The top 21 albums of 2021

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Britni Dunn and Jaeden Pinder

With another year gone, The Pace Press wants to take a look back on the music that defined 2021, a year that had more twists and turns than a high-speed rollercoaster. 

While 2020’s musical palette was a mishmash of emotionally raw work, a seemingly never-ending year of confusion and anger, 2021 appears to be the calm after the storm, and the reluctant acceptance of the strange landscape we now live in. Instead of absolute disorder, the music of this year was carefully calculated and recognizes the importance of gratitude and the tangibility of life beyond oneself. 

Following suit with last year’s list, here are our top 21 albums, in order of release, of 2021. 


Smiling with No Teeth – Genesis Owusu

Released: Mar. 5, 2021

 

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Take the charisma of André 3000, the consciousness of Kendrick Lamar and the experimental enthusiasm of Flying Lotus, and you’ll end up discovering Genesis Owusu and his debut album. “Smiling with No Teeth” perfects the art of deception; from the intentionally misleading album cover to the bleak lyrics juxtaposed against the genre-bending production, Owusu masterfully blurs these lines to create an album equally heavy as it is addictive. The album is an expedition across Owusu’s neural pathways with the black dogs (a constant metaphor for his depression from his racist upbringing) in the pilot seat, best exemplified in “The Other Black Dog.” ​​Each song has an intrinsically intoxicating quality to it despite its darker messages, like on “Don’t Need You” and “Drown.” Owusu’s ability to shift into multiple genres, from rock to hip hop to psychedelic soul, and package it all up into a 53 min album is no small feat and is akin to a tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant. You’re never sure of what to expect on the next course, but you know it’s going to be inventive and ambitious, and you’re excited nonetheless. – J.P. 

Our top picks: “Centrefold,” “Don’t Need You,” “No Looking Back”


Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1 – Adam Melchor

Released: Mar. 19, 2021

 

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New Jersey singer-songwriter, Adam Melchor, decided to send a new song each Sunday to fans that subscribed to his “Lullaby Hotline” during 2020 in hopes of building and staying connected with fans. As fans became more and more responsive to the tracks being sent each Sunday, Melchor announced each song he had sent would be put into an album. The first track, “Lullaby Hotline Theme,” explains the album perfectly: “Welcome to the Melchor Lullaby Hotline/ Here’s a song I wrote for you/ Welcome to the Melchor Lullaby Hotline/ Every Sunday I will send you something brand new.” Melchor’s earnest nature seeps through all of his work, making him a relatable and loveable artist. Having been making indie-pop music for years, it seems this album is Melchor coming into his own as an artist, even going on his first headlining tour for the album. Melchor has a way with words that is unlike most artists, painting imagery and emotion in his music that is palpable and refreshing. While the album did not necessarily go out of his bounds musically as he sticks to his classic acoustic guitar and piano set-up, the lyricism throughout the album is breathtaking. The track “Moon in the Morning is the perfect instance of this. Melchor serenades listeners, wistfully singing: “You go like the moon in the morning/ Hitch a ride on the breeze/ See the light through the trees/ Show’s over, the same old story.” – B.D. 

Our top picks: “Start Forgetting Death,” “Last Time,” “Lateral Move”


Build a Problem – dodie

Released: May 7, 2021

 

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After much anticipation and a few release setbacks, UK-based singer-songwriter dodie, released her first full-length album in May of 2021. Layered with soaring harmonies and acoustic guitar, dodie takes leaps from her previous releases musically while staying true to her lyricism dripping with honesty and pained self-awareness. For her fans, this album was a triumph in itself. Watching the young star grow from making videos of herself crying on her Youtube channel to multiple EPS, and finally to her first full-length album. Clark has stuck to her outwardly emotional and empathetic self, making for an album that floats with honesty. One of the singles on the album, “Hate Myself,” includes a joyous foot-tapping beat that juxtaposes lyrics of Clark’s overthinking brain: “How can you not hear a whole conversation/ I have, sitting still with a brain on fire/ I know it’s a me thing/ Eyes closed isn’t helping/ When you go quiet, I hate myself.” Her fluttering vibrato and intense strings give the album layers that are provocative and keep listeners intrigued. – B.D. 

