Top 5 Albums of 2021: Nick Sanchez


Nick Sanchez

As we wrap up the year, we’re sharing some of our staff members’ favorite albums of the year. Here’s Nick Sanchez’s list.

5. The Armed – ULTRAPOP

A fuzzy, crunchy, at times indecipherable avalanche of sound that foretells a musical revolution. If this is what the future of punk sounds like, count me in.

4. Injury Reserve – By The Time I Get To Phoenix

What can I say about this that hasn’t already been said? A gorgeous and glitched-out goodbye to Groggs, RIP.

3. Every Time I Die – Radical

ETID reaches what feels like the apex of their work thus far, this work is dripping with mathcore, blues rock, and (funny enough) Radiohead-esque influences. Searing indictments of culture and society capture most of Keith’s furious vocal performance.

2. Silent Planet – Iridescent

The master storytellers finally decided to turn the lens on themselves, the result is an emotional gut-punch that won’t be quickly forgotten.

1. Turnstile – GLOW ON

The best good vibes hardcore album released in decades, there is not a wasted second on this LP.

You can listen to Nick’s entire Top 5 Albums of 2021 playlist below.