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Remarkable 2021

Remarkable Discoveries 2021

Hidden gems and old friends, here's a selection of remarkable music we've discovered in the last year.

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Remarkable 2021

Remarkable Records 2021

Satanic lap dancing anthems and avant-garde jazz-rock, here's our pick of albums that left a lasting impression this year.

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Remarkable 2021

Remarkable Hip-Hop 2021

The state of hip-hop in 2021 was possibly the most diverse since its foundations in the 80s. Here's a selection of remarkable highlights.

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Articles & Interviews

Driving in Fast Cars with Boys: Euphoria's Sophomore Return, In Music

Heart-renderingly ceremonial and emo, jarring and discombobulating. Here’s a TV show dramatically thematic, with a soundtrack to match.

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Heartbreakers: The Evolution of Boy Bands

Some surprise faces - plus what happens when you meet a heartthrob years after their heyday.

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Presenting The Fabulously Self-possessed Todrick Hall

Where there is delicious chaos, this all-rounder basks in abundance.

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Death Gospel: Is This Really a Genre?

You might think it’s haunted or Gregorian, but there’s a lot more to this supposed sub genre than meets the ear.

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Entrapment: The Story of Hip-Hop’s Saddest Subgenre

Originating in the 90s Deep South, trap is a hip-hop subgenre that has continuing impact and influence on music. Sad boys. Drank. Face tattoos. Don’t let the surface distract from this brilliant time for music and fandom.

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Deep Dive: Angelique Jacquet

This quietly trailblazing composer and DJ has found inspiration in classical music and dance classes, but in the stillness of lockdown produced a sophomore album that includes odes to ketchup and Zoe Kravitz.

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Deep Dive: DJ Farhad Karkaria

The charismatic pop banger fanatic and KeepingItQueer and GayBCD presenter is like your big brother, best friend, favourite dish and pub quiz host all in one.

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How Emo Morphed From Rock to Rap

They say emo rap formed around 2012 with the Soundcloud rapper gen, but we have a different hypothesis and it involves Eminem, JAY-Z and a whole stack of earlier emos.

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We Recommend

Freestyle from Atlanta: Deante' Hitchcock

If you like a rap challenge, you’re on

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Grimey Eurodance: Shygirl

For fans of garage, jungle, 90s R&B - and 2021 sass.

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Hypnotic rhymes: Leikeli47

For fans of Missy Elliot and Aaliyah

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Free jazz meets math-rock: black midi

For fans of Slint and chaotic beauty

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Queer neo-gospel: serpentwithfeet

For those who love Terence Trent D'Arby and Moses Sumney with a dash of darkness

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Substantial rap: Junglepussy

For fans of Leikeli47 and Shygirl

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Spiritual arrangements: Obongjayar

For lovers of Frank Ocean, King Krule and Kojey Radical

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Transformative Nigerian pop: Tems

Healing, confessional pop for fans of Victoria Monet and Adele

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