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. Brandi Carlile's lovely In These Silent Days is the latest addition to our rankings.

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

Solid Recommends
10. Bright Green Field - Squid
11. Prioritize Pleasure - Self Esteem
12. Daddy's Home - St. Vincent
13. Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
14. I Don't Live Here Anymore - War On Drugs
15. Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar
16. In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile
17.  Spare Ribs – Sleaford Mods
18. Drunk Tank Pink – Shame
19. Glow On - Turnstile
20. 30 - Adele
21. Flock - Jane Weaver
22. G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
23. Flying Dream 1 - Elbow
24. On All Fours - Goat Girl
25.  For the first time – Black Country, New Road
26. Long Lost - Lord Huron
27. New Long Leg - Dry Cleaning
28. Cavalcade - Black Midi
30. Comfort To Me - Amyl & the Sniffers
31. Little Oblivions - Julien Baker
32. J.T - Steve Earle

Mild Recommends
33. Black To The Future - Sons of Kemmet

2021 Albums In The Mix (number of listens in)

A Beginner's Mind (3) - Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
A Common Turn (2) - Anna B Savage 
A Few Stars Apart (1) - Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
American Noir (1) - Creeper
An Evening With Silk Sonic (1)
An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2) - Cassandra Jenkins
Angel Tears In Sunlight (1) - Pauline Anna Strom
Any Shape You Take (2) - Indigo De Souza
As The Love Continues (2) - Mogwai
Black Metal 2 (2) - Dean Blunt 
Blame Game (1) - Beach Bunny
Boy From Michigan (1) - John Grant
California Soil (1) - London Grammar
Call Me If You Get Lost (2) - Tyler, The Creator
Chemtrails Over The Country Club (1) - Lana Del Rey
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
Delta Kream (1) - The Black Keys
Detroit Blues (1) - Danny Kroha
Dream Weapon (1) - Ghengis Tron
Endless Arcade (1) - Teenage Fanclub
ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (1) - SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
Epic Ten (1) - Sharon Van Eten
Far In (1) - Helado Negro
Fat Pop (1) - Paul Weller
Fatigue (1) - L'Rain
Fever Dreams (1) - Villagers
Fire (1) - The Bug
Flat White Moon (1) - Field Music
Forever Isn't Long Enough (1) - Alfie Templeman
Glowing In The Dark (1) - Django Django
Good Woman (1) - The Staves
Greatest Hits (1) - Waterparks
Happier Than Ever (1) - Billie Eilish
Heaux Tales (2) - Jazmine Sullivan
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 (1) - 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 (1) - Various Artists
Infinite Granite (2) - Deafheaven
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
Losing Light (1) - Antlers
Modern Fiction (1) - Ducks Ltd.
MONTERO (1) - Lil Nas X
Mood Valiant (1) - Hiatus Kaiyote
My Morning Jacket (1)
Open Door Policy (1) - 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 (1) - Hiss Golden Messenger
Raise The Roof (1) - Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
Screen Violence (1) - Chvrches
Seek Shelter (1) - Iceage
Seeking New Gods (1) - Gruff Rhys
Seventeen Going Under (1) - Sam Fender
Shade (1) - Grouper
SINNER GET READY (1) - Lingua Ignota
Skin (1) - Joy Crookes
Sling (1) - Clairo
Smiling With No Teeth (4) - Genesis Owusu
Soberish (1) - Liz Phair
Sound Ancestors (1) - Madlib
Spiral (1) - DARKSIDE
Stand For Myself (1) - Yola
star-crossed (1) - Kacey Musgraves
Still Over It (1) - Summer Walker
Sympathy For Life (2) - Parquet Courts
Talk Memory (1) - Badbadnotgood
The Apple Drop (2) - Liars
The Art Of Losing (1) - The Anchoress
The Asymptotical World EP (1) - Yves Tumor
The Blue Elephant (1) - Matt Berry
The Myth Of Happily Ever After (1) - Biffy Clyro
The Path Of The Clouds (2) - Marissa Nadler
The Shadow I Remember (1) - Cloud Nothings
The Turning Wheel (1) - Spelling
These 13 (1) - Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird
They're Calling Me Home (1) - Rhiannon Giddens & Francisco Turrisi
Things Take Time, Take Time (2) - Courtney Barnett
to hell with it (1) Pink Pantheress
Typhoons (1) - Royal Blood
Ultrapop (1) - The Armed
Urban Driftwood (1) - Yasmin Williams
Valentine - Snail Mail (2)
Vanities - W. H. Lung (1)
Van Weezer (1) - Weezer
Vince Staples (1)
Vulture Prince (2) - Arooj Aftab
Welfare Jazz (1) - Viagra Boys
We're All Alone In This Together (2) - Dave

Last Updated 05.27.22









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