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Remi Wolf :clap: Great top 3. Great Majid Jordan album too. Liked that Jimmy Edgar album even tho I haven't seen anyone else talk about it! Me listening to the album: "Look at this genre, it's wonky"

 

Great song picks too. Omar, of course. I liked that better than his song with Kali that came out this year, which is kind of a bummer! Their last song was cute but I was hoping they'd deliver on a second song. Ah well, third time's the charm?

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On 12/20/2021 at 4:14 AM, Pink Matter said:

WILLOW|Lately I Feel EVERYTHING

YAAAAAS OH YAAAAASSSSSS :flame: 

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15 hours ago, Pink Matter said:

What I've come to realize the more I've listened to this album is that the selling point of Planet Her is Doja herself.

Yeah this hits the nail on the head for me. The first time I listened to it I wasn't too keen, but her personality and charisma is what makes a lot of her music.

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planet her is a bop after bop and like you said, doja sells them well! 

white dress an immediate highlight :clap3: 

be sweet is SO catchy!

deja vu IS the best single you are definitely right! 

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Happier Than Ever, Jubilee, Heaux Tales, Division, Montero, PARANOIA, Times, Call Me If You Get Lost and Lately I Feel EVERYTHING on Album HM

 

Leave the Door Open, Have Mercy, Baby Powder, Heat Lightning, Wild Side, Coastin’ and Save Your Tears (Remix) on Songs HM

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Planet Her feels like a bunch of songs collection for me, i don't mean it in bad way though. Like, she has songs already recorded it and decided to put in on her next album

 

I haven't listen Majid Jordan in a long time. Maybe i should do it

 

Addicted, Be Sweet and Chemicals praise :clap3:

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what a strong HM list :clap3: need to get into yebba and genesis owusu

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Billie, Spellling and St. Vincent deserved to make it onto the main list :shakeno:

Willow, Tyler, Pearl, Maggie and Japanese Breakfast also had great albums :lakitu:

Doja's album was so good as expected, almost topped Hot Pink for me :jonny2:  Remi's song + album :clap3:

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Albums of 2021

 

10) C. Tangana|El Madrileño

 

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Over the past few years I've started getting into non-English speaking albums more and more and I'm glad I was able to stumble upon this. Great, rich production and C. Tangana's vocal performance helps him stand out greatly despite each song having a feature!

 

Listen: Nominao (feat. Jorge Drexler), Te Olvidaste (feat. Omar Apollo)

 

9) 454|4 Real

 

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I don't like describing music as a vIbE!11! nowadays cuz social media beat it into the ground but that's the best way to describe this album. The sped up, almost chipmunk like processing of his voice, combined with the trap beats and the occasional 90s R&B samples sprinkled throughout made for a fantastic debut.

 

Listen: LATE NIGHT, ANDRETTI, GEORGIA

 

8) Mother Nature & BoatHouse|SZNZ

 

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If y'all are looking for some dope femcees, look no further. Another pleasant surprise, this dynamic duo provided a great bars and great flows over great beats. Can't ask for much more than that!

 

Listen: DELIVERED, GEMZ

 

7) BROCKHAMPTON|Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine

 

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I kinda stopped checking for them after Iridescence (not because I thought the album was bad, just kinda got over them for some reason). But after checking out their lead with Danny Brown, I had to check out their new one. And quite frankly, I love it! Probably my favorite of theirs since Saturation II. A diverse album with lots to offer with pop rap bangers, deep posse cuts, and even nostalgic 2000s'd pop songs.

 

Listen: I'LL TAKE YOU ON (feat. Charlie Wilson), DON'T SHOOT UP THE PARTY

 

6) Little Simz|Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

 

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I only got the chance to listen to this a few times through, but it's quite easily the best Rap album I got to listen to all year! Amazing lyrics that painted vivid stories that were complimented by rich instrumentation. I'm not usually a fan of UK rappers cuz of their accents but I love her voice and she's got one of the best flows out there.

 

Listen: Woman (feat. Cleo Sol), Protect My Energy

 

Songs of 2021

 

20) Jazmine Sullivan & Ari Lennox|On It

 

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I want to SiIiIiIiIiIT on iIIiT
So tell me why (Why) yoOoOoOu deserve iIIiIT

The way these ladies harmonized over sitting on d*ck is sickening :jonnycat:

Me any time I listen to this:

 

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19) Little Simz|I Love You, I Hate You

 

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It's easier to stargaze and wish than be faced with this reality (I love you)
Is you a sperm donor or a dad to me?

