We just published our list of the 50 best punk albums of 2021, including music from all across punk's many subgenres, but even 50 is just a small sample size of all the great punk-derived music released this year, so we've put together some subgenre-specific lists for a deeper dive. First up: screamo, which has been having a moment for the past few years, and which continued to progress in interesting, unpredictable ways throughout 2021. Some of the albums on this list lean closer to post-hardcore and emo, others to hardcore and black metal, and others are as straight-up screamo as it gets. Some of these albums venture outside of the genre, so even just calling it a "screamo" list doesn't fully do it justice, but if that word means something positive to you in 2021, there's a good chance that the records on this list are up your alley.
Some of these albums also appeared on the 50 Best Punk list, and several didn't. And 15 is a small number, so if your favorite screamo album from 2021 is here, leave it in the comments. Maybe we just haven't heard it yet.