Our top picks: “Special Girl,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Quite Belong (demo)”


Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent

Released: May 14, 2021

 

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Put simply, Annie Clark is electrifying, continually metamorphosing herself from album to album. From “Masseducation’s” neon-laden landscape in 2017, her latest installment as a blond seductress in “Daddy’s Home” is nothing short of sonic artistry. Fitting with the popularity of the ‘70s this year, “Daddy’s Home” is an impression of the grime of New York City summers then, amber-tinted sunglasses, maroon corduroys and beige fur coats, despite the sweltering heat. It’s as sultry as it is downright morose; tracks like “The Laughing Man” and the title track are frank and comedic in the ways they address the cruelty in life and death. The cathartic single “Down” is an ode to the funk and soul influence of the decade with peppered-in sitar leads that modernize it. Daddy’s Home is St. Vincent’s most candid work yet, even if she still remains elusive at times. – J.P.

Our top picks: “Live in the Dream,” “Down,” “…At the Holiday Party”


Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice

Released: June 4, 2021

 

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With each release, British alt-rock band Wolf Alice manages to exceed our expectations, and “Blue Weekend” is by far the best work in their catalog. The album surprised fans as it managed to find satisfaction in dreamier and understated sounds. Take “The Last Man on Earth,” the first single of the record, which cements Ellie Rowsell’s voice as an absolute powerhouse of instrumentality, and contrasted entirely from their last LP, which was far more punk and noise-inspired. Songs like “Smile” and “Play the Greatest Hits” harken back to their harsher hits and support the tracklist as unofficial interludes, but instead of giving you time to cool down, they heat up the album, commanding your attention. Post winning the Mercury Prize for “Visions of a Life,” the band could have easily headed down the path of attempting to transcend the success of their past. Instead, they found balance and beauty in delicacy, and “Blue Weekend” is the band at their most cohesive and accessible. – J.P. 

Our top picks: “Lipstick on the Glass,” “Play the Greatest Hits,” “The Last Man on Earth”


Butterfly 3000 – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Released: June 11, 2021

 

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“Throw something at the wall and see if it sticks” is what seems to be KGATLW’s way of deciding what their next album will sound like. Even if some earlier releases have slid down this wall, “Butterfly 3000” sticks, and is still innovative as they find new ways to infuse new genres with their eclectic sound. Emerging from their chrysalis in May to announce their 18th album (only after their last release from February 2021), “Butterfly 3000” is a glittering suite and recalls the sounds of neo-psych groups like MGMT. As sung in “Yours,” the album is “a dream personified,” both the sense of radiant whimsy and of lucid absurdity, on psychedelic songs like “Blue Morpho.” King Gizzard is no stranger to current events infused music, their two records from 2019 being polar opposites in style but touched upon the climate crisis. Recorded early on in the pandemic, “Butterfly 3000” is no exception, songs like “Interior People” are as timely as ever, quite literally about quarantined life. Still, most of “Butterfly 3000” concerns itself with the pursuit of happiness, from the past and onward, and is definitive of the first summer of relative normalcy. – J.P. 

Our top picks: “Shanghai,” “Catching Smoke,” “Butterfly 3000”


Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land – MARINA

Released: June 11, 2021

 

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MARINA has been captivating audiences and consistently growing and rebranding since the release of her 2012 album, “Electra Heart.” MARINA shatters all expectations with each new release, giving listeners more and more insight into her world. “Ancient Dreams” is so clearly a 2021 release, the tracks are frantic yet calm, hopeful yet disappointed and loving yet heartbroken. MARINA often takes social stances in her discography, with this album being the most politically driven she has ever released. In the floating piano and string-led single “Man’s World,” MARINA grapples with the patriarchy and impending climate disaster, singing: “Mother Nature’s dying/ Nobody’s keeping score/ I don’t wanna live in a man’s world anymore.” The ten-track release weaves from ballads to hit pop bangers with ease, making for a versatile and intriguing listen. In the more slowed-down, “I Love You But I Love Me More,” MARINA utilizes the electric energy of “Man’s World,” juxtaposed against flying piano keys. The artist laments about a lost lover while understanding the best thing to do for herself is to leave the person behind: “I love you/ But I love me more/ Don’t come back knocking at my door.” – B.D.

