Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2020

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✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:17 (two months ago) link

I decided to use the same playlist link as 2019, it's easier to just update and erase every year than to keep a separate playlist for each year. Everything previous has been added to a dump archive playlist named 2012-202x.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4vbt9Rq7Ii3CTwo0yP4Zcb?si=lxMderv1RIeHelXQbCfyag

So far I'm really liking these ones:

Wild Nothing - Foyer
Easy Life feat. Arlo Parks - Sangria
Selena Gomez - Rare
Grimes - Blue Swan Blues

I might get bored of these ones but liking them at the moment:

The Orielles - Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)
Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer
People Taking Pictures - Adventure Shit
of Montreal - You've Had Me Everywhere

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:23 (two months ago) link

“Rare” (the track) is already a shoo-in for my 2020 EOY list.

Don’t yell ‘Judas!’ in a crowded theater (morrisp), Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:09 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

January Standouts; less listening than I'd like because of other obligations, but:

Albums:
Raymond Scott - The Jingle Workshop
Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP
Haruomi Hosono - Hochono House
Roddy Ricch - Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Gretchen Parlato - Gretchen Parlato / The Lost and Found / In a Dream
La Chica - Cambio
Cheikh Lo - Babalou
Velmondo - Moon Gazing
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mettal / Mettvolution
Mthunzi - Selimathunzi

Singles:
ILM's Top 77 of 2019
Angelica Garcia - Jicama / It Don't Hinder Me
Billy Woods - Spongebob
Riff Raff Chief Keef - Tip Toe 3
Pop Smoke - Welcome to the Party
03 Greedo Gettin' Ready
Megan Thee Stallion - Big Ole Freak
Saweetie - My Type
Melvoni - No Man's Land
Ice Cream - Peanut Butter / Dove's Cry
Roddy Ricch - The Box / War Baby / Bacc Seat
ONUKA - ZENIT
Rina Sawayama - STFU!
Rafiq Bhatia and Cecile McLorin Salvant - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Selena Gomez - Rare
Dawn Richard - Die Without You/Buttah
Trippie Redd and DaBaby - Death
Preedy - Yuh Bad
Hayley Williams - Simmer
Diamond Platinumz - Sound
ShooterGang Kony - Charlie
Lil Tecca - Ransom
Caroline Shaw and Bang on a Can - Really Craft When You
Tove Lo - Bikini Porn
Lee Fields - Regenerate
Mike Phillips, Stevie Wonder, Naturally 7 - Flava in Ya Ear Remix (this is eloquently odd)
Oddissee - Guidelines
Kassa Overall and J Hoard - Show Me a Prison
Kodak Black - Harriet Tubman
Carly Pierce - Call Me
Zack Fox - Jesus Is the One
Open Mike Eagle - Whiskey and Pushups
DJ Python - Chalet
Gesaffelstein / Rosalia - A Palé Remix
Your Old Droog - Diamonds
Caroline Rose - Feel the Way I Want
Skales - Oliver Twist
Myrkur - Ella
Jonas Brothers - What A an Gotta Do
Mac Miller - Good News
Four Tet - Baby
Rupa - Aaj Shanibar
J Hus / Koffee - Repeat
Koffee / Gunna - W

Currently Rummaging:
Rafiq Bhatia - Standards v1
The Westerlies - Wherein Lies the Good
Luke James - To Feel Love/d
Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello
Sam Lee - Old Wow
Selena Gomez - Rare
Shordie Shordie - Captain Hook

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 17:12 (two months ago) link

I might have to do a January list as well. It's been an extremely strong start to the year, including a bunch of strong or high potential LPs that only dropped today.

