Best album releases of 2021

Cancel all the end of year polls, the voting is over. New Gojira album - Fortitude has absolutely knocked it out of the park. Universal acclaim

Also a thread to help me to seek out new music

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Love the thread.
I’ll holler here when I find some good new stuffs.

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Ooh I need to get into Gojira heard some songs here and there that I liked. Definitely lookout for Cavalcade by black midi, it drops on the 28th of this month. Their debut was solid but I think they have really come into their own based on the singles for the new album, if you want to check them out here’s a link to a live performance of one of the songs from their new album (the link will take you to the spot in the video where they play it), definitely recommend it if you like experimental rock with some post-punk and jazz influence. Also the bassist does the vocals on this song which is really cool.

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That Gojira album kicks all the butts, does it not?
Harakiri for the Sky has a new one out this year, too. If you like your drums wayyyy too fast, check out Maere.

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This barely makes the cut at Dec. 18 2020, but give me a break 2020 or 21, covid restrictions dont give a fuck or shit. Nobody even knows what year is it anymore? This will probably stay best album of the year till next year for me.

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Probably not the most intricate bass lines, but a fantastic album. No fillers, just killers :boom:

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Oh man I actually did hear this! I was surprised because I haven’t heard anything Chevelle in a while but I enjoyed it way more than I though I might.

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Sorry, I’m old school. I’ll take Tool’s Fear Inoculum any day.

After a 10 year hiatus and they still kill it. They are at their own level, nothing else even comes close.

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To me 10,000 days is the best album they ever made. I’ve got all TOOL albums but that one just stick the most with me. Maybe because it’s also the most accessible one? Fear Inoculum was good but it really couldn’t grab my attention as the previous albums did.

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Here’s a song from the new Tomahawk album (Tonic Immobility). Very cool it is too, IMO.

10,000 Days is a phenomenal album.

What I love about them is that they keep evolving with every new release.

They push themselves, to get out of their own box and you can hear it in the music.

I think for me it’s between Lateralus and 10000, but I think beyond the silly trippy side tracks they added on this new one, Fear Inoculum is still great given they were absent for 10 years! :raised_hands:t3:

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Actually same for me :slight_smile:

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New Djevel came out which I appreciate.

in my opinion the best record of 2021, so far, is The Raging River by Cult Of Luna

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Omg I can’t believe I forgot about this. I haven’t really listened to them up until a little while ago and I started with this album before listening to everything else they made back to back.

Such an excellent record that I recommend to basically anyone no matter their taste. So hard to dislike their style.

I have to say this is a strong contender and I do not have any better candidates.

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They are so good. Like a gateway drug to this kind of music, kind of like Deafheaven. I really, really love this:

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Mariner is really one of the very best disks I’ve heard in my entire life.

also between Mariner and The Raging River, there is A Dawn To Fear …

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It’s so good.

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New Sleep
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