Our top picks: “Venus Fly Trap,” “Purge the Poison,” “Pandora’s Box” 


BIGAFRICKA – Bbyafricka 

Released: June 25, 2021

 

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After joining Saweetie on the summer hit, “Baby Mama Coochie (Remix),” rapper Bbyafricka released her two-part LP, “BIGAFRICKA.” The project is a complete shift from her 2018 album “Brain Damage,” which she described as “alternative R&B” to a complete rap and hip-hop record. The Inglewood, California rapper has quickly risen to public awareness after years of modeling, wild Tweets and music. “BIGAFRICKA” shows how much the artist has grown since stepping into the music scene. The rapper’s bars are inventive and clever, using wordplay that has never been done before. Bbyafricka’s smooth, whisper-like tone is captivating, and matched with her innovative beats she creates a stunning full-length project. – B.D.

Our top picks: “Rogers Park,” “YOUNG THUG,” “BUGS BUNNY”


Planet Her – Doja Cat

Released: June 25, 2021

 

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The sensation, Doja Cat, allowed listeners into her own world this year with the release of “Planet Her” in June. Doja is the type of artist that people cannot keep from giving undivided attention to. With her effortlessly flowing hits, it is easy to see why the artist has quickly risen to the top of the charts since her first record in 2018. From her nasally whisper while rapping fast-paced bars in “Get Into It (Yuh)” to the defiant rant-like yells of “Ain’t Shit,” to the R&B track showing off her vocals, “Been Like This,” Doja has a spellbinding quality that makes everything she does entertaining. Representing a new generation of artists, relating with listeners on Tik Tok and occasionally causing intense Twitter discourse, she is an unstoppable talent. “Planet Her” often celebrates women and femininity as a whole, like in the Afrocentric track “Woman.” Doja sings: “Princess or queen, tomboy or king/ You’ve heard a lot, you’ve never seen/ Mother Earth, Mother Mary rise to the top/Divine feminine, I’m feminine.” The album ultimately makes one feel good to listen to, which is what we needed from music this year. 2021 certainly would not have been the same without Doja Cat’s collaboration with SZA, “Kiss Me More.” Doja Cat’s third project certainly displays her upward trajectory as an artist and bends the boundaries of mainstream pop music. – B.D.

Our top picks: “Need to Know,” “Options,” “Get Into It (Yuh)”


I Know I’m Funny haha – Faye Webster

Released: June 25, 2021

 

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What is so difficult for artists to achieve nowadays is to find the thing that will set them apart; the concept or perfect lyric exuding pure poetry. Often though, the simplest yet opaque solution is to just say it as it is, and that’s what Faye Webster does on “I Know I’m Funny haha.” We all seek relatability and comfort in each other, especially in this tumultuous year, and Webster takes these universally emotional thoughts and paints them against a musical mural of ennui. She croons them without all the literary flourishes (“And tell me why am I sad/When there is somewhere I don’t want to go/Even though you invited me and I still said no”) and to that effect, it is just as poetic as something engulfed in a mountain of metaphors. Webster’s music never feels forced or tries too hard; it is effortlessly natural and real. – J.P.

Our top picks: “Sometimes,” “A Stranger,” “A Dream With a Baseball Player”


The Turning Wheel – Spellling

Released: June 25, 2021

 

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Even though October has come and gone, mystical music from artists like Spellling will always have a special place in our hearts. “The Turning Wheel” is easily the most theatrical album of 2021, a cocktail of phantasmagoria and grandeur. Kate Bush’s influence on Spellling and the album itself is unmistakable, as so much of “The Turning Wheel” appears inspired by Bush’s “Hounds of Love,” with both split into two halves, illustrating polar sounds and matters. “The Turning Wheel” aptly names the sides Above and Below, with the first half a pastiche of sprightly baroque pop and the back half sending you down a rabbit hole, submerging you into an eerie stupor. “The Turning Wheel” is as heavenly as it is nightmarish, and will leave you spellbound from beginning to the end. – J.P.

