The ILXors' personal 2020 end of year music lists thread

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Jumping the gun like the Rough Trade of Bandcamp up in here, who's with me

POP/ROCK/FOLK/R&B/HIP-HOP/INTERNATIONAL/
MISCELLANEOUS/WHATEVER DIDN'T FIT ON MY OTHER LISTS:
1) WESTSIDE GUNN - Pray for Paris
2) CHARLI XCX - How I’m Feeling Now
3) JULIEN BEILLARD - Dream In Leather
4) SHABASON, KRGOVICH & HARRIS - Philadelphia
5) THE MICROPHONES - Microphones in 2020
6) COMPETITION - Repetitive Music
7) JOAO PAIS FILIPE - Sun Oddly Quiet
8) UNCHAINED - Pic
9) BIG THIEF - Demos Vol. 1: Topanga Canyon, CA, Feb 2018
10) DEERHOOF - Love-Lore
11) SUN ARAW - Rock Sutra
12) HAIM - Women In Music, Pt. III
13) TOM CARTER - Age Of The Exit
14) JENNIFER CASTLE - Monarch Season
15) PRINCE NIFTY - We're Not In Kansas Anymore
16) KITCHEN'S FLOOR - "Expiry" b/w "Before Dawn"
17) AMARIA HAMADALHER - Music From Saharan WhatsApp 05 18) VEYROUZ MINT SEYMALI - Music From Saharan WhatsApp 09
19) PURPOSE CODE & TONY ONE (THOM GILL & MATT PENCER) - Purpose Code & Tony One's Funkchunks
20) BULBILS (RICHARD DAWSON & SALLY PILKINGTON) - Quicksandcastle

ELECTRONIC/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE:
1) BELLOWS - Undercurrent
2) CS + KREME - Snoopy/howwouldyoufeelwithoutthatthought
3) SPECULATIVE ERO - Vol. 1
4) FLIM - Ultimate Stranger
5) YAKUI - Soultek
6) MISTER WATER WET - Compost
7) Ali, 29 · less than a mile away - Wrong Beats For The Right Love
8) EMMA DJ - PZSÅRIASISZSZ TAPE
9) ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ - W.S.
10) AUTECHRE - SIGN/PLUS
11) JORDAN GCZ - Lushlyfe III
12) SAM PREKOP - Comma
13) ZONGAMIN - Street Surgery 4
14) PHIL STRUCK - Schleswig-Holstein-Aufnahmen
15) ROSSO POLARE - Lettere Animali
16) RICHARD YOUNGS - Vistas
17) GACHA BAKRADZE - Quick Dreams
18) AONGHUS McEVOY - Bottles Notes & Other Detritus
19) DUENN & BRIAN GRAINGER - Absence / 不在
20) DRAVIER - Fractals/Sequence Micros/Spring 2020 Euro Tour CD-R/Birds Of The L.A. River
21) perila - tunnel four point zero
22) fraufraulein - ties two Facts together
23) DEREK BARON - Curtain
24) SEAN McCANN, MATTHEW SULLIVAN & ALEX TWOMEY - Saturday Night
25) SPACE AFRIKA - hybtwibt?
26) AV MOVES - Almost Live
27) BRYAN EUBANKS - Qualia Cosmos
28) CODY BRANT - AM/FM LV
29) KEVIN DRUMM - Local Crackers/Q
30) coolhint (PHIL MELANSON) - 2015
31) n ev - Mutabor Cuts
32) GIANNI ANDREATTA - Options
33) J.R. BOHANNON/BEN GREENBERG/RYLEY WALKER - For Michael Ripps
34) CARL DIDUR - Natural Feelings Vol. 1
35) NICHOLAS MALONEY - P/R
36) FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Untitled #366
37) HIPOLITO - Lute Mobilé
38) BEN VIDA/MARINA ROSENFELD & BEN VIDA - The Untitled (August 2020)/Vertice
39) PHIL JULIAN - Uninhabited Music
40) trblgrxve - система/легкодоступность

JAZZ/FREE IMPROVISATION/MODERN COMPOSITION:
1) 75 DOLLAR BILL - Live at Cafe OTO 19.12.19/Power Failures
2) TETUZI AKIYAMA - Thaumaturgy
3) SARAH HENNIES - Spectral Malsconcities
4) NATALIA BEYLIS - Love-In-A-Mist, Edible
5) KRISTOFER SVENSSON - Andra Segel
6) ALVEAR-BONDI-D'INCISE - Ocho pretextos
7) BEN SPETH/sister (BEN SPETH & MARCO CHER-GIBARD) - Close/45:02
8) MOSKUS - Live på Victoria
9) TIM STINE TRIO - Fresh Demons
10) RON MILES - Rainbow Signs
11) CHARLOTTE GREVE - The Choir Invisible
12) THUMBSCREW - The Anthony Braxton Project
13) SYLVIE COURVOISIER & MARY HALVORSON - Crop Circles
14) DAVID GRUBBS & TAKU UNAMI - Comet Meta
15) COLIN WEBSTER & DIRK SERRIES - Light Industry
16) OTOMO YOSHIHIDE - Guitar and Turntables
17) GGRIL - GGRIL Plays Laubrock
18) WAYS + SIMON TOLDAM - Fortunes
19) KIND MIND (JOSH COLE, KAREN NG & MICHAEL DAVIDSON) - S/T
20) DAN FORTIN - The Latest Tech
21) NASHVILLE MINIMALISM UNIT - Soldier's Joy
22) TONY PRICE - Interview/Discount
23) SUSAN ALCORN QUINTET - Pedernal
24) JUSSELL, PRYMEK, SAGE, SHIROSHI - Fuubutsushi (風物詩)
25) BILL ORCUTT - Warzawa
26) CATHERINE LAMB - Fragment study for inter-spatia
27) WACLAW ZIMPEL - Ebbing In The Tide
28) JEFF PARKER - Suite for Max Brown
29) CHICAGO UNDERGROUND QUARTET - Good Days
30) AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE - on the tender spot of every calloused moment
31) GREG WARD, JASON STEIN, MATT LUX, MARCUS EVANS & CHAD TAYLOR - 85bears
32) MOUTHFEEL (SAM GENDEL) - S/T
33) WILDFLOWER/ILL CONSIDERED - Season 2/Ill Considered 9: East-West
34) JOHN DIKEMAN & HAMID DRAKE - Live in Chicago
35) SUNBURNSOUTYOUR EYES (BRANDON LOPEZ/BRANDON SEABROOK/GERALD CLEAVER) - Live at Union Pool
36) ANNA WEBBER - Rectangles
37) RHODRI DAVIES - For Simon H. Fell
38) MARIA BERTEL & MARIA DIEKMANN - Live in Murmansk
39) LOL COXHILL + PAT THOMAS + BILL WELLS + LINDSAY COOPER -Glasgow 08/12/1999
40) STEVE BERESFORD/DAVID TOOP - No Relation

