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    braydenfitzsimmons
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    Album of the Year.org has started tracking the first few Best Albums lists and The Guardian today was the first Best Songs publication out of the gate.

    Oscars FYC:

    "Lamb" – International Feature and all categories

    "Summer of Soul" – Picture, Film Editing and Documentary Feature

    “The Green Knight” – in all categories

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    The Guardian

    1. Self Esteem – “I Do This All the Time”
    2. Wet Laig – “Chaise Lounge”
    3. Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen – “Like I Used To”
    4. Caroline Polachek – “Bunny Is a Rider”
    5. Muna ft. Phoebe Bridgers – “Silk Chiffon”
    6. Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
    7. Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
    8. The Weather Station – “Tried to Tell You”
    9. Little Simz – “Introvert”
    10. Anz ft. George Riley – “You Could Be”
    11. BTS – “Butter”
    12. Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet”
    13. Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call My Your Name)”
    14. Cassandra Jenkins – Hard Drive
    15. Parris ft. Eden Samara – “Skater’s World”
    16. Wolf Alice – “How Can I Make It Okay?”
    17. Pearl Charles – “Only for Tonight”
    18. ABBA – “Don’t Shut Me Down”
    19. Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”
    20. The Weeknd – “Take My Breath

    Oscars FYC:

    "Lamb" – International Feature and all categories

    "Summer of Soul" – Picture, Film Editing and Documentary Feature

    “The Green Knight” – in all categories

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    Guardian’s list is amazing, just dont know the Parris one, and also I dont enjoy Your Power (its my least favorite of the album)

     

    Check out Anz and Pearl Charles, specially

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    Love Guardian showing out for Your Power!

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    Guardian Best Albums (50-41) (rest to be revealed daily in the upcoming week)

    41. Eris Dew – Quivering in Time
    42. Gorjia – Fortitude
    43. Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt – Made Out of Sound
    44. Black Country, New Road – For the First Time
    45. For Those I Love – For Those I Love
    46. Stephen Fretwell – Busy Guy
    47. Chai – WINK
    48. Lucy Dacus – Home Video
    49. MØL – Diorama
    50. Agnes – Magic Still Exists

    Oscars FYC:

    "Lamb" – International Feature and all categories

    "Summer of Soul" – Picture, Film Editing and Documentary Feature

    “The Green Knight” – in all categories

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    UPROXX Music

    Arlo Parks — Collapsed In Sunbeams
    The Armed — Ultrapop
    Big Red Machine — How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
    Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever
    Clairo — Sling
    D Smoke — War & Wonders
    DDG — Die 4 Respect
    Dijon — Absolutely
    Doja Cat — Planet Her
    Don Tolliver — Life Of A Don
    Faye Webster — I Know I’m Funny haha
    Guapdad 4000 — 1176
    H.E.R. — Back Of My Mind
    Halsey — If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
    IDK — USEE4YOURSELF
    Indigo De Souza — Any Shape You Take
    Isaiah Rashad — The House Is Burning
    J. Cole — The Off-Season
    Japanese Breakfast — Jubilee
    Jazmine Sullivan — Heaux Tales
    Julien Baker — Little Oblivions
    Kacey Musgraves — Star-Crossed
    The Killers — Pressure Machine
    Lana Del Rey — Chemtrails Over The Country Club
    Lil Durk and Lil Baby — The Voice Of The Heroes
    Lil Nas X — Montero
    Little Simz — Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
    Lucy Dacus — Home Video
    Mdou Moctor — Afrique Victime
    Nick Cave/Warren Ellis — Carnage
    Olivia Rodrigo — Sour
    Petey — Lean Into Life
    Playboi Carti — Whole Lotta Red
    Polo G — Hall Of Fame
    Rico Nasty — Nightmare Vacation
    Sega Bodega — Romeo
    Silk Sonic — An Evening With Silk Sonic
    Skyzoo — All The Brilliant Things
    Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies
    Summer Walker — Still Over It
    Taylor Swift — Evermore
    Tinashe — 333
    Topaz Jones — Don’t Go Tellin Your Momma
    Turnstile — Glow On
    Tyler The Creator — Call Me When You Get Lost
    Vince Staples — Vince Staples
    Wale — Folarin II
    The War On Drugs — I Don’t Live Here Anymore
    Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights
    Young Thug — Punk

