Episode 329: Best of 2021, Top 32 pt 2

This is the 329th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). With this show I continue my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2021. Last year was certainly another difficult one in many ways, but one upside is that there were many great albums released in 2021, so it was difficult to settle on a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 32. For this show it’s part 2 (of 3) of my 32 favourite albums of 2021. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown (you’ll hear the final top 10 countdown on the next show). We’ll also kick things off with a tribute to the late, great Meat Loaf, who sadly passed away just after the previous show came out. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 138.6 MB.

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

1. Execution Day (6:33) – Meat Loaf (Taken from the album ‘Blind Before I Stop’; see meatloaf.net/)

2. Polish Suite, part two (7:57) – Asaf Sirkis (Taken from the album ‘Solar Flash’; see asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flash)

3. Solar Flash (6:05) – Asaf Sirkis (Taken from the album ‘Solar Flash’; see asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flash)

4. Narrator (8:29) – Squid ft. Martha Skye Murphy (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

5. Peel St. (4:52) – Squid (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

6. Eighty Eight (4:39) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

7. Cloudless Sulphur (5:54) Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

8. Eniania (Keepers of the Midnight Harvest) (7:26) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

9. The Old Man And The Butterfly (7:53) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

10. Meitene un kleita (4:18) – JUUK (Taken from the album ‘Sikspārņi’; see juuk.bandcamp.com/album/siksp-r-i-2 & www.facebook.com/grupajuuk)

11. Krokro (4:56) – JUUK (Taken from the album ‘Sikspārņi’; see juuk.bandcamp.com/album/siksp-r-i-2 & www.facebook.com/grupajuuk)

12. I Offered You the Moon (7:51) – Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley & www.facebook.com/needlepoint.official)

13. Web of Worry (3:35) – Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley & www.facebook.com/needlepoint.official)

14. Chase (3:20) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Inkling’; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/inkling, www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

15. Waves (10:08) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Inkling’; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/inkling, www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

16. Holy Water (4:40) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

17. Global Warning (5:19) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

18. Lewisian Complex (10:10) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

19. Holon (4:18) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

20. Diya Hai (5:40) – Arooj Aftab (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

21. Suroor (5:12) – Arooj Aftab (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when there will be lots more great music, particularly as I will be continuing with my countdown of my favourite albums of 2021, by focusing on the big top 10, the amazing albums that I’ve picked at numbers 10 to 1.

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