SK Staff End of Year Lists 2021

Time to reflect on a great year for music (albeit not a great year for pretty much everything else) with the traditional rambling lists of what's tickled our respective fancies throughout the last twelve months, in no particular order. 

Rog

Squid - Bright Green Field (Warp)
My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket (ATO Records)
Voka Gentle - WRITHING! (Leafy Outlook)
The Limiñanas/Laurent Garnier - De Pelicula (Because Records)
Endless Boogie - Admonitions (No Quarter)
William The Conqueror - Maverick Thinker (Chrysalis)
Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders/LSO - Promises (Luaka Bop)
Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade Records)
The Mountain Goats - Dark In Here (Merge)
Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life (Rough Trade Records)
The Black Keys - Delta Kream (Nonesuch)
Joan As Police Woman/Dave Okumu/Tony Allen - The Solution Is Restless (PIAS Recordings)
Sons of Kemet - Black To The Future (Impulse!)
David Crosby - For Free (BMG)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It (Merge)

Sam

Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders/LSO - Promises (Luaka Bop)
Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing!)
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls (Epitaph)
The Weather Station - Ignorance (Fat Possum)
The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic)
Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns (Sub Pop)
Lake Street Dive - Obviously (Nonesuch)
The Mountain Goats - Dark In Here (Merge)
Snail Mail - Valentine (Matador)
Lou Hayter - Private Sunshine (Skint)
Richard Dawson + Circle - Henki (Weird World)
Pino Palladino & Blake Mills - Notes With Attachments (Impulse!)
Ryley Walker - Course In Fable (Husky Pants)
Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow (Movementt)
Matthew E. White - K Bay (Domino)
BadBadNotGood - Talk Memory (XL Recordings)
W. H. Lung - Vanities (Melodic)
Mild High Club - Going Going Gone (Stones Throw)
Billie Marten - Flora Fauna (Fiction)
Voka Gentle - WRITHING! (Leafy Outlook)
Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (4AD)
Molly Burch - Romantic Images (Captured Tracks)
Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure (Fiction)
Low - HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
The Superhighway Band - Studio City (Legere)

Joe

Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders/LSO - Promises (Luaka Bop)
Portico Quartet - Terrain (Gondwana Records)
The Limiñanas/Laurent Garnier - De Pelicula (Because Records)
Billie Marten - Flora Fauna (Fiction)
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor)
Silver Stairs Of Ketchikan - EDEIDA (Bandcamp)
Insides - Soft Bonds (Further Distractions)
audiobooks - Astro Tough (Heavenly Recordings)
The Body & Big/Brave - Leaving None But Small Birds (Thrill Jockey)
Ishmael Ensemble - Visions of Light (Severn Songs)
Rosali - No Medium (Spinster Sounds)
Liz Phair - Soberish (Chrysalis)
Squid - Bright Green Field (Warp)
Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns (Sub Pop)
Lyla Foy - Fornever (self-released)
Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg (4AD)
Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark (Rock Action)
Lice - Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear (Settled Law)
Jane Weaver - Flock (Fire Records)
Delwood - Delwood (Bandcamp)
Nelson Patton - Universal Process (Bandcamp)
Alex Ward - Gated (Discus Music)
Fly Pan Am - Frontera (Constellation)
Joan As Police Woman/Dave Okumu/Tony Allen - The Solution Is Restless (PIAS Recordings)

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