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    Paste Magazine

    50. Genesis Owusu: Smiling with No Teeth
    49. Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time
    48. Pink Siifu: GUMBO’!
    47. Dawn Richard: Second Line
    46. Fire-Toolz: Eternal Home
    45. Wiki: Half God
    44. Pom Pom Squad: Death of a Cheerleader
    43. The Mountain Goats: Dark In Here
    42. Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince
    41. Porter Robinson: Nurture
    40. Black Country, New Road: For the first time
    39. Faye Webster: I Know I’m Funny haha
    38. L’Rain: Fatigue
    37. Dazy: MAXIMUMBLASTSUPERLOUD: The First 24 Songs
    36. Julien Baker: Little Oblivions
    35. Gojira: Fortitude
    34. Boldy James and The Alchemist: Bo Jackson
    33. Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place
    32. SAULT: Nine
    31. Wednesday: Twin Plagues
    30. Remi Wolf: Juno
    29. Geese: Projector
    28. Lucy Dacus: Home Video
    27. Deafheaven: Infinite Granite
    26. Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future
    25. Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take
    24. Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales
    23. Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready
    22. Mach-Hommy: Pray for Haiti
    21. Arlo Parks: Collapsed in Sunbeams
    20. The War on Drugs: I Don’t Live Here Anymore
    19. Madlib: Sound Ancestors
    18. Squid: Bright Green Field
    17. Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
    16. Armand Hammer & The Alchemist: Haram
    15. Fiddlehead: Between the Richness
    14. serpentwithfeet: DEACON
    13. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage
    12. Low: HEY WHAT
    11. Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime
    10. Snail Mail: Valentine
    09. Spirit of the Beehive: ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH
    08. The Armed: ULTRAPOP
    07. Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg
    06. Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost
    05. Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee
    04. Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
    03. The Weather Station: Ignorance
    02. TURNSTILE: GLOW ON
    01. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra: Promises

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    Glide Magazine

    20 Best Albums (alphabetical order) :

    Aaron Lee Tasjan – Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
    Amigo the Devil – Born Against
    Amethyst Kiah – Wary and Strange
    Billy Strings- Renewal
    Bloodkin – Black Market Tango
    Cedric Burnside- I Be Trying
    Dry Cleaning- New Long Leg
    Iceage- Seek Shelter
    Iron Maiden – Senjutsu
    Joana Serrat- Hardcore From The Heart
    Jon Batiste – We Are
    Margo Cilker – Pohorylle
    Menahan Street Band – The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band
    Mdou Moctar- Afrique Victime
    Reigning Sound – A Little More Time With Reigning Sound
    Sierra Ferrell – Long Time Coming
    Squid – Bright Green Field
    Turnstile – Glow On
    War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
    Yola – Stand For Myself

    20 Honorable Mentions (alphabetical order):

    Aaron Frazer – Introducing..
    Allison Russell – Outside Child
    Amyl and the Sniffers- Comfort To Me
    Bela Fleck – My Bluegrass Heart
    Cochemea- Vol. II: Baca Sewa
    Deafheaven – Infinite Granite
    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – I Told You So
    Dinosaur Jr. – Sweep It Into Space
    Faye Webster- I Know I’m Funny Haha
    Felice Brothers- From Dreams to Dust
    Ghalia Volt – One Woman Band
    Hayden Thorpe – Moondust for My Diamond
    Jackson Browne- Downhill From Everywhere
    James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds
    John Hiatt/Jerry Douglas – Leftover Feelings
    Low – Hey What
    Riddy Arman – Riddy Arman
    Shame – Drunk Tank Pink
    Silver Synthetic – Silver Synthetic
    Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz

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    The New Yorker

    10. Dry Cleaning, “New Long Leg”
    09. Snail Mail, “Valentine”
    08. Low, “Hey What”
    07. Michael Hurley, “The Time of the Foxgloves”
    06. Wiki, “Half God”
    05. Dawn Richard, “Second Line”
    04. Mdou Moctar, “Afrique Victime”
    03. Julien Baker, “Little Oblivions”
    02. Floating Points, London Symphony Orchestra, and Pharoah Sanders, “Promises”
    01. The Weather Station, “Ignorance”

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    BBC Radio 6 Music

    10. Colourgrade – Tirzah
    09. Source ⧺ We Move – Nubya_Garcia
    08. Promises – Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
    07. Prioritise Pleasure – SELF ESTEEM
    06. Flock – Jane Weaver
    05. Crawler – IDLES
    04. Homecoming – Du Blonde
    03. Flat White Moon – Field Music
    02. Collapsed in Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
    01. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz

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    The albums list seem to be less mainstream than previous years?

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    UPROXX

    The Best Songs Of 2021 (No Specific Order)
    Ariana Grande — “34 + 35 (Remix)” Feat. Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion
    Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten — “Like I Used To”
    Baby Keem — “Range Brothers” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
    Bartees Strange — “Weights”
    Beabadoobee — “Last Day On Earth”
    BIA — “Whole Lotta Money”
    BTS — “Butter”
    Cardi B — “Up”
    Caroline Polachek — “Bunny Is A Rider”
    Cassandra Jenkins — “Michelangelo”
    Chlöe — “Have Mercy”
    CKay — “Love Nwantiti”
    Coi Leray — “Twinnem”
    Dijon — “Many Times”
    Doja Cat, SZA — “Kiss Me More”
    Drake — “Knife Talk” Feat. 21 Savage and Project Pat
    Dua Lipa — “If It Ain’t Me”
    Foxing — “If I Believed In Love”
    Hovvdy — “Blindsided”
    IDK, Offset — “Shoot My Shot”
    Isaiah Rashad — “Lay Wit Ya” Feat. Duke Deuce
    Jack Harlow — “Luv Is Dro” Feat. Static Major & Bryson Tiller
    Japanese Breakfast — “Be Sweet”
    Jazmine Sullivan — “Pick Up Your Feelings”
    J. Cole — “Let Go My Hand”
    Jorja Smith — “Addicted”
    The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber — “Stay”
    Lana Del Rey — “White Dress”
    Lil Baby, EST Gee — “Real As It Gets”
    Lil Nas X — “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
    Mac Ayres — “Nothing Else”
    MICHELLE — “SYNCOPATE”
    Morray — “Quicksand”
    MUNA — “Silk Chiffon” Feat. Phoebe Bridgers
    Olivia Rodrigo — “Good 4 U”
    PinkPantheress — “Just For Me”
    Polo G — “Rapstar”
    Pooh Shiesty — “Back In Blood” Feat. Lil Durk
    Roddy Ricch — “Late At Night”
    Saweetie — “Best Friend” Feat. Doja Cat
    Silk Sonic — “Leave The Door Open”
    Snail Mail — “Valentine”
    Syd — “Missing Out”
    Taylor Swift — “Mr. Perfectly Fine”
    Turnstile — “Blackout”
    Tyler The Creator — “MASSA”
    Vic Mensa — “Shelter”
    Young Thug, Gunna — “Ski”
    The War On Drugs — “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
    Wizkid – “Essence” Feat. Tems

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    Complex

    10. Shelley FKA DRAM, ‘Shelley FKA DRAM’
    9. Don Toliver, ‘Life of a Don’
    8. Mach-Hommy, ‘Pray For Haiti’
    7. Summer Walker, ‘Still Over It’
    6. Kanye West, ‘Donda
    5. Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Heaux Tales’
    4. Doja Cat, ‘Planet Her’
    3. Adele, ’30′
    2. J. Cole, ‘The Off-Season’
    1. Tyler, the Creator, ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’

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    Is it normal for most of these list to have little/no correlation with Grammy AOTY nominations?!

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