METAL:
1) VOID ROT - Descending Pillars
2) NECROT - Mortal
3) CONJURETH - The Levitation Manifest
4) CONJURETH - Foul Formations
5) FACELESS BURIAL - Speciation
6) OCRILIM - Plvence Abrost R Msitloun
7) SARCATOR - Visions of Purgatory
8) COSMOVORE - Into the Necrosphere
9) INFESTMENT - Maggots In Your Brain
10) KNIEJA - I-V
11) AXIS OF LIGHT - S/T
12) AKOLYTH - S/T
13) AZATH - Through A Warren Of Shadow
14) VOMITOR - Bleeding The Priest
15) KUKA'ILIMOKU - Ka Hui Hawai'i Aloha 'Āina
16) LIGHT DWELLER - Hominal
17) HATE INCLINATION - Demo 2020
18) SANCTIFYING RITUAL - S/T
19) ULCERATE - Stare Into Death And Be Still
20) CLAIRVOYANCE - Demo
21) STREET TOMBS - Demo 2
22) WORSEN - Demo MMXII
23) NORDTOR - Untitled (released 04/30/20 [10:22], pulled from Bandcamp)
24) WITCHES HAMMER - Damnation Is My Salvation
25) XIBALBA - Años en Infierno
26) KRALLICE - Mass Cathexis
27) OBSCURE RELIC - First Black Communion
28) SULFURE - Neurotisme
29) NIMBIFER - Demo I & II
30) COAGULATE - The Art of Cryptosis

REISSUES/COMPILATIONS/ARCHIVAL RELEASES:
1) VA - The Key To Our Love Vol. 1
2) ARNOLD DREYBLATT - Star Trap
3) SONIC YOUTH - Live In Moscow 1989
4) MAALEM MAHMOUD GANIA - Aicha
5) ARTHUR RUSSELL - Sketches For World Of Echo: June 25 1984 Live At EI
6) ARAB STRAP - Live In Liverpool 2005
7) JACK BRIECE - Heterophonious Fool
8) EIVIND OPSVIK - Overseas Live 2002-2012
9) ALAN LICHT & ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE/ALAN LICHT & AKI ONDA - Lost Tonic Session/Live Vol. 1: Cornell
10) YELLOW SWANS - Detestifi Yellow Swans/Dyad Yellow Swans/Dosed Yellow Swans
11) 24-CARAT BLACK - III
12) PASCAL COMELADE - Sentimientos
13) YABBY YOU - Prophecies Of Dub
14) DEREK BAILEY & EVAN PARKER - Arch Duo
15) NO-NECK BLUES BAND - Hint House 3-26-98: Another Green World
16) TAKU SUGIMOTO - DDDD
17) DAVID BOWIE - Metrobolist (a.k.a. The Man Who Sold The World [2020 Mix])
18) DREW SCHLESINGER & DAVID TORN - Summer Synthesis 1978
19) VA - Tim Peaks: Songs for a Late Night Diner/The Tears Of Technology
20) VA - Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 03:33 (two months ago) link

This is an interesting list. Lots I’m not familiar with.

Way too early for me to have a list but I’ll get back to you in a couple of days.

Can we just make our own categories? I don’t think I’ve heard enough jazz, metal or archival releases to even attempt a a top 10 in those genres.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 04:59 (two months ago) link

Oh, of course own categories!

Right on--looking fwd to it.

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 05:01 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Bumping this to see if anybody else on here has a personal year-end list yet
(ballots sent in to publications would be cool to snoop on and see too, as long as that happens to be kosher of course)

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:34 (one month ago) link

We're all waiting for our very own ILM EOY poll, so you're not likely to get many answers in the interim.

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:49 (one month ago) link

Gotcha! Makes sense.

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Monday, 7 December 2020 21:21 (one month ago) link

Yeah, it's only the EOY poll here that even gets me to make a list, and then it's hush-hush until after the rollout. Some cool stuff on your lists, though, Craig.

emil.y, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link

Feel free to take part in the ILM metal subpoll btw. Nominations are already open:

2020 Metal ’n’ Heavy Rock Poll: NOMINATIONS Thread (open until the 8th of January 2021)

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link

Ok I did mine because I needed to procrastinate:

Electronic/people mostly using computers
Amazondotcom & Siete Catorce - Vague Currency EP
Autechre - SIGN
Bored Lord - i love you
Dane Law - Algorithmic Music for Synthesized Strings
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
Church Andrews & Matt Davies - NEIGHBOURS
Church Andrews - CA1 (Extended)
DJ Delish - KV5: Stearn Learn EP
Cocktail Party Effect - s/t
A.k Adrix - Código de Barras
Nidia - s/t
Howie Lee - 7 Weapons Series
Scratchclart - DRMTRK EP X
Smurphy - Spheres of Consciousness
v/a - Alterity (Houndstooth)
v/a - New York Dance Music III (Towhead Records)
v/a - Cache 02 (Svbkvlt)

Jazz/people mostly playing instruments
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E&F Sides
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
Alabaster dePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals vol. 1
The Necks - Three
Birth - Almost Never
John Zorn - Virtue
Joshua Redman - RoundAgain
Tony Barba - Blood Moon
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders
Dave Schoepke - Tessellated Resonance
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger - Force Majeure
Charles Lloyd - 8: Kindred Spirits (Live from the Lobero)

People Singing
Shopping - All or Nothing
Soccer96 feat. Alabaster dePlume - Tactics EP
Moses Sumney - grae
Dirty Projectors - 5 EPs
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
Cleo Sol - Rose in the Dark
Blake Mills - Mutable Set
Joe Wong - Nite Creatures

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 December 2020 22:45 (one month ago) link

Church Andrews & Matt Davies - NEIGHBOURS

haha, i was literally just watching their FACT magazine video on youtube and in fact thinking to myself that Jordan from ilx would love it :)

that mix of electronics + absolutely sick live drums, hot stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3PosWJqA1M

kites aren't fun (NickB), Monday, 7 December 2020 22:51 (one month ago) link

What it looks like now, let's see if Macca can do anything with it in a couple weeks.

