Memo’s Top 50 Albums of 2021

Hello everybody! Happy New Year! It has been a while. School and work kept me very busy this year. It prevented me from writing a lot of blogs this year. With that said, nothing will stop me from telling you all my top 50 albums of the year. Even though no one asked. This year has been an amazing year for music. In my list, I have a mix of the biggest releases and some underground gems. Every album here is great in my opinion. Check out these albums if you haven’t done so already. 

Without further ado here are my top 50 albums of the year for 2021!

50) Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

49) Mach-Hommy – Pray For Haiti


47) Chief Keef – 4 NEM

46) J. Cole – The Off-Season

45) Shelley FKA DRAM – Shelley FKA DRAM

44) Boldy James & The Alchemist – Bo Jackson

43) Vince Staples – Vince Staples

42) Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

41) Tony Allen – There Is No End

40) Adele – 30

39) EXUM – Xardinal Coffee

38) Zack Fox – shut the fuck up talking to me


36) Kota The Friend & Statik Selektah – To Kill A Sunrise

35) Rejjie Snow – Baw Baw Black Sheep

34) Pink Siifu – GUMBO’!

33) serpentwithfeet – DEACON

32) Bo Burnham – Inside (The Songs)

31) St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home

30) Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

29) Clairo – Sling

28) Nas – King’s Disease II

27) Conway The Machine – La Maquina

26) Paris Texas – BOY ANONYMOUS

25) Your Old Droog – Time

24) Porter Robinson – Nurture

23) Lil Nas X – MONTERO

22) Blu – The Color Blu(e)

21) CZARFACE & MF DOOM – Super What?

20) James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart 

19) GRIP – I Died For This!?

18) Armand Hammer & The Alchemist – Haram

17) Turnstile- GLOW ON

16) Weezer – OK Human

15) slowthai – TYRON

14) McKinely Dixon – For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her


12) Black Country, New Road – For the first time

11) Tyler, the Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST

10) Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth

9) Magdelena Bay – Mercurial World


7) Kanye West – DONDA

6) Injury Reserve – By the Time I Get to Phoenix


4) C. Tangana – El Madrileño

3) Spellling – The Turning Wheel

2) Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

1) Silk Sonic – An Even with Silk Sonic

Let me know what you think?

P.S. Just like last year, I have a Spotify playlist for my top 50 songs of 2021. Check it out! I also started list week on my YouTube channel (FancyMemo), if you are interested.

Rate this meme that Daw made last year

Daw sent this to one of our group texts last year in the Group Me app and it was met with zero likes. Is that deserved, or do you think this deserves a single like? Memes are usually supposed to be either funny or true and this is neither, so I rate it a zero.

Although I personally disagree, although I don’t think it’s a blasphemous take. Kanye’s verse at the end of Gone might be his best besides from New Slaves, so it’s not a crazy call.

I’d go Family Business or All of the Lights here I think personally. I actually filled out a Kanye bracket a few years ago so you can peep my picks below.


Rating: 1 out of 5.

Or if that widget doesn’t work just rate it in the comments idk

PS please don’t vote for Kanye, save it for your blog.

Jay Z traded the rights to Kanye’s masters to Def Jam

via Live N’ Direct Hip Hop

Some details came out in Kanye’s contract dump, and it appears that Jay Z traded the masters to Kanye’s first 6 albums to Def Jam AKA Universal in exchange for his own. Now this is contentious, because Def Jam is almost definitely never going to sell these to Kanye.

I’m basically the biggest Kanye fan in the world having grown up in Evanston and College Dropout being the first explicit album I ever bought when I was in middle school, but I’ll admit that Kanye is acting like a huge asshole with this presidential election thing and that it’s frankly very unbecoming. But I think we’d be overlooking the big picture if we labeled ALL of Kanye’s subsequent actions in the past week as “crazy” when he’s doing a lot of unprecedented things to shake things up.

Marshmello came to Kanye’s defense about shedding light on a long-lasting industry problem in the midst of Kanye calling the music industry a form of slavery:

So not to defend all of his actions (I personally am pretty unhappy with his whole presidential campaign) but it’s always good to take a closer look.

Which masters would you rather have- Kanye’s albums or Jay Z’s?