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best albums of 2021 lists
#1
its that wonderful time of the year where we take a look at the "best albums" lists from so-called music experts who have reviewed albums throughout 2021:

i will generally post the top 10 albums in their lists and leave a link for the entirety of their sometimes extensive lists.

so without further ado....
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from AOTY  (their full list is 692 albums long, you can see the full list here:  The Best Albums of 2021 - Album of The Year )

1:  SELF ESTEEM   -  prioritise pleasure

2:  FOR THOSE I LOVE   -  for those i love

3:  LITTLE SIMZ   -  sometimes i might be introvert

4:  NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS  -  carnage

5:  FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LSO  -  promises

6:  DAVE  -  we are all alone in this together

7:  TAYLOR SWIFT  -  red (taylor's version)

8:  TURNSTILE   -  glow on

9:  LINGUA IGNOTA  -  sinner get ready

10: RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANSESCO TURRISI  -  theyre calling me home
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#2
from NME  (the full top 50 can be found here:  On The Cover – The 50 best albums of 2021 (nme.com) )


1:   SAM FENDER  -  seventeen going under

2:   LITTLE SIMZ  -  sometimes i might be introvert

3:   WOLF ALICE  -  blue weekend

4:   SELF ESTEEM   -  prioritise pleasure

5:   TYLER, THE CREATOR  -  call me if you get lost

6:   NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS  -  carnage

7:   ARLO PARKS  -  collapsed in sunbeams

8:   HALSEY  -  if i cant have love, i want power

9:   TURNSTILE   -  glow on

10:  OLIVIA RODRIGO  -  sour
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#3
from CRAZY-HORSE


1:  THE KILLERS  -  pressure machine  

2:  OLIVIA RODRIGO  -   sour   

3:  MARINA  -  ancient dreams in a modern land   

4:  TONES & I  -  welcome to the madhouse   

5:  STURGILL SIMPSON  -  the ballad of Dood & Juanita  

6:  GERRY RAFFERTY  -   rest in blue  

7:  CROWDED HOUSE  -  dreamers are waiting   

8:  PAUL WELLER  -  fat pop (volume 1)   

9:  KINGS OF LEON  -  when you see yourself   

10:  ABBA   -   voyage
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#4
from BILLBOARD   full top50 list can be found here:  Best Albums of 2021: Top 50 Staff Picks – Billboard


1:   OLIVIA RODRIGO  -  sour

2:   TYLER, THE CREATOR   -  call me if you get lost

3:   LIL NAS X  -  montero

4:   ADELE  -  30

5:   DOJA CAT  -  planet her

6:   HALSEY   -  if i cant have love, i want power

7:   SILK SONIC  -  an evening with silk sonic

8:   BILLIE EILISH   -   happier than ever

9:   JAZMINE  SULLIVAN   -  heaux tales

10:  C.TANGANA   -  el madrelino
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#5
from UNCUT, the full top 75 list:  75-26: Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2021 (albumoftheyear.org)  25-1: Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2021 (albumoftheyear.org)


1:   WEATHER STATION  -  ignorance

2:   FLOATING POINTS, SARAH SANDERS & LSO  -  promises

3:   NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS  -  carnage

4:   LOW  -    hey what

5:   SAULT  -  nine

6:   AROOJ AFTAB  -  vulture prince

7:   CASSANDRA JENKINS  -  an overview of phenomenal nature

8:   THE WAR ON DRUGS  -  i dont live here anymore

9:   BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD  -  for the first time

10: RICHARD DAWSON & HENKI  -  circle
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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