Top 30 records of 2020

January 5th, 2021

Here are 30 records I listened to and loved in 2020. Why 30? No real reason. Seemed like a good round number. Since I'm a coward, we'll do these in alphabetical order.

 

ADULKT LIFE – BOOK OF CURSES (WHAT’S YOUR RUPTURE?)

ALL HITS – MEN AND THEIR WORK (IRON LUNG)

FIONA APPLE – FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS (EPIC)

BAMBARA – STRAY (WHARF CAT)

BEABADOOBIE – FAKE IT FLOWERS (DIRTY HIT)

DEATH BELLS – NEW SIGNS OF LIFE (DAIS)

EL CAMINO ACID – STAY MINE (AMISH ELECTRIC CHAIR)

FEARING – SHADOW (FUNERAL PARTY)

FONTAINES D.C. – A HERO’S DEATH (PARTISAN)

GAG – STILL LAUGHING (IRON LUNG)

GELD – BEYOND THE FLOOR (IRON LUNG)

LAURA JANE GRACE – STAY ALIVE (POLYVINYL)

HUM – INLET (EARTH ANALOG)

IDLES – ULTRAMONO (PARTISAN)

KHRUANGBIN + LEON BRIDGES – TEXAS SUN (DEAD OCEANS)

KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI (DEAD OCEANS)

METZ – ATLAS VENDING (SUB POP)

MOLCHAT DOMA – MONUMENT (SACRED BONES)

BOB MOULD – BLUE HEARTS (MERGE)

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS – GETTING INTO KNIVES (MERGE)

NOTHING – THE GREAT DISMAL (RELAPSE)

PORRIDGE RADIO – EVERY BAD (SECRETLY CANADIAN)

PROFIT PRISON – DREAMS OF A DARK BUILDING (AVANT!)

RASPBERRY BULBS – BEFORE THE AGE OF MIRRORS (RELAPSE)

RAW MILK – CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL (RAW MILK)

RJD2 – THE FUN ONES (RJ’S ELECTRICAL CONNECDTIONS)

SOFT KILL – DEAD KIDS R.I.P. CITY (CERCLE SOCIAL)

SPECTRES – NOSTALGIA (ARTOFFACT)

TRUE BODY – HEAVENLY HYMNS FOR THE UNITIATED (FUNERAL PARTY)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – SOUTHEAST OF SATURN: MICHIGAN SHOEGAZE / DREAM POP / SPACE ROCK (THIRD MAN)