My albums of 2020

I’m not going to try to tell you here what 2020 was about. I mean, you were there, and you had your own experience of it, and there’s not much I can add.

One observation that is, however, blogworthy, is that I wound up listening to a lot of drone music. And some ambient and field recordings and the like, but especially, like, an awful lot of drone. I loved the albums from Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong, Lea Bertucci, and Jacaszek. But this was a closely fought category and they all got edged out.

I didn’t listen to so much dance-type music. The Monolake record would have been on the shortlist if he hadn’t been in last year’s selection. I’m pretty sad not to have found space for the Beatrice Dillon record (although I suspect she’ll have made a tonne of end-of-year lists).

Elsewhere, I really enjoyed the Irmin Schmidt live album, and that Kaboom Karavan release was one-of-a-kind.

But the winners are:

Or check out this YouTube Music playlist.

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