 

V simple

Great bars, great flows, great production. Can't ask for anything more!

 

18) Billie Eilish|Happier Than Ever

 

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You call me again, drunk in your Benz
Drivin' home under the influence
You scared me to death, but I'm wastin' my breath
'Cause you only listen to your fuckin' friends

 

An instant highlight from day one. Love the folks-y first half juxtaposed to the second, more Rock-like second half. This song has a very nice slow and steady build up with a very satisfying climax. Probably her best song (so far).

 

17) Ari Lennox|Pressure

 

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Takes a lot to excite me baby give it all you got

I’m a tough cookie baby hit the right spot

 

A big bop with an infectious beat and vocals that are smooth like butter.

This deserved to be a smash!

 

16) ABRA & Boyz Noise|Unlock It (feat. Playboi Carti)

 

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My baby say shе don't fuck with these bitches, okay, cool, uh (Cool)
I told her I don't fuck with these n*ggas either, okay, cool

 

All hail the Dark Wave Duchess! It's so good to hear ABRA after this long ass hiatus she's been on. I'm not a fan of many songs that are sub-3 minutes nowadays cuz typically they're usually half-baked and end before they get good, but this song is an example of a short song that sounds complete and doesn't over stay it's welcome. Points for also making Playboi Carti listenable!

 

15) Syd|Fast Car

 

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Do the little thing you do
And I'll reach out my hand to you, ooh

 

(Disregard this depressing ass cover :matty:)

Slinky, silky, production with Syd's delicate and soft vocals. What's not to like! Add in a sick guitar solo that gradually builds up and you have one killer song that, in a perfect, just world, should've been a huge hit.

 

14) WILLOW|Lipstick

 

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I think we live in a labyrinth
That was created by my mind

 

Controversial? Maybe_so.gif, but I was very impressed with Willow's output this year. While I liked transparent soul a lot, I liked this one even better. Very bombastic and packed with lots of energy!

 

13) Mother Nature, BoatHouse, Sir Michael Rocks|CLOUDZ

 

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So we switch gears like we timezoning
LA to Houston, hustling students
Built from the ground, more than just music
Increase the intellect, teach thru da Internet
Ethers don't disconnect, synergy taught us that

 

I'm honestly running out of ways to describe some of these songs lol

Like there's only so many ways I can say a song so well put together song! A perfect catchy rap single, with great bars and flows, where everyone did their thing.

 

12) VanJess|Caught Up (feat. Phony Ppl)

 

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Wish you'd be clear, need answers, 'cause
Your intentions ain't obvious to me

 

Whew, here come my girls. When I say the just don't miss! This was my early SOTY way back in February and it held up quite nicely. Funky production mixed with the way their sensual, sultry vocals overlap with each others (one much softer and the others much more deep and rich) combined with a solid guest feature make for one of the best R&B singles released this year. 

 

11) Kilo Kish|American Gurl

 

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MAKES ME FEEL LIKE FLYING

TOP DOWN BACKSTREET DRIVING

DUSTY ROAD, ALL ALONE

 

I'm actually shocked at how under the radar Kilo went on all y'alls lists (and in YECs in general). Just shocked. A vibrant, edgy, electropop banger that gets better and better with each listen. Drop the album Lakisha 🗣

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One last set to go :santa: 

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On 12/21/2021 at 2:34 PM, BlackoutZone said:

So many correct picks :WAP:

I wanted to put Chemicals on my list too, but it came out sooo long ago as a pre-album single I just went with One More instead. But Chemicals is in fact my favorite from the album too, so good. 

 

And I agree about 1 entry per artist rule on such short list, I have top 50 so mine is 2/3 per artist max, but rarely anyone even exceeds 1

nn I had no idea. I only started following him with Experience and Impact so Chemicals was nice and fresh for me!

 

On 12/21/2021 at 2:59 PM, JGibson said:

White Dress + deja vu :party:

Great tracks :clap3: 

On 12/21/2021 at 3:44 PM, dreamofyou said:

white dress & deja vu so good

 

planet her & be right back:clap3:

Yes they are!

Both are great projects :clap3: 

On 12/21/2021 at 4:30 PM, Reverse Warholian said:

The FLAVOR in here :duca:

Glad you like what you see :gaycat1:

 

On 12/21/2021 at 6:14 PM, Sunderland 4ever said:

deja vu, Be Sweet and Sexy Villain :clap3:

All excellence!

