The Top 30 Album and Box Set Releases of 2021 (Editors Choice)

Here are the Now Spinning Magazine Top 30 Albums and Box Sets of 2021 compiled by Now Spinning Magazine Editor Phil Aston

Please watch the video above for the full rundown

The list is fairly fluid and some of the placings could change if I did these tomorrow! However, I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I have chosen albums/box sets that I have either played a lot or I felt challenged me to open my ears to something new. As many of you know I love a wide range of music so this is reflected in the list.

Some of the albums listed may well get their own video later as there was so much great music to choose from.

So let me know what I missed out on and what were the best releases for you in 2021.

The Best of 2021

  1. Van Der Graaf Generator Box Set
  2. H.E.A.T : Heat 2
  3. The Dead Daisies : Holy Ground
  4. Mason Hill : Against The Wall
  5. Riverside : Wasteland Tour 2018-2022
  6. Smith / Kotzen
  7. Sarah McQuaid : The St Buryan Concerts
  8. Doobie Brothers : Liberte
  9. Paul Stanley : Now and Then
  10. ELP Fanfare Box set
  11. Steven Wilson : The Future Bites
  12. Black Label Society : Doom Crew Inc
  13. Deep Purple : Turning To Crime
  14. Billy Idol : The Roadside EP
  15. Rag n Bone Man : Life by Misadventure
  16. Tedechi Trucks : Layla Revisted
  17. Thin Lizzy : Rock Legends Box Set
  18. Epica : Omega
  19. Black Sabbath : Technical Ecstasy Box Set
  20. KKs Priest : Sermons of The Sinner
  21. Rare Bird Box Set : Beautiful Scarlet
  22. Marillion : Fungazi Box Set
  23. Beast in Black : Dark Connection
  24. Nubya Garcia : Source
  25. Lee Ritenour : Dreamcatcher
  26. Walter Trout : Ordinary Madness
  27. Toyah : Posh Pop
  28. Steppenwolf : Magic Carpet Ride
  29. Jethro Tull : Benefit Box Set
  30. Superfjord : For The Moment

Bubbling Under!

  • Gov’t Mule Heavy Load Blues
  • Dream Theater,
  • Ten Years After Box Set,
  • Vandenburg Box Set,
  • Soen – Imperial,
  • Tina Turner Foreign Affair Box Set,
  • Tesseract – Portals,
  • Joe Bonamassa – Time Clocks

Also Recommended – Timothy Hughes Picks His Top Albums of 2021

Other Top Albums of 2021 by Now Spinning Magazine Collaborators

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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