CMU Playlists

End of year playlists

By | Published on Friday 17 December 2021

Doja Cat

It’s very nearly the end of the year, which is traditionally a time to reflect. Who wants to reflect on 2021 though? None of us, am I right? But you could reflect on all the great music that came out this year. There was absolutely loads. And to jog your memory, we’ve put together some playlists…

On The CMU Stereo 2021
Our annual round up of 40 of our favourite tracks of the year – ten from each season – is now complete and it is a real classic of the format. So many great tracks across so many different genres and styles of music. Artists in there include Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, St Vincent, Chvrches, Wet Leg, Dave, Halsey, James Blake, The Bug, Los Bitchos, BXKS, Reb Fountain and more. Listen here.

CMU Approved in 2021
Throughout the year, of course, we bring you lots of new music via our CMU Approved column, where we hunt out emerging artists we love. This year’s playlist is also a great one, featuring some music you’ll now be familiar with (especially if you’ve already listened to the previous playlist) and more that you might have missed. This includes Wet Leg, Los Bitchos, Pyra, Sinead O’Brien, Meet Me @ The Altar, Alewya, July Jones, Hamish Hawk and more. Listen here.

Brand New On CMU
Not an end of the year playlist, but it is the last of our weekly playlists rounding up the week’s new releases of 2021. It’s a relatively short one due to the proximity to Christmas, but there’s still a decent enough selection featuring Christmas singles, Animal Collective, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Boys Noize, Napalm Death, and more. Listen here.