16 Albums for 2020 – Lady GaGa, Waxahatchee, Bob Dylan, Hinds, Margo Price, Rose City Band, X, Songhoy Blues, The Chats, Christine & the Queens,
Bob Dylan, Butch Walker, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Peat & Diesel, Songhoy Blues, Drive by Truckers, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Neil Young, Rolling Blackouts C. F.
Hello world. Anything new happen recently? I will leave pandemic/political discussion for another time, as I am sure we are all sick of talking about it. What I will say is the drugs must be working because I am encouraged that we are headed in the right direction and contrary to just about every other year I have been “POOPing”, I actually found a bunch of solid releases this year. With that, here goes.
Jeff Rosenstock, Dehd, Waxahatcheee, John Moreland, HAIM, Disq, The Strokes, The Dead Tongues, Silverbacks, Kevin Morby,
Coriky, Sault, Frazey Ford, Bananagun, Spanish Love Songs, A. Swayze and the Ghosts, Fontaines D.C., Wolf Parade, John Moreland, Muzz,
Inventions, Botany, Max Richter, KASHIWA Daisuke, The Hamrahlíð Choir, VeldHans, Joris Voorn, Martina Testen and Simon Šerc, Rone, Olivia Louvel,
Róisín Murphy, Nick Cave, Fabric presents Chase & Status, Yello, Tara Clerkin Trio.HAIM, Run the Jewels, Four Tet, Fontaines D.C., Phoebe Bridgers, Cabaret Voltaire, Soccer Mommy, Grimes, Disclosure, The Orielles, Ninja Tune on Repeat playlist, The Avalanches,
Any ST: Voyager fans out there? Remember that episode where Eric Foreman’s dad kept trying to rewrite history so he wouldn’t lose his Kitty from another planet, but kept making things worse? …“Year of Hell”… No magic Janeway reset for us tho’ – besides, then there would be the possibility of these releases not even existing…
(Again, my critera – It came out and I bought a physical copy in 2020.)
Christian Kjellvander, Jason Molina, David Berkeley, The Apartments, Ray Lamontagne, Brothertiger, Nick Cave, Tom Petty, Z Berg,
Real Estate, Bill Callahan, Stephen Malkmus, Fleet Foxes, Bob Mould, Nada Surf, Garcia Peoples, Shape of the Rain, Silver Synthetic, Lou Reed, Kurt Vile,
Well. I don’t think anybody will be waxing nostalgic about 2020 any time soon, so I certainly won’t start here. Let it suffice to say that I did listen to a LOT of new music this year and that is always a good thing. Also, I can’t wait for January 20 … a new beginning!
my new book and cd AmericanMental arrived in March with the virus. so it’s been a seriously ironic year for me. but despite my particular circumstance, here we are on the heels of Annus Horriblis still clinging to traditions both minuscule and grand, like pOOp 2020 and I’ve something to painfully and willfully confess: I can’t listen to whatever modern pop or rock n roll is anymore. Truly, truly don’t care. Never thought I’d say that being so astute to the ch-ch-changes, so I’m not even going to try and bluff you. I’m going to list what got me through our perilous surge towards tyranny and affliction and move along to next year when the two Marks, who beat at the heart of this unscrupulous amalgam of obsession and obsfucation, hopefully email me to ask kindly, hey what you got this year dude?