The year comes to an end and it's time again to look back to my personal essiential records of the year 2021:
dodie - Build A Problem
dodie (yes, no capitals) is a British singer-songwriter, YouTuber and author. And a phenomenon.
Bleu - Six Tape
Eight long years after the last record of Bleu the new album "Six Tape" finally surfaced in 2021!
01 I Wanna Write You a Symphony
02 A Crazy Life!
03 Baby By Your Side
04 Kid Someday
05 Love You So
06 Never Believe It
07 Chasin' (featuring Lindsey Ray)
09 My Emo GF
10 Mercy Girl
Bonus songs (Bandcamp exclusive)
11 Nobody Calls It Rock'n'Roll Anymore
13 The Animator (featuring Rob Cantor of Tally Hall)
14 Wife Me
15 Alive and Well
Look out for Six Tape at Bandcamp
(there are 5 exclusive bonus songs).You can gat the digital album, the
bonus songs, tickets for a online release party, an handcrafted VHS with
the complete album and surprise video content and even a SiX TAPE
Canvas 3D Collage made by Bleu.
José González - Local Valley
You always can depend on José González. "Local Valley" is a gem.
Aimee Mann - Queens of the Summer Hotel
Aimee Mann shows us with "Queens Of The Summer Hotel" once more her perfect and appealing songwriting.
Del Amitri - Fatal Mistakes
Del Amitri left us waiting for 19 (!) years - in 2021 they were back with "Fatal Mistakes". And it's as if they had never been away.
Buy Fatal Mistakes here (signed CDs, vinyl, Outtake CD, T-Shirt):
Crowded House - Dreamers Are Waiting
None other than Crowded House returned in 2021 with a new album, their first in eleven long years.
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
For years I have always avoided Steven Wilson - and I really don't know why.
It was a revealation when I immersed into his huge catalogue. And this year "The Future Bites" surfaced. If you still don't know him, this may be a good start.