We are halfway through the year 2020! Only halfway, you say? Yes! But all things considered, there has been some good music from this wreck of a year. Here’s a list of 20 songs I love from 2020.
If there’s a song that you think belongs on this list, let me know in the comments.
“Anyone Can Play Guitar” by Midwife
“Be” by Mourning [A] BLKstar
(look forward to a full review of the band’s album The Cycle in the coming weeks).
“Clean Kill” by Coriky
“Finally // beautiful stranger” by Halsey
“Is There Something in the Movies” by Samia
“Mansplain” by Thick
“Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)” by Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela
(also read my full-album review for Rejoice)
“Take What You Can Carry” by Mia Doi Todd
“walking in the snow” by Run the Jewels
(also read my full album review of RTJ4)
Self-isolation is a good time to listen to new music. Here are some recent releases worth checking out.
Coriky :: Clean Kill
Dirty Projectors :: Overlord
Mia Doi Todd :: Take What You Can Carry
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela :: We’ve Landed
Broken Up :: Long, Long, Long
Cable Ties :: Sandcastles
FLOHIO :: WAY2
Kelsey Waldon :: Kentucky, 1988
February was a short month with a bumper crop of good new tunes. What are you listening to these days? Let me know in the comments.
Black Market Brass :: “The Thick”
Coriky :: “Clean Kill”
Destroyer :: “Crimson Tide”
Down Time :: “Not a Complicated Person”
Jaimie Branch: “Simple Silver Surfer”
MGMT :: “In the Afternoon”
Smokey Brights :: “Flash Your Lights (Rudy Willingham Remix)”
Wednesday :: “Fate Is…”