Best Rock Albums Of 2021

Best Rock Albums Of 2021

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Our Best Rock Albums Of 2021 looks back at a year in which we saw the least amount of classic rock artists releasing albums than we ever have seen. It’s tough to get old as most classic rock artists that started their careers in the 60s and 70s finally seem to be giving in to retirement. Still, there are some in their 70s that are still rocking as hard as ever. All one has to do is catch a Neil Young show or take a listen to his new record to be convinced that age doesn’t slow down everyone. Of course, Neil Young is not the only legendary rocker still touring and releasing great new records. Once again, our friend Sammy Hagar returned with another fabulous album this time entitled Lockdown 2020. Van Morrison retains his title as the most busy recording artist of the past fifty years and once again releases another great new studio album.

Metal seems to also have no age boundaries as legendary metal artists Iron Maiden returned with one of their strongest efforts in years. That 70s band Cheap Trick also keeps turning out new albums with their great studio album In Another World. Throw in new albums by the Foo Fighters, Ani Difranco, Haley Williams, and Gov’t Mule and capped off by a new Jackson Browne album and you have another pretty good year for rock fans of all ages in 2021.

# 50 – Welcome to the Absurd Circus – Labyrinth

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Welcome to the Absurd Circus - Labyrinth

# 49 – Catspaw – Matthew Sweet

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Catspaw - Matthew Sweet

# 48 – Necroceros – Asphyx

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Necroceros - Asphyx

# 47 –  Hunter and the Dog Star – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Hunter and the Dog Star - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

# 46 – L.W.- King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 L.W.- King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

# 45 – The Battle at Garden’s GateGreta Van Fleet

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Battle at Garden's Gate - Greta Van Fleet

# 44 – Landscape Tantrums – The Mars Volta

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Landscape Tantrums - The Mars Volta

# 43 – A Better Dystopia – Monster Magnet

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 A Better Dystopia - Monster Magnet

# 42 – The Blues Album – Whitesnake

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Blues Album - Whitesnake

# 41 – Godzilla – The Veronicas

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Godzilla - The Veronicas

# 40 – Under a Mediterranean Sky Steve Hackett

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Under a Mediterranean Sky - Steve Hackett

# 39 – You Hear Georgia – Blackberry Smoke

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 You Hear Georgia - Blackberry Smoke

# 38 – LeviathanTherion

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Leviathan - Therion

# 37 – OK HumanWeezer

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 OK Human - Weezer

# 36 – I Found the Sun Again – Steve Lukather

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 I Found the Sun Again - Steve Lukather

# 35 – The Gospel Truth – Gilby Clarke

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Gospel Truth - Gilby Clarke

# 34 – Turn Up That DialDropkick Murphys

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Turn Up That Dial - Dropkick Murphys

# 33 – Dear Monsters – Bad Wolves

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Dear Monsters - Bad Wolves

# 32 – Queens of the Summer HotelAimee Mann

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Queens of the Summer Hotel - Aimee Mann

# 31 – Too Mean to DieAccept

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Too Mean to Die - Accept

# 30 – Immortal – Michael Schenker Group

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Immortal - Michael Schenker Group

# 29 – TyphoonsRoyal Blood

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Typhoons - Royal Blood

# 28 – The Tears of HerculesRod Stewart

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Tears of Hercules - Rod Stewart

# 27 – Heights – Walk The Moon

Heights - Walk The Moon

# 26 – At My Piano – Brian Wilson

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 At My Piano - Brian Wilson

# 25 –The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse ConspiracyRob Zombie

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy - Rob Zombie

# 24 – Nature’s LightBlackmore’s Night

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Nature's Light - Blackmore's Night

# 23 – Chemical WarfareEscape The Fate

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Chemical Warfare - Escape The Fate

# 22 – Turning to CrimeDeep Purple

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Turning to Crime - Deep Purple

# 21 –Death by Rock and RollThe Pretty Reckless

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Death by Rock and Roll - The Pretty Reckless

# 20 – Peter Frampton Forgets the Words – The Peter Frampton Band

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Peter Frampton Forgets the Words - The Peter Frampton Band

# 19 – The Ides of March – Myles Kennedy

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The Ides of March - Myles Kennedy

# 18 – Dirty Honey – Dirty Honey

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Dirty Honey

# 17 – Flowers for Vases / Descansos – Haley Williams

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Flowers for Vases / Descansos - Haley Williams

# 16 – Hushed and Grim – Mastodon

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Hushed and Grim - Mastodon

# 15 – Revolutionary Love – Ani DiFranco

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Revolutionary Love - Ani DiFranco

# 14 – Soberish – Liz Phair

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Soberish - Liz Phair

# 13 – Carnage – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Carnage - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

# 12 – Sweep It into Space – Dinosaur Jr.

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Sweep It into Space - Dinosaur Jr.

# 11 – Music of the Spheres – Coldplay

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Music of the Spheres - Coldplay

# 10 – Pressure Machine – The Killers

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Pressure Machine - The Killers

# 9 – Latest Record Project, Volume 1Van Morrison

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Latest Record Project, Volume 1 - Van Morrison

# 8 – Heavy Load BluesGov’t Mule

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Heavy Load Blues - Gov't Mule

# 7 – Downhill from EverywhereJackson Browne

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Downhill from Everywhere - Jackson Browne

# 6 – United State of Mind – Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, and Livingstone Brown

Best Rock Albums Of 2021

# 5 – In Another WorldCheap Trick

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 In Another World - Cheap Trick

# 4 -Medicine at Midnight – Foo Fighters

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Medicine at Midnight - Foo Fighters

# 3 – Lockdown 2020  – Sammy Hagar & Circle

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Lockdown 2020  - Sammy Hagar & Circle

# 2 – Senjutsu – Iron Maiden

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Senjutsu - Iron Maiden

# 1 – Barn – Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Best Rock Albums Of 2021 Barn - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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