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. 10 new additions to our rankings this weekend, all below the 40 mark.

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

Strong Recommends
3. Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice
6. Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast
7. Ignorance – The Weather Station
8.  Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
9. Carnage - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
10. Smiling With No Teeth - Genesis Owusu

Solid Recommends
11. Bright Green Field - Squid
12. Stand For Myself - Yola
13. Prioritize Pleasure - Self Esteem
14. Daddy's Home - St. Vincent
15. Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
16. An Overview On Phenomenal Nature - Cassandra Jenkins
17. I Don't Live Here Anymore - War On Drugs
19. Heaux Tales - Jazmine Sullivan
20. Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar
21. In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile
22.  Spare Ribs – Sleaford Mods
23. Drunk Tank Pink – Shame
24. Glow On - Turnstile
25. 30 - Adele
26. Flock - Jane Weaver
27. G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
28. Welfare Jazz - Viagra Boys
29. The Art Of Losing - The Anchoress
30. Vulture Prince - Arooj Aftab
31. Sympathy For Life - Parquet Courts
32. Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
33. Montero - Lil Nas X
34. Flying Dream 1 - Elbow
35. On All Fours - Goat Girl
36.  For the first time – Black Country, New Road
37. Long Lost - Lord Huron
38. New Long Leg - Dry Cleaning
39. Cavalcade - Black Midi
41. Comfort To Me - Amyl & the Sniffers
42. Little Oblivions - Julien Baker
43. A Beginner's Mind - Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
44. Infinite Granite - Deafheaven
45. Blame Game - Beach Bunny
46. Seek Shelter - Iceage
47. Delta Kream - The Black Keys
48. As Days Get Dark - Arab Strap
50. The Path Of The Clouds - Marissa Nadler
52. Epic Ten - Sharon Van Eten
52. Black Metal 2 - Dean Blunt
53. The Apple Drop - Liars
54. J.T - Steve Earle

Mild Recommends
55. Things Take Time, Take Time - Courtney Barnett
56. Modern Fiction - Ducks Ltd.
57. Losing Light - Antlers
58. Far In - Helado Negro
59. Valentine - Snail Mail
60. Boy From Michigan - John Grant
61. Black To The Future - Sons of Kemmet

2021 Albums In The Mix (number of listens in)

A Common Turn (2) - Anna B Savage 
A Few Stars Apart (2) - Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
American Noir (2) - Creeper
An Evening With Silk Sonic (1)
Angel Tears In Sunlight (1) - Pauline Anna Strom
Any Shape You Take (2) - Indigo De Souza
California Soil (1) - London Grammar
Call Me If You Get Lost (2) - Tyler, The Creator
Conflict Of Interest (2) - Ghetts
Cooler Returns (2) - Kiwi Jr.
Coral Island (1) - The Coral
CRAWLER (2) - IDLES
DEACON (1) - Serpentwithfeet
Death Of A Cheerleader (1) - Pom Pom Squad
Detroit Blues (1) - Danny Kroha
Dream Weapon (1) - Ghengis Tron
Endless Arcade (1) - Teenage Fanclub
ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (1) - SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
Fat Pop (1) - Paul Weller
Fatigue (1) - L'Rain
Fever Dreams (1) - Villagers
Fire (1) - The Bug
Flat White Moon (2) - Field Music
Forever Isn't Long Enough (1) - Alfie Templeman
Glowing In The Dark (1) - Django Django
Good Woman (2) - The Staves
Greatest Hits (1) - Waterparks
Home Video - Lucy Dacus (2)
How Long Do You Think It's Going To Last (1) - Big Red Machine
I Know I'm Funny Ha Ha (2) - Faye Webster
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (2) - 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 (2) - Various Artists
I've Been Trying To Tell You (1) - Saint Etienne
KID A MNESIA (1) - Radiohead
King's Disease II (1) - Nas
Let Me Do One More (2) - Illuminati Hotties
Mood Valiant (1) - Hiatus Kaiyote
My Morning Jacket (1)
Open Door Policy (2) - The Hold Steady
Outside Child (1) - Allison Russell
Pale Horse Rider (1) - Cory Hanson
Pink Noise (2) - Laura Mvula
Planet Her (1) - Doja Cat
Playground In A Lake (1) - Clark
Pray For Haiti (1) - Mach-Hommy
Quietly Blowing It (2) - Hiss Golden Messenger
Raise The Roof (2) - Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
Screen Violence (1) - Chvrches
Seeking New Gods (2) - Gruff Rhys
Seventeen Going Under (1) - Sam Fender
Shade (1) - Grouper
SINNER GET READY (1) - Lingua Ignota
Skin (1) - Joy Crookes
Sling (1) - Clairo
Soberish (1) - Liz Phair
Sound Ancestors (1) - Madlib
Spiral (1) - DARKSIDE
star-crossed (1) - Kacey Musgraves
Still Over It (1) - Summer Walker
Talk Memory (1) - Badbadnotgood
The Asymptotical World EP (2) - Yves Tumor
The Blue Elephant (1) - Matt Berry
The Myth Of Happily Ever After (1) - Biffy Clyro
The Shadow I Remember (1) - Cloud Nothings
The Turning Wheel (1) - Spelling
These 13 (1) - Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird
They're Calling Me Home (2) - Rhiannon Giddens & Francisco Turrisi
to hell with it (2) - Pink Pantheress
Typhoons (1) - Royal Blood
Ultrapop (1) - The Armed
Urban Driftwood (2) - Yasmin Williams
Vanities - W. H. Lung (1)
Van Weezer (1) - Weezer
Vince Staples (1)
We're All Alone In This Together (2) - Dave

Last Updated 10.01.22









2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear David.

I am a huge fan of your quora and I’m not happy to have found your website. If you have the time, I would love to know your best track of each year. Maybe you could add that best number one spot track of each year on these album pages as we wait for the complete track lists.

Anonymous said...

I meant ‘very’ not ‘not.’