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173 – Riot Act Albums of the Year 2021 (20 – 16)

It’s the moooost won-der-ful tiiiiiiime, of the yeeeeear.

Or rather, it would be, if Steve and Remfry weren’t tasked with re-listening to all their favourite music from the past year and attempting to put their favourite 20 albums into some arbitrary list of preference!

Excessive sadfishing aside, 2021 has been an extraordinary year for new music and whittling it down to just 20 albums each has been a tougher task than ever (yes, we know we say that every year). We’re spreading the Riot Act Albums of the Year over 4 episodes this year, with this episode counting down from 20 – 16. On top of that, we take a look at our favourite EPs of the year.

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142 – Gojira, Manchester Orchestra, Royal Blood and Evile

With the sad news that 2000Trees has had to postpone their 2021 edition, Steve and Remfry take a realistic look at whether the UK will be seeing festivals this summer or not … don’t get your hopes up. But nevermind, there’s always 2022 and Download have swooped in to cheer us all up by announcing 70+ bands for next year’s line-up, which is exciting isn’t it! … Isn’t it!? Well, in typical Download fashion … no it’s not. Darn!

Still, there is plenty to get excited about as it’s a HUMONGOUS week for new music! We review Fortitude by Gojira, The Million Masks of God by Manchester Orchestra, Typhoons by Royal Blood and Hell Unleashed by Evile.