1 Jan 2022

My Albums Of The Year List: 2021

In 2021, I listened to 203 albums which broke my previous record of 200, set in 2020. I changed up how I ranked them by using the Pokémon Smogon rule system:

  • Ubers - The best
  • OU (Overused) - Good albums
  • UU (Underused) - Okay albums but missing something
  • RU (Rarely used) - Passable but missing more
  • NU (Never used) - Not good
  • PU (as in… you get it) - Awful

Below is a list of the albums I ranked in the Ubers tier with the top 3 in order:

Ubers

  • Charlotte Day Wilson - Alpha (#1)
  • Laura Mvula - Pink Noise (#2)
  • Lily Konigsberg - Lily We Need to Talk Now (Joint #3)
  • CZARFACE & MF DOOM - Super What? (Joint #3)
  • Strangers Of Necessity, CoryaYo, Fooch The MC - Vibe Theory
  • Madlib - Sound Ancestors
  • wun two - Snow Vol. 5
  • Elaquent - Komfort Food
  • Max I Million - Uncut Gems
  • The Fearless Flyers - Flyers Live at Madison Square Garden
  • Rochelle Jordan - Play With The Changes
  • Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
  • Sinead Harnett - Ready Is Always Too Late
  • Needlepoint - Walking Up That Valley
  • ewonee . - “Cheel”
  • Shire T - Tomorrow’s People
  • Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti
  • Nigel Hall - Spiritual
  • Evidence - Unlearning Vol. 1
  • 2 Mello - Sounds Of Tokyo-To Future
  • Kurt Elling - SuperBlue
  • Kings of Convenience - Peace or Love
  • James Francies - Purest Form
  • Quantic & Nidia Góngora - Almas Conectadas
  • Dmitry Ishkhanov - Virtuoso
  • Dijon - Absolutely
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band - Lost Within You
  • Benny Sings - Beat Tape II
  • Wun Two - Snow Vol. 6
  • Knowsum - Acht
  • Tom Misch - Quarantine Sessions