Top 90.3 Albums of 2021

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As another year comes to a close, KEXP is looking back at some of the best records of 2021 – as voted by KEXP listeners. We'll be counting down your top picks from 11 AM - 7 PM PT on Friday, December 17. Tune in via, KEXP.org, the KEXP app, or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

 

This page will update throughout the day as the countdown progresses. Keep checking back to find out what album snags the #1 spot.

 

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90.3. Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita
90. Middle Kids - Today We’re The Greatest
89. El Michels Affair - Yeti Season
88. Angel Olsen - Aisles EP
87. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Georgia Blue
86. Celeste - Not Your Muse
85. Bachelor - Doomin' Sun
84. Aesop Rock x Blockhead - Garbology
83. Strand of Oaks - In Heaven
82.  Illuminati Hotties - Let Me Do One More
81. Shame - Drunk Tank Pink
80. Jon Batiste  - We Are

79. Helado Negro - Far In
78. Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
77. Indigo De Souza - Any Shape You Take
76. girl in red - if i could make it go quiet
75. The True Loves - Sunday Afternoon
74. Sleater-Kinney - Path of Wellness
73. Valerie June - The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
72. Mogwai - As the Love Continues
71. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind
70. Cleo Sol - Mother
69. Altın Gün - Yol
68. H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

67. Viagra Boys -  Welfare Jazza
66. Gorillaz - Meanwhile EP
65. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
64. Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed
63. Adele - 30
62. Yves Tumor - The Asymptotical World EP
61. Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha
60. Aaron Frazer - Introducing...
59. The Black Keys - Delta Kream
58. James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart
57. Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket

56. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage
55. Turnstile - Glow On
54. The Weather Station - Ignorance
53. Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
52. Ty Segall - Harmonizer
51. Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space
50. BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory
49. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle
48. Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
47. Flock of Dimes - Head of Roses
46. Tune-Yards - sketchy

45. Jose Gonzalez - Local Valley
44. Big Red Machine - How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
43. Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic
42. My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket
41. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - L.W.
40. Sleigh Bells - Texis
39. Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over the Country Club
38. Black Country, New Road - For the First Time
37. Left at London - t.i.a.p.f.y.h.
36. ACTORS - Acts of Worship
35. La Luz - La Luz
34. Lord Huron - Long Lost

33. Black Midi - Cavalcade
32. Ambar Lucid - Get Lost in the Music EP
31. Squid - Bright Green Field
30. Goat Girl - On All Fours
29. Low - HEY WHAT
28. Tyler, the Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
27. Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
26. Chvrches - Screen Violence
25. Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers
24. Torres - Thirstier
23. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
22. Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound

21. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So
20. Warren Dunes - Get Well Soon
19. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
18. Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space
17. Snail Mail - Valentine
16. Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days
15. Amyl & The Sniffers - Comfort to Me
14. St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
13. Lucy Dacus - Home Video
12. Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
11. Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time

10. Jungle - Loving in Stereo
9. Sault - Nine
8. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
7. Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
6. Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
5. The War on Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore
4. Nation of Language - A Way Forward
3. IDLES - Crawler
2. Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams
1. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

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