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Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2021

In Music Connection’s decades long mission to aiding unsigned music-makers, we make sure that every new issue of MC delivers reviews of recordings made by unsigned artists of all genres. Below are the top-scoring artists we heard during the past year, as well as an additional page of Top Prospects who deserving of recognition. We welcome you to sign up for a free critique at musicconnection.com/reviews/new-music-critiques.







Arch Echo 9.0

Web: archecho.com

Style: Progressive Metal







Emma Charles 8.8

Web: emmacharlesmusic.com

Style: Folk Pop











Talk 8.8

Web: iamtalkmusic.com

Style: Rock, Singer-Songwriter











Lil Alice 8.6

Web: lilalice.com

Style: Experimental, Ethnic, Ambient















Elan Suave 8.4

Web: elansuave.com

Style: Hip-Hop, R&B












Katie Fry 8.4

Web: katiefry.com

Style: Singer-Songwriter







Elijah Rock 8.4

Web: elijahrock.com

Style: Pop Traditional







Cody Weaver 8.4

Web: codyweaverofficial.com

Style: Country Rock











Chanel Yates 8.4

Web: chanelyates.com

Style: Singer-Songwriter, Country-Pop











Trace the Sun 8.4

Web: tracethesun.com

Style: Jazz, Fusion












Louis Anthony Delise 8.3

Web: louisanthonydelise.com

Style: Instrumental, Orchestral






Ghoste 8.2

Web: ghostenyc.com

Style: Hot AC Pop









Little Hurt 8.2

Web: twitter.com/littlehurt

Style: Alternative, Alt-Pop














Rachel McGoye 8.2

Web: rachelmcgoye.com

Style: Indie, Folk, Pop







Yve Mary B 8.2

Web: yvemaryb.com

Style: Folk, Country










Waves of Distortion 8.2

Web: wavesofdistortion.com

Style: Hard Rock













Zaydo 8.2

Web: decyphermusic.com

Style: Hip-Hop, R&B

Richard Tyler Epperson 8.2








Web: richardtylerepperson.com

Style: Singer-Songwriter















Pretty 8.2

Web: prettytheband.co

Style: New New Wave, Alt-Rock

Jeremy Shada 8.2

Web: jeremyshadamusic.com

Style: Pop













Arhkota 8.2

Web: arhkota.com

Style: Atmospheric Dreamy Alternative











Simon Jewell 8.2 

Web: bandcamp.com

Style: Acoustic, Indie, Folk 







TDMJay, Bandrunna Mac, Yung Platinum 8.0

Web: youtube.com 

Style: Rap, Hip-Hop









Kaatii 8.0

Web: kaatii.com

Style: Alt-Rock, Bedroom Pop







Sub-Radio 8.0

Web: sub-radio.com

Style: Indie-Pop