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2021 In Lists

Published 12/31/2021

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Lists lists lists lists LISTS. 2021; weird year, good year? Or at least good second half of a year? Or at least good second half of a year pre-omicron and pre-Manchin???

Previous years: 2020 - 2019 - 2017 - 2016 Podcasts - 2016 Albums

Top 10 TV Or Internet Shows Of 2021

*Season 10 specifically; if we were counting the non-2021 seasons that I watched twice in 2021, this would be number one with a bullet

Every Book I Read In 2021 (unranked)

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2021/67269378

Top 10 Books I Read In 2021 (that weren't all from 2021)

  • 10) Why We're Polarized - Ezra Klein
  • 9) Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • 8) Asymmetry - Lisa Halliday
  • 7) Uncanny Valley - Anna Weiner
  • 6) Human Acts - Han Kang
  • 5) Lanny - Max Porter
  • 4) Attrib. And Other Stories - Eley Williams
  • 3) To Be A Machine - Mark O'Connell
  • 2) Normal People - Sally Rooney
  • 1) Trust Exercise - Susan Choi

Top 10 Honorable Mention Albums Of 2021

Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night - Bleachers; How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? - Big Red Machine; Absolutely - Dijon; Valentine - Snail Mail; Home Video - Lucy Dacus; Nurture - Porter Robinson; Formula Of Love: O+T=<3 - Twice; Mythopoetics - Half Waif; Hell To Be You Baby - MNDR; Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, The Creator

Top 5 Songs That Most Improved Upon Being Rerecorded By Taylor Swift In 2021 (even if they already ruled originally)

  • 5) The Way I Loved You
  • 4) The Last Time
  • 3) Red
  • 2) Babe
  • 1) I Almost Do

Top 10 Songs Of 2021 (if I'm only allowing 1 per artist)

  • 10) Perfect World - Twice
  • 9) Chinatown (ft. Bruce Springsteen) - Bleachers
  • 8) Silk Chiffon (ft. Phoebe Bridgers) - Muna
  • 7) Self-destruct - Origami Angel
  • 6) rom com 2004 - Soccer Mommy
  • 5) Wilder Days - Morgan Wade
  • 4) All Eyes On Me - Bo Burnham
  • 3) Tried To Tell You - The Weather Station
  • 2) I Almost Do (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
  • 1) good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo

Top 10 Songs Of 2021 (if I'm following my heart and can have as many songs per artist as I like)

  • 10) Tried To Tell You - The Weather Station
  • 9) Treacherous (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
  • 8) drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo
  • 7) Forever Winter (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) - Taylor Swift
  • 6) Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) - Taylor Swift
  • 5) Red (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
  • 4) deja vu - Olivia Rodrigo
  • 3) Babe (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) - Taylor Swift
  • 2) I Almost Do (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
  • 1) good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo

Top 5 Albums From Previous Years I Discovered Or Rediscovered (either organically or on a suggestion)

  • 5) 4 Walls - f(x)
  • 4) Islander - Finn Anderson
  • 3) Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
  • 2) Imploding The Mirage - The Killers
  • 1) Aims - Vienna Teng

Where The (Taylor's Version) Albums Would Rank If I Counted Them In My Albums List

  • Fearless (Taylor's Version): #38
  • Red (Taylor's Version): #1

Top 10 Albums Of 2021

  • 10) Montero - Lil Nas X
  • 9) Future Suits - Pet Symmetry
  • 8) Ska Dream - Jeff Rosenstock
  • 7) Pressure Machine - The Killers
  • 6) To See The Next Part Of The Dream - Parannoul
  • 5) Reckless - Morgan Wade
  • 4) Gami Gang - Origami Angel
  • 3) Screen Violence - CHVRCHES
  • 2) Ignorance - The Weather Station
  • 1) Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

Top 5 New (Or New To Me) Podcasts Of 2021

  • 5) NYT Book Review
  • 4) Wheel Bearings
  • 3) City Cast Chicago
  • 2) Time To Say Goodbye
  • 1) The Letterboxd Show

Top 10 Podcasts Of 2021

  • 10) The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes On Trial
  • 9) NYT Popcast
  • 8) The Big Picture
  • 7) Reconcilable Differences
  • 6) Lovett Or Leave It
  • 5) Holy Swift
  • 4) Doughboys
  • 3) Fighting In The War Room
  • 2) The Content Mines
  • 1) Blank Check

Top 10 Honorable Mention Movies Of 2021

The Card Counter; House Of Gucci; The Power Of The Dog; Bo Burnham's Inside; Last Night In Soho; Black Widow; No Sudden Move; In The Heights; Romeo & Juliet; Minari

Every 2021 Movie I Saw, Ranked

https://letterboxd.com/andrewthewhip/list/2021-ranked/

Top 10 Movies Watched During Date Nights In 2021 (ranked as movies qua movies, not as dates (💕))

  • 10) National Treasure
  • 9) Gosford Park
  • 8) This Means War
  • 7) Police Story
  • 6) Holes
  • 5) Tick, Tick, Boom
  • 4) Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
  • 3) The Nice Guys
  • 2) The Social Network
  • 1) Ocean's Eleven

Top 10 Movies That Are On Our Date Night Options List That I Want To Watch (👀)

  • 10) Cinderella (2015)
  • 9) 21 Jump Street
  • 8) The Princess Diaries
  • 7) Cats
  • 6) Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • 5) The Phantom Of The Opera (<--- this is my This Means War, I think)
  • 4) Venom
  • 3) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 2) The Addams Family
  • 1) Much Ado About Nothing (the Branagh one)

Top 5 2021 Movies I Didn't See But Want To

  • 5) The Humans
  • 4) Spider Man: No Way Home
  • 3) Licorice Pizza
  • 2) The Tragedy Of Macbeth
  • 1) West Side Story

Goddamn covid and seattle snow wrecking my plans to knock out those top 4 hopefully in the last week 😡

Top 2 Movies That Will Almost Certainly Rank Higher On Rewatch

  • 2) The Power Of The Dog
  • 1) Drive My Car

Top 10 Movies Of 2021

  • 10) Titane
  • 9) Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself
  • 8) Cruella
  • 7) The Green Knight
  • 6) Dune
  • 5) No Time To Die
  • 4) Drive My Car
  • 3) tick, tick...BOOM!
  • 2) Annette
  • 1) Dead Pigs

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