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RARB Picks of 2021

Welcome to RARB Picks of the Year, 2021 Edition!

Reviewers who published at least seven reviews in 2021 were asked to select one Pick of the Year and one Honorable Mention from albums that they personally reviewed for RARB. Reviewers with fewer published reviews could choose only a Pick of the Year. (Albums chosen in both categories are listed as Picks only; the full listing may be found under individual reviewers.) Reviewers could submit descriptions of their picks, but were not required to.

Reviewers were also asked to select Tracks of the Year on a similar principle, again restricted to the tracks that they personally reviewed for RARB. Reviewers could also abstain from making selections in any or all categories.

Finally, our staff jointly chose one Single of the Year .

Albums of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Tracks of the Year


Single of the Year

Faux Paz (University of Maryland) – How Do You Sleep?

We had many singles this year that could be described as compelling, but this one from Faux Paz stands out for its gorgeous slow-burn textures and jaw-dropping leads. As Kimberly Raschka Sailor said in her review: "The kids have gone and done it."


Rebecca Christie

Jonathan Minkoff

TeKay

Kimberly Raschka Sailor

Catherine Lewis

Brian Alexander

Kyle Yampiro

Andrew Adams

Stephen Lanza

Louis Jack Ades

Dan Fister


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