Favorites of 2021

The WMUH staff was asked the come up with their five favorite things they heard from this past year.

Click on a name to see a list and comments.

DJ Regular – Hedonistic Predilection

El Michels AffairYeti Season

La FemmeParadigmes

Old Time RelijunMusicking

ColleenThe Tunnel and the Clearing

The AllergiesMove On Baby (single)

Em – Spinning Wheel Radio

Doja CatNeed to Know

Normani (feat. Cardi B) – Wild Side

Magdalena Bay Chaeri


Charli XCXGood Ones

Zeke – 2 Be Determined & The Download

St. VincentDaddy’s Home
Best sitar in Rock since 1976.

Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders & the London Symphony OrchestraPromises
Taking Jazz to soaring new heights

Injury ReserveBy the Time I Get to Phoenix
Unsettling meditations on grief. Hip-hop’s Blackstar

Silk SonicAn Evening with Silk Sonic
BANGIN’ soul revivalism and pop balladry

Damon AlbarnThe Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Not quite minimalist, not quite Plastic Beach

Radak – Rock with Radak

Nat Turner RebellionLaugh to Keep from Crying

Curtis HardingIf Words Were Flowers

Various Artists – Gritty 60’s Garage & Punk

The StranglersDark Matters

Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue

Chris – Midday Melodies

Face to FaceNo Way Out but Through

Arlo ParksCollapsed in Sunbeams

Ducks LTDGet Bleak EP

Paul WellerFat Pop (Volume 1)

Teenage BottlerocketSick Sesh!

Runner Up

Shannon LayGeist

Troy – Mornings with Marlena & Hardcore Hootenanny

Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders & the London Symphony OrchestraPromises

St. VincentDaddy’s Home

Various ArtistsI’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico

Jazmine SullivanHeaux Tales

Lana Del RayChemtrails Over the Country Club

Paige Elizabeth – Passenger Seat

Silk SonicAn Evening with Silk Sonic

Billie EilishHappier than Ever

Remi Wolf Juno

Sammy Rae & the FriendsLet’s Throw a Party EP

The Driver EraGirlfriend

Honorable Mentions (even though you absolutely did not ask for them)

Still WoozyIf This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is

Sufjan StevensA Beginner’s Mind

Bo BurnhamInside (The Songs)

Hiatus KaiyoteMood Valiant

Emma E. Ash – Your Dose of Nostalgia

Connan GrayPeople Watching

Twenty One PilotsMulberry Street

Hippo Campus – Boys

KeirBoys Will Be Girls


Luke Hemmings Place in Me

Tommy Kelly – Vibetown, PA

Sammy Rae & the Friends – Jackie Onassis

Lawrence Casualty

Ben Barnes – 11:11

Cody Fry Underground

Vian IzakDreams

Hannah Rae – Soundtrack Mashup

HAIM Don’t Wanna

Taylor Swifttolerate it


Silk SonicLeve the Door Open

Durand Jones & The IndicationsWitchoo

Paul – Sine Qua Non

Dry CleaningNew Long Leg

Mdou MoctarAfrique Victime

Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders & the London Symphony OrchestraPromises

Shannon and the ClamsYear of the Spider

Acid DadTake It from the Dead

DJ Kuruku – Gospel of the Bizarre

DJ HellHouse Musik Box (Past, present, no future)

Danny ElfmanBig Mess

Clan of XymoxLimbo

SquidBright Green Field

Genghis TronDream Weapon

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