There is something to be happy about if you are a rock fan in 2021. The concerts are coming back, but more importantly, we are getting a slew of new bands that can play when they hit those stages. In this feature we keep a tally of the best rock songs 2021 has to offer and it’s been a pretty impressive start to the year so far.
With many acts holding their records last or using pandemic downtime to create new albums, this has led to a bumper crop of new releases and allowed for more innovation for some suddenly unrelated acts. to a calendar.
Sure, you’ll find rock staples like Foo Fighters, Evanescence, Rob Zombie, The Pretty Reckless, and Greta Van Fleet here, but we’ve also dug out the new acts for 2021 you need to know. Ayron Jones, Cleopatrick, Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH are probably already on your radar for those of you who are on the radio regularly, but have you watched As Everything Unfolds, Holding Absence, Lilith Czar or Teenage Wrist?
It’s an ever-growing list when it comes to the quality cuts 2021 has to offer us, so check out our picks for the best rock songs of 2021 (so far) in the gallery below.
(Contributions by Chad Childers, Philip Trapp, Lauryn Schaffner, Yasmine Summan, Jake Richardson, Rabab Al-Sharif, Graham Hartmann and Joe DiVita)
PLAYLIST: Follow Loudwire’s Spotify playlist of the best rock songs of 2021 (so far).
Best rock songs of 2021 (so far)
Loudwire’s picks for the best rock songs of 2021 to date.