1. Jonathan Wilson: Dixie Blur
2. Graham Gouldman: Modesty Forbids
3. Annie: Dark Hearts
4. Taylor Swift: Folklore
5. The Switch: Macca/Jawaka: Songs From The Teenage Equator
6. Erasure: The Neon
7. Haim: Women in Music Pt. III
8. Astrid S: Leave It Beautiful
9. Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia
10. Sondre Lerche: Patience
11. Doves: The Universal Want
12. Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot
13. Dagny: Strangers/Lovers
14. Brendan Benson: Dear Life
15. The Weeknd: After Hours
16. Boy Pablo: Watchito Rico
17. Better Person: Something To Lose
18. The Flower Kings: Islands
19. The Yum Yum's: For Those About To Pop
20. Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated Side B

(About one third Norwegian efforts, which is kind of typical of the past 20 years when it comes to my year-end lists)

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Monday, 7 December 2020 22:54 (one month ago) link

(All largely in the first category anyway - I'll skip the others)

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Monday, 7 December 2020 22:57 (one month ago) link

cool list. post more imo

imago, Monday, 7 December 2020 23:16 (one month ago) link

SOULFUL/FUNKY/DEEP
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart (Moodymann Remix)
Isola - EP1
Jayda G - Both of Us
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
Moon Boots - Pure Moons
musclecars - Street Dreams
Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine
Soela - Genuine Silk
Yaeji - What We Drew
Zackey Force Funk - 4x4

TECHNO/ELECTRO/HOUSE
Divine Interface - Seeking Arrangements
Facta - Doves
Jasmine Infiniti - Bxtch Släp
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
Martyn Bootyspoon - Lickety Split
Parris - Polychrome Swim
Roman Flugel - Garden Party
Robert Hood - Mirror Man
Skrillex, Boys Noize, Ty Dolla $ign - Midnight Hour (Four Tet Remix)
The Phantasy - Ibiza I & II

BASS/GRIME/WUBS
Chekov - Aerated
DJ Swisha - U Kno Tha Vibes
Ikonika - Bodies
Kouslin - 2020 Vision EP
Lurka - Rhythm Hi-Tek
Off the Meds - s/t
Pearson Sound - Alien Mode
Sepehr - Shaytoon
Shygirl - ALIAS
Yak - Dire Hit

ABSTRACT/AMBIENT/CHILL
Actress - Karma & Desire
ana roxanne - Because of a Flower
Cucina Povera - Tyyni
CS + Kreme – Snoopy
Domenique Dumont - People on Sunday
Eartheater - Below the Clavicle
FRNTBZNZZ - Shadowerk Recordings
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders
Penelope Trappes - Eel Drip
VA - Air Texture vol. VII

SYNTH/POP/WAVE
Against All Logic - Faith
Arca - Kick
Dengue Dengue Dengue - Fiebre
Kris Baha - Starts to Fall
L/F/D/M - Dream Bleeds
Men With Secrets - Dramatic
Grimes - Darkseid (feat. 潘PAN)
Rizu X - Quiero
Schwefelgelb - Die Stimme Drängt
Tornado Wallace - Start Again

davey, Thursday, 10 December 2020 05:58 (one month ago) link

here's a short list. i need to update it though.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 10 December 2020 16:31 (one month ago) link

If anyone's interested in my 2020 Faves playlist, here it is (pick yr service): Spotify, Google Music

(it's by no means every track I loved; but the idea was to make a ~1 hr. playlist with a nice flow)

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Thursday, 10 December 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link

I have sent several ballots, and will post a couple in a minute, but right now I'm gonna paste faves from thee above, in order of posts:
JEFF PARKER - Suite for Max Brown
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND QUARTET - Good Days
ARTHUR RUSSELL - Sketches For World Of Echo: June 25 1984 Live At EI
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E&F Sides
Alabaster dePlume - To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals vol. 1
Moses Sumney - grae
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?

dow, Thursday, 10 December 2020 19:33 (one month ago) link

This year's Uproxx ballot was first with a list to chose from; there were also write-in instructions, which I didn't trust/understand, so I just chose from the list---Ideal Top Ten designees are ones I would have chosen anyway (will eventually make a Top 20 or 25, which 2020 seems to demand)(still working on Scene ballot)

*Ideal Top Ten **Nashville Scene ballot
1. Archie Shepp/Attica Blues (Didn't know this was reissued, but it's great and stands in for his latest, Ocean Bridges, which isn't on the list, also for Moses Boyd's Dark Matter and the Kaleidoscope post-acid jazz etc. etc. comp)
2. **Bob Dylan/My Rough and Rowdy Ways
3.*and **Elizabeth Cook/Aftermath
4.*Gil Scott-Heron/Makaya McCraven/ We're New Again: A Re-Imagining By Makaya McCraven
5. *Irreversible Entanglements/Who Sent You?
6 *and**Lucinda Willams/Good Souls, Better Angels
7.*Sault/Untitled (Black Is)
8.*Sunwatchers/Oh Yeah
9.*Tony Allen/Hugh Maskela/Rejoice
10. *Various Artists/AngelHeaded Hipsters: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex
Song of the Year (not really, but close enough, since they insisted on just one):
Nick Cave/"Cosmic Dancer" (never dreamed I'd list one of his tracks! Got to give it up this time, though)

dow, Thursday, 10 December 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

My Folk Alley Ballot:
Brandy Clark:Your Life Is A Record
Dave Alvin: Songs From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Elizabeth Cook: Aftermath (write-in)
Gillian Welch: Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2
Gretchen Peters: The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit:Reunions
Katie Pruitt: Expectations
Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels
Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It
Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring
The No Depression ballot was pretty close, although it took out some of those in favor of Lydia Loveless, Katie Pruitt, Bettye LaVette, Pam Tillis, and Waylon Payne's Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Pusher, The Queer, and Me, which is somewhut like all my other country etc. faves in one.

dow, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link

Same Katie Pruitt alb on Folk Alley and No Dep ballots, sorry!

dow, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:04 (one month ago) link

I live in the past so I've only got a few to highlight. Not that there aren't other 2020 albums I really like a lot, but these are special.

Gigi Masin - Calypso
Sign Libra - Sea To Sea
K-Lone - Cape Cira
Khotin - Finds You Well

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:32 (one month ago) link

Did not know xibalba had an album this year so thank you thread

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

can't believe i forgot to include Beatrice Dillon, Workarounds was the album i listened to the most this year, i'd be remiss not to mention it

davey, Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:36 (one month ago) link

Elder - omens
Hum - inlet
Fleet foxes - shore
Sewerslvt- draining love story
V / a - global panic reducer
V / a - late night lo-fi 5

calstars, Saturday, 12 December 2020 20:21 (one month ago) link

My top 20 UK drill tracks of the year

#7Side Mitch'O x Hunna x Shakk - More Dior
Abra Cadabra feat Kush - How We Living
Backroad Gee feat Ambush and Pa Salieu - Party Popper
Bis - Streets
DigDat x Aitch - Ei8ht Mile
Digga D - Chingy (It's Whatever)
Digga D - Woi
Dutchavelli - Surely
Headie One feat AJ Tracey and Stormzy - Ain't It Different
Headie One feat Skepta - Try Me
Loski x Mizormac - On Me
M24 - No Cap
#OFB Bandokay X Double Lz X Abra Cadabra - Let Man Know
#OFB Dezzie - Buss It
Pa Salieu - Betty
Pa Salieu - Frontline
PS - Bruce Willis
SL x Pa Salieu - Hit The Block
Tion Wayne feat MIST - Deluded
Unknown T - Deh Deh

paolo, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 09:38 (one month ago) link

Nice, will check those out.

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 11:26 (one month ago) link

Here's my boring tiered list of albums I liked:

Favorites:

Destroyer - Have We Met
Poppy - I Disagree
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Sault - untitled (Black Is)
Hum - Inlet
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
The Mountain Goats - Getting Into Knives
Emma Ruth Rundle/Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full
Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide

Pretty darn good:
Soccer Mommy - color theory
Westerman - Your Hero Is Not Dead
Autechre - SIGN
Open Mike Eagle - Anime, Trauma, and Divorce

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:12 (one month ago) link

Don't forget to get your nominations in for the real ilx poll: ILM's 2020 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / NOMINATIONS THREAD

emil.y, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:49 (one month ago) link

3) SONIC YOUTH - Live In Moscow 1989

yes to this on OP. the between song / introductions are worth it alone

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 18:53 (one month ago) link

Late but really enjoyed Jordan’s list particularly the jazz section

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 19:17 (one month ago) link

my tracks list is prob gonna be kept secret until the 77 (also it's an unwieldy mess, even more than usual!!!) but i've been working out my albums list on rym. there's still stuff missing because i have to revisit it, and the entire top 20 is tied for no. 1, but https://rateyourmusic.com/list/BradNelson/albums_2020_end/

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 15:51 (one month ago) link

For someone w effectively no rap that is an incredible list 500/5 stars

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 19 December 2020 16:48 (one month ago) link

Whoa I hadn’t heard Charles Webster before, sweet

brimstead, Saturday, 19 December 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

there's a lot of rap on the tracks list but i admit rap albums completely passed me by this year

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link

listened to a lot of rap albums this year and it was a down year tbh

plenty of excellent tracks, tho

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:03 (one month ago) link

thanks for doing this thread, Craig. here's what I wrote elsewhere:

I'm sure you're all dying for my yearly list of obscure music that nobody cares about, so here it is! Almost all of this stuff is on Bandcamp, so get to it. Tons of great releases this year, and as usual I've barely scratched the surface.

NEW IN 2020

Gigi Masin - Calypso - beach ambient bliss

Alex Dowling - Reality Rounds - astonishing choral electronics using autotune and other tricks

Nicolas Jaar - Cenizas - smoky late night club vibes

Rhucle - Middle/Nostalgia - more ambient bliss

75 Dollar Bill - Live At Tubby’s/Live At Cafe Oto/Live At Roulette - tour de force band pulls out all the stops on their desert blues jams

United Bible Studies - Roses In The Voltage I-IV - witchy weirdness and folky tunage

Horse Lords - The Common Task - basically really loud math rock in just intonation

Powers/Rolin Duo -S/T LP - dulcimer and 12-string ftw

Sault - Black Is - I was late to this, just a great band all around, check it

X - ALPHABETLAND - mastered too loud, but great nonetheless

Bailterspace- Concret - who woulda thought they’d make rock music this loud and dense in 2020

Sonic Boom - All Things Being Equal - shockingly good space rock comeback album RIYL S3

HAMA - Music From Saharan Whatsapp 08 - the best of the series, keyboard mindmelters

Jon Hassell - Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) - trumpet mutates, dissolves

Shirley Collins - Heart’s Ease - just the right blend of old and new, trad-folk with a psychedelic sheen

Nurse With Wound - Trippin’ Musik - long meditative pieces, very trippy indeed

Matthew J. Rolin - Ohio - truly excellent 12-string guitar work

Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha - comeback albums keep popping up, keyboard jams

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience - To Know Without Knowing - FUNKY and angry

Mekons - EXQUISITE - some really nice high points on this one, recorded separately in quarantine

HONORABLE MENTION:

N Chambers - Facets - dreamy synths, very creative

Edward Ka-Spel - A Red Winter Night’s Dream - typical but also excellent

Glass - Wilting In Mauve - This Heat worship, sure, but also fun!

Actress - Karma & Desire - R&B fragmented through a minimal techno lens

Tafi & Green Door Allstars - Ghana Glasgow Friendship - very cool Africa/Scotland collaboration

Tuluum Shimmering - Sister Ray Meets China Cat Sunflower Uptown/Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - how is this guy the first person to come up with this (great) idea for radical reworkings of rock songs? infinite jams that exist outside of any normal timeframe.

75 Dollar Bill - Power Failures - studio work, not as essential as the live releases but still worth a listen

Sir Richard Bishop - Oneiric Formulary - only 3 tracks on Bandcamp, but sounds great

Lonnie Holley - National Freedom - free form improv poetry/music

Adrianne Lenker - Songs And Instrumentals - Big Thief singer goes solo

Spiral Galaxy - S/T - kosmiche overload from Plastic Crimewave guy

Shabazz Palaces - The Don Of Diamond Dreams - more of their murky modern urban sound

Tashi Dorji - Stateless - spiky thorny acoustic guitar explosions

Angel Bat Dawid - Transition East - great jazz single

Sarah Louise - Earth And Its Contents - moving away from guitar and into pure sound

Special Interest - The Passion Of - New Orleans dance/punk/funk

Sault - Rise - not quite as amazing as Black Is, but still excellent

Six Organs Of Admittance - Companion Rises - a few tracks up on Bandcamp, mellow and good

REISSUE/ARCHIVAL:

Arthur Russell - Sketches From World Of Echo - just incredible, cello dreams turned into sound

Trees - 50th Anniversary box - the original “acid folk” records, pretty much

Robert Turman - Chapter Eleven - staggering synth genius from the late 70’s-early 80’s

Sonic Youth - Rarities 1-3 - some really great cuts on these

Nurse With Wound - To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl LP and Merzbild Schwet LP - long awaited vinyl reissues

Sun Ra/June Tyson- Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra - great overview w/some good unreleased tracks

Prince - Sign ‘O The Times deluxe edition - what can I even say about this? essential

Neil Young - Archives 2 - same as above

Neil Young - Homegrown - if you aren’t gonna buy Archives 2, just get this - Ditch Part 4

Espers - The Weed Tree LP - I am SO glad this FINALLY got reissued, perfect psych/folk in every way

No Trend - box set - hateful nihilism was never this much fun

V/A - Vanity Demos - weird and weirdly formatted, but the Tolerance Demos are essential

Zoviet France - Chasse 2 box - just a god damn masterpiece, impeccable remastering and the two previously-unreleased records are very good

This Heat w/Mario Boyer DIekurroh/Albert Marcoeur - Untitled - another “FINALLY” in the reissue department

V/A - Music (Vanity 2LP) - really nice to see all the Vanity label stuff reissued, this is a great compilation of mystery Japanese bafflement

Sun City Girls - Live At Sky Church 2004 - idk wtf is going on here, it’s impressive that they can still put out things that don’t sound like anything else they did. this one is not for the faint-hearted.

V/A - How The River Ganges Flows: Sublime Masterpieces of Indian Violin, 1933-1952 - just what it says

Hiroshi Yoshimura - GREEN - more gorgeous ambient with extra twinkly sparkles

Coil - Musick To Play In The Dark - FINALLY a well-pressed vinyl version of this masterpiece, essential moon musick

The Ex - vinyl reissues on Superior Viaduct - amazing that they reprinted all the booklets and posters as well

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

here's me

https://www.discogs.com/lists/2020/597405

brimstead, Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:18 (one month ago) link

just albums/EPs

brimstead, Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:19 (one month ago) link

Late but really enjoyed Jordan’s list particularly the jazz section

― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:17 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Thanks deej, glad to hear it <3

I didn't listen to much rap this year for a lot of reasons (getting lol old, but also listening mostly in headphones and not driving much), but I did like that Spillage Village (sort of the EarthGang's equivalent of Dungeon Family, right?) album and I've seen zero mention of that.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:22 (one month ago) link

brimstead I get a 404 error on that link

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:23 (one month ago) link

d'oh! was set to private, should be viewable now

brimstead, Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

Just discovered this week the music of the Sleepers Poets Scientists collective from Tbilisi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WvA12yWFcQ

Yes Virginia, there really is a (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:58 (one month ago) link

Top 80 (first 14 ranked) w/ Bandcamp links to all:

https://www.twitter.com/musicophiliamix/status/1331894795778859008

Soundslike, Saturday, 19 December 2020 19:26 (one month ago) link

Trying again:

The fifty-three months the year of 2020 have been... yeah. But musicians have carried us through.

From the 300 LPs and EPs from 2020 I bought this year, here are my very favorites. I'll link to every album's @Bandcamp page in the thread below.

What were your favorites? pic.twitter.com/7YXjbacQTG

— Musicophilia (@musicophiliamix) November 26, 2020

Soundslike, Saturday, 19 December 2020 19:27 (one month ago) link

I haven't made a list (yet) but I do have a Best of 2020 Spotify Playlist I can share:

http://open.spotify.com/playlist/7B12GYpOu4sCycx1nMlanu?si=CeYDhShQRuisMedBcQ6pIw

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 19 December 2020 22:38 (one month ago) link

alfred thank you for your correct megan vote

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Saturday, 19 December 2020 23:01 (one month ago) link

*bows*

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 December 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

my list is so much like brad's it's not true

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/timfinney/albums-of-2020/1/

Tim F, Friday, 25 December 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link

i wish i'd gotten my shit together in enough time to actually write blurbs for my lists but the final* ones are here: https://hologramofthesenses.substack.com/p/alt2020end

*ilm 77 certain to mess with the integrity of this list over the next three weeks

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

a few songs and albums there will have my support!

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Sunday, 3 January 2021 23:23 (three weeks ago) link

Since I won't be voting in the main poll this year anyway, might as well post this unranked list (more like two-in-one) of 2020 highlights. Chances are I'll still be updating it in the coming weeks:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/pomenitul/2020-highlights-in-progress/

pomenitul, Sunday, 3 January 2021 23:40 (three weeks ago) link

my grandma always says “if you don’t vote, you can’t complain” so keep that in mind, pom

shabbat bloody shabbat (voodoo chili), Sunday, 3 January 2021 23:56 (three weeks ago) link

I've run out of complaints anyway, so I won't be transgressing that adage.

pomenitul, Sunday, 3 January 2021 23:57 (three weeks ago) link

ALBUMS

1. Yuko Araki, Live Recording 2019-2020 (Gerpfast)
2. Marta Zapparoli, Sonata Per Eterna (Glistening Examples)
3. Various Artists, Anthology of Experimental Music from Mexico (Unexplained Sounds)
4. Stephen J. Malkmus, Traditional Techniques (Matador)
5. Evicshen, Hair Birth (American Dreams)
6. Various Artists, Alternate African Reality - Electronic, electroacoustic, and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (Syrphe)
7. The Soft Pink Truth, Shall We Go On Sinning, So That Grace May Increase? (Thrill Jockey)
8. Moze Pray, A Whirling Hall of Knives (Somatic)
9. Jason Crumer, S/T (Breathing Problem)
10. Mark Morgan/Mike Khoury, Mark Morgan/Mike Khoury (Sound Holes)
11. Brian Eno, Film Music 1976-2020 (UMC)
12. Apologist, Anhedonia (No Rent)
13. Monte Espina, conradios (self-released)
14. Tafi & Green Door Allstars, Ghana Glasgow Fellowship (Optimo/Autonomous Africa)
15. Rust Worship, Perpetuality (KVP)
16. Vanessa Rossetto, Self-Care (Unfathomless)
17. Ellen Fullman, Music for the Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom (Besom Presse)
18. Sarah Hughes, i love this city and its outlying lands (Mappa)
19. Robert Turman, Chapter Eleven (Hanson)
20. Jeff Carey, index off (Self-Released)
21. English, Democracy (AMPLIFY 2020)
22. Simon Whetham, Forced to Repeat Myself (Misanthropic Agenda)
23. Maria Chavez, EMPAC Sessions 1, 2020 (self-released)
24. Arrington de Dionyso, LUNGS (self-released)
25. The Necks, Three (Northern Spy)
26. Jeff Tweedy, Love Is The King (dBpm)

TRACKS

1. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “Guinnevere” (Stretch Music / Ropeadope)
2. The Strokes, “The Adults Are Talking” (RCA)
3. HAIM, "The Steps" (Columbia)
4. Psychic Graveyard, “No” (Deathbomb Arc)
5. STYLUCIPHER, "Pain" (Unexplained Sounds)
6. Cloud Circuit, “A letter from the cloud eternal network” (Archive Officielle)
7. Horse Lords, “Integral Accident” (Northern Spy)
8. Snake Union & Hisham Bharoocha, “The Principle of Distinction” (Rat Route)
9. Eiko Ishibashi, "Memory of Future" (self-released)
10. Deerhoof, “‘Farewell’ Symphony” (Joyful Noise)
11. Dan Ex Machina, “I Think You Should Consider Therapy” (self-released)
12. Erik Griswold, “The Hive” (Room40)
13. Gil-Scott Heron and Makaya McCraven, "Running" (XL)
14. Fiona Apple, “I Want You To Love Me” (Sony)
15. Phoebe Bridgers, “Kyoto” (Dead Oceans)
16. Rabbit Hole 7, “Live Sound Meditation at Comanche Library” (Aural Atmospheres)
17. JoAnn McNeil, "Lavender Skies" (self-released)
18. Elizabeth Veldon, “and what was in those ships all three (self-released)
19. Boldy James feat. Freddie Gibbs, “S.N.O.R.T.” (ALC)
20. Beatriz Ferreyra, “Echoes” (Room40)
21. Ela Minus, “do whatever you want, all the time” (Domino)
22. Model Home, “Grip” (Disciples)
23. Mike Shiflet, "(for Erik Hoffman)" (Skeleton Dust)
24. Hallelujah!, “Minipony” (Maple Death)
25. Drake, “Toosie Slide” (OVO)
26. Autechre, "TM1 open" (Warp)

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 4 January 2021 00:40 (three weeks ago) link

thank you! Robert Turman and that Tafi/GDA records are both super fab and made my list as well, looking forward to checking those out

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Monday, 4 January 2021 00:44 (three weeks ago) link

I admire the genre-specific approach but at this point (for me) it all gets lumped together into what I like most in general, in track and album lists of 25.

Maybe for 2021 I'll consider tracking "new to me" non-2021 releases - that's an interesting metric.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 4 January 2021 00:45 (three weeks ago) link

The Turman is a lot of fun, but it's a LOT, you know?

The Tafi record - I feel like someone had that in their top ten on FB in the past month or so and I kinda randomly checked it out and was blown away.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 4 January 2021 00:46 (three weeks ago) link

that might have been me!

it is very good

and yeah the Turman is an overdose, but in a good way

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Monday, 4 January 2021 00:47 (three weeks ago) link

I have a provisional list of 75 albums, but it will be added to over the next month(s) as I'm playing catch up but if anyone wants to see it you can go here https://pastebin.com/npNdzJnW

I also have a Spotify playlist with most of the albums on it that are available.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Ex35eRCgzaDW8fEdbzDqC?si=_nCdtJ2yQ5Cx8aV24oCJJA

Oor Neechy, Monday, 4 January 2021 00:50 (three weeks ago) link

I haven't compiled a list yet though I do have a Spotify playlist...

This is my @Spotify playlist of my favorite songs culled from the 113 albums that came out in 2020 that I purchased or plan on doing so. Maybe others will enjoy it!https://t.co/229kKG5Jsv #NowPlaying

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) January 5, 2021

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:47 (three weeks ago) link

And now I have compiled a list... Two of them to be exact.

Metal Albums of 2020 pic.twitter.com/3SJhWRAP7D

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) January 6, 2021


Metal Albums of 2020 pic.twitter.com/SqiFmaz7uf

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) January 6, 2021

Non-Metal Albums of 2020 pic.twitter.com/rO4JfItdgp

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) January 6, 2021

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 04:40 (three weeks ago) link

Ugh, those didn't propagate correctly. Here's a C&P.

