Amidst the neverending whirlwind of , it was tempting to crawl into a cocoon of nostalgic favorites and never come out. But the best albums of proved that incredible new music will always make their way to our ears, even in the toughest of times. All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our retail links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission. In turn, each twinkling note relays the bittersweet tranquility of memories gone by. While the Korean-American producer Yaeji has anchored her previous work in strobe-lit beats and floor-shaking bass, her first full-length mixtape captures the anxious, aching throb of the morning after a night out. What We Drew burbles between frenetic drum patterns and hip-hop cadences, glossy electro beats and sinister synths. Within these entrancing soundscapes, stray ruminations float to the surface. Cut off from her usual muses—her crew and the club—Charli XCX needed a different kind of community space to inspire her this year. The resulting songs pierce her party girl persona with something more sentimental—and sometimes quotidian—but, true to form, she buoyed the vibe with sugar-rush hooks and blowout beats.
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The following is a list of music albums, EPs, and mixtapes released in These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see in music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
With live music, tours, and festivals on pause, the music scene, like all things, felt different in Still, artists pushed through and kept us thrilled, comforted, and empowered in a dark and isolating year. The music that emerged from this era of separation still made us feel united and gave us something to experience together—whether we were dancing in our rooms instead of crowded clubs to Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, celebrating the power of our sexuality through Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B, or just riding out the melancholia of the moment with Phoebe Bridgers or Soccer Mommy. Take a listen below. Not only is the song simply a bonafide reggaeton banger, but it's also an unexpected feminist manifesto. Bad Bunny raps of the importance of women being able to declare whether or not they want to dance with someone at a party, and to top it off, he performed the song in drag for it's accompanying visual. Some songs simply sound like a dream, and Omar Apollo's "Useless" is one of them. Apollo composed the ethereal track with the help of fellow musician Albert Hammond Jr.
Metascore: User Score: tbd. The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by James Ford. User Score: 8. The five-track EP recorded over four years by the rock artist features a guest appearance from John Prine. The seventh full-length studio release for the British rock band was recorded over five weeks with producer Dan Austin.