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Kramzer’s 2021 Complete Album Rankings

Tough, but fair. Kramzer’s rankings are sure to incite a range of emotions, including, but not limited to: anger, joy, fury, sadness, happiness and frustration.



Hey, everyone! Kramzer here. Here is my almanac of the 139 albums from 2021 that I listened to. You can get the full experience of the top 10 by checking out our favorite albums of 2021 video! These are not in any specific order.

My Stars System

5 – Masterpiece. All Time Favorite
4.5 – Really Great
4 – Great
3.5 – Really good
3 – Good
2.5 – Decent, meh
2 – Poor, bad
1.5 – Really bad
1 – Awful
.5 – Really awful, the worst things ever

The Rankings

5 Stars

Chemtrails over the Country Club – Lana Del Rey
Wilds – Andy Shauf
I Don’t Live here Anymore – War on Drugs
Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice

4.5 Stars

For the First Time – Black Country, New Road
Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
Big Colors – Ryan Adams
Friends That Break Your Heart – James Blake
Any Shape You Take – Indigo De Souza

4 Stars

Ignorance – The Weather Station
Open Door Policy – The Hold Steady
An Overview of Phenomenal Nature – Cassandra Jenkins
Seek Shelter – Ice Age
Build a Problem – Dodie
If Could Make it Go Quiet – Girl in Red
I Know I’m Funny Haha – Faye Webster
Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Senjutsu – Iron Maiden
Blue Banisters – Lana Del Rey
Cavalcade – Black Midi
Things Take Time, Take Time – Courtney Barnett
Entertainment, Death – The Spirit of the Beehive
Projector – Geese
No Taste – Bad Waitress
Reprise – Moby
As Love Continues – Mogwai

3.5 Stars

Green in gold – the antlers
Dream Weapon – Genghis Tron
In These Silent Days – Brandi Carlile
New Fragility – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Love Will Be Reborn – Martha Wainwright
Good Woman – The Staves
Delta Kreem – Black Keys
Home Video – Lucy Dacus
This is this – Grouplove
Sweep It Into Space – Dinosaur Jr
Inked in Red – Vision Video
Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent
Glow – Alice Phoebe Lou
Structure – Water In Your Eyes
GLOW ON – Turnstiles
Screen Violence – Chvrches
Bright Green Field – Squid
Motorheart – The Darkness
Valentine – Snail Mail
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan
The Pet Parade – The Fruit Bats
Barn – Neil Young
Nightmare Daydream – The Velveteers
And Then Life Was Beautiful – Nao
I’ve Been Trying to Tell You – Saint Ettiene
SHYGA! THe Sunlight Mound – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
The Turning Wheel – SPELLLING
Fun House – Hand Habits

3 Stars

Sad and Beautiful World – Jesse Malin
JT – Steve Earle
Two Saviors – Buck Meek
Somewhere – Sun June
In Another World – Cheap Trick
In Praise of Shadows – Puma Blue
Not Your Muse – Celeste
Vertigo Days – The Notwist
Driver – Adult Mom
I’ll Be Your Mirror – Various Artists
Today We’re The Greatest – Middle Kids
The Shadow I Remember – Cloud Nothings
Endless Arcade – Teenage Fanclub
Path of Wellness – Sleater-Kinney
SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo
Death of a Cheerleader – PomPom Squad
Pressure Machine – The Killers
I Don’t Know What I Am – Alien Boy
Downhill From Everywhere – Jackson Browne
My Morning Jacket – My Morning Jacket
Shade – Grouper
The Nightmare of Being – At the Gates
Enjoy the view – We Were Promised Jet Packs
Future Past – Duran Duran
Outside Child – Allison Russell
Little Oblivions – Julien Baker
Exit Wounds – The Wallflowers
Uppers – TV Priest
Pink Noise – Laura Mvula
Smash – Caveman

2.5 Stars

Catspaw – Matthew Sweet
Solar Power – Lorde
Fuck Art – The Dirty Nil
Topaz – Israel Nash
The Golden Casket – Modest Mouse
Home – Rhye
Medicine at Midnight – Foo Fighters
Typhoons – Royal Blood
Bodies – AFI
Fortitude – Gojira
Boy From Michigan – John Grant
Dark in Here – The Mountain Goats
Skellig – David Gray
It Wont Always Be Like This – Inhalers
For Free – David Crosby
History of a Feeling – Madi Diaz
New Long Leg – Dry Cleaning
Earth Man’s Blues – Guided By Voices
Time Flies – Ladyhawke
Observatory – Aeon Station
Hideaway – Wavves
Electro Modlier – Son Volt
Harmonizer – Ty Segall
Chewing the Scenery – Oscar Lang
30 – Adele
Fast Idol – Black Marble
Woman on the Internet – Orla Gartland
9 – Pond
Queens of the Summer Hotel – Aimee Mann
Justice – Justin Bieber
Due North – Liam Kazar

2 Stars

When you See Yourself – Kings of Leon
Tasjan!Tasjan!Tasjan! – Aaron Lee Tasjan
The Quest – Yes
Earth is a Black Hole – Teenage Wrist
Ok Human – Weezer
Detroit Stories – Alice Cooper
Voyage Out – Floatie
The Battle at Garden’s Gate – Greta Van Fleet
Who Am I? – Pale Waves
The Lockdown Sessions – Elton John
Sob Rock – John Mayer
Rosegold – Ashley Monroe
Music From the Sphere – Coldplay
If I can’t have love, I want power – Halsey
Voyage – ABBA
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Jake Bugg
How Beautiful Life Can Be – The Lathums
Songs For the Drunk and Broken Hearted – Passenger

1.5 Stars

Van Weezer – Weezer
= – Ed Sheeran
Optimist – FINNEAS
Lifeforms – Angels and Airwaves

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