Steve shares his Top Ten albums for 2021

 1. Black Country, New Road - For The First Time  

BCNR is meant to suggest 'a good way out of a bad place' and if that's the driving force behind the bands' direction, they've got it spot on with this album. It's extraordinary in its depth and variation, with a real beauty to each track in terms of the extemporisation of both sonics and lyrics.

2. Cobalt Chapel - Orange Synthetic  

3. Laura-Mary Carter - Town Called Nothing  

4. Chloe Foy - Where Shall We Begin  

5. Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams  

6. Field Music - Flat White Moon 

7. Ed Cosens - Fortunes Favour  

8. Jennels - Once Upon A Time I Was More Fun 

9. Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure  

10. The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore