2021 has been a pretty big year of album releases for me. A few of my favourites artists like Roosevelt, Rhye, Sufjan Stevens, Tora, SG Lewis and Flight Facilities all dropped incredible albums that I’ve absolutely rinsed, and I also discovered a few new artists like Slouch Online and Zuli Jr. who both blew me away with theirs.
One of my management artists, Golden Vessel, launched a new lo-fi house project called 1tbsp and gave us a very impressive 4-track debut which I’ve listened to more times than I can count, but my number one album of the year goes to one of my other management artists daste. who released their debut album “dusk&dawn” which is just simply an exceptional body of work that deserves everyone’s attention. I can’t give that album enough praise!
There were also a few albums that I listen to a lot over the last few months which didn’t make the top 10 but I felt they still deserved to be mentioned so I’ve listed those below as well.
The emoji that best sums up my year: 🤷♂️
1. daste. – dusk&dawn
2. Roosevelt – Polydans
3. Rhye – Home
4. Tora – A Force Majeure
5. Slouch Online – SUPERBRiGHT
6. Zuli Jr. – Stop It God.
7. 1tbsp – kanashī
8. Flight Facilities – FOREVER
9. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine – A Beginner’s Mind
10. SG Lewis – times