BTRC On Air: The Blind Tiger Record Club’s Best Vinyl of 2021


This is a special episode of the Blind Tiger Record ClubOn Air on Lightning 100 (100.1 FM WRLT, Nashville, TN).  The regular panel of B.T.R.C. hosts, David W. Williams, Rudy Newman, and Kevin Lee, are joined by singer-songwriter Thad Cockerell to discuss the Blind Tiger Record Club’s Best Vinyl of 2021.

On the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast, This is part two of a two-part episode where we countdown the Top 20 Best Vinyl of 2021.  The albums are picked by a panel that consists of B.T.R.C. Staff, guest panelists, artists, and producers.  Pt. 1 is a podcast-only episode.  We count down in descending order albums #20 – #11 and we are joined by Warren Bazemore of the Americana duo Finnegan Bell.  Pt. 2 is both a podcast and On Air episode.  We count down in descending order albums #10 through #1 and we are joined by singer-songwriter Thad Cockrell.

All twenty albums are discussed on the two episodes; each with song examples and performance notes.  It’s a great way to catch up on any albums you may have missed that were released over the last year.   

Here are the albums included in this episode of the Blind Tiger Record Club On Air:

  • Manchester Orchestra – The Million Masks of God
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Future
  • War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • Foo Fighters – Medicine at Midnight
  • Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
  • The Killers – Pressure Machine
  • Brandie Carlisle – In These Silent Days
  • Hiss Golden Messenger – Quietly Blowing It
  • Kings of Leon – When You See Yourself
  • Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

Whether or not you are a member of Blind Tiger Record Club, both the B.T.R.C.Podcast and On Air are great ways to get introduced to some new artists and discover some albums that you may not be familiar with.  All the music in our subscription program and that we discuss on this show are on vinyl and have been released in the last 30 – 60 days.  The show is designed to be a discovery platform for new music “on vinyl”, but even if you do not collect or listen to vinyl, it’s still a fun way to explore new music.