In the meantime, here's my first Spotify playlist for 2020:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2kerrWH99u2xJwPXHJFDj5?si=jH15e2-0QeWA9cmIWLs3yw

Jeff W, Friday, 31 January 2020 19:56 (two months ago) link

Shopping - For Your Pleasure
https://youtu.be/9pBOBhq0DHQ

Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:19 (two months ago) link

And I never expected it to be so but the new Pearl Jam single 'Dance of the Clairvoyants' is also a favorite of mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss6mIGfyvXM

Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:47 (two months ago) link

didn't mean to embed, sorry

Dinsdale, Saturday, 1 February 2020 08:47 (two months ago) link

"Ray Guns" by Georgia is awesome. The heavy percussion, the addition of the chord progression near the end a la "Velvet" by The Big Pink, there's a lot going on.
https://open.spotify.com/track/7liXuCNm0GZyHCV8yHZpHz?si=o54MSPmeRVKRCzHjimpkMg

Mentioned by uly a week ago amongst many others, but "Simmer" by Hayley Williams is prob the first "single" to really pop my ears up this year.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 7 February 2020 00:12 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Noteworthy listens through the month of February:

Albums:
Moses Sumney - græ pt 1 (ridiculously ambitious but very enjoyable in small doses)
K Michelle - All Monsters Are Human
Carly Pearce - s/t
Rafiq Bhatia - Standards v1
Denzel Curry - ZUU (2019, listening to this again obsessively, mostly for Carolmart, Automatic and Zuu)
Pongo - UWA
Eris Drew - Fluids of Emotion
Faye Victor's Mutations for Justice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMtqFtpLN-s
Gil Scott Heron and Makaya McCraven - We're New Again (top 10 of the year for sure)
Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor I
Kat Edmonson - Dreamers Do
The Westerlies - Wherein Lies the Good (another top 10 i think)
Aaron Diehl - The Vagabond
Robert Glasper - The Photograph OST
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep (late pass but tbf the singles are basically all the meat you need)
Sam Lee - Old Wow (sadly his least strong album thus far but enough good stuff to include here)
The Hawtplates - Literally anything I can find by them which ain't much: https://soundcloud.com/user-111100546 / https://vimeo.com/168463894
Los Aurora - Aurora (2017)
STEFA* - Sepalina (2018)

Singles:
K Michelle - OMG, Supahood
Dua Lipa - Physical, Future Nostalgia, Don't Start Now (Live mix)
Stormzy/Burna/Stylo G - Own It (Toddla Refix)
HAWA - iPhone
Shabaka Hutchings - Go My Heart to Heaven, The Coming of the Strange Ones
Charlie Wilson - Forever Valentine
Megan Thee Stallion and Phony Ppl - Fkn Around
SF9 - Good Guy
Tennis - Need Your Love
Quelle Chris and Chris Keys - Sudden Death
Bieber and Quavo - Intentions / Beiber and Kehlani - Get Me / Beeber and Summer Walker - Yummy Remix
Duke Deuce with Lil Jon and Juicy and Project Pat-uh - Crunk Aint Dead (Remix)
Hailu Mergia - Abichu Nega Nega
DAOKO - Otogino Machi
Prince Kaybee - Uwrongo
Caribou - Never Come Back
Victoria Monet - Moment
Kiana Ledé - Mad at Me (fresh and clean)
Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of Time
Moses Sumney - Cut Me, Conveyor, Neither/Nor
Panjabi MC - Standard
Tassa Reis - Dollar Euro
645AR - 4 Da Trap (lol)
Caoimhín ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman - Widdershins
Asa Bantan and Jus Now - Fete is Fete
YG and Kehlani - Konclusions (really can't wait for the next Kehlani album)
Tink - Fuck Around (i should tackle the album)
Machel Montano - Boss Wine
Jason Isbell and 400 Unit - Be Afraid
Pottery - Texas Drums pt 1 and 2
Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa - eMcimbini
Erykah Badu and James Poyser - Tempted
Hayley Williams - Leave it Alone
Kat Edmonson - Someone's In the House, Chim Chim Cheree, When You Wish Upon A Star, All I Do Is Dream of You
The Westerlies - Weeping Mary
Aaron Diehl - Piano Etude no. 16
Kizz Daniel - Jaho
Sarkodie and Efya - Saara
De Mogul SA and Natalie Mabaso - Ndiphelele / De Mogul SA and Mdee Mshangane - Na ku Randza
Arlo Parks - Eugene
Preedy - Yuh Bad
Selena Gomez - Fun, Rare, Feel Me (need to go back to this album probably)
Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello (same)
Dawn Richard - Die Without You, Buttah
Trippie Redd and DaBaby - Death (this is the anthem)
Zico - Any Song
Sam Lee - The Garden of England
Pop Smoke and Quavo - Shake the Room
Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring
Nino Augustine - Mienetete
Thundercat - Dragonball Durag
Omarion and T-Pain - Can You Hear Me (damn, it's the early aughts all over again)
Claudio x Kenza with Mpumi - Yasha Imizi
Soweto's Finest - Tikoloshi
The Scientists DJ - Imphumelelo (original and remix)
Dr Thulz and TNS - Believe in Love
Amadou and Mariam - Bamako (Divolly and Markward remix)
Johnny Bravo and DJ Pzee Boy - O PAM (O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM, O PAM)
Jah9 - Highly
IZ*ONE - FIESTA
Ceml Ergün and JACK Quartet - Sonare & Celare
คณะ รุ่งทวี - แห่สดดนตรีพื้นบ้านหนองโก ชุดที่ 8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=GaXDhd2-mwM
STEFA* - Sepalina, Negra mas linda

