Station Top 50 Albums for 2021

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At a station where there is no algorithm or suggested playlists, when our DJs gravitate towards certain albums over and over again, it’s a sign that they are really great. Below you’ll find the top 50 Albums played across all Radio Boise shows this year. Support your local independent record stores or online services that pay artists to get these into your own collection. Enjoy!!

1. Blood Lemon – Blood Lemon (self-released)
2. The Shivas – Feels So Good // Feels So Bad (Tender Loving Empire)
3. Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
4. St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home (Loma Vista)
5. Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop)
6. Angel Olsen – Aisles (Jagjauwar)
7. Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life (Rough Trade)
8. Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive)
9. Lucy Dacus – Home Video (Matador)
10. Durand Jones & the Indications – Private Space (Colemine)
11. Shannon & the Clams – Year of the Spider (Easy Eye Sound)
12. IDLES – Crawler (Partisan)
13. Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg (4AD)
14. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – I Told You So (Colemine)
15. Menahan Street Band – The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Dunham/Daptone)
16. The Goon Sax – Mirror II (Matador)
17. Various Artists – I’ll Be Your Mirror (Verve/Universal)
18. Night Beats – Outlaw Rock & Roll (Fuzz Club)
19. Reigning Sound – A Little More Time With Reigning Sound (Merge)
20. Sierra Ferrell – Long Time Coming (Rounder)
21. Jungle – Loving in Stereo (Caiola)
22. Hand Habits – Fun House (Saddle Creek)
23. Babe Rainbow – Changing Colours (Flightless)
24. Generationals – ILEANA (Polyvinyl)
25. Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World (Rough Trade)
26. Nation of Language – A Way Forward (PIAS)
27. Beach Bunny – Blame Game (Mom + Pop)
28. Møtrik – MØØN: The Cosmic Electrics of MØTRIK (Jealous Butcher)
29. Valerie June – The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (Fantasy)
30. La Luz – La Luz (Hardly Art)
31. Wild Pink – A Billion Little Lights (Royal Mountain)
32. The Marias – CINEMA (Nice Life/Atlantic)
33. Slothrust – Parallel Timeline (Dangerbird)
34. Helado Negro – Far In (4AD)
35. Various Artists – The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened)
36. Black Keys – Delta Kream (Nonesuch)
37. Ratboys – Happy Birthday, Ratboy (Topshelf)
38. Amyl & the Sniffers – Comfort to Me (Rough Trade)
39. Deerhoof – Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise)
40. Sonny & the Sunsets – New Day With New Possibilities (Rocks in Your Head)
41. Rostam – Changephobia (Matsor Projects)
42. Tune-Yards – sketchy (4AD)
43. Goat Girl – On All Fours (Rough Trade)
44. Here Lies Man – Ritual Divination (Riding Easy)
45. Molly Burch – Romantic Images (Captured Tracks)
46. Colleen Green – Cool (Hardly Art)
47. Lala Lala – I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
48. Tonstartssbandht – Petunia (Mexican Summer)
49. Men I Trust – Untouchable Album (self-released)
50. Madlib – Sound of Ancestors (Madlib Invazion)

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