BIG RED FLAG ALERT. OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Here is the list of top 10 “red flag” albums that member of Music Journalism Club listened to on repeat this year. A “red flag” album is the type of album you’d be met with either an eye roll or a “are you okay?” when you say you’ve been listening to it. We apologize in advanced.


Izzi Bavis

  1. American Football, American Football (1999)
  2. Yo La Tengo, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
  3. Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas (Remastered) (1990)
  4. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)
  5. Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial (2016)
  6. Of Montreal, Cherry Peel (1997)
  7. Sonic Youth, Washing Machine (1995)
  8. Snail Mail, Lush (2018)
  9. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (2005)
  10. my bloody valentine, Tremolo (EP) (1991)

Sigra DeWeese

  1. Dessa, Chime (2018)
  2. Polica, When We Stay Alive (2020)
  3. Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (2020)
  4. Jason Webley, Only Just Beginning (2004)
  5. FKA Twigs, Magdalene (2019)
  6. St Vincent, Strange Mercy (2011)
  7. Deftones, Saturday Night Wrist (2006)
  8. Mother Mother, O My Heart (2008)
  9. Dessa, Castor, The Twin (2011)
  10. Against Me!, Shapeshift With Me (2016)

Molly Phelan

  1. Duster, Stratosphere (1998)
  2. Molchat Doma, Этажи (2018)
  3. Fiona Apple, When The Pawn (1999)
  4. Aphex Twin, Drukqs (2001)
  5. Fugazi, In On The Kill Taker (1993)
  6. Whatever, Dad, Grade Pending (2015)
  7. Radiohead, The Bends (1995)
  8. Hole, Live Through This (1994)
  9. Pixies, Bossanova (1990)
  10. Joni Mitchell, Hejira (1976)

Eliza Donnelly

  1. Cigarettes After Sex, Cry (2019)
  2. Cocteau Twins,  Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)
  3. Yves Tumor,  Heaven To A Tortured Mind (2020)
  4. Her’s, Song of Her’s (2017)
  5. Beach House, Bloom (2012)
  6. Sasami, Sasami (2019)
  7. Phantogram,  Eyelid Movies (2010)
  8. Gunna, Drip or Drown 2 (2019)
  9. Grateful Dead, American Beauty (2013 Remaster) (1970)
  10.  Tame Impala, Currents (2015)

Amany Khreis

  1. Sibylle Baier, Colour Green (2006)
  2. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell (2015)
  3. Frank Ocean, Blonde (2016)
  4. Elliott Smith, Either/Or (1997)
  5. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2013)
  6. Radiohead, In Rainbows (2007)
  7. Kanye West, Yeezus (2013)
  8. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time (2013)
  9. Deftones, White Pony (2000)
  10. Grouper, A I A: Alien Observer (2011)

Arthur Machado 

  1. Weezer, Pinkerton (1996)
  2. The Smiths, The Queen is Dead (1986)
  3. AJJ, People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World (2007)
  4. Crywank, Tomorrow Is Nearly Yesterday And Everyday Is Stupid (2013)
  5. glass beach, the first glass beach album (2019) 
  6. Ben Folds Five – Whatever and Ever Amen (1997)
  7. Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (2018)
  8. Shiro Sagisu – The End of Evangelion OST (1997)
  9. Have a Nice Life – Deathconsciousness (2008) 
  10. Underscores – Fishmonger (2021)