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CHIRP Radio Best of 2021

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2021. Our next list is from DJ Matt Garman.

 

 

 

 

#1 Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz (Age 101)

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Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

 

#2 Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar (Matador)

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Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime

 

#3 Shirushi by TEKE::TEKE (Kill Rock Stars)

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TEKE::TEKE Shirushi

 

#4 Yol by Altin Gün (ATO)

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Altin Gün Yol

 

#5 Nine by SAULT (Forever Living Originals)

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SAULT Nine

 

#6 Daddy's Home by St. Vincent (Loma Vista)

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St. Vincent Daddy's Home

 

#7 I Hope You are Well by Lionmilk (Leaving)

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Lionmilk I Hope You are Well

 

#8 Cool by Colleen Green (Hardly Art)

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Colleen Green Cool

 

#9 16 Rayos by Orquesta Akokán (Daptone)

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Orquesta Akokán 16 Rayos

 

#10 At War with the Silverfish by Laura Jane Grace (Polyvinyl)

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Laura Jane Grace At War with the Silverfish

 

Honorable Mentions

Top 10 Vinyl Reissues of 2021:
1. Letta Mbulu - Letta Mbulu Sings
2. Mirah - C'mon Miracle
3. Sad Lovers & Giants - Lost in a Sea Full of Sighs
4. Turin Brakes - The Optimist LP
5. Unwound - Repetition
6. Supergrass - In It For the Money
7. PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
8. Elbow - Asleep in the Back
9. Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches and Sadness
10. Boise Cover Band - Unoriginal Artists
 

Top 5 Singles of 2021:
1. Spoon - The Hardest Cut
2. Doja Cat - Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)
3. Noname - Rainforest
4. Wilco / Sleater-Kinney - Modern Girl b/w A Shot in the Arm
5. Enumclaw - Fast N All
 

Top 5 Vinyl Finds of 2021:
1. Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian
2. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
3. Roland Haynes - 2nd Wave
4. Sarah Vaughan - How Long Has This Been Going On?
5. Henri Salvador - Henri Salvador Sings 10"
 

Top 10 Shows of 2021:
1. Spoon / Nicole Atkins @ The Slowdown (Omaha): 09/09
2. Meat Wave / Ovef Ow @ Empty Bottle: 09/25
3. Kikagaku Moyo / REZN / Angel Bat Dawid @ Empty Bottle: 11/20
4. Nation of Language / The Wants @ Sleeping Village: 10/06
5. Sweeping Promises / Spread Joy / Ovef Ow @ The Hideout: 11/13
6. Wilco / Sleater-Kinney / Nnamdi @ Pritzker Pavilion: 08/28
7. Grandaddy @ Online livestream: 04/09
8. John Vanderslice @ St. Paul Episcopal Church: 08/11
9. Japanese Breakfast @ Thalia Hall: 10/12
10. V.V. Lightbody / Gabacho @ Sleeping Village: 11/27
 

RIP
Charlie Watts: 06/02/1941 – 08/24/2021
Lee "Scratch" Perry: 03/20/1936 – 08/29/2021
Melvin Van Peebles: 08/21/1932 – 09/21/2021
Julz Sale (Delta 5): ca. 1952-56 – 09/2021

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