2021 Music at KDNK

Mar 10, 2021

As new music keeps on flowing into KDNK and over the airwaves, it truly seems that brighter days are ahead in 2021! We've distilled some of the heaviest spinning albums into a list of our favorites. 
Click here for a list of new & notable music at KDNK.

2021 New & Notable Music

Bold = Better
*Bold = Best


*Altin Gun / Yol / Ato / World
Applesauce Tears / Departure / Black Cottage / Electronic
*Badge Epoque Ensemble / Self Help / Telephone Explosion / Jazz/R&B
Selwyn Birchwood / Living in a Burning House / Alligator / Blues
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians / Hunter and the Dog Star / Shuffle / Rock
Burnt Pines, The / The Burnt Pines / The Burnt Pines / Folk/Rock
Cliff Beach / W.A.J.A.K.F.S. / California Soul / Hip Hop/Soul
Emmet Cohen / Future Stride / Mack Ave. / Jazz
Ross Cooper / Chasing Old Highs / Ross Cooper / Country
Andrew Delaney / The Villain is Right! / Andrew Delaney / Rock/Folk
*Django Django / Glowing In the Dark / Because / Rock
Ani Difranco / Revolutionary Love / Righteous Babe / Rock
*Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger / Force Majeure / International Anthem / Jazz
Leon Lee Dorsey / Thank You / Mr. Mabern / JazzAvenue 1 / Jazz
*Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn / Alive / Warner/Chapell / Folk
*Elizabeth & the Catapult / Sincerely, e / Little Knickers / Folk
*Jeffrey Foucault / Deadstock / Blueblade / Folk

Damon Fowler / Alafia Moon / Landslide / Blues
*Aaron Frazer / Introducing…Aaron Frazer / Dead Oceans / Soul/R&B
Fruit Bats / The Pet Parade / Merge / Rock
AJ Fullerton / The Forgiver and the Runaway / Vizztone / Blues
*Tommy Guerrero / Sunshine Radio / Too Good / Rock
Gibb Brothers' Songbook, Vol.1 Greenfields / Barry Gibb / Rock
Cas Haley / All the Right People / Mailboat / Rock/Folk
Mayer Hawthorne / Rare Changes/  Big Bucks / Soul/R&B
*Makram Aboul Hosn / Transmigration / Makra / Jazz
John Hurlbut & Jorma Kaukonen / The River Flows / John Hurlbut & Jorma Kaukonen / Folk
*Femi Kuti / Stop the Hate / Partisan / World
Made Kuti / For(e)ward / Partisan / World
*Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / I Told You So / Colemine / Soul/R&B
*Dom La Nena / Tempo / Sabia / Latin

Lava La Rue / Butter-Fly EP / Marathon / Hip Hop/R&B
Lawn Chair Kings / Before It All / Spooky Basement / Rock
Mac Leaphart / Music City Joke / Mac Leaphart / Folk/Country
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown / Quartet Sessions / La.Reserve / Jazz
Veronica Lewis / You Aint Unlucky / Moonwink / Blues
Charles Lloyd & the Marvels / Tone Poem / Blue Note / Jazz
Andrew Lorand / Potsticker Rodeo / Monotone / Folk
Lucero / When You Found Me / Liberty & Lament / Rock
Jocelyn Mackenzie / PUSH / Righteous Babe / Rock
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird / These 13 / Wegawam / Folk
*Mariya May / Kiki & Mel's Drive-Time Circus / Ten Dollar / Rock

Paul McCartney / McCartney III / MPL / Rock
Buck Meek / Two Saviors / Keeled Scales / Rock
*Menahan Street Band / The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band / Daptone / Soul/Funk/R&B
Michael J. Miles / Mississippi River Suite / Michael J. Miles / Folk
Mogwai / As the Love Continues / Temporary Residence / Rock
Ryland Moranz / XO, 1946 / Tonic / Folk
Israel Nash / Topaz / Desert Folklore / Rock/Folk
Lael Neale / Acquainted with the Night / Sub Pop / Rock
Willie Nelson / That's Life / Sony / Country
*Ollella / Reins EP / Ellie Barber / Folk
Osees / Panther Rotate / Castle Face / Rock
*Parov Stelar / Voodoo Sonic / Estage Noir / Electronic
*Arlo Parks / Collapsed in Sunbeams / Transgressive / R&B/Soul

Waylon Payne / Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me / Carnival / Country
*Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears / Just Over the Ridge / Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears / Local/Folk
Quitapenas / Tigrada  / Quitapenas / Latin
Rhye / Home / Loma Vista / R&B/Electronic
Roosevelt / Polydans / City Slang / Electronic
Esther Rose / How Many Times / Esther Rose / Country
Mando Saenz / All My Shame / Carnival / Country
Curtis Salgado / Damage Control / Alligator / Blues
Anna B Savage / A Common Turn / City Slang / Rock
Idit Shner / Live at the Jazz Station / OA2 / Jazz
Shovels & Rope / Busted Jukebox, Vol. 3 / Dualtone / Rock/Folk
Janet Simpson / Safe Distance / Janet Simpson / Folk

Staves, The / Good Woman / Nonesuch / Rock/Folk
Aaron Tasjan / Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! / New West / Rock
Amanda Tosoff / Earth Voices / Amanda Tosoff / Jazz
Mike Viola / Godmuffin / Good Morning  Monkey / Rock
Ghalia Volt / One Woman Band / Ruf / Blues
*Nick Waterhouse / Promenade Blue / Innovative Leisure / Soul/R&B/Rock
*Wax Tailor / The Shadow of Their Suns / Lab'oratoire / Electronic/Hip Hop

Weezer / OK Human / Crush / Rock
*William the Conqueror / Maverick Thinker / Chrysalis / Rock
*Willis Pickem / Pickin' and Grinnin' with Willis Pickem / Jonathan Hickam / Folk
Adrian Younge / The American Negro / Jazz is Dead / Soul/R&B/Jazz

Various / Blind Raccoon and NOLA Blue Collection Vol. III / Blind Raccoon and NOLA Blue / Blues
*Various / Brighter Days Ahead / Colemine / Funk/R&B/Soul
Various / Looking Glass Vol. 1 / Mexican Summer / Rock/Soul/R&B

Various / The Next Waltz, Volume III / Motel Time / Country