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Inhailer Radio's Top Albums & Songs of 2021



It's been another incredible year for music, but if we're being honest, when isn't it? If you're here listening to Inhailer Radio, then you know there's no shortage of great new music. Every single week we get bombarded with new albums, singles, EP's, remixes, as well as the endless backlog of albums and songs from years and decades past. There's a lot to be excited about from 2021, and early 2022 is looking no different. We'd also love to hear your favorite albums of 2021 so head over to our poll and select your top 10! Make sure to follow our Spotify playlist of all our favorite songs as well. Without further ado, here's some of your favorite DJ's sharing their top albums and songs of 2021!

 


Nils Illokken - Music Director & Midday DJ Wednesday - Friday 11 AM - 3 PM


Albums:

1. Remi Wolf - Juno

Pop music's most exciting new artist on her debut record. Juno is a kaleidoscope of infectious sounds, and all of them incredibly danceable. Also, some of the most absurd NSFW lyrics I've heard all year, feel free to seek them out on your own!



2. Gilligan Moss - Gilligan Moss

3. Ora The Molecule - Human Safari

4. TORRES - Thirstier

5. Superbloom - Pollen

6. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000

7. Angel Du$t - YAK: A Collection of Truck Songs

8. Sylmar - Glass Ladders

9. Squid - Bright Green Field

10. Foxing - Draw Down The Moon


Songs:

  1. Quivers - You're Not Always On My Mind

  2. Wet Leg - Chaise Lounge

  3. Ora The Molecule - Creator

  4. Gilligan Moss - Slow Down

  5. Beach House - Superstar

  6. TORRES - Hug From A Dinosaur

  7. Methyl Ethyl - Neon Cheap

  8. Yves Tumor - Jackie

  9. Hovvdy - Junior Day League

  10. Cold Cave - Night Light

  11. Remi Wolf - Guerilla

  12. Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard

  13. Denzel Curry - So.Incredible.pkg [Robert Glasper Version Feat. Smino]

  14. Turnstile - MYSTERY

  15. RUFUS DU SOL - Alive

  16. Big Thief - Little Things

  17. Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive

  18. Superbloom - Mary on a Chain

  19. Amyl & The Sniffers - Hertz

  20. Alice Phoebe Lou - Dirty Mouth

 


Your Girl Clara Stryker - Afternoon Host Wednesdays 3-7 PM


Albums:

1. Turnstile - Glow On



2. Foxing - Draw Down The Moon

3. Nation of Language - A Way Forward

4. Sleigh Bells - Texis

5. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

6. SAULT - Nine

7. St. Vincent - Daddy's Home

8. Rüfüs Du Sol - Surrender

9. Snail Mail - Valentine

10. illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More


Songs:


1. Turnstile - BLACKOUT

2. Dolly Valentine - Do It All For You

3. Sleigh Bells - Locust Laced

4. Foxing - 737

5. girl in red - Serotonin

6. Beach House - Superstar

7. The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

8. Manchester Orchestra - Bed Head

9. Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen - Like I Used To

10. Torres - Don't Go Puttin Wishes in My Head

11. Multimagic - Life Like Art

12. Districts - I Want To Feel It All

13. James Blake - Say What You will

14. Yves Tumor - Jackie

15. illuminati hotties - u v v p (feat. Buck Meek)

16. Bleachers - How Dare You Want More

17. Parquet Courts - Black Widow Spider

18. Bodega - Doers

19. My Morning Jacket - Love Love Love

20. Big Red Machine - Ghost Of Cincinnati


 


Noah Ludke - Tuesday Midday Host 11 AM - 3 PM & Friday Evening Host 7 - 9 PM


Albums:

1. Mega Bog - Life, and Another



2. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

3. Tonstartbandht - Petunia

4. Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature

5. Good Morning - Barnyard

6. Faye Webster - I Know I'm Funny Haha

7. Fake Fruit - Fake Fruit

8. Bachelor - Doomin' Sun

9. Porches - All Day Gentle Hold !

10. Pardoner - Came Down Different


Songs:


1. Good Morning - Country

2. Tonstartsbandht - Pass Away

3. Beach House - Runaway

4. Japanese Breakfast - Savage Good Boy

5. Clairo - Ameoba

6. Jodi - Go Slowly

7. Nation of Language - This Fractured Mind

8. Dry Cleaning - Strong Feelings

9. Mitski - Working for the Knife

10. Midnight Sister - Foxes

11. Boy Scouts - That's Life Honey

12. Hand Habits - Motherless

13. Black Country New Road - Chaos Space Marine

14. Caution - Buy My Life

15. Fake Fruit - I Am the Car

16. Bachelor - Sick of Spiraling

17. Faye Webster - Better Distractions

18. Justus Proffit - There Goes the Fun

19. Dumbo Gets Mad - Congratulations

20. Born at Midnite - Pop Charts


 


Pete Riddle - Tuesday Afternoon Host 3 - 7 PM


Albums:

1. The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather



2. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions

3. KUNZITE - VISUALS

4. James - All The Colours Of You

5. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Dance Songs for Hard Times

6. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Starting Now

7. Mute Swan - Only Ever

8. Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime

9. Middle Kids - Today We're The Greatest

10. Silk Sonic - An Evening With Silk Sonic


Songs:


1. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Transient Whales

2. Taylor Swift- All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)

3. Julien Baker - Hardline

4. The Reds, Pinks & Purples - A Kick in the Face (That’s Life)

5. James - Getting Myself Into

6. Cloud Nothings - Nothing Without You

7. Middle Kids - Cellophane (Brain)

8. Big Red Machine - The Ghost of Cincinnati

9. KUNZITE - SATURN

10. girl in red - Serotonin

11. Miss Grit - Grow Up To

12. Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime

13. Split Single - Mangled Tusk

14. Silk Sonic - Fly As Me

15. James McMurtry - Canola Fields

16. Mute Swan - Burnt Almonds

17. Rostam - 4Runner

18. The Antlers - Solstice

19. Emily Scott Robinson - If Trouble Comes A Lookin’

20. Juliana Hatfield - Mouthful Of Blood

 


Ryan Henges - Thursday Afternoon 3 - 7 PM


Albums:

1. A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Pono



2. Bo Burnham - Inside (The Songs)

3. Men I Trust - Untourable Album

4. Clairo - Sling

5. Lunar Vacation - Inside Every Fig is a Wasp

6. Baby Keem - The Melodic Blue

7. Coma Therapy - This House Was Built on Terror

8. Turnstile - Glow On

9. Twenty One Pilots - Scaled and Icy

10. Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time


Songs:

  1. The Moondrops - Bell Boy

  2. Spacey Jane - Lots of Nothing

  3. John Moods - So Sweet So Nice

  4. Clover - Summer Salt

  5. A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Swimmer

  6. A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Waiting for you Love

  7. Men I Trust - Sugar

  8. Family Ties - Baby Keem ft Kendrick Lamar

  9. Johnny Dynamite and the Bloodsuckers - Bats in the Woods

  10. Wild Pink & Samia - Ohio

  11. Lunar Vacation - Making Lunch (not right now)

  12. Twenty One Pilots - Mulberry Street

  13. Turnstile- Underwater Boii

  14. Coma Therapy - Delirium

  15. Clario - Amoeba

  16. Bo Burnham - Welcome to the Internet

  17. Bo Burnham - Look Whose Inside Again

  18. Jazmine Sullivan - Put It Down

  19. Jail Socks - Caving In

  20. Spacey Jane - Lunchtime

 


Miss Kitty - Sunday Midday 11 AM - 3 PM


Albums:

1. Veik - Surrounding Structures

You may hear equal parts Suicide and Suuns on Veik’s debut album “Surrounding Structures.” It’s an album that feels simultaneously classic and contemporary, thanks to the French trio’s use of vintage analogue synthesizers and abrasive instrumentation, which harkens back to the experimental post-punk sound of 70s-era Krautrock/No Wave, but with a vibe that is decidedly fresh. Veik wrote “Surrounding Structures” while on tour prior to the pandemic, and their fascination with – and appreciation of – modernist and brutalist architecture can be found throughout the album’s overall sound.



