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IPR Studio One hosts pick their favorite songs of 2021

Danny Howe

The IPR Studio One Tracks team of Mark Simmet, Tony Dehner and Cece Mitchell recently joined Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe to share their favorite independent and alternative music releases of 2021. You can listen to their conversation here.

Below is a Spotify playlist of their picks along with a list of each host's favorite songs.

Mark's picks:

"Nowhere, Man" by Tune-Yards, from the album Sketchy

"Days Like These" by Low, from the album Hey What

"Are You Sleepwalking?" by Torres, from the album Thirstier

"Man Next Door (ft. Santigold)" by U-Roy, from the album Solid Gold U-Roy

"Samurai Sword" by Chad VanGaalen, from the album World's Most Stressed Out Gardener

"Path of Wellness" by Sleater-Kinney from the album Path of Wellness

"Survivor" by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats from the album The Future

Tony's picks:

"Freedom" by Jon Batiste, from the album We Are

"Starlight" by Yola, from the album Stand For Myself

"We Are Between" by Modest Mouse, from the album The Golden Casket

"Harmonia's Dream" by The War On Drugs, from the album I Don't Live Here Anymore

"The Way That I Do" by Durand Jones & The Indications, from the album Private Space

"Family Farm" by The Hold Steady, from the album Open Door Policy

"Find My Way (feat. Beck)" by Paul McCartney, from the album McCartney III Imagined

Cece's picks:

"Be Sweet" by Japanese Breakfast, from the album Jubilee

“Black Dog” by Arlo Parks, from the album Collapsed in Sunbeams

“Brando” by Lucy Dacus, from the album Home Video

“Dreams” by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, from the album Butterfly 3000

“All of My Cryin’” by Shannon & The Clams, from the album Year of the Spider

“Pay Your Way In Pain” by St. Vincent, from the album Daddy’s Home

“Tyler” by Kiwi Jr., from the album Cooler Returns

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio
Mark Simmet is a Senior Producer and Studio One Host
Tony Dehner is a Studio One Host
Cece Mitchell is a Music Producer for IPR