The second place goes to the Atlanta's MASTODON and thier imprressive new album "Hushed And Grim" eightyeight-minutes divded on fifteen tunes gives a overwhelming size but with a grandeur result. "Hushed And Grim" is an epic and very varied release that never loses an ounce of its scintillating power along the way. An album that fits in perfectly during Christmas time.
The third place goes to the London-based five-piece heavy rock band GREEN LUNG, and the album c.
With masterly handed songwriting, I'm very impressed with the end result, and it glads me to see that GREEN LUNG has a bright future ahead. And just like with "Woodland Rites", "Black Harvest" will earn its spots on the best-of lists when it's time to summon up the year.
If there is anything to worship these days then "Black Harvest" could be the best option.
"Future Forecast", takes the fourth place, an album by the Australian Garage Punk Rock and Roll band CIVIC that really do not save on gunpowder. "Future Forecast" is exactly the album you need right now to shake up some things that bother you!
On the seventh position, we find the American alternative metal band CHEVELLE with the ninth studio album "Niratias" (an acronym of "Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation"). This is one hell of a great heavy rock album and very impressive release from a band with a course of their over 25 year career, and they are great as ever.
The amazing Artwork for the album is by Boris Vallejo, also known for designing the posters used for films like Knightriders and National Lampoon's Vacation.
Today's tune "Self Destructor" is taken from "Niratias", enjoy!
The Banjo-attacking dark folk troubadour AMIGO THE DEVIL takes the eighth place on the best albums 2021.
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The Singer-songwriter’s sophomore album "Born Against" is a trip inside his eccentric musical mind where he once again pushes the boundaries of traditional folk, Americana and country music to their limits. Tom Waits, Serial Killers and Bingo, all figures into this album and shows that this masterclass in storytelling is one of the great albums of 2021.
Today's tune "Quiet As A Rat" taken from the album ”Born Against”, enjoy!
Merry Christmas to You all over this globe, I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and give your nearest a gift.
We have our Christmas celebration today with the whole family when the kids are watching Donald duck and his friends at 3 o'clock, we grownup are forced to do the family duties in the kitchen and preparing everything for the dinner that will take place after the children show on tv that has gotten to be a tradition. As soon the dinner is over it's time to invite Santa for some Christmas gifts for the young once, a wonderful thing to watch happy kids open up their gifts, and hopefully the gifts are right so they really get happy.
During this time and in the middle of the countdown for the best albums a Christmas tune is always welcome.
Norah Jones has released a festive new video for “I Dream Of Christmas". The video was directed by Dano Cerny and features cameos from a host of notable personalities including Gleb Savchenko, Scott Tweedie, Emma Brooks McAllister, and Courtney Mawhorr. The song is the title track of her first-ever holiday album "I Dream Of Christmas", which is out now in an expanded digital deluxe version featuring 3 additional tracks.
Norah has been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for the holiday special “In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season,” which airs Dec. 21 on PBS hosted by Jennifer Garner and featuring remarks by President Joseph R. Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. Norah will also be performing songs from the new album during upcoming TV appearances on NBC The Today Show (Dec. 15), CBS Saturday Morning (Dec. 18), and ABC’s “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade” (Dec. 25). Norah paid tribute to Joni Mitchell with a medley of songs by the legendary singer-songwriter as part of the Kennedy Center Honors which airs Dec. 22 on CBS. Last week the livestream event “Norah Jones: I Dream Of Christmas Live At The Empire State Building (Presented by Citi),” found her performing a set of holiday music from the World’s Most Famous Building’s Observatory.
Norah has been a steady voice of warmth and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut album Come Away With Me became a familiar musical companion for millions of people around the world. With I Dream Of Christmas, the 9-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist offers a delightful and comforting collection of timeless seasonal favorites and affecting new originals that explore the complicated emotions of our times and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.
Enjoy today's tune and Merry Christmas to you all.
Norah Jones celebrated the release of her new album, ‘I Dream of Christmas’ live from the top of the Empire State Building with just the Christmas spirit to keep her warm. Presented by Citi.
”Venus Skytrip” with the British, Bradford, PSYCHLONA takes the ninth spot.
The balance between the two is precise and efficient. Tension is well managed and psychedelia gains in intensity throughout the music. So get on this skytrip and head for Venus. As this is a brilliant desert rock album.
The 10 place goes to the Michigan four-piece rockers GRETA VAN FLEET with the sophomore album ”Battle At Gardens Gate”.
"The Battle At Garden’s Gate" is a excellent example of a great rock and roll album with a musical craftmanship that is just stunning and they exploring new territories and their identity, giving glimpses of their potential in the process.
It’s a wonderful, comprehensive rock 'n roll record that you need to get!
"The Burden Of Restlessness" is a clever and marvelous made piece of music, it is soft and smooth and at the same time hard and heavy. This is an album for any atmospheric psychedelic heavy rock fans out there. Get it!
The album is full of Zappa like sounds, plops and drops, squared-off synths, sneaky guitar that makes tis a really fun listen. That V**AGRA BOYS is here to stay is clear, their punkish attitude will capture many new fans over time. I like this, so will you.
Read the review here!
36 LEPROUS – ”Aphelion”
“Aphelion represents the point in the path of an object’s orbit when it is furthest away from the sun”.
35 DEWOLFF - ”Wolffpack”
A really creative release by these Dutch blues rockers.