This is not an April Fools’ joke! Before we roll into spring, let's look back at what everyone at WDIY was listening to when winter ended; the February 2021 Top 10 Albums list is finally ready! There’s lot of new favorites on this month’s list, but a few classics from previous months managed to stick around. Scroll through for more information, and keep an eye out for the March 2021 list!
#10- Getting Into Knives by The Mountain Goats has retained its same spot from January’s list. This is the 19th studio album by the band and was released on October 23, 2020.
#9- Hearts Town by War and Treaty is the second album released by the Michigan-based husband and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount. It was released on September 25, 2020 and dives into all the different ways we as humans can love each other.
#8- Yellow Coat by Matt Costa is back after a brief appearance in November 2020’s ranks. This album was released on September 11, 2020 by California resident Matt Costa.
#7- The New Abnormal by The Strokes is celebrating another month in seventh place after a short run in September 2020 and January 2021.
#6- XOXO by The Jayhawks has been on repeat at WDIY for seven months straight now, but did slip two spots from last month’s ranks.
#5- Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan is also on a seven-month streak, retaining its same rank from last month.
#4- Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee dropped two spots from January, but has been playing non-stop at WDIY for quite a few months now.
#3- Holy Smokes Future Jokes by Blitzen Trapper has jumped up dramatically in the ranks in 2021 so far. The Oregon-based band released the hit album on September 25, 2020.
#2- Ghosts of West Virginia is the 20th album released by American country musician Steve Earle. It was released on May 20, 2020 and deals with American dreams and tragedy through the lense of the horrific 2010 West Virginia mining explosion that killed 29 miners
#1- The Land That Time Forgot has been jumping around on our list since November 2020, but we’re celebrating a first-place win for February 2021! This album was released on May 15th, 2020 from California native Chuck Prophet.