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Top 89: Best Albums of 2021

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Graphic reading, "The Current Top 89 of 2021: Albums"Casey Jones | MPR

December 30, 2021

Thank you for voting in The Current’s Top 89 countdown! We’ll air your favorite songs of 2021 on Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to midnight and again on Jan. 1 from noon to 7 p.m. In the meantime, enjoy The Current’s Best Albums of 2021. For further music discovery, explore our staff’s Top 89 lists.

Best Albums of 2021

Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
CHVRCHES – Screen Violence
Jon Batiste – We Are
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
The Killers – Pressure Machine
Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound
Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days
Lorde – Solar Power
Lucy Dacus – Home Video
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life
Tyler, The Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever