Best Albums of 2021 – The New York Times

Yoshiko Yap

Jon Pareles | Jon Caramanica | Lindsay Zoladz Jon Pareles Songs of Trauma, Fear and Triumph The past year was awash in recorded music — not only the stuck-at-home recordings that musicians occupied themselves with when touring evaporated during the pandemic, but also many albums that had been made before […]

NPR Music’s 50 Best Albums of 2021, Ranked : NPR

Yoshiko Yap

If the year presently coming to a close was a dance, it’d be a hesitant shuffle, tentative steps toward — or heyyyy, maybe away from? — an uncertain future. So maybe that’s why, when we sat down together to discuss which albums we loved the most over the course of […]