Our top picks: “Boys at School,” “Queen of Wands,” “Revolution”


CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST – Tyler, the Creator

Released: June 25, 2021

 

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After the success of his last album “IGOR,” Tyler Okonma had the music industry in the palm of his hand and possessed the power to do whatever he pleased. It seems like he took this literally, and the influx of these products (including Gold Wang drops and a fragrance) are executed to fit his exact vision. “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” is one of several of these products and finds himself revisiting concepts from early records like “Goblin” and “Wolf,” but in a newer and more refined way. It is an amalgamation of everything that encompasses Tyler: humorous lyrics and skits, clever sampling, impressive features and all-around bravado. The project resembles something closer to a mixtape, but is rooted in images of travel and euphoria and doesn’t once lose its footing or look for an emergency evacuation. Tyler has always been confident, but “CMIYGL” shows he’s comfortable, and he has nowhere to go but up. – J.P.

Our top picks: “MANIFESTO,” “RUNITUP,” “SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE”


Lately I feel EVERYTHING – Willow

Released: July 16, 2021

 

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On her fourth studio album, Willow delves deeper into the human experience and tests different genres for what makes one of her best projects to date. “Lately I feel EVERYTHING,” is filled with nu-metal, pop-punk and rock influences – a sharp pivot from her previous flowing R&B works. The album, is as its name suggests, a conglomeration of Willow’s feelings that seem to be bubbling over with pained angst matched by an old-soul type of wisdom that sets her apart from other artists. The album was co-produced with long-time music collaborator, Tyler Cole, who previously worked with Willow on “The Anxiety.” The first track, “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l,” which features Travis Barker, was widely celebrated this year after catching attention from Tik Tok, as many songs have this past year. In the track, filled with the intense drum beats and enticing guitar riffs that make up the project, Willow sings with an undeniable swagger: “I don’t f*cking know if it’s a lie or it’s a fact/ All your little fake friends will sell your secrets for some cash/ Smile in my face, then put your cig’ out on my back/ If you ever see me, just get to runnin’ like The Flash.” An ethereal artist that deeply craves an understanding for the world around her, Willow’s music is for the soul and “Lately I feel EVERYTHING,” is one of the greatest looks into the emotions of 2021. – B.D. 

Our top picks: “Lipstick,” “Xtra feat. Tierra Whack,” “G R O W (feat. Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker)”


333 – Tinashe

Released: Aug. 6, 2021

On her self-released fourth studio albums, Tinashe’s “333” blows away all expectations. The project is the most experimental of the R&B artist’s to date. Flowing with creative energy, this body of work moves with ease, escaping the boundaries of genre and redefining Tinashe as an artist. Tinashe works with EDM (in “Unconditional”), funk and jazz influence (in “Small Reminders”) and her more traditional R&B sound (in “X”). Tinashe flawlessly shows her range and experiments in the title track. Disregarding traditional forms, the song flows freely and displays her ability to produce music outside of the realm of normative imagination. The album has no shortage of ethereal bops that Tinashe is known for, like the track “I Can See The Future.” In this track, Tinashe confidently sings: “You in love with it, never done with it/ Finger in your face, tellin’ you to come get it/ It’s levels to a bad bitch, you gotta come different/ You used to the same, so I gotta show I’m different.” One of the most all-around exemplary albums of the year, “333” is an immersive and other-worldly listening experience. – B.D. 

Our top picks: “I Can See The Future,” “X,” “Bouncin”


Solar Power – Lorde 

Released: Aug. 20, 2021

 

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“Welcome to sadness, the temperature is… unbearable until you face it.” After four years without hearing from the 25-year-old superstar, Lorde released her third album in August after spending her time detoxing from social media, residing in her home of New Zealand and visiting Antarctica to learn firsthand about the climate crisis. A turn from her previous work, the angst and overwhelming heartbreak of “Melodrama,” “Solar Power” is a breath of the sunny, clean New Zealand air and the stabbing cold of arctic winds. Returning to expectant fans, the singer immediately lets listeners know what the album is in the walkthrough what her life has been like in the opening track: “The Path.” Lorde lets listeners know: “Now if you’re looking for a saviour, well, that’s not me/ You need someone to take your pain for you?/ Well, that’s not me/ ‘Cause we are all broken and sad/ Where are the dreams that we had?,” these lyrics displaying the pressure of her position while explaining that she is struggling with the same mental issues as many of her fans. The album is uniquely introspective and shows the artist has come back wiser and profoundly self-aware. “Solar Power,” as the name implies, is entangled in nature and the existential dread facing humans as we face the ongoing climate disaster. The clearest example lies within the track “Leader of a New Regime,” in which Lorde pictures a popstar fleeing an uninhabitable planet: “Wearing SPF 3000 for the ultraviolet rays/ Made it to the island on the last of the outbound planes/ Got a trunk full of Simone and Céline, and of course, my magazines/ I’m gonna live out my days/ Won’t somebody, anybody, be the leader of a new regime?” “Solar Power” feels like you are running on the beach featured on the cover, it is beautiful but there is also the feeling of a lack of time, a lack of humanity beyond Lorde’s tucked-away beaches. – B.D.

