Thoughts Words Action: Top Releases Of 2021

There’s no doubt 2021 was a tremendous year for underground music. We had a hard time picking our best releases, but somehow we managed to choose the best ones, in our humble opinion. Please take note is not about punk rock only, but we considered all underground genres while choosing. Also, we assembled the list in no particular order because all these records are near and dear to our hearts. Please, do not forget to support these hardworking bands and labels, purchase their releases and listen to their music.

Belvedere – Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense
(Thousand Islands Records / LockJaw Records)

Ship Thieves – Irruption
(Chunksaah Records)

Still Bleeding – Antagonize
(Stand Strong Records / SKCNS)

Turnstile – Glow On
(Roadrunner Records)

Descendents – 9th & Walnut
(Epitaph Records)

Neckscars - Don't Panic LP - Engineer Records

Neckscars – Don’t Panic
(Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Beluga - Oceans Apart EP - Geenger Records

Beluga – Oceans Apart
(Geenger Records)

ActionMen - Supa Baba! 7" - Mud Cake Records

Actionmen – Supa Baba!
(Mud Cake Records)

Sons Of Cyrus - Can You Dig It? DLP - Sounds Of Subterrania

Sons Of Cyrus – Can You Dig It?
(Sounds Of Subterrania)

Lehnen - Negative Space CD - Noise Appeal Records

Lehnen – Negative Space
(Noise Appeal Records)

Teresa Banks – 2 Minutes Too Long
(Fast Decade Records)

One Step Closer - This Place You Know

One Step Closer – This Place You Know
(Run For Cover Records)

LHUMA - Springer/Self-Harm CS

Lhuma – Springer/Self Harm
(DIY)

Become One - Subsidence CD EP (New Morality Zine)

Become One – Subsidence
(New Morality Zine)

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes - Omelette Du Fromage LP - Hummus Records

Closet Disco Queen – Omelette Du Fromage
(Hummus Records)

The Jukebox Romantics - Fires Forming 12" EP - Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records

The Jukebox Romantics – Fires Forming
(Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Tired Radio / Neckscars / American Thrills / Nightmares For A Week – Split
(Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Neighborhood Brats - Confines Of Life LP - Taken By Surprise Records

Neighborhood Brats – Confines Of Life
(Taken By Surprise Records)

Tarantula Tapes Presents: Tracknaphobia Vol. 1. - Tarantula Tapes

V/A – Tracknaphobia
(Tarantula Tapes)

Less Than Jake / Kill Lincoln - Wavebreaker #1 - Bad Time Records

Less Than Jake / Kill Lincoln – Wavebreaker
(Bad Time Records)

DeeCRACKS - Serious Issues LP - Pirates Press Records

DeeCRACKS – Serious Issues
(Pirates Press Records)

Šiza – Priustojnost Iz Malog Prsta Izgubila Se U Srednjem
(Dostava Zvuka)

Eastwood - Antibiose LP

Eastwood – Antibiose
(LIXIVIAT Records / No Time Records / Hackebeil Records)

Bull Brigade - Il Fuoco Non Si E Spento CD - Demons Run Amok Entertainment

Bull Brigade – Il Fuoco Non Si E Spento
(Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

The Chisel – Retaliation
(La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)

Harker – Axiom
(Disconnect Disconnect Records)

Glowing Brain – Brain Dust
(The Ghost Is Clear Records)

Trigger Cut – Rogo
(DIY)

Authority Zero - Ollie Ollie Oxen Free LP

Authority Zero – Ollie Ollie Oxen Free
(Thousand Islands Records)

Inner Terrestrials - Heart Of The Free - Various Labels

Inner Terrestrials – Heart Of The Free
(PDV / Fire And Flames Music / Mass Productions)

Heathcliff - Stay Posi LP - SBÄM Records

Heathcliff – Stay Posi
(SBÄM Records)

The Hamiltones - Dracula Invitational, 1791 LP - Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records

The Hamiltones – Dracula Invitational 1791
(Swimming Faith / Big Neck Records)

Fire Cult - We Die Alive 12" EP - We Die Alive Records

Fire Cult – We Die Alive
(We Die Alive Records)

The Bloodstrings - A Part 10" EP - SBÄM Records

The Bloodstrings – A Part
(SBÄM Records)

Frustrerad - The Truth In Lies 7"

Frustrerad – The Truth In Lies
(DIY)

Grand Collapse - Empty Plinths LP - Various Labels

Grand Collapse – Empty Plinths
(Urinal Vinyl / Mass Productions / TNS Records)

Eternal Struggle - Year Of The Gun CD - Demons Run Amok / Upstate Records

Eternal Struggle – Year Of The Gun
(Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Venturas - Your Weaker Self 12" EP

Venturas – Your Weaker Self
(DIY)

Counterpunch - Handbook For Recently Debriefed 7'' - Thousand Islands Records / SBÄM Records

Counterpunch – Handbook For Recently Debriefed
(Thousand Islands Records / SBÄM Records)

Violent Chapter - Servitude EP

Violent Chapter – Servitude
(DIY)

Exodus – Persona Non Grata
(Nuclear Blast)

About Leaving - Sculptures Of Water LP - Engineer Records / Navalla Records / CGTH Records / I'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight Records

About Leaving – Sculptures Of Water
(Engineer Records / Navalla Discos / TGIC Records)

Face To Face - No Way Out But Through

Face To Face – No Way Out But Through
(Fat Wreck Chords)

Stay Awake - Portraits EP

Stay Awake – Portraits
(DIY)

Mastodon – Hushed And Grim
(Reprise Records)

Blockheads – Trip To The Void
(LIXIVIAT Records)

Sidewalk Surfers - Growing Up Is A Mess CD - Barhill Records / Cargo Records

Sidewalk Surfers – Growing Up Is A Mess
(Barhill Records / Cargo Records)

Torso – Home Wrecked
(Revelation Records)

Avenues - We're All Doomed

Avenues – We’re All Doomed
(SBÄM Records)

DARE – Against All Odds
(Revelation Records)

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