Kazak’s Picks: Rock the House 2021

Clockwise from top left: Maybe You Died by Mega Bog (Life, And Another album artwork), Savage Good Boy by Japanese Breakfast (Jubilee album artwork), Jackie by Yves Tumor, and Price of Blue by Flock of Dimes (Head of Roses album artwork).

As it enters its eighth decade of existence, rock still shows plenty of vitality. Its almost endless web of subgenres reaches from the tiniest of clubs to the largest of stadiums, and this playlist covers as many highlights as possible from its vast sonic terrain.

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 genre’s 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!

New additions will be included on a monthly basis. If there’s a track that you think is the pinnacle of rock music this year but isn’t featured here, please don’t hesitate to let me know about it at thebayingofkazak@gmail.com.

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.

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November’s Additions

Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

Mandy, Indiana – Bottle Episode

Mitski – The Only Heartbreaker

Nilüfer Yanya – stabilise

Let’s Eat Grandma – Two Ribbons

Cate Le Bon – Moderation

Camp Cope – Blue

Black Country, New Road – Bread Song

PUP – Kill Something

ML Bush – Fleshless Hand

Beach House – Once Twice Melody

Wet Leg – Too Late Now

October’s Additions

Tracks listed in alphabetical order.

Alex Lahey – Spike the Punch

Ducks Ltd. – Under the Rolling Moon

Foyer Red – Slander

Hand Habits – More Than Love

Hand Habits – Gold/Rust

illuminati hotties – Knead

Mitski – Working for the Knife

Snail Mail – Ben Franklin

Spoon – The Hardest Cut

The War on Drugs – Wasted

September’s Additions

Tracks listed in alphabetical order.

Amyl and The Sniffers – Security

Bartees Strange – Weight

Empath – Born 100 Times

Francies of Delirium – Come out and Play

Hatchie – This Enchanted

Low – The Price You Pay (It Must Be Wearing Off)

Makthaverskan – This Time

Snail Mail – Valentine

The War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore

Wet Leg – Wet Dream

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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