Our top picks: “Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen it All),” “Fallen Fruit,” “Dominoes”


Dawn Of Chromatica – Lady Gaga and Various Artists

Released: Sept. 3, 2021

 

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Count on the Haus of Gaga to create a remix album of the sounds of pop’s future by assembling the pop stars of today. “Chromatica” was Gaga’s return back to her dance roots and came at the peak of the pandemic last year and while it was the joy we needed in lockdown, fans waited anxiously to hear “Chromatica” it on the dancefloor, and this remix album only escalated this demand. Some songs are more elevated versions of the original, and each assignment matches up flawlessly with the artist on the track (like Pablo Vittar’s “Fun Tonight” or Shygirl and Mura Masa’s “Sour Candy”). Other songs utilize the organized chaos of hyperpop, the metal-techno “Replay” remix by Dorian Electra being a clear standout of this bunch. The earth-shattering remix of “Sine From Above” throws all rules out the window and into deep space, and it’s what we imagine the collapse of the universe will sound like. Still reaching new heights over a decade into her debut, Gaga is always learning from her apprentices, and “Dawn Of Chromatica” is a celebration of the diversity that pop music has reached. – J.P.

Our top picks: “Free Woman,” “Replay,” “Babylon – Bree Runway & Jimmy Edgar Remix”


Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz

Released: Sept. 3, 2021

 

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One of the most memorable music moments of 2021 came from a tiresome debate asking the contentious question: “Donda” or “Certified Lover Boy?” Both albums came from two of the biggest names in hip-hop today, were released within days of each other and drummed up enough controversy to hide the fact that neither was worth a relisten in 2022. They also stood no contest to British rapper Little Simz’s cinematic masterpiece, “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert,” which eclipsed nearly every rap project this year. “SIMBI” (cleverly an acronym of Simz’s nickname) is the battle and struggle to find tranquility in a world dominated by identity and perceived image. As the anthemic opener, “Introvert” could be dissected on its own for the magnitude it reaches, and you want to hold onto every bar Simz raps: “I bottle up and then spill it in verses/One day, I’m wordless, next day, I’m a wordsmith/Close to success, but to happiness, I’m the furthest.” It’s her most vulnerable project to date, detailing her estranged relationship with her father, the contrast in her and her cousin’s upbringings and the frustration in being defined by her intrinsic traits. Needless to say, “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” is a reflective and personal album, but it connects to commonly shared experiences. – J.P.

Our top picks: “Introvert,” “Speed,” “How Did You Get Here”


MONTERO – Lil Nas X 

Released: Sept. 17, 2021

 

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One of the biggest musical phenomena in recent memory has been 22-year-old rap/pop sensation, Lil Nas X, reaching widespread audiences even before his debut album was released. Since the release of the number one single, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has proudly shown the world who he is as an artist and human being, connecting with fans and making memes on Twitter. There have been few music videos to cause as much of a stir as the title track’s accompanying video, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” in which Lil Nas descends into hell while giving Satan a lapdance, a rejection of religion that has bastardized queerness, turning it into a celebration. There is something so celebratory about the young pop star’s music, especially in “MONTERO.” Named after himself, the album seeks to reclaim the pieces of himself that he shoved to the side after living with a difficult home situation, being in the closet and facing mass scrutiny for every move he has made in his career. The album is a harsh look into Montero’s mind, while offering dance hits, the album often touches on the darker sides of the artist. In the eighth track, “Lost In the Citadel,” Lil Nas offers a melancholy, rock-like number that painfully describes a lost relationship. He laments: “Tell me, are you feeling down?/ Are you happy, do your dreams still seem inbound?/ Tell me, are we finished now?/ ‘Cause every time you leave you find a way to come back around.” The project has no shortage of all-star features, including Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Elton John, Jack Harlow and Miley Cyrus. The sheer star power and imagination on a debut album shows Lil Nas X only has up to go from here and listeners will be ready for whatever journey he takes us on next. – B.D.

