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Posted by on Dec 14, 2021 in News |

Top 50 Albums of 2021

Here is the list of the Newsoundwales favourite albums of 2021. There may well be better albums out there but these are the ones we’ve listened to and enjoyed the most this year.

Declan O’Rourke was our clear favourite with an album of carefully crafted songs and it will almost certainly grow in reputation as the years go by; an instant classic.

 

1. Declan O’Rourke – Arrivals

 

2. Weather Station – Ignorance

 

The Anchoress – The Art of Losing

 

4. Black Country, New Road – For the First Time

 

5. John Grant – Boy From Michigan

 

6. Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

 

7. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The LSO – Promises

 

8. Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

 

9. Yola – Stand For Myself

 

10. Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 – Yn Rio

 

11. Sparks – Annette

 

12. Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament

 

13. Jim Ghedi – In the Furrows of Common Place

 

14. Afro Cluster – The Reach

 

15. Wolf Alice -Blue Weekend

 

16. For Those I Love – For Those I Love

 

17. Steve Earle – J.T.

 

18. Sons of Kemet – Black to the Future

 

19. Flyte – This is Really Going To Hurt

 

20. Gruff Rhys – Seeking New Gods

 

21. David Crosby – For Free

 

22. Boi – Coron o Chwinc

 

23. Villagers – Fever Dreams

 

24. Laura Mvula – Pink Noise

 

25. Kevin Brennan – The Clown & The Cigarette Girl

 

26. Freshly Cut Grass – Topiary

 

27. El Goodo – Zombie

 

28. Inhaler – It Won’t Always Be Like This

 

29. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

 

30. Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

 

31. Squid – Bright Green Field

 

32. Nathan Ball – Under the Mackeral Sky

 

33. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise the Roof

 

34. Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

 

35. St Vincent – Daddy’s Home

 

36. Evans McCrae – Only Skin

 

37. Lil Nas X – Montero

 

38. S.G.Lewis – Times

 

39. Quiet Marauder – The Gift

 

40. The War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore

 

41. Griff – One Foot In Front of Each Other

 

42. Hannah Peel – Fir Wave

 

43. Tyler,The Creator – Call Me If you Want To Get Lost

 

44. The Vanities – 2001

 

45. Jamêe Summers – Letters to My Queen

 

46. Andy Schauf – Wilds

 

47. Valerie June – The Moon & The Stars

 

48. Jackson Browne – Downhill form Everywhere

 

49. Alfie Templeman – Forever Isn’t Long Enough

 

50. Parcels – Day/Night