The 12 plays of Christmas! Soundclash Records’ best vinyl LPs of 2021

Soundclash Records opened its doors in Norwich some 30 years ago which makes it one of the longest serving independent record shops anywhere in the UK. No surprise then that LIFC turned to proprietor Paul Mills for his albums of the year. Volume please! 

Promises | Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra

Quite simply a stunning album. It floats and melts and is beautiful and mesmerizing.

New Long Leg | Dry Cleaning

A diamond debut LP from the London art-rockers! Just add volume!

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert | Little Simz

A brilliant fourth album from the charismatic British rapper. Arguably the best so far.

For the First Time | Black Country, new Road

The debut album from Black Country, New Road – the latest stars from the burgeoning and famed Brixton Windmill scene.

Black to the Future | Sons of Kemet

Mesmerising fourth studio album from the London-based masters of jazz.

Tread | Ross From Friends

An electronic masterpiece! Melodic, touching, nostalgic but brilliantly modern and original.

Cavalcade | black midi

Prog-punk-jazz or whatever else people are calling it, at its’ very very best.

Carnage | Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

A beautiful and haunting highly-acclaimed studio album from long-time collaborators Cave and Ellis.

Nine | Sault

The mysterious collective deliver another gem of sweet soul music and vibes that effortlessly fits with the times.

As the Love Continues | Mogwai

An impressive 10th studio album of the Scottish post-rockers. Turn up the volume and close your eyes.

Bright Green Field | Squid

When jazz meets funk and dub and punk. Brilliantly edgy debut album from one of Brighton’s finest.

Sound Ancestors | Madlib

Beats, bass lines and samples in good supply with more than a little help from Four Tet.

Soundclash Records can be found at 28 St Benedict’s Street and is open 7 days a week up until Christmas and then Tuesday – Saturday thereafter. Tel: 01603 761004