I don’t often put together the best albums of the year list, but I do love a good list so here are my favourite albums of 2021. What were yours?
- ‘Delilah Bon’ – Delilah Bon – An absolutely sublime, sassy debut from Lauren Tate’s magnificent, impassioned alter ego. This has been my album of the year since I first heard it
- ‘Shout Out! To Freedom…’ – Nightmares On Wax – The perfect late night chill album that you can listen to anytime
- ‘Blue Weekend’ – Wolf Alice – An album that proves Wolf Alice continue to grow and are becoming an iconic British band
- ‘All In’ – Apollo Junction – These Leeds lads smash that difficult sophomore album myth out of the park with a total belter
- ‘The Myth of the Happily Ever After’ – Biffy Clyro – Biffy are for me perhaps the best band on the planet right now, yet another great release proves it
- ‘Happier Than Ever’ – Billie Eilish – A fantastically accomplished album from a talent that will be around for a lifetime
- ‘The Yearbook’ – Baby Queen – Not many bands care as much about their fans as Baby Queen, but they are so much more than caring, they really are a stunning band
- ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ – Lana Del Rey – Probably Lana Del Ray’s best album so far, I loved this after one spin
- ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’ – Damon Albarn – Uber polymath Mr Albarn proves once again how wide ranging his abundant talent stretches
- ‘Discover Effortless Living’ – Bull – A fine debut album with echoes of the best of 60s rock from one of York’s greatest bands
- ‘Carnage’ – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – It’s Cave and Ellis, what more does one need to say, a truly awesome collection.
- ‘Not Your Muse’ – Celeste – Jazzy, modern R&B, fabulous tunes and most of all a voice that encapsulates so many beautiful emotions
- ‘She Walks In Beauty’ – Marianne Faithful and Warren Ellis – This has been essential late night listening for me, it is soothing, mindful and close to perfect
- ‘We Live Here’ – Bob Vylan – An incredibly powerful political album from a band that has got this far without the backing of a huge corporation
- ‘21st Century Love Songs’ – Wildhearts – The Wildhearts are back baby, with one of their best albums
- ‘Amazing Things’ – Don Broco – An album that captures everything that is great with current rock and is showcased by an underlying pop sensibility
- ‘The Crippling Space Between’ – Carol Hodge – Another flawless album from the supremely talented wonderful human being known as Carol Hodge
- ‘Passions’ – Thirst – Dom White steps up from the drum stool to release a beautiful album that is grandly cinematic in its scope
- ‘Who Am I’ – Pale Waves – Is there anyone that doesn’t love Pale Waves, this set establishes them as one of Blighty’s best bands
- ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ – Dave – Sharp, passionate, caring, honest and with a large side order of vitriol, Dave tells it like it is expertly
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