Thanks to WMSE 91.7, The Shape of Rock for selecting KASE, Seasons as a favorite of 2021!

It is the time of year again where every self respecting music nerd compiles their list of favorite music from the last 12 months. And here at the Shape of Rock we are no different. In preparation for Tuesday’s Shape of Rock, where we will showcase these albums and more; here is a list of my 20 favorite albums from 2021.

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What shape is your rock? Is it a soft indie radio dial like circle or a complex math rock dodecahedron? Perhaps your audio geometry angles towards hip-hop rap-azoids or sharp, metal-edged punk rock triangles. Expect the Shape of Rock to deliver a heavy dose of Milwaukee beer-can blues, Wisconsin sharp cheddar-shaped jazz, and Northwoods pine tree-shaped country. Whatever your preference, don’t be a square – tune in from 6 – 9 a.m. every Tuesday morning.