In addition to their musical similarities, many of the greatest songs that come from the genres of country, folk, blues, and Americana share a wistful melancholy that imbues them with an incredible beauty. This playlist documents the very best from these genres (as well as their various “alt-” subgenres) in 2021.
The format is simple: tracks from the the past month feature at the beginning of the playlist, before turning to highlights from the rest of the year (in no particular order). If you’d like to hear the genres’ most recent gems, check out the first five to ten tracks. If you want to explore the year as a whole, simply hit that shuffle button, sit back, and enjoy!
If there’s a track that you think is the pinnacle of country, folk, blues, and Americana this year but isn’t featured here, please don’t hesitate to let me know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARNING: All tracks and their accompanying videos are completely uncensored. A number of them contain explicit language that is unsuitable for children, NSFW topics and images, discussions of potentially triggering subjects, and/or political commentary that may offend.
Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.
Margo Cilker – Tehachapi
Bedouine – The Solitude
Leo Nocentelli – Thinking of the Day
Big Thief – Change
To listen to this playlist on Spotify or Apple Music please return to the top of the page
Further Listening – 2021 Tracks
The Baying of Kazak’s Favourite Songs of 2021
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