Time still moves in that weird way it has the entire pandemic, but -- believe it or not -- we're officially a quarter of the way through 2021, and to help recap some of the great music we've already gotten this year, I put together a list of 20 punk, emo, hardcore, etc albums not to miss from winter 2021 earlier this week. I also did lists of the best punk/etc songs and best rap albums of March.
There's also already no lack of great music in the first week of April. I highlight seven new albums below, and Bill talks about Dry Cleaning, Major Murphy, La Femme, and more in Bill's Indie Basement. And here are some more honorable mentions: the surprise Eleventh Dream Day double album, Ryley Walker, the Bryce Dessner classical album, Lume, Culture Shock, Lil Tjay, Bankroll Freddie, The Natvral (Kip from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Be All End All, Flock of Dimes, Kishi Bashi, Amulets, Tenue, Bridge Burner, Elizabeth King, Co-ed, Bones of the Earth, The Deathray Davies, Fishboy, GHLOW, Fuoco Fatuo, al Riggs, Cat Positive, The Queen Guillotined EP, the Tiana Major9 remix EP, and the Field Medic EP.