KJHK’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

In no particular order, our staff’s top 10 albums are as follows.

Cole Billings

  • Dead Horse – Bummer
  • RULES – D.Y.E.
  • Presents Sudden Hex – Helvetia
  • New Plateau – Carter Ward
  • … and i’m all out of shit to fuck up – Big Water
  • My Life on the Silicone Prairie – Silicone Prairie
  • Piecework – Kowloon Walled City
  • Super What! – CZARFACE
  • Live! – Ronda Spectacular
  • Flooding – Flooding

Meaghan Boyd

  • to hell with it – Pink Panthress
  • Something for thee Hotties – Megan thee Stallion
  • CMIYGL – Tyler, the creator
  • Planet Her – Doja Cat
  • SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo
  • MONTERO – Lil Nas X
  • Civilisation – KKB
  • Red (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift

Becca Cooke

  • CMIYGL – Tyler, the Creator
  • Sour – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Juno – Remi Wolf
  • Planet Her – Doja Cat
  • Donda – Kanye
  • Montero – Lil Nas X
  • Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  • Sling – Clairo
  • Solar Power – Lorde
  • Heavy Hitting Hurts My Head – Christian Leave

Wyatt Hall

  • Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote
  • The House is Burning – Isaiah Rashad
  • Vince Staples – Vince Staples
  • Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert – Little Simz
  • CMIYGL – Tyler the Creator
  • MONTERO – Lil Nas X
  • When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time – Giveon
  • An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic
  • Planet Her – Doja Cat
  • DRONES – Terrace Martin

Cooper Hart

  • THIB – Isaiah Rashad
  • CMIYGL – Tyler, The Creator
  • Life of a DON – Don Toliver
  • Vince Staples – Vince Staples
  • DOG BOY – ZillaKami
  • An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic
  • USEE4YOURSELF – IDK
  • The Melodic Blue – Baby Keem
  • Not for Sale – Femdot
  • Pyrex Picasso – Benny the Butcher

Naomi James

  • FLOWERS for VASES / descansos – Hayley Williams
  • Melchor Lullaby Hotline, Vol. 1 – Adam Melchor
  • Collapsed in Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
  • Any Shape You Take – Indigo de Souza
  • Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  • MONTERO – Lil Nas X
  • SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
  • A Beginner’s Mind – Sufjan Stevens, Angelo de Augustine
  • Woman on the Internet – Orla Gartland

Clara Ketchell

  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • Jubliee – Japanese Breakfast
  • A Beginner’s Mind – Sufjan Stevens, Angelo de Augustine
  • Sweep It Into Space – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Planet Her – Doja Cat
  • Home Video – Lucy Dacus
  • Any Shape You Take – Indigo de Souza
  • The Golden Casket – Modest Mouse
  • CMIYGL – Tyler The Creator
  • An Evening with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic

Bella Koscal

  • Women on the Internet – Orla Gartland
  • Build a Problem – dodie
  • Strangers Forever EP – Maude Latour
  • Home Video – Lucy Dacus
  • Sour – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Summer’s Over – TV Girl & Jordana
  • Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night – Bleachers
  • Juno – Remi Wolf
  • Del Water Gap – Del Water Gap

Alex Kroenke

  • Bright Green Field – Squid
  • Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote
  • LW – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  • Flooding – Flooding
  • There are Leeches in Denton Lake – Everyone’s Worried About Owen
  • Muscle Memory – Mel Bryant
  • Self-Titled – Midwest Telegram
  • CMIYGL – Tyler, the Creator
  • Dream Popped – Loudness War
  • SCREAMING IN THE MIRROR – Sunday Cruise

Betsey Lewis

  • Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote
  • An Evening With Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic
  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
  • I Know I’m Funny haha – Faye Webster
  • A Beginner’s Mind – Sufjan Stevens, Angelo de Augustine
  • Home Video – Lucy Dacus
  • Dandelion – The Greeting Committee
  • Sling – Clairo
  • CMIYGL – Tyler the Creator

