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Best Music of 2020

Despite the awful year that 2020 was, some incredible music was still released this year. And with live music coming to an end in early March across the entire planet, it was vital that we support the artists (and venues) to keep the industry alive. With nine Bandcamp Fridays complete and more on the horizon, this was the biggest music highlight for me this year — In 2020, I discovered new artists and supported many old favorites, too. Spending not only money, but hours and hours listening, more than I have in previous years, given that I had more time to explore. So here it is, my annual best music list — I hope you find something you like!

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December 8, 2020

Thanks for listening! This year might have been a dumpster fire, but there was some damn good music released. Here’s part 1 of the best music from 2020. The playlist is below…


Nas “Ultra Black (feat. Hit-Boy)” King’s Disease (Mass Appeal)
Moses Sumney “Neither/Nor” græ (Jagjaguwar)
Adrianne Lenker “forwards beckon rebound” songs (4AD)
Aquiles Navarro; Tcheser Holmes “Pueblo” Heritage of the Invisible II (International Anthem)
Siti Muharam “Pakistan” Siti of Unguja (Romance Revolution on Zanzibar) (On the Corner)
Phish “Everything’s Right” Sigma Oasis (JEMP Records)
Fiona Apple “Under The Table”  Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)
Taylor Swift “exile (feat. Bon Iver)” folklore (TS)
Phoebe Bridgers “Kyoto”  Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Rjd2 “Flocking To The Nearest Machine” The Fun Ones  (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Bonny Light Horseman “The Roving”  Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d)
Fleet Foxes “Young Man’s Game”  Shore (Anti/Epitaph)
Gwenifer Raymond “Gwaed am Gwaed” Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain (Tompkins Square)
Bill Fay “Filled With Wonder Once Again”  Countless Branches (Dead Oceans)
Sir Richard Bishop “Celerity”  Oneiric Formulary (Drag City)
Run The Jewels “JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)” RTJ4 (BMG)
Destroyer “Cue Synthesizer”  Have We Met (Merge Records)
Waxahatchee “Fire”  Saint Cloud (Merge Records)
Mourning [A] BLKstar “If I Can I May”  The Cycle (Don Giovanni Records)
Makaya McCraven “Kings and Queens” Universal Beings E&F Sides (International Anthem)
Matt Berninger “Collar Of Your Shirt”  Serpentine Prison (Concord)