The Best & Worst Albums of 2021

Nowadays, the only way to get through anything is with music, and as we head into a new year, I wanted to share the best, worst, and so-so albums I listened to in twenty twenty-one.

On Repeat: Albums that I can listen to on repeat and probably never get tired of.

Good Initially: These albums were good the first time I listened to them but I more than likely will forget they exist.

Effort Was There: Artists tried to make the albums great… but they just weren’t. I said what I said.

Spotify Time Contributors: Albums that were neither hated nor loved but were still fully listened to; they solely contributed to my Spotify listening minutes.

On Repeat

  • Thats What They All Say by Jack Harlow
  • Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon by Pop Smoke
  • ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ by JOEY BADA$$
  • CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST by Tyler, the Creator
  • Mercury – Act 1 by Imagine Dragons
  • How Will You Know If You Never Try by COIN
  • 18 by Jack Harlow
  • The Lucky Ones by Pentatonix
  • The Off-Season by J. Cole
  • Faith by Pop Smoke
  • CTV3: Day Tripper’s Edition by Jaden
  • 30 by Adele
  • Twenties by Bren Joy
  • OK Orchestra by AJR (they never disappoint)
  • Planet Her by Doja Cat
  • Welcome to the Madhouse by Tones and I
  • In the Meantime by Alessia Cara

Good Initially

  • All Love Everything by Aloe Blacc
  • Loose by Jack Harlow
  • Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan
  • Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over by Demi Lovato
  • Scaled and Icy by twenty one pilots
  • lately I feel EVERYTHING by WILLOW
  • Queen of the South by Shaybo
  • Under My Influence by The Aces
  • Man on the Moon 3: The Chosen by Kid Cudi
  • Gazebo by Jack Harlow
  • Life Support by Madison Beer
  • ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE by BROCKHAMPTON
  • A Woman by Qveen Herby
  • Under Twenty Five by ENNY
  • These Things Happen Too (Deluxe) by G Eazy
  • Dreamland by COIN
  • Confetti by Jack Harlow
  • LOVE AND COMPROMISE by Mahalia
  • CLOUDS (MIXTAPE) by NF
  • Be Right Back by Jorja Smith
  • How To Be A Human Being by Glass Animals
  • Human (Deluxe) by OneRepublic
  • Live On Ice by tobi lou
  • Between Us (Deluxe Edition) by Little Mix

Effort Was There

  • What If Nothing by WALK THE MOON (might’ve listened to before but can’t remember)
  • Solar Power by Lorde
  • Outlier by Bazanji
  • New Stage by Jesse McCartney
  • Justice by Justin Bieber

Spotify Time Contributors

  • Road to Uncertainty by Heath Hensley
  • misunderstood by Queen Naija
  • Poster Girl by Zara Larsson
  • Love and Lies by Anthony Ramos
  • My Life by Mary J. Blige
  • TEMPORARY HIGHS… IN THE VIOLET SKIES by Snoh Aalegra
  • War and Wonders by D Smoke
  • Not in Chronological Order by Julia Michaels
  • An Evening with Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic
  • Perfect Ten by Mustard
  • Higher Place by Skip Marley
  • Beam Me Up Scotty by Nicki Minaj
  • Dangerous Levels of Introspection by JP Saxe
  • Therapy by Anne-Marie
  • A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 by Common
  • Optimist by FINNEAS
  • = by Ed Sheeran
  • Rainbow Mixtape by COIN
  • Here For Now by Louis the Child
  • Nobody Is Listening by ZAYN
  • SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Pacifico by Surfaces
  • Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish
  • Dawn by Yebba
  • Music of the Spheres by Coldplay
  • IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? by DPR LIVE

about the author

Jamilah is a college graduate in her early twenties who wants to live and learn and love herself while fighting the anxiety fight.

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