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From Olivia Rodrigo to Rauw Alejandro, Inside Our Picks for 2021’s Best Albums

On the new episode of our IndieLand Music Now podcast, Mankaprr Conteh, Julyssa Lopez, and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to break down IndieLand‘s list of 2021’s best albums — as well to make the case for their personal favorites.

The genre-spanning discussion ranges from Adele to Lucy Dacus, from Tems to Lil Nas X, from Snail Mail to Jazmine Sullivan. To hear the entire episode, press play above, or listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. 

Download and subscribe to our weekly podcast, IndieLand Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), and check out three years’ worth of episodes in the archive, including in-depth, career-spanning interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Halsey, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, the National, Ice Cube, Robert Plant, Dua Lipa, Questlove, Killer Mike, Julian Casablancas, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Marr, Scott Weiland, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Donald Fagen, Phil Collins, Justin Townes Earle, Stephen Malkmus, Sebastian Bach, Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, Kelly Clarkson, Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, the Zombies, Gary Clark Jr., and many others — plus dozens of episodes featuring genre-spanning discussions, debates, and explainers with IndieLand’s critics and reporters. Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. ET to hear IndieLand Music Now broadcast on SiriusXM’s Volume, channel 106.

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