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Playlists to get you through the Christmas break

By | Published on Wednesday 22 December 2021

Billie Eilish

By now your music listening is probably all jingle bells and sausage rolls, but should you want a break from the festive spirit, don’t forget that there was a huge amount of great music released in 2021. We have two playlists rounding up our favourite tracks and artists of the year, which you can check out here…

On The CMU Stereo 2021 
Our annual round up of 40 of our favourite tracks of the year – ten from each season. There are so many great tracks on here, from across so many different genres and styles of music. Artists in there include Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, St Vincent, Chvrches, Wet Leg, Dave, Halsey, James Blake, The Bug, Los Bitchos, BXKS, Reb Fountain and more. Listen here.

CMU Approved in 2021 
Throughout the year, of course, we bring you lots of new music via our CMU Approved column, where we hunt out emerging artists we love. This year’s playlist is also a great one, featuring some music you’ll now be familiar with (especially if you’ve already listened to the previous playlist) and more that you might have missed. This includes Wet Leg, Los Bitchos, Pyra, Sinead O’Brien, Meet Me @ The Altar, Alewya, July Jones, Hamish Hawk and more. Listen here.