Top Albums of 2021

In this week’s episode of The Drop, we discuss our Top 25 Albums of 2021:


Dave’s Top 25 of 2021:

  1. Tonstartssbandht - Petunia 
  2. Ryley Walker - Course in Fable
  3. Steve Gunn - Other You 
  4. War on Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore
  5. Rosali - No Medium 
  6. Iceage - Seek Shelter
  7. Papir - Jams
  8. Split Single - Amplificado
  9. Rose City Band - Earth Trip
  10. UV-TV - Always Something
  11. Strand of Oaks - In Heaven
  12. Anna Fox Rochinski - Cherry
  13. Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
  14. Nashville Ambient Ensemble - Cerulean
  15. Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
  16. Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
  17. Small Reactions - New Age Soul
  18. Low - HEY WHAT
  19. Foxing - Draw Down the Moon
  20. Nation of Language - A Way Forward
  21. BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory
  22. Nathan Salsburg - Psalms 
  23. Golden Brown - Gems & Minerals
  24. Quivers - Golden Doubt
  25. Springtime - S/T 


Brian’s Top 25 of 2021:

  1. Ryley Walker - Course In Fable 
  2. Tonstartssbandht - Petunia
  3. Steve Gunn - Other You
  4. The War On Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore 
  5. Cory Hanson - Pale Horse Rider
  6. Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker - descension (Out of Our Constrictions)
  7. BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory
  8. Low - HEY WHAT
  9. Rose City Band - Earth Trip
  10. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
  11. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 16: Springtime In New York (1980 - 1985)
  12. Strand Of Oaks - In Heaven
  13. The Weather Station - Ignorance
  14. Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse - Way Down In The Rust Bucket
  15. John Dwyer, Nick Murray, Brad Caulkins, Tom Dolas & Greg Coats - Witch Egg
  16. Can - Live In Stuttgart 1975
  17. Casper Clausen - Better Way
  18. Matt Sweeny & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Superwolves
  19. Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt - Made Out Of Sound
  20. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
  21. Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
  22. Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles - Keys
  23. Jeffrey Silverstein - Torii Gates
  24. Yasmin Williams - Urban Driftwood
  25. Rosali - No Medium


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