Music I loved in 2021

  1. Good songs: Well-crafted songs (often on guitar) that make me feel things.
  2. Cool sounds: Noises and beats (often electronic) that intrigue me.

Good songs

Phoebe Bridgers — Punisher

Typhoon — Sympathetic Magic

The Staves — Good Woman

Valley Maker — When the Day Leaves

Dodie — Build a Problem

The Innocence Mission — Everything they’ve ever released

Ben Howard — Collections from the Whiteout

Do Make Say Think — You You’re a History in Rust

Porter Robinson — Nurture

Big Thief — U.F.O.F.

José González — Local Valley

Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine — A Beginner’s Mind

The War on Drugs — I Don’t Live Here Anymore

Adrianne Lenker — songs

Good songs (Singles)

MUNA — Silk Chiffon (ft. Phoebe Bridgers)

Big Thief — Little Things

Cool sounds

Múm — Yesterday Was Dramatic — Today Is OK

Lyra Pramuk — Fountain

Cella — Lockdown Essentials

Kelly Lee Owens — Inner Song

Burial — Untrue

Polo & Pan — Caravelle

Geotic — Various/Singles

DJ Seinfeld — Mirrors

DjRUM — Portrait with Firewood

Rob Clouth — Zero Point

BlankFor.ms — Memory

Cool sounds (singles)

Pêtr Aleksänder et al.— Fireworks in G

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