Natalie Lindsey

  • Dark & Beautiful Secrets – Normandie
  • Below – Beartooth
  • Earth Is A Black Hole – Teenage Wrist
  • Eternal Blue – Spiritbox
  • XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time – The Maine
  • Umbra – Grayscale
  • For Those That Wish To Exist – Architechts
  • SUCKAPUNCH – You Me At Six
  • Life In Your Glass World – Citizen
  • Welcome to Horrorwood – Ice Nine Kills

Cate Manning

  • Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice
  • New Long Leg – Dry Cleaning
  • Nine – SAULT
  • Promises – Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders
  • As the Love Continues – Mogwai
  • Bright Green Field – Squid
  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • Vulture Prince – Arooj Aftab
  • For the first time – Black Country, New Road
  • ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH – Spirit of the Beehive

Mazzy Martinez

  • Almas Conectadas by Quantic & Nidia Gongora
  • Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
  • Smiling With No Teeth by Genesis Owusu
  • Super What! by MF DOOM and CZARFACE
  • BLACK METAL 2 by Dean Blunt
  • Loving In Stereo by Jungle
  • Something for Thee Hotties by Megan Thee Stallion
  • Cheater by Pom Poko
  • All In by Skepta
  • Crooked Machine by Róisín Murphy

Ellynn Mayo

  • Amperland, NY – Pinegrove
  • Upstream Dream – Slow Meadow
  • Local Valley – José González
  • Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  • Solar Power – Lorde
  • Home Video – Lucy Dacus
  • Terra Firma – Tash Sultana
  • Wait – Cigarettes for Breakfast
  • KID A MNESIA – Radiohead
  • Menagerie – Eat My Head

Shane Price

  • Celestial Blues – King Woman
  • GLOW ON – Turnstile
  • SINNER GET READY – Lingua Ignota
  • The Romance of Affliction – SeeYouSpaceCowboy…
  • Bloodmoon I – Converge & Chelsea Wolfe
  • Bury Me Beneath This Rotten Earth – Body Void
  • Comfort To Me – Amyl & The Sniffers
  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • ULTRAPOP – The Armed
  • THE FUTURE BITES – Steven Wilson

Fabian Rosales

  • Any Shape You Take – Indigo De Souza
  • Jubliee – Japanese Breakfast
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix- Injury Reserve
  • Flooding – Flooding
  • Aa – Pirli
  • I Know I’m Funny haha – Faye Webster
  • Vince Staples – Vince Staples
  • Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz
  • Going Going Gone- Mild High Club
  • 30 – Adele

Kade Schoenfeldt

  • GLOW ON – Turnstile
  • For the first time – Black Country, New Road
  • New Long Leg – Dry Cleaning
  • Smiling With No Teeth – Genesis Owusu
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Injury Reserve
  • Vince Stpales – Vince Staples
  • Seek Shelter – Iceage
  • Call Me if You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator
  • volcanic bird enemy and the voiced concern – Lil Ugly Mane
  • HEY WHAT – Low

Patrick Sullivan

  • Pray for Haiti- Mach-Hommy
  • CMIYGL- Tyler, The Creator
  • GLOW ON- Turnstile
  • Snail Mail- Valentine
  • Mood Valiant- Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Haram- Armand Hammer
  • Sometimes I Might Be Intrvert- Little Simz
  • A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2- Common
  • The Long Term Effects of Suffering- $uicideBoy$
  • Elephant In the Room- Mick Jenkins

Abbey Todd

  • Mood Valiant- Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Break the Wall- MF Robots
  • Turbo- Dirty Loops
  • Distance Keeps Me Distant- Juniper
  • An Evening With Silk Sonic- Silk Sonic
  • How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last- Big Red Machine
  • Inside- Bo Burnham
  • RAZZMATAZZ- I Don’t Know How But They Found Me
  • The Push and The Pull- The Wonderlands
  • A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 2)- Common

Keller Welton

  • Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz
  • A Shrug Of The Shoulders – Traffik Island
  • Geist – Shannon Lay
  • Helvetia – Presents Sudden Hex
  • ALEXALONE – ALEXALONE WORLD
  • Mouth Full Of Glass – Macie Stewart
  • Comfort To Me – Amyl & The Sniffers
  • A Beautiful Revolution Prt 2 – Common
  • Headsoup – Goat
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