2. Cold Cave - Fate In Seven Lessons EP

3. Landowner - Impressive Almanac

4. Kiwi jr. - Cooler Returns

5. Squid - Bright Green Field

6. Lowpines - Sun Down Over the East River Shore

7. 10,000 Russos - Superinertia

8. Nation of Language - A Way Forward

9. Bnny - Everything

10. Parquet Courts - Sympathy for Life


Songs:


1.Veik – Political Apathy

2. Spirit Award – Someday 3. Hydrone - Toadlicker 4. JJ & the Mood – How Many Times 5. Darkside – Lawmaker 6. Woods – Waiting Around for a New Me 7. Goat Girl – Badibaba 8. Pond – Pink Lunettes 9. The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn 10. Nice Biscuit – Candle 11. Yard Act – Fixer Upper 12. The Almost Infinite – Get Out 13. Bachelor – Stay in the Car 14. Matt Berry – Summer Sun 15. Webbed Wing – Make a Dime 16. Max Kuehn - Preset 17. Wet Leg – Chaise Longue 18. Big Red Machine – Ghost of Cincinnati 19. Sungaze – Storm Chaser 20. The Shivas – My Baby Don’t


 


Lou Freeman - Monday Afternoon 3 - 7 PM


Albums:

1. Snail Mail - Valentine



2. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

3. The Weather Station - Ignorance

4. Foxing - Draw Down The Moon

5. Nation of Language - A Way Forward

6. Porches - All Day Gentle Hold !

7. Chvrches - Screen Violence

8. Roosevelt - Polydans

9. The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

10. KUNZITE - VISUALS


Songs:

  1. The Voidz - The Eternal Tao 2.0

  2. Foxing - Go Down Together

  3. Yves Tumor - Jackie

  4. De Lux - On and On (Till the End of Us)

  5. Big Red Machine - Phoenix

  6. Parcels - Somethingreater

  7. Kings of Convenience - Rocky Trail

  8. Roosevelt - Strangers

  9. Japanese Breakfast - Paprika

  10. Methyl Ethel - Neon Cheap

  11. Polo & Pan - Ani Kuni

  12. Manchester Orchestra - Bed Head

  13. Alt-J - U&ME

  14. Gorillaz - Jimmy, Jimmy

  15. Rufus du Sol - Alive

  16. The Weather Station - Atlantic

  17. Sleigh Bells - True Seekers

  18. Leon Bridges - Motorbike

  19. Teleman - Right as Rain

  20. Caroline Polachek - Bunny is a Rider

 


Hannah May - Morning DJ Fridays 7-11 AM


Albums:

1. Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time



2. Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

3. HAIM - Women In Music Pt. III

4. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind

5. Marina - Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

6. Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams

7. St. Vincent - Daddy's Home

8. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

9. Snail Mail - Valentine

10. girl in red - if i could make it go quiet

Songs:

  1. Courtney Barnett - Rae Street

  2. HAIM - Los Angeles

  3. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo de Augustine - Back To Oz

  4. Billie Eilish - Billie Bossa Nova

  5. Marina - Purge The Poison

  6. Arlo Parks - Green Eyes

  7. girl in red - Midnight Love

  8. Snail Mail - Ben Franklin

  9. Japanese Breakfast - Paprika

  10. Big Red Machine - Phoenix (Feat. Anaïs Mitchell, Fleet Foxes)

 

Jake Witt - Wednesday & Thursday Evening DJ 7-11 PM


Albums:


1. Low - HEY WHAT



2. Beach House - Once Twice Melody Chapter 1

3. Porches - All Day Gentle Hold !

4. Yves Tumor - The Asymptotical World EP

5. Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg

6. Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee

7. Idles - CRAWLER

8. Lucy Dacus - Home Video

9. The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

10. Anika - Change

Songs:

  1. Low - Days Like These

  2. Low - More

  3. Beach House - Superstar

  4. Beach House - Through You

  5. Porches - Lately

  6. Yves Tumor - Jackie

  7. Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Laynard

  8. Japanese Breakfast - Posing In Bondage

  9. Idles - Crawl!

  10. Lucy Dacus - VBS

  11. Anika - Naysayer

  12. Anika - Change

  13. Wet Leg - Chaise Lounge

  14. Angel Olsen & Sharon Van Etten - Like I Used To

  15. Helado Negro - Gemini and Leo

  16. Mitski - Working for the Knife

  17. Magdalena Bay - Chaeri

  18. Spiritualized - Always Together With You

  19. Rüfüs Du Sol - On My Knees

  20. The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

 


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