Sunday, December 20, 2020

Favorite Albums of 2020

2020 has been a massive dumpster fire for multiple reasons. However, there were some bright spots, and that includes the music released this year. It's not surprising that most of my picks are related to the 80s and 90s somehow. Between revisiting albums for Dig Me Out on a weekly basis for the podcast, plus reviewing albums each week for our Box newsletter, most of what I'm hearing is connected to the past rather than being something completely new.

With all that said, here (in no particular order) are my top five favorite albums of 2020:


HUM - INLET











THE LEES OF MEMORY - MOON SHOT











THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS - MADE OF RAIN











SHINER - SCHADENFREUDE











GODZILLIONAIRE - NEGATIVE BALANCE











ALSO ENJOYED:

KEN ANDREWS - WHAT'S COMING

ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK - THE PRESERVING MACHINE

BLINKER THE STAR - JUVENILE UNIVERSE

BABY CHAOS - APE CONFRONTS COSMOS

GREG DULLI - RANDOM DESIRE

GORD DOWNIE - AWAY IS MINE

AC/DC - POWER UP

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND - LETTER TO YOU

JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD - EVEN IN EXILE

THE LICKERISH QUARTET - THREESOME, VOL. 1 EP

FIONA APPLE - FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS