) noise 7/10
Lake Street Drive Obviously (Nonesuch) soul 4/10
Lil Nas X Montero (Columbia) pop-hop 6/10
Lil Ugly Mane Volcanic Bird Enemy and The Voiced Concern (Fashionable Death) songwriter 7.5/10
Lingua Ignota Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) pagan folk 6/10
Lorde Solar Power (Universal) songwriter 6.5/10
Lost Girls Menneskekollektivet (Smalltown Supersound) techno 4/10
Low Hey What (SubPop) dream-pop 6/10
Mach-Hommy Pray for Haiti (Griselda) hip-hop 5/10
Mach-Hommy Balens Cho (self) hip-hop 4/10
Madlib Sound Ancestors (Madlib) hip-hop 4/10
Mare Cognitum Solar Paroxysm (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
Alexis Marshall House of Lull House of When (Sargent House) songwriting 5/10
Mastodon Hushed and Grim (Reprise) prog-metal 5/10
Mike Disco (10K) hip-hop 5/10
Moin Moot (AD93) post-rock 6.5/10
Moor Mother Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Anti) rap-jazz 5/10
Laura Mvula Pink Noise (RCA) pop 4/10
Rachika Nayar Our Hands Against The Dusk (NNA Tapes) ambient 6.5/10
Old Nick A New Generation of Vampiric Conspiracies (self) black metal 6.5/10
Old Nick Iam Vampire Castle (self) black metal 6/10
Palberta Palberta5000 (Wharf Cat) garage-rock 5/10
Parannoul To See the Next Part of the Dream (self) shoegaze 7/10
Arlo Parks Collapsed in Sunbeams (2021) (Transgressive) songwriter 5/10
Carly Pearce 29 Written in Stone (Big Machine) country 6/10
Liz Phair Soberish (Chrysalis) songwriter 5/10
P.H.O.B.O.S. Bleaker Beater (Megaton Mass) metal 6/10
PinkPantheress To Hell With It (self) pop 5/10
Polo G Hall of Fame (Columbia) hip-hop 6/10
Pom Poko Cheater (Bella Union) power-pop 6/10
Poppy Flux (Sumerian) pop-metal 5/10
Powerdove Machination (Murailles) songwriter 7/10
Really From Really From (Topshelf) post-rock 5/10
Robert Rich Neurogenesis (self) ambient 5/10
Dawn Richard Second Line (Merge) dance 6/10
Steve Roach Into the Majestic (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Olivia Rodrigo Sour (Geffen) songwriter 6/10
Claire Rousay A Softer Focus (self) avantgarde 6/10
Xenia Rubinos Una Rosa (Anti) songwriter 6/10
Self Esteem Prioritise Pleasure (Universal) songwriter 5/10
Sematary Rainbow Bridge 3 (self) drill 7/10
Serpentwithfeet Deacon (Secretly Canadian) neosoul 6.5/10
Sewerslvt Skitzofrenia Simulation (self) breakcore 6/10
Sewerslvt We Had Good Times Together Don't Forget That (self) breakcore 7.5/10
Sewerslvt Tortvred Lesbians Ripped Apart (self) breakcore 7/10
Sleater-Kinney Path of Wellness (Mom+Pop) power-pop 4/10
Spectral Lore Heterophotos (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
Spirit of the Beehive Entertainment Death (Saddle Creek) psych-rock 5/10
Squid Bright Green Field (Warp) dance-punk 7.5/10
St Vincent Daddy's Home (Loma Vista) songwriter 6/10
Stella Research Committee A Proposed Method for Determining Sanding Fitness (self) noise-rock 7/10
Andy Stott Never the Right Time (Modern Love) techno 4/10
Surfbort Keep On Truckin' (Inner Freak) punk-rock 5/10
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy Superwolves (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Tantric Bile Seminal Baptism (2021) (Putrefactive) jazz-metal 7/10
Aaron Lee Tasjan Tasjan Tasjan Tasjan (New West) songwriter 6/10
Yann Tiersen Kerber (Mute) ambient 5/10
Tirzah Colourgrade (Domino) songwriter 5/10
Tricot Jodeki (8902) post-rock 6.5/10
Turnstile Glow On (Roadrunner) hard-rock 5/10
Tyler the Creator Call me if you get Lost (Columbia) hip-hop 5/10
Underscores Fishmonger (self) songwriter 6/10
Undo K From Hot G.A.S. Get A Star (self) industrial 6/10
Viagra Boys Welfare Jazz (Year0001) dance-punk 4/10
Ryley Walker and Dave Grubbs A Tap On The Shoulder (Husky Pants) post-rock 6/10
Ryley Walker Course In Fable (Husky Pants) post-rock 5/10
War On Drugs I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) songwriter 5/10
Weather Station Ignorance (Fat Possum) singer-songwriter 5/10
Faye Webster I Know I'm Funny Haha (Secretely Canadian) songwriter 6/10
Weezer OK Human (Atlantic) chamber pop 6/10
Kanye West Donda (IDJ) hip-hop 4/10
Wiki Half God (Wikset) hip-hop 6/10
Hayley Williams Flowers for Vases / Descansos (Atlantic) songwriter 4/10
Wolf Alice Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) dream-pop 4.5/10
Wolvennest Temple (Van) gothic 4.5/10
Worm Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin) doom-metal 6.5/10
Xen Model Core (self) IDM 6/10
Xiu Xiu Oh No (Polyvynyl) pop 5/10
Yikii Crimson Poem (self) industrial 6/10
Yola Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound) country-soul 4.5/10
Your Old Droog Tha YOD Fahim (Fat Beats) hip-hop 5/10
Your Old Droog Time (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 7/10
Your Old Droog Space Bar (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 5/10

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