Live4ever’s Best Of 2021: The Tracks


Wet Leg by Hollie Fernando

Wet Leg by Hollie Fernando

The last 12 months have been, if nothing else, a year of extremes.

Although the first three felt like a year – the usual January blues maximised and extended to an intolerable degree with lockdown for a whole season – as the spring arrived, society began to slowly re-awaken.

But it wasn’t until late July that music fans could finally get to a full-blooded, cheek-to-jowl sweaty gig. Sadly, some real heavyweights didn’t live to see them, with the sad passing of Charlie Watts, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Don Everly amongst the fallen.

Live4ever’s Best Tracks list was compiled by our editor Dave Smith – read the full end-of-year Tracks retrospective feature right here.

20: The Lathums – Oh My Love

19: Dave – Clash (ft. Stormzy)

18: Oscar Lang – 21st Century Hobby

17: Pip Blom – Keep It Together

16: The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore

15: Courtney Barnett – Before You Gotta Go

14: Orlando Weeks – Deep Down Way Out

13: The Coral – Lover Undiscovered

12: Bronx Slang – Copy That

11: Sprints – How Does The Story Go?

10: W. H. Lung – Gd Tym

9: Tyler, The Creator – LUMBERJACK

8: Anna Leone – Once

7: The Lounge Society – Cain’s Heresy

6: Yard Act – The Overload

5: Little Simz – Introvert

4: Idles – The Beachland Ballroom

3: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

2: For Those I Love – To Have You

1: Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard


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