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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.

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    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
Jedd Beaudoin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in English (writing) and a Master's of Fine Arts in creative writing from Wichita State University, where he was a Creative Writing Fellow. He has taught English at both WSU and Butler Community College and has served as faculty in the WSU’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. His academic interests lie in the areas of Public History, English Composition, Art History and Subcultures.