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Strange Currency's Best Music of 2021

Jedd Beaudoin, host of Strange Currency, shares his picks for the best music of 2021.

  1. Tie:
    • Vulture Prince—Arooj Aftab
    • An Overview On Phenomenal Nature—Cassandra Jenkins
  2. I Don’t Live Here Anymore—The War On Drugs
  3. Ten Songs Of Worship and Praise For Our Tumultuous Times—St. Lenox
  4. Lonesome Kind—DL Rossi
  5. Outside Child—Allison Russell
  6. Raise The Roof—Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
  7. Urban Driftwood—Yasmin Williams
  8. Cool Dry Place—Katy Kirby
  9. Ignorance—The Weather Station
  10. Home Video—Lucy Dacus
  11. Fatigue—L’Rain
  12. Wary + Strange—Amethyst Kiah
  13. You, Yeah, You—Tre Burt
  14. Inheritance—Musk Ox
  15. Byways of the Moon—Dave Easley
  16. Forfolks—Jeff Parker
  17. Yellow—Emma-Jean Thackray
  18. Shade—Grouper
  19. At Pioneer Works—Les Filles de Illighadad
  20. Squint—Julian Lage
  21. Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal—Various Artists
  22. I Know I’m Funny haha—Faye Webster
  23. From Dreams To Dust—The Felice Brothers
  24. The Horses and The Hounds—James McMurtry
  25. Fun House—Hand Habits
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Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.