KRCL Best of 2021: Listener Picks Top 100 Albums

  • December 14, 2021
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We asked. You voted. And here it is! KRCL's Best of 2021: Listner Picks the top 100 albums. Tune in Friday, December 31 for a special encore of countdown.

100. Wolf Alice / Blue Weekend
99. Wanda Jackson / Encore
98. Various Artists / The Metallica Blacklist
97. Tyler, the Creator / Call Me If You Get Lost
96. Ty Segall / Harmonizer
95. The Felice Brothers / From Dreams to Dust
94. Tash Sultana / Terra Firma
93. Real Estate / Half a Human
92. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis / Carnage
91. Menahan Street Band / The Exciting Sounds of the Menahan Street Band
90. Liz Phair / Soberish
89. Little Simz / Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
88. Dr. Lonnie Smith / Breathe
87. Buck Meek / Two Saviors
86. Tori Amos / Ocean to Ocean
85. Son Volt / Electric Melodier
84. Low / Hey What
83. Jose Gonzalez / Local Valley
82. James Blake / Friends That Break Your Heart
81. Charley Crockett / Music City USA
80. Bleachers / Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night
79. Billy Bragg / The Million Things That Never Happened
78. Amythyst Kiah / Wary + Strange
77. Weezer / OK Human
76. Lorde / Solar Power
75. Kasey Musgraves / Star-Crossed
74. Idles / Crawler
73. Faye Webster / I Know I'm Funny HaHa
72. Tune-Yards / Sketchy
71. The Weather Station / Ignorance
70. The Hold Steady / Open Door Policy
69. Sault / Nine
68. Madlib / Sound Ancestors
67. Kings of Leon / When You See Yourself
66. Hiss Golden Messenger / Quietly Blowing It
65. The Killers / Pressure Machine
64. The Daptone Super Soul Revue / Live at the Apollo
63. Rhiannon Giddens / They're Calling Me Home
62. Big Red Machine / How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?
61. Ani DiFranco / Revolutionary Love
60. Aimee Mann / Queens of the Summer Hotel
59. Snail Mail / Valentine
58. Shovels & Rope / Busted Jukebox, Vol 3.
57. Samantha Fish / Faster
56. Prince / Welcome 2 America
55. Parquet Courts / Sympathy For Life
54. Olivia Rodrigo / Sour
53. MF DOOM and Czarface / Super What?
52. Lindsey Buckingham / Lindsey Buckingham
51. Jungle / Loving in Stereo
50. Van Morison / Latest Record Project, Vol. 1
49. Silk Sonic / An Evening with Silk Sonic
48. Julien Baker / Little Oblivions
47. David Bowie / Toy
46. Billie Ellish / Happier Than Ever
45. Valerie June / The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
44. Langhorne Slim / Strawberry Mansion
43. Lana Del Ray / Chemtrails over the Country Club
42. John Mayer / Sob Rock
41. Adele / 30
40. Various Artists / I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground
39. The Wallflowers / Exit Wounds
38. Jade Bird / Different Kinds of Light
37. The Record Company / Play Loud
36. Fruit Bats / The Pet Parade
35. Dinosaur Jr. / Sweep It Into Space
34. Aaron Frazer / Introducing...
33. Modest Mouse / The Golden Casket
32. Radiohead / Kid Amnesiae
31. Billy Stings / Renewal
30. Arlo Parks / Collapsed in Sunbeams
29. John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band / Leftover Feelings
28. Japanese Breakfast / Jubilee
27. Lucy Dacus / Home Video
26. Lord Huron / Long Lost
25. Steve Earle & The Dukes / J.T.
24. James McMurtry / The Horses and the Hounds
23. Jackson Browne / Downhill From Everywhere
22. Brittany Howard / Jaime (Reimagined)
21. Yola / Stand For Myself
20. Los Lobos / Natives Sons
19. Sturgill Simpson / The Ballad of Dood and Juanita
18. Leon Bridges / Gold-Digger Sound
17. Sleater-Kinney / Path of Wellness
16. Durand Jones & The Indications / Private Space
15. Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Barn
14. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unity / Georgia Blue
13. The War On Drugs / I Don't Live Here Anymore
12. St. Vincent / Daddy's Home
11. Lake Street Dive / Obviously
10. The Black Keys / Delta Kream
9. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Rendition Was In
8. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / The Future
7. Heartless Bastards / A Beautiful Life
6. Brandi Carlile / In These Silent Days
5. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / A Few Stars Apart
4. Courtney Barnett / Things Take Time, Take Time
3. My Morning Jacket / My Morning Jacket
2. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss / Raise the Roof
1. Jon Batiste / We Are

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