You’ve read 11-20 (at least you should’ve done — pop that Toblerone down and check it out now, if not). So, let me put you out of your misery and gift you my top ten albums of 2021.
- England Screams — Strange Bones
I know it, you know it, my Spotify knows it: Strange Bones have made electro-punk the genre of 2021.
- Sticky — Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Full-on punk that gets you up off your seat. It’s like a short-but-sweet rave for proper moshers.
- Call Your Mum — Goan Dogs
A sterling example of an experimental indie debut that you want to dance to over and over again.
- Collapsed In Sunbeams — Arlo Parks
This year’s Mercury Prize winner dazzles with poetry — and some dreamy beats — in motion.
- It Won’t Always Be Like This — Inhaler
I hope the Irish four-piece do continue to make music like this. Delicious, unadulterated indie-pop.
- Isles — Bicep
Feel every bump in the road and emotional high as you groove to the duo’s electronic masterpiece.
- This Time Next Year — Kid Kapichi
The Hastings rockers finally handed us their explosive alt-rock debut. Go deluxe to enjoy ‘Lucky Ones’.
- Don’t You Feel Amazing? — Trash Boat
From heavy, scuzzy riffs to electronic synths, you’re in for a fist-punching frenzy of feel-good bangers.
- Euphoric — Calva Louise
The signature blend of alt rock and Spanish/English vocals simply cannot be executed by anyone else.
- For Those That Wish To Exist — Architects
If you like your metal less intense, this record’s been furnished with multi-instrumental goodness.