Weekly survey: How would you grade the new music of 2021?

Now that we’re getting very close to the end of the year, it’s time for some reflection on the overall quality of the new music we got. How would you grade the music of 2021?

Don’t overthink it. Go with your gut and your personal tastes in music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Weekly survey: How would you grade the new music of 2021?

  • December 20, 2021 at 10:10 am

    What main stream record labels have been pumping out is slop, but smaller independent bands and jazz artists have been making great music. I guess being locked down for months got people creativity going big time.

  • December 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    It’s been polarized. There has been some top notch emerging stuff coming out along with some decent legacy acts pumping out new content. BUT, the mainstream stuff, is just farm run off…


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