My listening to new albums has not been as comprehensive as I would have liked this year, but here are 24 great albums released in 2021 for your aural pleasure. I will write about the ones that are not linked to a post in the early months of 2022.
My standout favourite album of 2021 is Collapsed in Sunbeams (Arlo Parks).
All 24 of my favourite albums are listed below in alphabetical order of artist:
Happier Than Ever (Billie Eilish)
Young Heart (Birdy)
The Lockdown Sessions (Elton John)
Flat White Moon (Field Music)
Medicine At Midnight (Foo Fighters)
Senjutsu (Iron Maiden)
Flock (Jane Weaver)
Pink Noise (Laura Mvula)
Californian Soil (London Grammar)
Cinema (Ludovico Einaudi)
As The Love Continues (Mogwai)
Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace)
Graz (Nils Frahm)
Immigrants (Nitin Sawhney)
Who Am I? (Pale Waves)
First Farewell (Peggy Seeger)
Bright Magic (Public Service Broadcasting)
More Signals, More Dreams (Puppy Bordiga)
Raise The Roof (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
Great Spans of Muddy Time (William Doyle)
This post is a work in progress which will be updated in the early months of 2022.