Happy Last Day of 2020. What a strange, unprecedented, generally awful year. But it certainly had its high points, and music is among them. In a year when it soon became reasonable to wonder if we’d have much in the way of new music, we found ourselves with an embarrassment of riches. In years past, I’ve devoted several days’ worth of posts to recounting my year’s faves; this time I’m doing it all in a single day, with links. If you find my perspective on music at all valuable, you’d do well to explore these albums. Support the artists!
Here we go, in no particular order…
New Album Releases
NOTE: Two releases this year both deserve placement near the top of my best-of list, but are disqualified on a technicality: they’re EPs, not albums. Nonetheless, I recommend both The Lickerish Quartet’s Threesome Vol. 1 and Semisonic’s You’re Not Alone in the most enthusiastic terms possible.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021. And as always, thanks for reading.