That’s a wrap for November, so — unless SZA decides to surprise-release her new record during the holidays — it’s also pretty much a wrap for albums in 2021. Time to make up my goddamn mind on which ten records stuck around the most into my psyche.

Of course, this…

I imagine Chicago winters to be both majestic and merciless. Outside, from the windowpane of some warm sanctuary, everything is coated in gorgeous, glimmering pale white, even the darkest of night skies. Once you’re compelled to step outside, the bitter frostbite seizes your exposed nerves while thick cascades of snow…

Low’s thirteenth album HEY WHAT is both crushing and crushingly beautiful at the same time. Throughout, it seems like the ground is constantly crumbling and shifting underneath your feet, as emotions pour out in chaotic, dumbstruck fashion before you’re ready to even process them. …

Jasper Willems

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