Amsterdam's Pip Blom released their very good second album, Welcome Break, this year which found them further honing their classic indie rock sound, wrapping earworm hooks in equal parts jangle and distortion. If you haven't checked out the album, it recalls the '90s heyday of Liz Phair and Pavement and you can listen below.
We asked Pip, for whom the band is named, for her Top 10 of the year and she returned with a list of favorite songs. "I have to admit that I don’t listen to a lot of music in my day to day life," Pip told us. "And if I do I usually listen to a playlist with lots of songs by different artists. So instead of 10 albums I decided to pick: My Favorite songs of 2021." He list includes some of 2021's usual suspects as well as a few up-and-coming Dutch bands, and more. Read her list, complete with commentary, and listen to it in playlist form, below.