tire-bouchon's top twenty albums of 2021...

Like we do every January we would like to start this year with our top 20 albums of last year again. Here is a list of albums inspired us the most, kept us going and gave us hope while we tried to finish a year like this without a major meltdown. Thanks to all the artists who wrote, recorded and performed... 

1. We Are by Jon Batiste

2. Liberation Time by John McLaughlin

3. Carnage by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

4. Heaven on the Faultline by Alex Bleeker

5. Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 by Richard Ashcroft

6. Side-Eye NYC by Pat Metheny

7.  The Ultra Vivid Lament by Manic Street Preachers

8. Tone Poem by Charles Lloyd & the Marvels

9. Hope by Ceramic Dog

10. Variations on a Melancholy Theme by Brad Mehldau & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

11. Fat Pop by Paul Weller

12. On DSCH by Igor Levit

13. The Ballad of Dood & Juanita by Sturgill Simpson

14. 12 Stradivari by Janine Jensen & Antonio Pappano

15. The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights by Sean Rowe

16. The Democracy! Suite by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis

18. Born Against by Amigo The Devil

19. Baroque by Nicola Benedetti