Bringing The World Home To You

© 2024 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton 94.1 Lumberton 99.9 Southern Pines 89.9 Chadbourn
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Lars Gotrich

Circuit des Yeux.
Courtesy of the artist
Circuit des Yeux.

As is the way of existence, these album and song lists are unordered and unranked. Since this space is meant to reflect on my year of music, please also consider these 10 record labels that gave oblong form to my year: Educacion Cínica, Big Ego, No Quarter, Headsplit, An'Archives, Discos Peroquébien, Grime Stone, Chinabot, RVNG Intl. and Three Lobed.

Top 10 Albums of 2021


• Circuit Des Yeux, -io
• Dawn Richard, Second Line
• Yasmin Williams, Urban Driftwood
• Moor Mother, Black Encyclopedia of the Air
• William Parker, Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World
• Pink Siifu, GUMBO'!
• Zao, The Crimson Corridor
• Daniel Bachman, Axacan
• Myriam Gendron, Ma délire - Songs of love, lost & found
• Fuubutsushi, Yamawarau

Top 10 Songs of 2021


• Mannequin Pussy, "To Lose You"
• Les Filles de Illighadad, "Surbajo"
• Maria Elena Silva, "December"
• Lydia Loveless, "Let's Make Out"
• DijahSB, "Throw That Back"
• Duke Deuce, "Soldiers Steppin"
• Canary Room, "Christine"
• Starflyer 59, "Sunrise"
• Moin, "Crappy Dreams Count"
• Panopticon, "Know Hope"

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit

Listen to the Viking's Choice playlist, subscribe to the newsletter.
More Stories