Metal Albums of 2020

1. Paysage d'Hiver - Im Wald (Kunsthall Produktionen)
2. Dola - Dola (Independent)
3. Duma - Duma (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
4. Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengæst (Season of Mist)
5. Thy Catafalque - Naiv (Season of Mist)
6. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville (Century Media)
7. Cirith Ungol - Forever Black (Metal Blade Records)
8. Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Co-Dependent Love (Season of Mist)
9. Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
10. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast America)
11. Krallice - Mass Cathexis (Hathenter)
12. Lucifer - III (Century Media)
13. Maggot Heart - Mercy Machine (Rapid Eye Records)
14. Rebel Wizard - Magickal Mystical Indifference (Prosthetic)
15. Melted Bodies - Enjoy Yourself (Sweatband Records)
16. Napalm Death - Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media)
17. Early Moods - Spellbound (Dying Victim Productions)
18. Liturgy - Origin Of The Alimonies (YLYLCYN)
19. Feminazgûl - No Dawn For Men (Independent)
20. Mesarthim - Degenerate Era (Avantgarde Music)
21. Fluisteraars - Bloem (Eisenwald)
22. Lotus Thief - Oresteia (Prophecy)
23. Witching - Vernal (Independent)
24. Zeal & Ardor - Wake of a Nation [EP] (Zeal & Ardor)
25. Horn - Mohngang (Iron Bonehead)
26. Ensiferum - Thalassic (Metal Blade Records)
27. Smoulder - Dream Quest Ends [EP] (Cruz Del Sur Music)
28. Serpent Omega - II (Icons Creating Evil Art)
29. Myrkur - Folkesange (Relapse Records)
30. Triptykon - Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (Century Media)
31. Wolftooth - Valhalla (Ripple Music)
32. Eye of Nix - Ligeia (Prophecy)
33. Of Feather And Bone - Sulfuric Disintegration (Profound Lore)
34. Frayle - 1692 (Aqualamb Records)
35. Chrome Waves - Where We Live (Disorder Recordings)
36. Evangelist - Ad Mortem Festinamus (Nine Records)
37. Protokult - Transcending The Ruins (Self-Released)
38. Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm Records)
39. Griiim - Bête Immonde (Purity Through Fire)
40. Eternal Champion - Ravening Iron (No Remorse Records)
41. Drottinn - Í helgum dýrðar ljóma (Terratur Possessions)
42. Onslaught - Generation Antichrist (AFM Records)
43. Venom Prison - Primeval (Prosthetic Records)
44. Insect Ark - The Vanishing (Profound Lore)
45. Cosmic Burial - Impakt (Purity Through Fire)
46. Finntroll - Vredesvävd (Century Media)
47. Macabre - Carnival Of Killers (Nuclear Blast)
48. Tombs - Under Sullen Skies (Season of Mist)
49. Lili Refrain - ULU (Subsound Records)
50. AC/DC - Power Up (Columbia Records)
51. Total Fucking Destruction - ...to be alive at the end of the world (Translation Loss)
52. Children of Technology - Written Destiny (Hells Headbangers)
53. Black Magnet - Hallucination Scene (20 Buck Spin)
54. Eternal Rot - Putridarium (Godz ov War Productions)
55. Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)
56. Couch Slut - Take A Chance On Rock 'n' Roll (Gilead Media)
57. Nechochwen / Panopticon - Split (Bindrune Recordings)
58. Sightless Pit - Grave of a Dog (Thrill Jockey Records)
59. Paradise Lost - Obsidian (Nuclear Blast America)
60. Barfbag - Let's Stop a War (Stay Gold Records)
61. Lingua Ignota - The Caligula Demos (Self-Released)
62. Dead Neanderthals - Blood Rite (Utech Records)
63. Pig Destroyer - The Octagonal Stairway [EP] (Relapse Records)
64. Empyrean Grace - Bestowment of the Seraphic Key (Haeresis Noviomagi)
65. Boris - No (Fangs Anal Satan)
66. Violet Cold - Noir Kid (Independent)
67. Hyborian - Volume II (Season of Mist)
68. Celestial Season - The Secret Teachings (Burning World)
69. Pyrrhon - Abscess Time (Willowtip Records)
70. At The Altar Of The Horned God - Through Doors of Moonlight (I, Voidhanger)
71. Uniform - Shame (Sacred Bones Records)
72. Yatra - All is Lost (Grimoire Records)
73. Drown - Subaqueous (Prophecy)
74. Mesarthim - Planet Nine [EP] (Avantgarde Music)
75. Tombs - Monarchy of Shadows [EP] (Season of Mist)
76. Haunt - Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
77. Ihsahn - Telemark [EP] (Spinefarm)
78. Riot - Rock World (Rare & Unreleased 87-95) (Metal Blade)
79. Yatra - Blood of the Night (STB Records)
80. Skepticism - Alloy (Reissue) (Svart Records)

Non-Metal Albums of 2020

1. Nick Cave - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed)
2. She Hates Emotions - Melancholic Maniac (Out Of Line Music)
3. Human Impact - Human Impact (Ipecac Recordings)
4. Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It (Independent)
5. Strangelight - Adult Themes (Rad Girlfriend Records)
6. Idles - Ultra Mono (Partisan Records)
7. Ötzi - Storm (Artoffact Records)
8. Fotocrime - South of Heaven (Profound Lore)
9. Black Rose Burning - The Year Of The Scorpion (Self-Released)
10. Vincas - Phantasma (Learning Curve Records)
11. The Guilt - New Knives (Heptown Records)
12. CLT DRP - Without the Eyes (Small Pond)
13. Eye Flys - Tub of Lard (Thrill Jockey Records)
14. Wire - Hive Mind (Pink Flag)
15. Lydia Loveless - Daughter (Honey, You're Gonna Be Late)
16. The Unfit - The Unfit (Share It Music)
17. Bloods - Seattle (Share It Music)
18. Rachel Lark - Sex and Balances (Self-Released)
19. C Trip A - Ozzy Nights (Translation Loss Records)
20. Wasted Shirt - Fungus II (Famous Class Records)
21. Cumgirl8 - Cumgirl8 (Muddguts Records)
22. The Mountain Goats - Getting Into Knives (Merge Records)
23. Sci-Fi Romance - The Rain Becomes a River (Broken Image)
24. D.O.A. - Treason (Sudden Death)
25. Mustard Gas And Roses - We Are One (Pax Aeternum Digital)
26. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI Locusts (The Null Corporation)
27. Jarboe - Illusory (Consouling Sounds)
28. Alice Bag - Sister Dynamite (In the Red Records)
29. Agrabatti - Beyond the Sun (Interstellar Smoke Records)
30. Backxwash - Stigmata (Independent)
31. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V Together (The Null Corporation)
32. Lady Gaga - Chromatica (Interscope Records)
33. Lucid Child - My Universe (Lucid Child)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 04:42 (three weeks ago) link

top 25 albums

special interest - the passion of
chubby & the gang - speed kills
megan thee stallion - good news
boldy james - manger on mcnichols
playboi carti - whole lotta red
max b - wave pack
flo milli - ho, why is you here?
bbymutha - muthaland
india jordan - for you
the microphones - microphones in 2020
horse lords - the common task
roisin murphy - roisin machine
beverly glenn-copeland - live at le guess who?
crack cloud - pain olympics
loving - if i am only my thoughts
soccer mommy - color theory
container - scramblers
imaginary softwoods - annual flowers in color
night lunch - s/t
haim - women in music
home blitz - all through the year
peel - kmru
theo parrish - wuddaji
garcia peoples - nightcap at wit's end
la china del gasolina - s/t

flopson, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:29 (three weeks ago) link

