Sunday, October 24, 2021

McQ's Favorite Albums Of 2021

McQ's Best Of will continue to update its favorite albums of 2021 list throughout 2022. Solid 2021 efforts from St. Vincent and Black Midi, and an interesting debut from spoken word post-punkers Dry Cleaning are our latest editions to the year's overall rankings.

Highest Recommends
1. Promises - Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Strong Recommends

2. Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice
3. Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast
4. Ignorance – The Weather Station
5.  Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
6. Carnage - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Solid Recommends

7. Bright Green Field - Squid
8. Daddy's Home - St. Vincent
9. Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar
10.  Spare Ribs – Sleaford Mods
11. Drunk Tank Pink – Shame
12.  For the first time – Black Country, New Road
13. New Long Leg - Dry Cleaning
14. Cavalcade - Black Midi
15. Little Oblivions - Julien Baker
16. J.T - Steve Earle

Mild Recommends
None to date

2021 Albums In The Mix (number of listens in)

30 (2) - Adele
A Beginner's Mind (1) - Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
A Common Turn (1) - Anna B Savage 
Afrique Victime (4) - Mdou Moctar
An Evening With Silk Sonic (1)
An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (1) - Cassandra Jenkins
Black Metal 2 (1) - Dean Blunt 
Black to The Future (2) - Sons Of Kemmet 
Blame Game (1) - Beach Bunny
Call Me If You Get Lost (1) - Tyler, The Creator
Chemtrails Over The Country Club - Lana Del Rey
Comfort To Me (1) - Amyl & The Sniffers
Conflict Of Interest (1) - Ghetts
Coral Island (1) - The Coral
CRAWLER (1) - IDLES
DEACON (1) - Serpentwithfeet
Death Of A Cheerleader (1) - Pom Pom Squad
Endless Arcade (1) - Teenage Fanclub
Epic Ten (1) - Sharon Van Eten
Fatigue (1) - L'Rain
Fire (1) - The Bug
Flock (1) - Jane Weaver
For Those I Love (4) - s/t
Forever Isn't Long Enough (1) - Alfie Templeman
Flying Dream 1 (1) - Elbow
GLOW ON (2) - Turnstile
G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END (1) - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Good Woman (1) - The Staves
Happier Than Ever (1) - Billie Eilish
Heaux Tales (1) - Jazmine Sullivan
Hey What (3) - Low
Home Video - Lucy Dacus (1)
I Don't Live Here Anymore (2) - The War On Drugs
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (1) - Halsey
Illusory Walls (1) - The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
I'll Be your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground (1) - Various Artists
In These Silent Days (1) - Belinda Carlisle
Long Lost (1) - Lord Huron
MONTERO (1) - Lil Nas X
On All Fours (1) - Goat Girl
Pink Noise (1) - Laura Mvula
Planet Her (1) - Doja Cat
Prioritize Pleasure (1) - Self Esteem
Seek Shelter (1) - Iceage
Seeking New Gods (1) - Gruff Rhys
Seventeen Going Under (1) - Sam Fender
SINNER GET READY (1) - Lingua Ignota
Soberish (1) - Liz Phair
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (2) - Little Simz
Sour (2) - Olivia Rodrigo
Sympathy For Life (1) - Parquet Courts
The Apple Drop (1) - Liars
The Asymptotical World EP (1) - Yves Tumor
The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers (4) - Valerie June
The Myth Of Happily Ever After (1) - Biffy Clyro
They're Calling Me Home (1) - Rhiannon Giddens & Francisco Turrisi
Things Take Time, Take Time (1) - Courtney Barnett
to hell with it (1) Pink Pantheress
Ultrapop (1) - The Armed
Valentine - Snail Mail (1)
Vanities - W. H. Lung (1)
Vulture Prince (1) - Arooj Aftab
Welfare Jazz (1) - Viagra Boys
We're All Alone In This Together (1) - Dave

Last Updated 01.03.22