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By far the biggest year of discoveries for myself. Though, I was probably a bit too open with listening to music. Lots of duds, but there were some very nice finds too.

 

The eligibility period for my Best Of list are things released between October 30, 2020 – October 28, 2021.

 

Previous Best Of Lists:

2019 • 2020

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  1. MISOGI – little*stars
  2. Makari – Continuum
  3. Raissa – HEROGIRL
  4. L Devine – Near Life Experience Part One
  5. Pilar Victoria – Hi, My Name Is Pily!
  6. ELIO – Can You Hear Me Now?
  7. Alaska Reid – Big Bunny
  8. Magdalena Bay – Mini Mix, Vol. 2
  9. ADOY – her
  10. LAUREL – Limbo Cherry
  11. Maggie Lindemann – PARANOIA
  12. RINSE – Wherever I Am
  13. Lava La Rue – Butter-Fly
  14. Fauness – Maiden No More
  15. Annie – Neon Nights
  16. YUKIKA – timeabout,
  17. Ellis – nothing is sacred anymore
  18. Fickle Friends – Weird Years (Season 1)
  19. Hope Tala – Girl Eats Sun
  20. Blu DeTiger – How Did We Get Here?
  21. Valley – Last Birthday
  22. beabadoobee – Our Extended Play
  23. Rebecca Black – Rebecca Black Was Here
  24. Ralph – Gradience
  25. Dad Sports – I Am Just A Boy Leave Me Alone !!!
  26. Doss – 4 New Hit Songs
  27. Alfie Templeman – Forever Isn’t Long Enough
  28. Foxes – Friends in the Corner
  29. Judah Just Kidding – Rocker Boy
  30. Ginger Root – City Slicker

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  1. CHVRCHES – Screen Violence
  2. Videoclub – Euphories
  3. Terror Jr – Rancho Catastrophe
  4. Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World
  5. Kylie Minogue – DISCO
  6. Roosevelt – Polydans
  7. Claud – Super Monster
  8. Sunshine Boysclub – Hut on the Hill
  9. Hayden Casey – Calamities
  10. Porter Robinson – Nurture
  11. girl in red – if i could make it go quiet
  12. Aly & AJ – a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet gets you out and then into the sun
  13. Kacy Hill – Simple, Sweet, and Smiling
  14. The Marías – CINEMA
  15. Zara Larsson – Poster Girl
  16. SG Lewis – times
  17. CHUNG HA – Querencia
  18. chloe moriondo – Blood Bunny
  19. Men I Trust – Untourable Album
  20. Small Black – Cheap Dreams
  21. BENEE – Hey u x
  22. Maisie Peters – You Signed Up for This
  23. Bladee – The Fool
  24. Tinashe – 333
  25. LÉON – Apart
  26. Tigers Jaw – I Won’t Care How You Remember Me
  27. Hovvdy – True Love
  28. Paloma Mami – Sueños de Dalí
  29. Madison Beer – Life Support
  30. Sydney Sprague – maybe i will see you at the end of the world
  31. Wet – Letter Blue
  32. Far Caspian – Ways To Get Out
  33. allie – maybe next time
  34. Kinlaw – The Tipping Scale
  35. Mini Trees – Always In Motion
  36. Pom Pom Squad – Death of a Cheerleader
  37. THALA – adolescence
  38. Petite Amie – Petite Amie
  39. Luna Shadows – Digital Pacific
  40. COIN – Rainbow Mixtape
  41. Pale Waves – Who Am I?
  42. Half Waif – Mythopoetics
  43. Ali Gatie – The Idea Of Her
  44. Sam Smith – Love Goes
  45. slenderbodies – Are We?
  46. Bebe Rexha – Better Mistakes
  47. Foliage – Foliage
  48. ELIO – ELIO and Friends: The Remixes
  49. Porches – All Day Gentle Hold !
  50. Adult Oriented Pop – 6:15 AM

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ALBUMS

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  • Julia Michaels – “Not In Chronological Order” (Electropop)
  • Molly Burch – “Romantic Images” (Indie Pop)
  • Blackstarkids – “Puppies Forever” (Indie Pop)
  • MARINA – “Ancient Dreams In A Modern Wonderland” (Pop)
  • Sweet Trip – “A Tiny House, in Secret Speeches, Polar Equals” (Dream Pop)
  • Ariana Grande – “positions” (Contemporary R&B)
  • Svrcina – “Orchards” (Pop)
  • Kacey Musgraves – “star-crossed” (Folk Pop)
  • Slayyyter – “Troubled Paradise” (Electro-pop)
  • caro♡ – “Heartbeats/Heartbreaks” (Ambient Pop)
  • Mina Okabe – “Better Days” (Indie Pop)
  • Amy Shark – “Cry Forever” (Electro-pop)
  • Ruth B. – “Moments In Between” (Adult Contemporary)
  • Dreamer Boy – “All The Ways We Are Together” (Bedroom Pop)
  • Demi Lovato – “Dancing With The Devil… The Art of Starting Over” (Pop)

 

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  • Emotional Oranges – “The Juicebox” (Contemporary R&B)
  • Future Jr. – “If You Don’t Love Me Back” (Synth-pop)
  • Alex Porat – “MISS SICK WORLD” (Indie Pop)
  • XYLØ – “Outsiders Club” (Electro-pop)
  • Samia – “Scout” (Bedroom Pop)
  • Charlie Houston – “I Hate Spring” (Bedroom Pop)
  • Griff – “One Foot In Front Of The Other” (Electro-pop)
  • DAYA – “The Difference” (Electro-Pop)
  • Selena Gomez – “Revalación” (Latin Pop)
  • Nasty Cherry – “The Movie” (Synth-pop)
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Nice honorable mentions, Slayyyter is definitely my favorite here and I would put her higher but a lot of these are fitting. Sweet Trip, Caro, Ariana are cute!

 

Samia and Nasty Cherry had good EPs too though I've liked their other projects better

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Julia and MARINA in HMs, twins :clap3: DWTDTAOSO was worthy of a mention too, good for them

 

Daya and Selena in EPs :clap3: kinda robbed tho!

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had to erase The Juicebox from my mind because there’s no way they declined that fast after The Juice Vol 2 :wave:

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Lots of awesome honorable mentions. Marina, Molly, Sweet Trip, Kacey, Slayyyter :clap3:I'm sure the official list will be even BETTER.

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Daya released an Ep? Let me look

 

Edit: nevermind I heard this I didn't realize Bad Girl came out in 2021

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MARINA, Ariana, Kacey, Griff * Julia Michaes on HM :clap3:

 

Until this this day i haven't listen to Selena's spanish EP :deadbanana4: But happy for her to snatch her first Grammy nomination

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Troubled Paradise deserved more than an honorable mention :giraffe:

Star Crossed and Positions were really cute albums :clap3: Marina and Julia had 2 or 3 bops as well!

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thanks y'all :heart2:

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On 12/12/2021 at 2:18 PM, TheWayWeWere said:

Positions, NICO, Ancient Dreams only on HMs :cries:

 

these 3 were within the next 10 spots, so they were close to making it :'(

 

On 12/12/2021 at 3:02 PM, BlackoutZone said:

Fair honorable mentions though I would put some of these albums way higher!

it gets real tough ranking these :psyduck: 

 

23 hours ago, Sanguine said:

Nice honorable mentions, Slayyyter is definitely my favorite here and I would put her higher but a lot of these are fitting. Sweet Trip, Caro, Ariana are cute!

 

Samia and Nasty Cherry had good EPs too though I've liked their other projects better

slayyyter's was an album i just didn't revisit as much, but i like hearing the songs when they come up on shuffle! tea about Nasty Cherry tho 

 

23 hours ago, dreamofyou said:

ancient dreams and star-crossed:clap3: kinda deserved main list though

taste! i'm sure this opinion is like a broken record, but star-crossed just didn't hiT me like Golden Hour did :emofish:

 

23 hours ago, luckystrike said:

Julia and MARINA in HMs, twins :clap3: DWTDTAOSO was worthy of a mention too, good for them

 

Daya and Selena in EPs :clap3: kinda robbed tho!

i noticed that too! :clap3: the EPs are cute, but kinda faded into the back for me

 

23 hours ago, dangerousalex said:

had to erase The Juicebox from my mind because there’s no way they declined that fast after The Juice Vol 2 :wave:

what?! i probably enjoyed The Juicebox more tbh :frown: 

 

22 hours ago, hofork said:

TP excellence, wish it was higher but at least it was mentioned!

