You didn't ask for it, but here it is, a handy one-page directory of the 2021 Outsideleft Award Winning... Things!
Outsideleft LP of the Year 2021
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince ⇒
Arooj Aftab’s Vulture Prince (Verve Records) is Outsideleft’s LP of the year. Rarely, if ever have we heard such harmony unreconciled and such beauty compromised. For it cannot just be merely beautiful, its rudiments are in the pain of loss. It buries love with grace. The tone arm aches as it plays.
Outsideleft Reissue of 2021
Various Artists - The Trojan Story ⇒
Jay Lewis unearths the giant gems in a box. For the music, for the beauty of how it has been put together.
Outsideleft Artist of the Year 2021
Katherine Priddy ⇒
From fabulous reviews to touring with a folk legend (and quoting Frank O'Hara too)!
Outsideleft Debut Album of 2021
The Hawks - Obviously 5 Believers (Seventeen) ⇒
Beginning with the great title, the release by The Hawks was 40 years in the making. Jay Lewis interviewed both Dave Twist and Stephen Duffy about the really quite incredible project to get this together.
Outsideleft Songwriter of the Year 2021
Tamara Lindeman ⇒
'Ignorance' by The Weather Station shows that Tamara Lindeman is Songwriter of the Year
Outsideleft Maps of the Year 2021
Birmingham Music Archive ⇒
Birmingham Music Archive's series of musical themed maps being rolled out across Birmingham
Outsideleft Films of the Year 2021
Swan Song... ⇒
Lake recalls the good stuff from SxSW and films featuring hairdressers
Outsideleft Music Documentary of the Year 2021
The Sparks Brothers ⇒
John Robinson celebrates Edgar Wright's acclaimed documentary
Outsideleft Book of the Year 2021
Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz - The Passenger ⇒
Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz's unflinching account of collective societal depravity and betrayal
Outsideleft Television Event of the Year
Bo Burnham - Inside ⇒
It seems that, since its release earlier this year, Bo Burnham's Inside has been the topic of many forms of discussion in pseudo-intellectual articles and essays (the best of which is 'Bo Burnham vs Jeff Bezos' on YouTube).
Outsideleft Podcast of the Year 2021
Danny Roberts - Uncanny (BBC Sounds) ⇒
Following the success of his adaptation/investigation of the Battersea Poltergeist case for the BBC, Danny Robbins, established comedy writer and presenter, has turned his attention to investigating a series of cases, some recent, some historical, but all with witnesses and all scary as hell.
Outsideleft Gig of the Year 2021
Self Esteem ⇒
Self-Esteem sparkle at the Hare and Hounds