Albums Just Added to the Rummage:
Claudio x Kenza - Circle of Life
Katie Pruitt - Expectations
Function - Existenz
Nicola Cruz - Hybridism
Vic Spencer - Psychological Cheat Sheet
Deniro Farrar - Sole Food
Charles Lloyd - 8
Kassa Overall - I Thin I'm Good
Disclosure - Etran
Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace
Caribou - Suddenly
Pop Smoke - Meet the Woo 2
Elio Vilafranca - Cinque

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 19:00 (one month ago) link

Tink album is much better than I was expecting, well worth checking out.

Starting listening to the Moses Sumney and was enjoying it - but when I realised this just the first half of the LP and there's a shedload more of it due in May, decided I'll tackle it properly then.

Now contemplating whether to listen to TWO Princess Nokia albums lol

Jeff W, Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link

Digging in on the tink a bit more; it's worth exploring i think

You should jump in on the sumney now; i think he'll ultimately have one album of strong material spread out over two so you can start chopping up the current one now and not slog through everything.

I got through about three sample tracks from each P Nokia album and uh i am not likely to go back for more.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 1 March 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link

The band Kiwi Jr. released what is far and away my most played album of 2020 thus far.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 2 March 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Haven't listened to that many albums this year but I suppose I'll get to it in the following weeks since I'm virtually unemployed until further notice. My parents have a cabin in the woods, I intend to spend a week there, might as well listen to albums recommended on this thread and around ilm.

My favorite 35 songs of the first trimester... these ones might change:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4vbt9Rq7Ii3CTwo0yP4Zcb?si=f_7iiJsSRw6HwZanrNgdNg

Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer
Easy Life - Sangria
Selena Gomez - Rare
Andy Shauf - Living Room
Westerman - Blue Comanche
Mura Masa - Today (with Tirzah)
Skatebård - Volpi Polari
Four Tet - Baby
Chromatics - TOY
BAYNK - DOWN
Khruangbin - Midnight
Against All Logic - If Loving You Is Wrong
070 Shake - Guilty Conscience
TOPS - Witching Hour
Oklou - Entertnmnt
Jess Williamson - Wind on Tin
Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song
Caribou - Like I Loved You
Bullion - We Had A Good Time
Yansima - Tweede Cans
Jessie Ware - Spotlight
Soko - Being Sad Is Not a Crime
Jitwam - Enchanté
Franc Moody - Skin on Skin
Louis Prince - The Number Thirteen
Perfume Genius - Describe (edit)
Caroline Rose - Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?
Buscabulla - NTE
Gotts Street Park - Favourite Kind Of Girl
Califone - Night Gallery / Projector
Drab City - Devil Doll
Speedometer - We Gave up Too Soon (feat. Vanessa Jamie)
Mac Miller - Right
Yumi Zouma - Cool for a Second
Midwife - Anyone Can Play Guitar

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 23 March 2020 01:28 (two weeks ago) link

If I had to pick my top favorites of that lot, these 5 are probably the ones I come back to the most:

070 Shake - Guilty Conscience
Caroline Rose - Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?
Mura Masa - Today (with Tirzah)
Bullion - We Had A Good Time
Westerman - Blue Comanche

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 23 March 2020 01:32 (two weeks ago) link

i had no idea that Tink had a new album. I enjoyed a lot 'voicenotes'. have to check this one out.

