Twittering Machines 21 Favorite Albums of 2021

2021 was a banner year for testing our ability to look ahead while finding pleasure amidst a storm. It should come as no surprise that artists reflect this push and pull in the music they share with us.

Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador)

Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD)

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises ( Luaka Bop Records)

Black Country, New Road: For the first time (Ninja Tune)

Tirzah: Colourgrade (Domino)

Julien Baker: Little Oblivions (Matador)

Idles: Crawler (Partisan Records)

Lana Del Rey: Blue Banisters (Interscope)

Grouper: Shade (kranky)

Eli Keszler: Icons (LUCKYME®)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: G_d’s Pee At State’s End! (Constellation)

Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!)

Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch Records)

Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador)

The Weather Station: Ignorance (Fat Possum)

Smerz: Believer (XL)

Low: Hey What (Sub Pop)

Korless: Agor (Young)

Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam)

The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune)