Best Music of 2020 - Part 1 Songs

First selection of the best music of 2020

Thanks, COVID. There was some good music in 2020, so I’ve put together my list of ~40 albums. This is the ‘Songs’ section - a mixed bag of genre but all recognisably songs.

Click here or scroll down for the Spotify playlist of the lot!

Hot Chip - Late Night Tales: Hot Chip - Nothing’s Changed
Late Night Tales is a decent mix album, with a couple of new tracks.

Owen Pallett - Island - Paragon Of Order
An early lockdown favourite. The whole album’s beautiful.

Bill Callahan - Gold Record - Let’s Move To The Country
Never really been that much into Bill Callahan. This was clearly a mistake. Must go and listen to more.

Destroyer - Have We Met - Crimson Tide
A favourite from the pre-Covid months. Fantastic album.

The Mountain Goats - Getting Into Knives - As Many Candles As Possible
Two mountain goats albums in one year!

Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink - Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)
Only picked this up in the last few weeks. How did I miss this? Great fun.

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow - Ketamine
I’d listen to Mark Lanegan reading the news. Everything he does is great.

Porridge Radio - Every Bad - Sweet

The Lovely Eggs - I Am Moron - This Decision
Its the Lovely Eggs. Great album. Gutted not to have seen it live. Fingers crossed for next year.

Hey Colossus - Dances / Curses - Dreamer Is Lying In State
Missed this one. Only picked it up from The Quietus’ year end list. Wall of noise.

The Orielles - Disco Volador - Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)
The album is great fun from stasrt to finish.

Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine - Jealousy
Big album. All the remixes I’ve heard from it have been great too.

Santrofi - Alewa - Kwabena amoah
No idea where I came across this one but I’ve listened to it pretty regularly for about 6 months now.

Keleketla! - Keleketla! - International Love Affair
You will be singing this for days.

Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide - Button Masher
New Aesop Rock is always a good thing. Album goes in hard.

Jeffrey Lewis - Keep It Chill in the East Vill
It’s not really from an album, but its too much fun to not include.