Nourry, Monday, 23 March 2020 13:11 (two weeks ago) link

1/4 through 2020 these are my fav albums:

Boldy James - The Price of Tea in China
Horse Lords - The Common Task
Alabaster DePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Volume 1
Steve Palmer - Useful Histories
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
Navy Blue - Àdá Irin

ogmor, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:03 (one week ago) link

newish stuff I've listened more than a few times

Saphileaum - Samosi
Delphine Dora - L'inattingible
Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft & Nels Cline - Music From The Early 21st Century
Colin Stetson - Color Out of Space
Ulla - Tumbling Towards a Wall
Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey - Invisible Ritual
Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow - Life Goes On
Aaron Diehl - The Vagabond

calzino, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:15 (one week ago) link

a few songs I can't get enough of:

Dirty Projectors - Overlord
Waxahatchee - Fire
Khruangbin feat. Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
Destroyer - The Raven
Hayley Williams - Simmer (Caroline Polachek Remix)

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:37 (one week ago) link

I'm not following new albums super well, but:

Alabaster DePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Volume 1
Moses Boyd - Dark Matter
Shabaka & the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here by History
J Hus - Big Conspiracy
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
Makaya McCraven & Gil Scott Heron - We're New Again
Various Artists / Lord Kitchener - London Is the Place for Me, Vols. 7 & 8

I need to spend a day going through all my "listen more" genre playlists, but in the meantime:

Chronixx - Dela Move
Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku - Uwrongo
Runtown f. Darkovibes & Bella Shmurda - Body Riddim
Jah 9 - Highly
Chronic Law - Good Name
Mr Eazi - Kpalanga
Govana - Impossible
Ejoya & Buju - Mind Games
Adekunle Gold f. Kizz Daniel - Jore
Jada Kingdom - Heavy!
Kabza de Small & DJ Maphorisa - eMcimbini
J Hus f. Koffee - Repeat
Simmy f. Sino Msolo - Ngihamba Nawe

rob, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:08 (one week ago) link

March's general terror has cut down the more voracious elements of my erratic listening habits as I search desperately for anything that can calm me down. That something has absolutely been the stunning and sterling Alabaster DePlume - To Cy and Lee: Instrumentals v. 1 which is definitely gonna be among my faves this year. Lots has been said already about influences and connections but I just heard the throughline with Haruomi Hosono so I thought I'd mention that here.

Close seconds in terms of playtime and benefit to my life are the twin lesbian country powerhouses Katie Pruitt - Expectations and Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record; both are outrageously good and boast amazing moments of peak 2020 songwriting.

Two singles that capture the moment: iMarkkeyz + Cardi B's "Coronavirus" (likely novelty track of the year, seems to have faded more and more into the background as people are dying though) and JACK QUARTET's version of Cenk Ergün's "Sonare" (sounds exactly like the wasps in my mind, it somehow helps to externalize them).

Otherwise there was much rejoicing with each of the following:

Albums
Malicorne - Colin (1974, been a long time, now seemed a likely good time to come back. it was)
Lone - Not Seeing is a Flower (2019, another one that resurfaced for calm)
Jeremy Cunningham - The Weather Up There
Tink - Hopeless Romantic
The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return
Selena Gomez - Rare (yeah, "Lose You To Love Me" and the Cudi track aside, this is great more or less all the way through isn't it? Maybe the best straight pop album i've heard this year; let's see if Dua Lipa compares)
Ghetto Maria - Straight from the DEC (1996, hat-tip to Yelploaf on the Random old rap you are loving thread; how have i missed these guys till now?)
McCoy Tyner - Extensions (1970, likely my fave of his albums. RIP)
Katie Pruitt - OurVinyl Live
Edwin Birdsong - s/t (1979, again: going back to things that make me happy and this is bulletproof)

