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100 Greatest Albums of 2021

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2021 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Top 100 Albums by Year:
  1. Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
  2. 30 - Adele
  3. Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler the Creator
  4. Montero - Lil Nas X
  5. An Evening with Silk Sonic - Silk Sonic
  6. Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
  7. Collapsed in Sunbeams - Arlo Parks
  8. Red (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
  9. Inside (The Songs) - Bo Burnham
10. Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar
11. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - Little Simz
12. = - Ed Sheeran
13. Fearless (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
14. If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power - Halsey
15. Hall of Fame - Polo G
16. I Don't Live Here Anymore - The War on Drugs
17. Heaux Tales - Jazmine Sullivan
18. Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast
19. New Long Leg - Dry Cleaning
20. Chemtrails Over the Country Club - Lana Del Rey
21. Home Video - Lucy Dacus
22. Blue Weekend - Wolf Alice
23. Valentine - Snail Mail
24. Daddy's Home - St. Vincent
25. Planet Her - Doja Cat
26. Lately I Feel Everything - Willow
27. Sincerely, Kentrell - YoungBoy NeverBrokeAgain
28. For the First Time - Black Country, New Road
29. Vince Staples - Vince Staples
30. Jose - J. Balvin
31. Nurture - Porter Robinson
32. Hey What - Low
33. LP! - JPEGMAFIA
34. Soberish - Liz Phair
35. Cavalcade - Black Midi
36. Pink Noise - Laura Mvula
37. Voyage - ABBA
38. Mood Valiant - Hiatus Kaiyote
39. Justice - Justin Bieber
40. Ignorance - The Weather Station
41. Smiling with No Teeth - Genesis Owusu
42. Glow On - Turnstile
43. Haram - Armand Hammer & The Alchemist
44. Stand for Myself - Yola
45. I Lie Here Buried with My Rings and My Dresses - Backxwash
46. Pressure Machine - The Killers
47. Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
48. G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
49. Bright Green Field - Squid
50. A Tiny House, in Secret Speeches, Polar Equals - Sweet Trip
51. Mercurial World - Magdalena Bay
52. Punk - Young Thug
53. Screen Violence - CHVRCHES
54. Little Oblivions - Julien Baker
55. Certified Lover Boy - Drake
56. Still Over It - Summer Walker
57. Back of My Mind - H.E.R.
58. Sling - Clairo
59. The Turning Wheel - Spellling
60. To Hell With It - PinkPanthress
61. Sketchy - Tune-Yards
62. The Off Season - J. Cole
63. These Things Take Time, Take Time - Courtney Barnett
64. Any Shape You Take - Indigo de Souza
65. Not Your Muse - Celeste
66. Comfort to Me - Amyl and the Sniffers
67. An Overview of Phenomenal Nature - Cassandra Jenkins
68. Hushed and Grim - Mastodon
69. Magic - Nas
70. Projector - Geese
71. Seek Shelter - Iceage
72. A Gangsta's Pain - Moneybagg Yo
73. Prioritise Pleasure - Self Esteem
74. Donda - Kanye West
75. I Know I'm Funny Haha - Faye Webster
76. Music of the Spheres - Coldplay
77. Infinite Granite - Deafheaven
78. We're All Alone In This Together - Dave
79. Deacon - Serpentwithfeet
80. Crawler - Idles
81. Draw Down the Moon - Foxing
82. Death of a Cheerleader - Pom Pom Squad
83. J.T. - Steve Earle & the Dukes
84. Outside Child - Allison Russell
85. Nine - Sault
86. Sweep It into Space - Dinosaur Jr.
87. Kick III - Arca
88. Entertainment, Death - The Spirit of the Beehive
89. Carnage - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
90. Obviously - Lake Street Dive
91. We Are - Jon Batiste
92. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Injury Reserve
93. As the Love Continues - Mogwai
94. The Voice of the Heroes - Lil Baby & Lil Durk
95. Surrounded by Time - Tom Jones
96. Medicine at Midnight - Foo Fighters
97. Parallel World - Cadence Weapon
98. El Dorado - 24kGoldn
99. A Beginner's Mind - Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
100. Senjutsu - Iron Maiden
Sour album cover
30 by Adele album cover
Call Me If You Get Lost album cover
Montero album cover
An Evening with Silk Sonic album cover
Happier Than Ever album cover
Collapsed in Sunbeams album cover
Red (Taylor's Version) album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2021
  Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2021
Apple Music logoDreamers Are Waiting - Crowded House
  Lew's choice:
Apple Music logoMotivational Speaking - Old Sea Brigade

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.




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