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Japanese Breakfast, Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and more: Yahoo Entertainment staff picks for best albums of 2021

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  Japanese Breakfast, Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and more: Yahoo Entertainment staff picks for best albums Clockwise: Lil Nas X, Silk Sonic, Japanese Breakfast, Olivia Rodrigo (Photos: Getty Images, Atlantic/Aftermath, Dead Oceans, Geffen) It’s that most wonderful time of a not-so-wonderful year, when we make our lists and check them twice — our year-end best albums lists, that is. With concerts still on hold for much of 2021, we often had to get our music fixes safely at home, but thankfully, many talented artists across genres provided the perfect lockdown soundtracks. The albums that helped Yahoo Entertainment’s writers, editors, and staffers power through a difficult year were extremely wide-ranging, and you can scroll down to see all those individual lists. But there was  some  consensus once all the entries were tallied — even though the competition was so close, we ended up with a couple of ties in our overall top 10. Sharing the No. 10 spot are two indie-rock veteran