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2021 TOP 50 ROCK ALBUMS

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Sleaze, Southern & AOR ... everything goes!

And they say rock is dead ...



50

BLACKØWL

Fly Away

Spain


Released on April 3, 2021

Debut album





49

TOXIC ROSE

In For The Kill

Sweden


Released on September 24, 2021

Sophomore album





48

ESTRIVER

Outcry

Italy


Released on December 10, 2021

Album #3





47

THE MIGHTY ONE

Torch Of Rock And Roll

Canada


Released on March 26, 2021

Album #3





46

BLACK DIAMONDS

No-tell Hotel

Switzerland


Released on March 12, 2021

Album #4





45

MÄDHOUSE

Bad Habits

Austria


Released on April 23, 2021

Sophomore album





44

CUSTOM

V

US


Released on September 30, 2021

Album #5





43

VICTORY

Gods Of Tomorrow

Germany


Released on November 26, 2021

Album #11





42

PAVEMENT PRINCESS

Second Skin

Netherlands


Released on May 24, 2021

Sophomore album





41

THE L.A. MAYBE

Dirty Damn Tricks

US


Released on March 26, 2021

Debut album





40

BACKWOOD SPIRIT

Fresh From The Can

Sweden


Released on April 23, 2021

Sophomore album





39

RED VOODOO

Bring It Back

US


Released on April 20, 2021

Debut album





38

SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS

Now Or Never

Germany


Released on October 22, 2021

Sophomore album





37

ELECTRIC GYPSY

Electric Gypsy

Brazil


Released on April 29, 2021

Debut album





36

ISSA

Queen Of Broken Hearts

Norway


Released on March 12, 2021

Album #6





35

THE DEAD DAISIES

Holy Ground

Australia/US


Released on January 22, 2021

Album #6





34

DANGEROUS CURVES

Summertime Highs

Australia


Released on July 17, 2021

Sophomore album





33

STEEL RHINO

Steel Rhino

Sweden


Released on August 20, 2021

Debut album





32

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Out Of This World

International


Released on April 2, 2021

Debut album





31

NEWMAN

Into The Monsters' Playground

UK


Released on September 10, 2021

Album #13




30

SWEET OBLIVION Feat. Geoff Tate

Relentless

Italy/US


Released on April 9, 2021

Sophomore album





29

SERGEANT STEEL

Truck Tales

Austria


Released on January 22, 2021

Album #4





28

ROBIN MCAULEY

Standing On The Edge

Ireland


Released on May 7, 2021

Sophomore solo album





27

UPPER LIP

Deep Within

Malta


Released on May 21, 2021

Debut album





26

SUNSTORM

Afterlife

Italy/Chile


Released on March 12, 2021

Album #6





25

BLOOD RED SAINTS

Undisputed

UK


Released on August 6, 2021

Album #4





24

DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

Urban Legends

Greece


Released on September 3, 2021

Album #3





23

SOCIAL DISORDER

Love 2 Be Hated

International


Released on June 18, 2021

Debut album





22

WIG WAM

Never Say Die

Norway


Released on January 22, 2021

Album #5





21

OSUKARU

Starbound

Sweden


Released on October 22, 2021

Album #5





20

CRAZY LIXX

Street Lethal

Sweden


Released on November 5, 2021

Album #7





19

RIAN

Twenty-Three

Sweden


Released on July 16, 2021

Sophomore album





18

SWEET NEEDLES

Tormenta

France


Released on November 29, 2021

Debut album





17

MAINLINE

The Unholy Idol

US


Released on October 1, 2021

Debut album





16

TIMECHILD

And Yet It Moves

Denmark


Released on November 12, 2021

Debut album





15

KHIRKI

Κτηνωδία

Greece


Released on May 20, 2021

Debut album





14

W.E.T.

Retransmission

International


Released on May 20, 2021

Album #4





13

HUNTED BY ELEPHANTS

Carry On

UK


Released on January 15, 2021

Sophomore album





12

ART OF ILLUSION

X Marks The Spot

Sweden


Released on January 29, 2021

Debut album





11

CREYE

II

Sweden


Released on January 22, 2021

Sophomore album





10

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

Can We Get A Witness

US


Released on October 15, 2021

Debut album





9

KIKIMORA

Dirty Nails

Bulgaria


Released on May 14, 2021

Sophomore album





8

WICKED SMILE

Wait For The Night

Australia


Released on October 15, 2021

Debut album





7

CHEZ KANE

Chez Kane

UK


Released on March 12, 2021

Debut album





6

STONE WHISKEY

Rebels Of The Sun

US


Released on May 7, 2021

Debut album





5

CRUZH

Tropical Thunder

Sweden


Released on August 6, 2021

Sophomore album





4

CROWNE

Kings In The North

Sweden


Released on June 18, 2021

Debut album





3

NESTOR

Kids In A Ghost Town

Sweden


Released on October 22, 2021

Debut album





2

STÖRMBREAKER

Strike The Match

US


Released on November 5, 2021

Debut album





1

SHOTGUN MISTRESS

Shotgun Mistress

Australia


Released on July 16, 2021

Debut album


I've been absolutely spellbound by this album since its release, back in July. A sleazy, modern, fast rock 'n roll album - admirably written, recorded, and produced! Totally delicious! Shotgun Mistress's self-titled debut is an explosive, pure contemporary indie hard rock opus & 2021 Rock Album of the year!




© 2021 by Emil Chiru


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