Albums Of The Year List 2021 featuring Turnstile, Black Foxxes and more

By Dom Smith
By December 2, 2021 December 29th, 2021 Album, Culture, News, Reviews

Right, here we bloody go. We stopped doing these things because we thought nobody gave a sh**, but whatever, here are our albums of the year, by bands we love to celebrate, in our own small way, their achievements.

Dom’s picks…

I’m not gonna do a fancy long quote for each of these, though I am sure that would help, but if you’re here and you fancy checking out some recent, amazing records, see below for a quick take, and the tunes…

Turnstile – ‘Glow On’


The Dirty Nil – ‘Fuck Art’

“Great fun, a romp from start to finish.”

Bummer – ‘Dead Horse’

“Fucking ferocious, mate.”

Black Foxxes – Black Foxxes

“Emotive, and pure. If you get nothing from this record, I imagine you are dead inside.”

Manchester Orchestra – The Million Masks of God

“Magical, diverse and pure. Manchester Orchestra get better each outing.”


“The UK’s favourite band have done it again, with a much more introspective and raw album. Excellent work.”

Sneaker Pimps – Squaring The Circle

“Trip-hop’s best and brightest return with new faces, but the same pomp and confidence that made them popular during the 90s.”

Knomad Spock – Winter of Discontent

“Open and honest introspection from one of the UK’s standout spoken word artists.”

Webbed Wing – ‘What’s So Fucking Funny?’

“Grunge. Beautiful grunge in 2021. Lovely.”

STILL – ‘{}’

Post-hardcore and black metal melded in the most innovative way we’ve seen in…like, ever.”

Wych Elm – ‘Rabbit Wench’

“Interesting, dark and diverse lo-fi indie rock.”

Low Hummer – ‘Modern Tricks for Living’

“A sarcastic take on modern culture from this Manic Street Preachers-approved six-piece. Global Ones To Watch in 2021, for sure.”

The Battery Farm – ‘Dirty Den’s March of Suffering’

“Gritty Northern punk with enough power and pride behind it to knock you on your back. A band that does it for love, and you can really hear it.”


Tigercub – ‘As Blue As Indigo’

A magical alternative rock romp, backed with emotion from start to finish.


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