Best of the Year: Top 10 Albums of 2021 by Chris

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Myles Kennedy performs at Baltimore Soundstage in 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Where 2020 was mostly a lost year for music, 2021 became a banner year for the industry. While much of the industry is still working to recover from the massive toll that was forced upon them by the pandemic, we fans have been gifted a plethora of music this year. Vaccines got in arms, bands went back on tour, and new albums were released in droves. So many new records came out in 2021 that at times it was hard to keep track of it all. There were multiple times that I was surprised by a new release, or I realized that I had completely missed a new album by and artist I loved. It’s very possible that there are still a few records that I haven’t listened to that I am certain to love.

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Live Review: MMRBQ @ BB&T Pavilion (Camden, NJ) — 9/25/21

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Perry Farrell (left) and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, the headlining act at the 2021 MMWBQ in Camden, NJ, Sept. 25, 2021. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

I grew up in the 1980s in Reading, Pennsylvania and WMMR (93.3 FM), the iconic rock format radio station from nearby Philadelphia, was the radio station of my youth. So, when a last-minute opportunity to photograph the 15th Annual MMRBQ music festival at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, came my way, I jumped at the chance.

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