Favorite Music of 2021

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Favorite Music of 2021

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Hi All,
What are your top songs, albums, etc. from 2021?

I bought a lot of albums on vinyl this year, but I think the one I listened to the most is Obviously by Lake Street Dive. I just keep going back to this album. What about you?

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Mostly these two:

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Colter Wall, Tyler Childers, and Billy Strings. Billy is the latest addition to the rotation, and I'm really enjoying the dive into deep bluegrass psychedelia. This is the future of good country music.

According to my Spotify Wrapped, Shovels and Rope is my #2, in case anyone thought I only listened to dudes 🙄
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I was recently introduced to "Thumbs" by Lucy Dacus - a song in which she recounts accompanying a friend to meet up with the friend's estranged father. It's a simple but heavy and even shocking song. I don't remember the last song I'd heard that made as strong an immediate impression on me.

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As it happens, Lucy Dacus' album "Home Video" was easily my favourite of 2021, I listened to it several times a day for a little while there (why yes, I was having a pretty rough time, thanks for asking). It's heavy stuff (albeit not all as heavy as Thumbs) but incredible songwriting. And I've listened to her previous album "Historian" almost as much after exploring her discography in reverse.

My other favourite is "Let Me Do One More" by Illuminati Hotties, which is a lighter listening experience although still with a good emotional heft to it (especially on "The Sway" which is a truly gorgeous song). Sarah from IH is my favourite songwriter and producer at the moment, she's had a hand in a bunch of other great records recently including this year's Pom Pom Squad album which is excellent punk / riot grrrl kinda stuff.

The other one I've listened to nearly as much as those two is "Gami Gang" by Origami Angel, which is catchy pop-punk / emo with big choruses and power chords, but also a bit more messing with genre than most punk stuff - there's a song with bossa nova influences and the opening track has a trap beat!
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MicahSommer wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:47 pm
I was recently introduced to "Thumbs" by Lucy Dacus - a song in which she recounts accompanying a friend to meet up with the friend's estranged father. It's a simple but heavy and even shocking song. I don't remember the last song I'd heard that made as strong an immediate impression on me.

Have you heard the Song Exploder episode about this one?

If anyone hasn’t, it’s at https://songexploder.net/lucy-dacus
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