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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 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 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

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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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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Is Lil Nas X the new Prince?

A controversialist in thigh-high boots? We’ve seen this all before, and we’re happy to see it again.

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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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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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Evil Twin: Italo Disco

Officially the world’s first-ever completely electronic dance music genre, Italo – sometimes dubbed the evil twin of disco – has been around since '77 and hugely impacted house music.

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Orville Peck: The Masked Cowboy Dreamer We Can't Get Enough Of

Elusive cowboy and fashion darling Orville Peck is best friends with Diplo and Shania Twain; yet nobody’s seen his face.

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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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Remarkable Records of 2021

Satanic lap dancing anthems and avant-garde jazz-rock.

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One-woman Indie Chorus: U.S. Girls

An arrestingly theatrical and catchy wall of sound for fans of Julia Holter, Haim and PJ Harvey.

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Melancholic Analog Ambient: William Basinski

There’s a sense of longing in his sound, for lovers of whale song and early Brian Eno.

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Remarkable Future Sounds 2021

We don’t have a crystal ball, but here we summon our thoughts on the rising stars of 2021, who we predict may shape the sounds of tomorrow.

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Remarkable Jazz 2021

We lost greats, we saw legendary recordings come to light, and we heard a brave new world of pioneers coming from all corners of the reawakening post 2020-world.

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Remarkable Dance 2021

Despite locked away status around the world in 2021, many of us kept our spirits up with the power of dance! We had no shortage of party anthems, from classic re-works to deep melodic bangers and the occasional lasers out rave anthems this year. 

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Remarkable Pop 2021

Pop kept us dancing and crying into 2021: but this time not limited to our kitchens.

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Remarkable Indie 2021

Do you think that the 2021 indie scene was owned by sad sacks and troubled kids? You are quite mistaken. Through the year, this particular genre was shaped by strong artists who used 90s riffs and future technologies to make us feel a lot of feels.

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