2021 Spins

As I’ve done for the past two years, I’m gonna use this page to chronicle every new release I listen to in 2021 – complete with a handy rating from 1 to 10. I’ll update this page every other week or so. If you think there’s a release missing from the list that I should check out, give me a yell and I’ll smack it on the backburner!

Last update: Friday February 26th, 2021.

Albums

  1. 7-11 Jesus – Tree Dream (3.5/10)
  2. A Day To Remember – You’re Welcome (8/10)
  3. Aliceissleeping – Completely Fine (7/10)
  4. The Antlers – Gold To Green (7/10)
  5. Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist (8/10)
  6. Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams (6/10)
  7. Baio – Dead Hand Control (6.5/10)
  8. Basic Bitches – Go To The Movies (4.5/10)
  9. Black Pistol Fire – Look Alive (7.5/10)
  10. The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness – Songs From Another Life (6.5/10)
  11. Carla Geneve – Learn To Like It (9/10)
  12. Cave Of Swimmers – Aurora (6/10)
  13. Celeste – Not Your Muse (6/10)
  14. Cheap Meat – People Are The Worst (8.5/10)
  15. Citizen – Life In Your Glass World (8.5/10)
  16. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – New Fragility (7/10)
  17. The Dead Daisies – Holy Ground (5.5/10)
  18. Death From Above 1979 – Is 4 Lovers (8.5/10)
  19. The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art (8.5/10)
  20. Divide And Dissolve – Gas Lit (1.5/10)
  21. Django Django – Glowing In The Dark (7.5/10)
  22. Drones – Our Hell Is Right Here (8/10)
  23. Erra – S/T (7/10)
  24. Flux Pavilion – .wav (5/10)
  25. Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight (6.5/10)
  26. Girl In Red – If I Could Make It Go Quiet (10/10)
  27. Goat Girl – On All Fours (6/10)
  28. Hayley Williams – Flowers For Vases (8/10)
  29. The Hold Steady – Open Door Policy (8/10)
  30. Hospital Bracelet – South Loop Summer (9/10)
  31. Icon For Hire – Amorphous (4.5/10)
  32. Illy – The Space Between (7/10)
  33. Indigo Sparke – Echo (6/10)
  34. Jarryd James – P.M. (5/10)
  35. Jess Locke – Don’t Ask Yourself Why (8.5/10)
  36. Julien Baker – Little Oblivions (8/10)
  37. June Joans – Leafcutter (8.5/10)
  38. Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place (8/10)
  39. King Khan Unlimited – Opiate Them Asses (4/10)
  40. Lande Hekt – Going To Hell (7.5/10)
  41. Loathe – The Things They Believe (5/10)
  42. Lokoy – Badminton (6.5/10)
  43. Lonely The Brave – The Hope List (7.5/10)
  44. LNZNDRF – II (6/10)
  45. Luca Brasi – Everything Is Tenuous (8.5/10)
  46. Luna Shadows – Digital Pacific (6/10)
  47. Melvins – Working With God (2.5/10)
  48. Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest (8.5/10)
  49. Mogwai – As The Love Continues (8/10)
  50. Moon Taxi – Silver Dream (6/10)
  51. NOFX – Single Album (9/10)
  52. nothing,nowhere. – Trauma Factory (8/10)
  53. Odette – Herald (7/10)
  54. Pale Waves – Who Am I? (9.5/10)
  55. Passenger – Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted (6/10)
  56. The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock And Roll (7.5/10)
  57. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound (8/10)
  58. The Rubens – 0202 (5.5/10)
  59. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs (7.5/10)
  60. Slowthai – Tyron (4/10)
  61. Smith & Burrows – Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough (7/10)
  62. The Sonder Bombs – Clothbound (8/10)
  63. The Staves – Good Woman (7.5/10)
  64. Sun June – Somewhere (6.5/10)
  65. Steven Wilson – The Future Bites (7/10)
  66. Tash Sultana – Terra Firma (5/10)
  67. Teenage Wrist – Earth Is A Black Hole (8.5/10)
  68. Th1rt3en – A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism (7.5/10)
  69. Tigers Jaw – I Won’t Care How You Remember Me (8.5/10)
  70. Trippie Redd – Neon Shark (8.5/10)
  71. TV Priest – Uppers (4/10)
  72. The Weather Station – Ignorance (6.5/10)
  73. Weezer – OK Human (9/10)
  74. Wild Pink – A Billion Little Lights (7.5/10)
  75. You Me At Six – Suckapunch (5.5/10)

EPs

  1. Babehoven – Yellow Has A Pretty Good Reputation (5/10)
  2. Beach Bunny – Blame Game (9.5/10)
  3. Car Park Social – S/T (6/10)
  4. Coma Girls – Skyboxer (6.5/10)
  5. Conduit – Only Human (6/10)
  6. Fickle Friends – Weird Years (Season 1) [8/10]
  7. Frank Iero And The Future Violence – Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place (10/10)
  8. Hand Habits – Dirt (6.5/10)
  9. Harmony Byrne – The Songs I Sing When No One Is Around (8/10)
  10. Little Hurt – Every Second (6.5/10)
  11. Maggie Lindemann – Paranoia (8/10)
  12. Miss Grit – Imposter (5.5/10)
  13. Ribbons – Total Loss (6.5/10)
  14. Rough Dreams – From the Graves of Better Days (8/10)
  15. Stick To Your Guns – The Meaning Remains (7/10)
  16. The Vaughns – Rom Coms + Take Out (8/10)
  17. Widowspeak – Honeychurch (5/10)

RATING KEY

1 – it’s genuinely unbearable.
2 – it’s awful.
3 – it’s bad.
4 – it’s a pretty tough listen.
5 – it’s mediocre.
6 – it’s okay.
7 – it’s good.
8 – it’s great.
9 – it’s goddamn fantastic.
10 – it’s a fucking masterpiece.