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No Borders No Race: The Top World Albums of 2021

No Borders No Race: The Top World Albums of 2021

Now with Japan all taken care of, King Baby Duck sets his sights on the rest of the world in his final 2021 best-of show! From metal legends and party kings to one-man bands and fiery brooders, our list this year is filled with both surprises and obvious choices for top albums of 2021! Plus, we crown our very first Beantown Sampler of the Year!

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Opening theme: "The S.S. Shitstorm" by the_Stampede (from the album A Marvel of Idiocy)

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PLAYLIST (with album/single links):

  1. Sturgill Simpson - One in the Saddle, One on the Ground (from the album The Ballad of Dood & Juanita)
  2. Five Iron Frenzy - Wildcat (from the album Until This Shakes Apart)
  3. Cam Cole - I Don't Need to Live Your Way (from the album Crooked Hill)
  4. FLDPLN - Lost Her At Sea (from the album Escalator)
  5. Iron Maiden - Days of Future Past (from the album Senjutsu)
  6. Andrew W.K. - I Made It (from the album God Is Partying)
  7. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Lavender Fields (from the album CARNAGE)
  8. The Killers - In Another Life (from the album Pressure Machine)
  9. Modest Mouse - Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly (from the album The Golden Casket)
  10. iL Mostro - Trial (from the Occult Practices EP[2021 BEANTOWN SAMPLER OF THE YEAR]
  11. Fucked Up - Year of the Horse - Act Two: Scene 2 (from the album Year of the Horse) [TOP WORLD ALBUM OF 2021]
  12. Turbonegro - The Age Of Pamparius (from the album Apocalypse Dudes)

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The J-POP king of America, Evan has been bringing the hottest sounds of the Land of the Rising Sun to the English-speaking public since his college radio days. He's also an expert in the gaming, anime, & manga realms, never afraid to get critical when the times call for it. Born & bred in Boston, he achieved his biggest dream yet by making the big move to Tokyo, Japan in Summer 2023! For personal inquiries, contact Evan at evan@b3crew.com. For press/band inquiries, write to us at thebastards@bostonbastardbrigade.com. (Drawing by AFLM of Wicked Anime)