 

On 12/22/2021 at 1:31 AM, Ewan Chaos said:

Remi Wolf :clap: Great top 3. Great Majid Jordan album too. Liked that Jimmy Edgar album even tho I haven't seen anyone else talk about it! Me listening to the album: "Look at this genre, it's wonky"

 

Great song picks too. Omar, of course. I liked that better than his song with Kali that came out this year, which is kind of a bummer! Their last song was cute but I was hoping they'd deliver on a second song. Ah well, third time's the charm?

Yeah they're killing me with these weak collabs (although I mess with Hey Boy)

I do feel like a Kali (feat. Omar) song would be a lot better

 

On 12/22/2021 at 2:10 AM, Yvess said:

YAAAAAS OH YAAAAASSSSSS :flame: 

It was so good! I'm honestly surprised. This is a great lane for her.

 

On 12/22/2021 at 3:35 AM, D/X said:

Omar Apolo :party: and of course Be Sweet :clap3:

Always great to see follow Omar fans :party: 

 

On 12/22/2021 at 5:20 AM, Tinashegrande6 said:

Yeah this hits the nail on the head for me. The first time I listened to it I wasn't too keen, but her personality and charisma is what makes a lot of her music.

When I tell you I was not a fan of Love to Dream or Imagine but now they're some of my fave songs on the album

On 12/22/2021 at 7:35 AM, dangerousalex said:

Planet Her and Sexy Villain :clap3:

I'm honestly turning into a Kitten :jonnycat: The next album might seal the deal for me.

On 12/22/2021 at 11:09 AM, Lazuli said:

planet her is a bop after bop and like you said, doja sells them well! 

white dress an immediate highlight :clap3: 

be sweet is SO catchy!

deja vu IS the best single you are definitely right! 

Taste ma :clap:

 

On 12/22/2021 at 3:06 PM, Mr. Blue_Shirt said:

Happier Than Ever, Jubilee, Heaux Tales, Division, Montero, PARANOIA, Times, Call Me If You Get Lost and Lately I Feel EVERYTHING on Album HM

 

Leave the Door Open, Have Mercy, Baby Powder, Heat Lightning, Wild Side, Coastin’ and Save Your Tears (Remix) on Songs HM

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Planet Her feels like a bunch of songs collection for me, i don't mean it in bad way though. Like, she has songs already recorded it and decided to put in on her next album

 

I haven't listen Majid Jordan in a long time. Maybe i should do it

 

Addicted, Be Sweet and Chemicals praise :clap3:

Taste king!

Yeah I agree about Planet Her (I liken it to My Everything where she's trying to solidify herself first by getting those hits)

You should! Especially if you like last years sort of 80s revival.

 

On 12/22/2021 at 4:21 PM, worldwide angel said:

what a strong HM list :clap3: need to get into yebba and genesis owusu

I think you might like Yebba (try out Boomerang, that's easily the standout song for me)

Genesis was also a very interesting album so you should check that out too!

 

On 12/22/2021 at 4:29 PM, K$Ellie said:

Billie, Spellling and St. Vincent deserved to make it onto the main list :shakeno:

Willow, Tyler, Pearl, Maggie and Japanese Breakfast also had great albums :lakitu:

Doja's album was so good as expected, almost topped Hot Pink for me :jonny2:  Remi's song + album :clap3:

I didn't love the Spellling album but I just needed to sit with Billie and St. V some more (same for the other HMs you mentioned)

Hot Pink still reigns supreme but Planet Her is close by for me :cm: 

Remi was such a nice surprise :clap3: 

 

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Unlock It :jonny::jonny2::jonnycat::jonny4::jonny5::jonny6:what made her do such a thing

 

Idk how but Simz just avoids a lot of the UK rap pitfalls like it's nothing, beautiful album. Buzzcut was soooo good but for some reason, rest of BH's album never registered with me, have to try to get back into it at some point. HTE second half payoff is very real it's true. Kilo just seems like an under-the-radar girl kinda but real ones know. I remember liking her singles this year but then I got distracted by other things. And let me peruse your thread some more.

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6 hours ago, Pink Matter said:

Controversial? Maybe_so.gif, but I was very impressed with Willow's output this year. While I liked transparent soul a lot, I liked this one even better. Very bombastic and packed with lots of energy!

Lipstick ended transparent soul with ease :santa:

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7) BROCKHAMPTON|Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine

I want to check this record. I was a huge fan of SATURATION back in 2017.

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i really appreciate your taste :jonny: i listened to genesis’ record and it was incredible 

 

i also see a lot of my faves on here 

 

little simz :jonnycat:

 

KILO KISH :duca:

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Alright we're going to bring this countdown to a close. At this point I'm pretty tired and don't have the energy to try and write some rambling mess for each thing so just know all these albums and songs were among what I thought were the best pieces of music offered this year. The albums were all pretty much flawless from head to toe (to me at least). As for my favorite songs, some of them clicked instantly and were immediately addictive while others grew on me before becoming my faves. If you want to know which was which or if you want to know why I chose a specific album or song, just ask :duck: 

 

 

Albums of 2021

 

5) Rochelle Jordan|Play With Changes

 

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4) Tinashe|333

 

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3) Erika de Casier|Sensational

 

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2) VanJess|Homegrown

 

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1) Snoh Aalegra|Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies

 

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Songs of 2021

 

10) SZA|Good Days

 

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9) Majid Jordan|Waves of Blue

 

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8) Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow|Industry Baby

 

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7) Erika de Casier|Make My Day

 

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6) Rochelle Jordan|Broken Steel (feat. Farrah Fawx)

 

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5) BROCKHAMPTON|BANKROLL (feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg)

 

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4) Snoh Aalegra|IN YOUR EYES

 

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3) Doja Cat|Need To Know

 

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2) Tinashe|Bouncin'

 

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1) Jimmy Edgar & 24hrs|NOTICE

 

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That's all folks :santa:  Quoting and tagging anyone that's shown even a sliver of interest. Hope you guys find/found something you liked from my lists. I'll make sure to comment on anyone else that still has there countdown going.

 

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On 12/23/2021 at 9:04 PM, dangerousalex said:

On It, Happier Than Ever, Pressure, Unlock It all excellent choices :clap3:

All slays :clap3: 

On 12/24/2021 at 2:46 AM, JGibson said:

HTE :heart2: 

Excellence

On 12/24/2021 at 3:00 AM, SLIME said:

Unlock It :jonny::jonny2::jonnycat::jonny4::jonny5::jonny6:what made her do such a thing

 

Idk how but Simz just avoids a lot of the UK rap pitfalls like it's nothing, beautiful album. Buzzcut was soooo good but for some reason, rest of BH's album never registered with me, have to try to get back into it at some point. HTE second half payoff is very real it's true. Kilo just seems like an under-the-radar girl kinda but real ones know. I remember liking her singles this year but then I got distracted by other things. And let me peruse your thread some more.

Her mind amazes me tbh. She too needs to drop an album already!

Roadrunner to me has been their most interesting album so far and Buzzcut was such a great lead.

 

On 12/24/2021 at 3:18 AM, PrinceMichaelFan said:

Lipstick ended transparent soul with ease :santa:

It sure did :santa: 

 

On 12/24/2021 at 5:22 AM, Sempiternal said:

WILLOW :clap:

 

 

She's really surprised me! Hope she sticks with this Rock sound.

On 12/24/2021 at 12:27 PM, Sunderland 4ever said:

I want to check this record. I was a huge fan of SATURATION back in 2017.

You should. Hopefully the recommended songs are your speed.

 

On 12/24/2021 at 12:47 PM, worldwide angel said:

i really appreciate your taste :jonny: i listened to genesis’ record and it was incredible 

 

i also see a lot of my faves on here 

 

little simz :jonnycat:

 

KILO KISH :duca:

Thank you bb :heart: Right back at you!

 

On 12/24/2021 at 12:52 PM, wish said:

Jazmine, Billie, ABRA, WILLOW :jonny: i had no idea Kilo Kish dropped new music wtf

Get into it (yuh).gif

 

15 hours ago, Lazuli said:

happier than ever :jonny5: too perfect

fast car :eek: finally a list with syd on it! 

I aim to please :gaycat1:

7 hours ago, TheWayWeWere said:

On It is so hot :flame: 

HTE :alexz: modern masterpiece

 

Amazing songs :clap3: 

 

@World Eater @Mr. Blue_Shirt @Tom Vercetti @Remmy @Ewan Chaos @BlackoutZone @diogozsz @Glassmouth @theblackestday  @GreatestLoveofAll @Wicked @Tinashegrande6 @Mr. Loco @rvx @Grumpy Cat @ChapelHooker @K$Ellie

 

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