Counting down The Student Playlist’s top fifty albums released in 2021!
All the best new music released throughout August 2021 – including Big Thief, Denzel Curry, Caribou and Future Islands!
Pressing reset on an alternative scene that had gone stale and corporate by the turn of the millennium, The Strokes’ 2001 debut ‘Is This It’ remains singularly influential and important today.
‘Thirstier’ is a dazzlingly executed power move into the mainstream for Mackenzie Scott’s TORRES project.
Nandi Rose Plunkett sounds more strident and confident on her latest Half Waif album ‘Mythopoetics’.
All the best new music released throughout July 2021 – including Courtney Barnett, Dry Cleaning, James Blake, Lorde and BADBADNOTGOOD.
Playing off the tension between punk energy and arty intellectualism, Mission Of Burma were one of American punk’s most visionary bands.
John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats excel once again on 20th album ‘Dark In Here’, telegraphing pre-pandemic dread and anxiety.
A quantum leap in the singer-songwriter paradigm, Joni Mitchell’s flawless essay on love, loss and regret ‘Blue’ remains hugely powerful.
The Shins’ 2001 debut ‘Oh, Inverted World’ still stands as an influential archetype for 21st century American indie.