It's time for one of the most anticipated shows of the year, the Best Albums of 2021! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite records of the year that they keep returning to again and again. They also hear favorite albums by the production staff.


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Featured Songs:

Amyl and the Sniffers, "Hertz," Comfort to Me, B2B, 2021

Naked Raygun, "Living in the Good Times," Over the Overlords, Wax Trax!, 2021

Amythyst Kiah, "Black Myself," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021

Shame, "Nigel Hitter," Drunk Tank Pink, Dead Oceans, 2021

UV-TV, "Distant Lullaby," Always Something, PaperCup Music, 2021

Taylor Swift, "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)," Red (Taylor's Version), Republic, 2021

Remi Wolf, "Guerrilla," Juno, Island, 2021

La Femme, "Paradigme," Paradigmes, Disque Pointu/Idol, 2021

Robert Finley, "Souled Out On You," Sharecropper's Son, Easy Eye Sound, 2021

Tamar Aphek, "Russian Winter," All Bets Are Off, Kill Rock Stars, 2021

Tony Allen, "Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)," There Is No End, Decca, 2021

Boston Manor, "Carbon Mono," Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures, SharpTone, 2021

Lucy Dacus, "Going, Going, Gone," Home Video, Matador, 2021

Viagra Boys, "Ain't Nice," Welfare Jazz, YEAR0001, 2021

Little Simz, "Speed," Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, Age 101, 2021

Dry Cleaning, "Unsmart Lady," New Long Leg, 4AD, 2021

IDLES, "The Wheel," Crawler, Partisan, 2021

Amyl and the Sniffers, "Choices," Comfort to Me, B2B, 2021

Goat Girl, "Sad Cowboy," On All Fours, Rough Trade, 2021

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