AOTY 2020 Top 5 or more

Please post so I can discover some more music, god knows I need it!

1 Fleet Foxes -Shore

2 Daniel Avery - Love and Light

3 Luke Abbott - Translate

4 Rose City Band - Summertown

5 Sam Burton- I Can Go With You


1.Aoife Nessa Frances - Land Of No Junction 

2.Sunstack Jones- Golden Repair 

3.Mike Polizze -Long lost solace find 

4.H C Mcentire -Eno  Axis 

5.Nap Eyes- Snapshot Of a Beginner 

But my album of the year apart from Dylan is Fiona Apples-Fetch The Bolt Cutters which I'm sure will split the camps but a record made for these times.


Peace x

I've gone jazz in lockdown 2.

Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour L'echafaud .1958

Bill Evans, Undercurrent. 1962


Bonny Light Horseman. eponymous album

Courtney Marie Andrews. Old flowers

Another vote for Dylan, Rough Rowdy Ways 


Not listened to much new music this year but love the Bonny Light Horseman album.

Apart from that it's been mostly Talk Talk and Mark Hollis, Gil Scott Heron and lockdown comfort playlists throughout this dreadful year. 

Miles' Ascenseur is one of my favourite albums, berthasdad.

Really enjoyed the Ronnie Scott doc on BBC4 last night too.


Not listened to much apart from Radio 6 music whilst working in lockdown.  Four new albums that I have been listening to are

phoebe Bridges, Punisher

Bright Eyes, Down in the Weeds (so excited when thought they were coming to GM this year, so disappointed that this does not look possible)

Fleet Foxes, shore

Sports Team, deep down act

only 4 albums so will bulk it up with Yard Act.  Only one single available so far but it is a cracker!  Have a listen to 'it's a fixer upper' if you haven't already.

i normally rely on festivals to expend my range of new music.  Not a good year for me in that respect


1. Free Humans: Hen Ogledd

2. Navarasa: Yorkston Thorne Khan

3. Thumb World: Pictish Trail

4. Nightcap at Wit's End: Garcia Peoples

5. The Gone Away: Belbury Poly

Have listened to the Hen Ogledd and really enjoyed but did not know there was a new album by Yorkston Thorne and Khan.  Really have missed a lot of new music this year.  Thanks Carnie for starting the thread and letting me find some new music.

Not really a 'new' album as such but The Sophtware Slump on a Wooden Piano is beautiful. I've retreated in to old favourites a lot during lockdown but a couple of favourites from 2020 are...

Erland Cooper - Hether Blether

Moses Boyd - Dark Matter

North Atlantic Drift - Pillars

Orville Peck - Show Pony EP

*Edit - completely forgot Julianna Barwick - Healing is a Miracle

ok, balls to this

in roughly the order they came out my five (ha) are:

bonnie bill - i made a place

proper ornaments - mission bells

mapache - from liberty street

pictish trail - thumb world

porridge radio - every bad

fourtet - sixteen oceans

pacific range - high upon the mountain

RVG - feral

tim burgess - i love the new sky

golden spine - universal prayer

brigid dawson - ballet of apes

nick marsh - waltzing bones

psychedelic furs - made of rain

courtney marie andrews - old flowers

trummors - drop out city

hc mcentire - eno axis

bill callahan - gold record

fleet foxes - shore

dehd - flower of devotion

north americans - roped in

gillian welch & dave rawlings - boots no. 2

bowerbirds - azaleas EP

cyril cyril - yallah mickey mouse

and towering over everything else, obvs, rough & rowdy ways

you could just listen to that on repeat for 12 months and forget all the other stuff, tbh

on the very same day that i have paid the deposit on a campervan for next summer (berthasdaughter...) in a fit of reckless optimism. an auspicious day for sure. welcome back....

Bill Callahan Gold Record

Einsturzende Neubaten Alles in Allem

Hey Colossus Dances/Curses

The Stooges Live at Goose Lake

Pictish Trail Thumb World

So glad and relieved to see you back Ray.  
hope you have been spending the last months wisely by growing finger and toe nails in preparation for a bumper first announcement prediction prize in the Spring. 



Here's a few that have kept me sane this year:

The Mountain Goats:     Getting into knives  / Songs for Pierre Chuvin

Malojian:  HUMM

David Keenan:  A Beginners Guide to Bravery

Lucinda Williams:  Good Souls, Better Angels

Matthew Fredericks:  Fragments

Damien Jurado: What's new Tomboy? 

Bob Dylan:  Rough and Rowdy Ways

Waxahatchee: St. Cloud

Drive By Truckers: The Unravelling

Fontaines DC:  A Hero's Death

Sam Amidon:  Sam Amidon

Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman

Bill Callahan:  Gold Record

 ... and the current Bookies favourite for the prestigious "Slugger Album of the Year" award  ... 

Joshua Burnside: Into the Depths of Hell    

I'll stick to five:

Bdrmm - Bedroom

Porridge Radio - Every Bad

Pottery - Welcome to Bobby's Motel

Rose City Band - Summerlong

Working Mens' Club - Working Mens' Club