I did a bedroom livestream countdown of my favourite tracks of the year

If anyone wants to, they can listen back to the show on Mixcloud (presented in three parts) here: https://mixcloud.com/cframe/

IT'S THE HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE STOIC SHOW END-OF-YEAR TOP 50 TRACKS COUNTDOWN 2020

1. SAULT - Wildfires
2. Sarkodie - Oofeets
3. 70 SHIINE - Domino
4. Saronde ft. Idd Aziz - Firewood
5. iMarkkeyz, DJ Suede The Remix God - Lose Yo Job
6. Dadi Freyr - Think About Things
7. Eddie Chacon - Wicked World
8. Pye Corner Audio - Resist (John Talabot Remix)
9. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Sunset Village
10. Midas the Jagaban - Party With A Jagaban
11. Burna Boy - Wonderful
12. Autechre - gr4
13. Problem Child - Nasty Up
14. Lila Ike - Where I'm Coming From
15. Admas - Astawesalehu
16. Kiko Bun - Bad Boy Tenor
17. Felbm - Filatelie
18. Tiwa Savage - Dangerous Love
19. Koffee - Lockdown
20. Plone - Miniature Magic
21. Viagra Boys - Ain't Nice
22. Bella Boo - She's Back! (Off The Meds Remix)
23. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa etc - eMcimbini
24 Machalii Watandu, Fido Vato - Mbaya Nimbaya Hamnaga Nzuri
25. Rachael Dadd - We Build Our Houses Well
26. TeeZandos - Highlander
27. Makola - Everyday Legend
28. DANDANA - Free The System!
29. Patrick, Wayne Marshall - Can't Fly
30. MC Waraba - Djoro (Bertho Vs Sheitan Brothers Remix)
31. Minor Science - For Want of Gelt
32. Chronixx - Dela Move
33. HENGE - Get Outta Ma House
34. Pongo - Quem Manda No Mic
35. Dakar Audio Club, FOLU - Moonlight
36. Siti Muharam - Nyuki
37. Py & Tendril - Belong
38. Ahmed Ben Ali - Subhana
39. corto.alto - Squonk
40. Beatking - Then Leave (feat. Queendome Come)
41. Lorenzo_BITW, MC Yallah, Swordman Kitala - Basta
42. Lianne La Havas - Weird Fishes
43. Adekunle Gold, Patoranking - Pretty Girl
44. Rema - Woman
45. Reuben Vaun Smith - Photosynthesizer
46. Fireboy DML - Favourite Song
47. Mr Pacho Vibes System - Candela Gal
48. Swing Ting ft. Trigga - Swagger & Flex - Sam Binga Remix
49. WS80 - You Lose
50. SAULT - I Just Want To Dance

PT.1, 50-37 - https://www.mixcloud.com/cframe/thssseoycd-stoic-show-top-50-tracks-of-2020-pt-1-50-35/

PT.2, 36-22 - https://www.mixcloud.com/cframe/thssseoyt50cd-pt2-stoic-show-top-50-tracks-of-2020-36-22/

PT.3, 21-1 - https://www.mixcloud.com/cframe/thssseoycd-stoic-show-top-50-tracks-of-2020-pt-1-50-35/

And here's a more extensive Spotify Top 100 if you'd rather not hear me blabbing on:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6BCIwFyyTvyq8phGlJbqPe?si=MH7rNU60Tz6lHil0bdewnw

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 09:07 (three weeks ago) link

great lists everybody
gonna go through these today

nxd, Thursday, 7 January 2021 10:11 (two weeks ago) link

Guysssss, this is taking all the surprises out of the poll. Come on. Do some lobbying and voting, don't show your cards so early.

ILM's 2020 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD

emil.y, Thursday, 7 January 2021 12:06 (two weeks ago) link

srsly ffs

imago, Thursday, 7 January 2021 13:12 (two weeks ago) link

there's always the option of not reading this thread until after the poll ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

boz conspiracy by toby hus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 7 January 2021 13:20 (two weeks ago) link

20 fave songs, in reverse order for playlist / mixtape purposes
much of it not nominated, so feels safe to share

20. Liv.e • I Been Livin
19. Yaeji • Never Settling Down
18. The Bats • Red Car
17. Kaash Paige • Mrs. Lonely
16. No Joy • Nothing Will Hurt
15. Tiwa Savage • Dangerous Love
14. Katie Gately • Waltz
13. The Psychedelic Furs • Ash Wednesday
12. Victoria Monét • Touch Me
11. Loraine James feat. Jonnine • Don’t You See It
10. Bob Dylan • I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You
9. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever • She’s There
8. Cleo Sol • Her Light
7. Chloe x Halle • Ungodly Hour
6. KeiyaA • Hvnli / Hvnli (Reprise)
5. Cindy Lee • Heavy Metal
4. Zeroh • Aquamane
3. Perfume Genius • Describe
2. Katie Dey • Dancing
1. Pantayo • Kaingin

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:10 (two weeks ago) link

Some great stuff on that list! I'll check out the tracks I don't know. (I nominated Kaash Paige's "London," and didn't want to nom more than one track from a single album - but "Mrs. Lonely" is a fave, as well...)

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:16 (two weeks ago) link

It was your posts on the r&b thread that led me there, so thanks! Might have to vote for "London" but "Mrs. Lonely" has definitely been the one, recently.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 01:21 (two weeks ago) link


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