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.

Apple Music


August’s Tracks

Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

Wednesday – Handsome Man

Halsey – You Asked For This

Quicksand – Missile Command

Indigo De Souza – Kill Me

The Killers – In The Car Outside

Deafheaven – Great Mass of Color

Parquet Courts – Walking at a Downtown Pace

Liars – Sekwar

Laura Stevenson – Don’t Think About Me


Halsey – Honey

Big Thief – Little Things

Camila Moreno – Quememos el Reino

Laurent Garnier & The Limiñanas – Promenade oblique

To listen to this playlist on Spotify, YouTube, or Apple Music please return to the top of the page

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