Singles
Simmy and Sino Msolo - Ngihamba Nawe
Ogranya and Efya - Wicked Somebody
Sauti Sol - Suzanna
Christopher Martin (NOT Chris Martin) and Busy Signal - Why
Jason Isbell and 400 Unit - Only Children (really looking forward to this album)
Run the Jewels - Ooh LA LA
Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha
BTS - ON
Body Count - No Remorse, Bum Rush (still got it)
2Baba and Wizkid - Opo
Pabllo Viattar and Thalia - Timida
Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (1978, somehow never heard this before!)
Evan Olson - So Much Better (1999, podcasts suck and this one kinda did too but i skipped to the end and liked the song!)
RAMP - Daylight (1977, repeated listening helps the crazy)
Jada Kingdom - Heavy!
Chronixx - Dela Move
JASSS - Turbo Olé
Hayley Williams - Simmer (Caroline Polachek Remix) (This one grew on me!)
Mr JazziQ - Blue Skies
Zug - Fantasia
Don Toliver, Kaash Paige, Travis Scott - Euphoria
Pantha du Prince - Supernova Space Time Drift
Jusca X Plee, Zing Master(!!?!?) and Mabozza - Empa Nna
Stussko - Spacefunk

On Deck
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of Time
Nicola Cruz - Fuego Nuevo (two behind now!)
Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha
Irreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You?
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela - Rejoice
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz is Dead 001
Move D and Benjamin Bruun - Let's Call It a Day
Jah9 - Note To Self
William Tyler - Music from First Cow
Blanck Mass - Calm with Horses OST
Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans
Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History
Christine and the Queens - La Vita Nuova
Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Megan Thee Stallion - Suga
Claudio x Kenza - Circle of Life

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 19:49 (one week ago) link

My first quarter top ten 2020 albums would likely be:

Gil Scott Heron and Makaya McCraven - We're New Again
The Westerlies - Wherein Lies the Good
Alabaster DePlume - To Cy and Lee: Instrumentals v. 1
Katie Pruitt - Expectations
Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record
Aaron Diehl - The Vagabond
Selena Gomez - Rare
K Michelle - All Monsters Are Human
Eris Drew - Fluids of Emotion
Kat Edmonson - Dreamers Do

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link

some q1 favs

traxx
phoebe bridgers - garden song
caribou - never come back
plu2o nash - live at the roxy ft. lucki and drego
andy shauf - living room
lil tjay - 20/20
empty country - marian
six organs of admittance - two forms moving
shootergang kony - jungle
lil uzi vert - no auto ft. lil durk
perfume genius - on the floor
skilla baby - carmelo bryant ft. sada baby
sada baby - aktivated
raveena - headaches
frances quinlan - your reply
bonny light horseman - bonny light horseman
yves tumor - kerosene!
king von - took her to the o
kiko dinucci - gaba
bob dylan - murder most foul
jason isbell - only children
blake mills - vanishing twin
bullion - hula

albums
empty country - empty country
r.a.p. ferreira - purple moonlight pages
kassa overall - i think i'm good
ratboys - printer's devil
bluebucksclan - clan way 2
boldy james - the price of tea in china
key glock - yellow tape
chubby and the gang - speed kills
andras - joyful
obangjayar - which way is forward?
destroyer - have we met
j hus - big conspiracy

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:09 (one week ago) link

oh and

pg ra x jetsonmade - keeping time

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

^^ a track

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

o. nate, Friday, 3 April 2020 01:25 (six days ago) link

my ten favourite albums so far, I think:

Bad Bunny • YHLQMDLG
Claudio x Kenza • Circle of Life
De Mogul SA • Lessons
Don Toliver • Heaven or Hell
Dua Lipa • Future Nostalgia
J Hus • Big Conspiracy
Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa • Scorpion Kings Live
Mhaw Keys • The Outcast EP
Mr JazziQ & JazziDisciples • 0303
Shuffle Muzik • Stimela

Honourable mention - from (late) last year, but it just keeps on giving:

Fireboy DML • Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:15 (six days ago) link

Chronixx - Dela Move
Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku - Uwrongo

This two are sounding great and going straight into my favorite songs of the year. Thanks for the recommendations.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:41 (three days ago) link

These*

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 6 April 2020 06:41 (three days ago) link


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