I’m compiling 2021’s list at the very last moment, in a bit of a rush and not really feeling it.
After this super-inspiring introduction, here’s what I picked for 2021 (same categories I used in my previous posts, and as always no affiliate links):
Best song: Chvrches’s Final Girl, and the whole album is great.
Best album: Cassadee Pope’s Thrive, and especially What the Stars See, Say it First and Break Too.
Best book: TFW you realize a year went by without you reading a decent book… 😬
Best podcast: My choice for the media category I dedicate most time falls on a big podcast I actually started enjoying so much more this year, Cortex.
Best tech podcast: I think I’m going to kill this award, it’s always the usual suspects…
Best news article I read: How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day
Best Mac app: It took me a while to set it up just the way I want it, but this year’s winner is easily Timing.
Best iOS app: I’ve been using it for years, but I realize I never awarded one of my most used apps, News Explorer. Great on macOS too, actually.
Best videogame: It’s been the killer application convincing me to buy a Xbox Series S, and I understand I’m awarding it mostly for the graphics and the amazingly vast open world… but Forza Horizon 5 is an easy pick for me.
Best video: If you have a dozen hour or so, President Biden’s Inauguration is my choice, for all it represented. Can you believe January 6 is less than a year ago? Fun fact, it’s the second time Joe Biden wins this category. The guy will go places!
Happy new year! 🥂 to a best, safe and healthy 2022!