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)
Senjutsu (Iron Maiden)
Pink Noise (Laura Mvula)
Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace)
Graz (Nils Frahm)
Who Am I? (Pale Waves)
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.
Note: I’ve not written about all the albums.