Wiretap's top 21 songs of 2021
Anna Farha, host of Wiretap, shares her 21 favorite songs of 2021.
Wiretap is such a fun show because I get to know all the new music on The Spy. Each week, my show plays about 15 newly released indie/alt songs, which helps me stay in the know with new singles and albums from many different artists locally and globally.
2021 has been a year of some fabulous new releases including some new favorite albums for me like St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home. I liked her before, but that album is what really made me a huge fan of Oklahoma’s own Annie Clark. You’ll see one by her on this list, along with 20 others that were favorites I played on Wiretap this year. The list appears in the order of the songs played on my show, from earliest to latest. Cheers to more great tunes in ‘22!
Dayglow - Close to You
The Avalanches, MGMT, Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
Thunder Jackson - Love Sick Doctor
Tune-Yards - hold yourself.
Rostam - 4Runner
Jungle - Keep Moving
Ya Tseen, Portugal. The Man - Knives
CHVRCHES - He Said She Said
Cannons - Bad Dream
St. Vincent - Down
Modest Mouse - We Are Between
PawPaw Rod - Glass House
José González - Head On
Billy Idol - Eyes Without a Face (Poolside Remix)
Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
The Wombats - If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming with You
Samantha Crain - Pick Apart
Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is a Rider
Lo Moon - Dream Never Dies
Kacey Musgraves - justified
Goldenface - Good Good Vibe
Listen to Wiretap, every Friday night at 10 p.m. on The Spy on KOSU.