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

# 49 – Catspaw – Matthew Sweet

# 48 – Necroceros – Asphyx

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

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

# 45 – The Battle at Garden’s Gate – Greta Van Fleet

# 44 – Landscape Tantrums – The Mars Volta

# 43 – A Better Dystopia – Monster Magnet

# 42 – The Blues Album – Whitesnake

# 41 – Godzilla – The Veronicas

# 40 – Under a Mediterranean Sky – Steve Hackett

# 39 – You Hear Georgia – Blackberry Smoke

# 38 – Leviathan – Therion

# 37 – OK Human – Weezer

# 36 – I Found the Sun Again – Steve Lukather

# 35 – The Gospel Truth – Gilby Clarke

# 34 – Turn Up That Dial – Dropkick Murphys

# 33 – Dear Monsters – Bad Wolves

# 32 – Queens of the Summer Hotel – Aimee Mann

# 31 – Too Mean to Die – Accept

# 30 – Immortal – Michael Schenker Group

# 29 – Typhoons – Royal Blood

# 28 – The Tears of Hercules – Rod Stewart

# 27 – Heights – Walk The Moon

# 26 – At My Piano – Brian Wilson

# 25 –The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy – Rob Zombie

# 24 – Nature’s Light – Blackmore’s Night

# 23 – Chemical Warfare – Escape The Fate

# 22 – Turning to Crime – Deep Purple

# 21 –Death by Rock and Roll – The Pretty Reckless

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

# 19 – The Ides of March – Myles Kennedy

# 18 – Dirty Honey – Dirty Honey

# 17 – Flowers for Vases / Descansos – Haley Williams

# 16 – Hushed and Grim – Mastodon

# 15 – Revolutionary Love – Anni DiFranco

# 14 – Soberish – Liz Phair

# 13 – Carnage – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

# 12 – Sweep It into Space – Dinosaur Jr.

# 11 – Music of the Spheres – Coldplay

# 10 – Pressure Machine – The Killers

# 9 – Latest Record Project, Volume 1 – Van Morrison

# 8 – Heavy Load Blues – Gov’t Mule

# 7 – Downhill from Everywhere – Jackson Browne

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

# 5 – In Another World – Cheap Trick

# 4 -Medicine at Midnight – Foo Fighters

# 3 – Lockdown 2020  – Sammy Hagar & Circle

# 2 – Senjutsu – Iron Maiden

# 1 – Barn – Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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