Monthly Album Roundup – September 2021

Welcome to the Decibel Boost Podcast album roundup for the month of September 2021. Now that we’re starting the last third of the year, the crew is hunkering down as a number of notable high-profile releases begin to fill the various niches of the musical world and calendar for both September and even October of this year, but October will have to wait until next time. First up: Alex delves into Metallica’s 30th anniversary celebration of their landmark Black Album release, exploring both the reissued/remastered album and the expansive 50+ track covers album created to celebrate the occasion. Next: Mark discusses the 2nd half of Westside Gunn’s latest (still unfortunately titled) mixtape, the soundtrack of Marvel Studios’ latest release Shang-Chi, and even Baby Keem’s latest album among others (…top of the morning). Following that, Robert touches on the highly anticipated debut album of Spiritbox, the latest masterpiece from tech death prog metallers Rivers of Nihil, some scattered releases from the likes of Andrew WK and Sleigh Bells, and even the underwhelming bloat of Iron Maiden’s latest effort. Finally, things close out for the month as the crew dives together into one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the entire year, as modern pop rap megastar Lil Nas X finally unleashes his debut full-length Montero unto the masses.

Your hosts this month are Robert (@RobBarracuda), Alex (@AuraOfAzure), and Mark (@MAK2HybridMedia). Subscribe to the podcast on Google Podcasts, iTunes and Spotify.

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Spotify playlist of albums discussed this month:


2:15 – What exactly came out in September 2021
9:06 – Alex’s September listenings (Metallica’s The Blacklist, Kacey Musgraves etc.)
38:50 – Mark’s September listenings (Westside Gunn, Shang-Chi soundtrack, Little Simz, Baby Keem, Injury Reserve, etc.)
1:01:28 – Robert’s September listenings (Spiritbox, Rivers of Nihil, Aborted, Andrew W.K., Sleigh Bells, Moor Mother, Iron Maiden, etc.)
1:26:08 – Group Discussion: Lil Nas X – Montero

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