Rewind 2021: The year in sound and music:
Releases Of The Year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we added up the votes.
Critics’ Reflections: Our contributors reflect on where we are now via 2021’s cultural highs and lows.
Tunings: Not to scale. By Clive Bell.
Disability & Inclusion: Open systems. By Robyn Steward.
Formats: Vinyl frontiers. By Rob Turner.
Fourth Worlds: Rootless music. By Neil Kulkarni.
Columnists’ Charts: Our specialist critics select music that shook their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to noise.
Archive Releases Of The Year: Our contributors voted for their top ten archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up.
Invisible Jukebox: Loré Lixenberg × Elaine Mitchener: The two experimental vocalists subject each other to a mystery record selection.
Saadet Türköz: Kazakh and Turkish traditions meet borderless creativity for the experimental vocalist. By Daniel Spicer
Klankvorm: New beginnings for the Netherlands multimedia duo. By Holly Dicker
Giant Claw: It’s a wobbly world for Orange Milk founder Keith Rankin. By Emily Bick
Matthias Muche: Trombone density from the Cologne based musician and composer. By Julian Cowley
Global Ear: Seoul: Flux and mutability in the South Korean capital. By James Gui