 

Samia and Nasty Cherry also had great EPs!

TP definitely is enjoyable! and for what it's worth, i didn't delete any of the songs from my library like i tend to do with some albums :fan:

 

22 hours ago, Sempiternal said:

Ari & Demi ♡

:heart2:

 

21 hours ago, Ewan Chaos said:

Lots of awesome honorable mentions. Marina, Molly, Sweet Trip, Kacey, Slayyyter :clap3:I'm sure the official list will be even BETTER.

we love to see taste :clap3:

 

12 hours ago, ChapelHooker said:

scout ep ! :clap3:

a cute EP :jamming:

 

11 hours ago, Tinashegrande6 said:

One foot in front of the other was a solid debut EP, can't wait for her album :clap3:

it was! def keen on hearing more from her 

 

11 hours ago, Insanity said:

Daya released an Ep? Let me look

 

Edit: nevermind I heard this I didn't realize Bad Girl came out in 2021

lol yesss. it was released at the beginning of the year, so i dont blame you for forgetting

 

7 hours ago, Mr. Blue_Shirt said:

MARINA, Ariana, Kacey, Griff * Julia Michaes on HM :clap3:

 

Until this this day i haven't listen to Selena's spanish EP :deadbanana4: But happy for her to snatch her first Grammy nomination

taste :clap3: but oop! really? the EP is a cute moment

 

5 hours ago, Sunderland 4ever said:

Romantic Images and Troubled Paradise are by far by faves off this set. :hippo:

i wish i came back to Romantic Images some more, was real cute :jamming:

 

1 hour ago, KasioKas said:

Perched! DWAT just an HM though.. ouch

at least it got some recognition :'( 

 

7 minutes ago, K$Ellie said:

Troubled Paradise deserved more than an honorable mention :giraffe:

Star Crossed and Positions were really cute albums :clap3: Marina and Julia had 2 or 3 bops as well!

they were cute, likely would have done better if i listened some more!

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30. Ginger Root – City Slicker

Is city pop having a resurgence, or have I just been blind to it? Either way, I really enjoy the genre. There’s a feel-good vibe to it and I think Ginger Root captures it well.

Favorites: “Loretta”, “Entertainment”

 

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29. Judah Just Kidding – Rocker Boy

Cute, summery songs backed by a guitar.

Favorites: “Sunflower”, “Is It Over?”

 

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28. Foxes – Friends in the Corner

This is the first full body of work I’ve listened to of her’s, and I thought it was cute. Nothing too special, but I am really looking forward to her new album.

Favorites: “Love Not Loving You”, “Dance”

 

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27. Alfie Templeman – Forever Isn’t Long Enough

I discovered Alfie last year with his EP ‘Happiness in Liquid Form’ and while this may not be as strong as that one, it’s still a pretty fun listen.

Favorites: “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody”, “To You”

 

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26. Doss – 4 New Hit Songs

The title is self explanatory. Short EP, but the songs all pack a punch. 

Favorites: “Puppy”, “Strawberry”

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50. Adult Oriented Pop – 6:15 AM

This album teeters on the edge of being dreamy, without being full out dream pop.

Favorites: “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Some Might Say”

 

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49. Porches – All Day Gentle Hold !

The production can feel pretty noisy and clashy. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but there’s some catchy songs. 

Favorites: “I Miss That”, “Watergetsinside”

 

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48. ELIO – ELIO and Friends: The Remixes

Her first “album” being a collection of remixes of tracks from her EPs is a cackle. I like her music, but other than the collab with Charli, the tracks aren’t really better than their originals.

Favorites: “CHARGER (feat. Charli XCX)”, “LA in Two (feat. Valley)”

 

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47. Foliage – Foliage

This has some hazy vocals and production, which I tend to be a fan of.

Favorites: “Straight Out of the Gate”, “Hand”

 

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46. Bebe Rexha – Better Mistakes

These tracks are all over the place and definitely don’t make for a cohesive album or anything, but a lot of them are decent alone. Most noticeably the banger that is Sacrifice.

Favorites: “Sacrifice”, “On the Go (feat. Pink Sweat$ & Lunay)”

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Didn't really like bebe's album I ran through it and only kept Sabotage

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