2021 Music Top Ten

The year of Punk and Pop Punk

Top 2021 Albums2021 was another horrible year of the pandemic, but at least it produced some great music.  Rise Against put out one of the best albums of their career with Nowhere Generation.  Songs like Forfeit and Sudden Urge resonated so much and there really isn’t a bad song on the album.  Royal Blood had an insanely good album as well.  Killer grooves and great lyrics along with some unique videos meant this was on rotation nearly continuously this year. Pop punk is having another wave due to Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker kicking it off last year.  Lil Lotus, jxdn and Mod Sun all dove into that genre and made great albums.  Mod Sun even had arguably the best song of the year with Flames, his duet with girlfriend Avril Lavigne.  This list has some fantastic music, and if you want to hear the highlights of the Top Ten and the honorable mentions, you can check out the playlist on Apple Music.

  • Rise Against – Nowhere Generation
  • Royal Blood
  • Teenage Wrist – The Earth Is A Black Hole
  • MOD SUN – Internet Killed The Rockstar
  • Lil Lotus – Error Boy
  • The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock And Roll
  • Twentyone Pilots – Scaled and Icy
  • JxDN – Tell Me About Tomorrow
  • The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll
  • Third Eye Blind – Our Bande Apart

Honorable mention: Turnstile, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters. Toad The Wet Sprocket, Thrice, K.Flay, Tom Morello