The 25 best Asian albums of 2021

Political pop, meditative folk, apocalyptic experimentation, playful hip-hop – here are the releases we loved this year

Kurimaw: Rising rapper strikes a chord with Filipino youth with relatable raps and playful lingo

Kurimaw’s lockdown EP and debut project ‘buzo_Omp’ is short, sweet and filled with linguistic innovations known as “Gagstinese”