Our top picks: “THAT’S WHAT I WANT,” “DOLLA SIGN SLIME (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion),” “TALES OF DOMINICA” 


Mercurial World – Magdalena Bay

Released: Oct. 8, 2021

 

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While its title suggests otherwise, Magdalena Bay delivered the most laser-focused pop album of the year with “Mercurial World.” The title also suggests a reality injected with a chemical of alien quality, with only a short interpolation of Madonna’s “Material Girl” to ground it to Earth. “Mercurial World” is an entirely cyber experience that extends beyond the music itself, with the duo using Tik Tok to promote themselves through surrealist sketches. Each song sounds as though it should appear in a different video game, “Hysterical Us” in a Y2K fashion computer game, “You Lose!” during the Elite Four battles of an early Pokémon generation, “The Beginning” as a breezy and joyous Dance Dance Revolution level. Like Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia,” Magdalena Bay’s second project will find you homesick for a lost era. Whether that’s in the past or future is for you to decide. – J.P.

Our top picks: “You Lose!,” “Halfway,” “The Beginning”


Something for Thee Hotties – Megan Thee Stallion

Released: Oct. 29, 2021

 

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Megan Thee Stallion released “Something for Thee Hotties” this year after giving the world “Good News,” the acclaimed 2020 album. In her own way of saying “thank you,” to her fans the young rapper surprise-released the mixtape. The Houston native is known for her effective star power that she often uses to make political statements and uplift other Black women. The new mixtape even includes a final track in which Megan speaks directly to her fans, “To Thee Hotties.” In the short, spoken track, Megan tells listeners:  “Thank you to the hotties that been rocking with me/ Since I was doing shows at the strip club/ Doin’ shows at any bar, any club, to the big stages that we rocking right now/ I promise I’ma keep goin’ up for y’all and I’ma keep on puttin’ on/ I’ma keep on puttin’ on for Houston and, yeah, love y’all.” With these moments of sincerity also comes Megan’s rowdy, in-your-face and clever bars that cover each track. Each listen offers a new wordplay to catch. For example, in the song “Eat It,” she slyly mentions the Recording Academy’s love for her: “I got so much plaque built up. R-I-double-A my dentist.” With each project, the superstar rapper has leveled up and become more and more comfortable in her spot in the music industry. – B.D.

Our top picks: “Pipe Up,” “Megan’s Piano,” “Tuned In Freestyle”


An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic

Released: Nov. 12, 2021

 

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Since the duo released their first single, “Leave the Door Open,” in March, fans have eagerly awaited a complete project by Silk Sonic: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. An ode to their love and dedication to Motown and blues of the ’70s, the nine-track release is simply joyful, as if Mars and .Paak sing each lyric with a smile. Many songs even started as backstage jokes as .Paak opened for the “24K Magic Tour.” The pair would joke about an anxious man smoking cigarettes out of the window, eventually turning into the hit, “Smoking Out the Window.” The project even features legendary bassist from Parliament-Funkadelic Bootsy Collins as a dream-like narrator acting as their host for the evening. Mars and .Paak do not take themselves too seriously in this project, making for a unique and joyful look into their love for music. – B.D.

Our top picks: “Fly As Me,” “Put On A Smile,” “Smokin’ Out the Window”


There was a plethora of great music released this year and we couldn’t possibly just pick 21. Here are some albums worth checking out from this year!

 

Our Honorable Mentions:

 

Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

Released: Jan. 8, 2021

 

Collapsed in Sunbeams – Arlo Parks

Released: Jan. 29, 2021

 

For the first time – Black Country, New Road

Released: Feb. 5, 2021

 

Paradigmes – La Femme

Released: April 2, 2021

 

ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH – SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

Released: April 9, 2021

 

Four° In Winter – Rachel Chinouriri

Released: April 23, 2021

 

SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo

Released: May 21, 2021

 

Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast

Released: June 4, 2021

 

The House Is Burning – Isaiah Rashad

Released: July 30, 2021

 

Goldilocks x – Tommy Genesis

Released: Sept. 10, 2021

 

9 – Pond

Released: Oct. 1, 2021

 

Kick iii – Arca

Released: Dec. 1, 2021