Best Pairs Of Albums 2020

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Several artists released albums in pairs in 2020. But who did it best?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
SAULT 20
other 17
Autechre 13
tricot 6


but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 25 December 2020 13:51 (one month ago) link

One write-in for the Mountain Goats

Iannis Xenakis double fisting Cutty Sark (Tom Violence), Friday, 25 December 2020 13:54 (one month ago) link

I'll add a write-in for CS + Kreme

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Friday, 25 December 2020 14:01 (one month ago) link

Patricia Taxxon's Gelb/Rosa/Schwartz trilogy ftw

imago, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:09 (one month ago) link

TMG did release two excellent albums but months apart

imago, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:09 (one month ago) link

lol well trolled

rob, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:15 (one month ago) link

also missing taylor swift

ufo, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:25 (one month ago) link

Swift's were months apart too. This is about albums released as pairs

imago, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:30 (one month ago) link

Sault’s weren’t iirc

rob, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:32 (one month ago) link

also missing taylor swift

Not familiar. What's her deal?

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 25 December 2020 14:32 (one month ago) link

Hence my assuming no Taylor was the joke

Xp!

rob, Friday, 25 December 2020 14:33 (one month ago) link

Earth Trax 1 & 2

kites aren't fun (NickB), Friday, 25 December 2020 14:44 (one month ago) link

Do the new Four Tets count as one?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 25 December 2020 15:41 (one month ago) link

The two Black Watch albums this year are both among their best

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Friday, 25 December 2020 16:10 (one month ago) link

Also missing Adrianne Lenker

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Friday, 25 December 2020 16:23 (one month ago) link

shout out boldy james

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Friday, 25 December 2020 16:28 (one month ago) link

I didn't even hear about the new Four Tets. Looks like one is new, and one is made from unreleased mid-90s material.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 25 December 2020 17:10 (one month ago) link

This actually would have been a good poll if it were done for real, and not just as this week’s Taylor Swift Dudetroll #2.

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Friday, 25 December 2020 17:40 (one month ago) link

of the three choices autechre

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 25 December 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

Four Tet as of this morning

octobeard, Friday, 25 December 2020 20:14 (one month ago) link

never heard of these bands besides autechre, are they t swift side projects?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 25 December 2020 20:19 (one month ago) link

no silly, Taylor's side band is Minor Threat

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 December 2020 20:32 (one month ago) link

Guilty of Being Taylor

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Friday, 25 December 2020 20:39 (one month ago) link

It's really hard to decide between Ae and SAULT I have to say

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 25 December 2020 23:45 (one month ago) link

South African amapiano is rife with this. these albums are all about luxuriating in the wonderful sameness, as a wise man once said.
some examples:

Daliwonga: Uyang’ Testa and Chameleon
Semi Tee: I’m Only Tweentyone and PianoWaveProject
Vico Da Sporo: Nomalizi, Bandlase, Ekhaya, and Thelane

obsessed with quality over quantity or the need to produce tracks (breastcrawl), Saturday, 26 December 2020 10:00 (four weeks ago) link

Old Man Gloom

Oor Neechy, Saturday, 26 December 2020 10:10 (four weeks ago) link

Bad Bunny

Babby's Yed Revisited (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 26 December 2020 10:54 (four weeks ago) link

I wish you'd included Bad Bunny.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 December 2020 11:13 (four weeks ago) link

Old Man Gloom


Fair enough but do you have any suggestions for the thread all the same

Cheese flavoured Momus (wins), Saturday, 26 December 2020 11:21 (four weeks ago) link

Master Boot Record – Floppy Disk Overdrive (Metal Blade)
Master Boot Record – Virtuaverse.OST (Blood Music)

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol – Berserkir Volume One (Cardinal Fuzz)
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol – Berserkir II (Cardinal Fuzz)

Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions (High Top Mountain)
Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin' Grass Vol. 2: Cowboy Arms Sessions (High Top Mountain)

Guided By Voices – Styles We Paid For (Rockathon)
Guided By Voices – Surrender Your Poppy Field (GBV Inc)
Guided By Voices – Mirrored Aztec (GBV Inc)

The Explorers Club – The Explorers Club (Goldstar)
The Explorers Club – To Sing And Be Born Again (Goldstar)

Four Tet – Parallel (Text)
Four Tet – 871 (Text)

The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives (Merge)
The Mountain Goats – Songs For Pierre Chuvin (Merge)

Drive-By Truckers – The New OK (Anti-)
Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling (Anti-)

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 26 December 2020 14:40 (four weeks ago) link

The Alex Butter Field – Psychedelipop (Hank Hoffman)
The Alex Butter Field – Popsychle (Hank Hoffman)

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 28 December 2020 05:21 (four weeks ago) link

The Soft Pink Truth — Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Continue?
The Soft Pink Truth — Am I Free To Go?

Jedmond, Monday, 28 December 2020 10:12 (four weeks ago) link

Osees - Protean Threat/Panther Rotate

woman in the dunes, Monday, 28 December 2020 11:52 (four weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

writing in Ohms and Black Stallion

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:45 (three weeks ago) link

Ya, I spaced the Oh Sees, also Metamorphosed, my fave of the three.

John Dwyer has been busy: https://johndwyer.bandcamp.com/

Yikes - Secrets to Super Flipping
Yikes - Whoa Comas Or Blood Bomb

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:50 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 31 December 2020 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

Write in for Kaatarya

Marconi plays the mamba (Sund4r), Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

Daniel Romano released 4 or 5 pairs of albums this year

alpine static, Thursday, 31 December 2020 07:56 (three weeks ago) link

and they are all good or better

alpine static, Thursday, 31 December 2020 07:57 (three weeks ago) link

Just learned now that Princess Nokia released a pair of albums in 2020 (Everything Sucks / Everything is Beautiful), and so far they both sound great.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 January 2021 15:11 (two weeks ago) link


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