Best Indie Albums in 2021

2021 is almost over, and there’s been a lot of new music this year. Despite the holidays being around the corner and more online gaming at sites like the one in this EnergyCasino Review, artists have continued to deliver us the excitement and enjoyment we need, and all the rest. Hopefully, we’ll also be in for some more treats in 2022, as this year has brought some incredible Indie albums we will review. So far, here is the list of the top Indie albums of 2021, so, check them out if you haven’t already.

Ghetts, ‘Conflict Of Interest’ 

It is rare to find an artist producing their best work after twenty years in the industry. Nevertheless, that is exactly the approach Ghetts took with his first major-label release, Conflict of Interest. With an autobiographical, earnest, and insightful album – and with some help from Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32, and Dave – this artist proved that he still has more to offer. Listen to it and you’ll see.

Celeste, ‘Not Your Muse’ 

Celeste was one of the most talked-about artists in early 2020 – both a blessing and a curse for a new artist. She faced the possibility of becoming too overwhelmed by distractions, but ‘Not Your Muse’ extinguished her fears with grace and power. Stylish and self-assured, the performance showcased a gifted artist deserving of all the accolades, capable of breaking hearts at one turn while lifting your spirits at the next.

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For Those I Love, ‘For Those I Love’

Society has been struggling with grief in the last two years, and Dublin’s For Those I Love gave those going through grief some comfort. Recorded shortly after David Balfe’s close friend and musical collaborator Curran took his own life, the album honored his memory and emphasized the power of support and community. Its most important message urged its listeners to endure and keep on healing.

Wolf Alice, ‘Blue Weekend’

What can you do after releasing a masterpiece like Visions of a Life? In Wolf Alice’s case, this was achieved by building even more of a flawless record; one filled with ambiance and widescreen sound that shook the British music industry to its core. That’s exactly what ‘Blue Weekend’ provides, as it traverses acerbic punk, tender folk, and cinematic indie, while Ellie Rowsell’s poetic lyrics will leave you swooning and hoping.

Girl In Red, ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’

The album introduces a new side of the expressive, personal songwriter who first came to the world’s attention: the raucous, guitar-flapping crowd pleaser. However, Marie Ulven’s decision to go solo didn’t mean that her introspective lyrics had to disappear – the album still allowed you to hear her innermost feelings, whether they were rage against characters from her life or coping with mental health issues.

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Easy Life, ‘Life’s A Beach’

The debut album from Easy Life is a British gem with a romantic seaside theme. It moves from subject to subject, saying one thing, then doing something else, like a day spent eating ice cream while basking in the sun and spending all your cash on arcade games. At the same time, it confirms Leistatus’ status as one of the hottest new bands around.

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