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2020 Retrospective – 100 Songs + Listening Stats

Like I said in my Best Albums of 2020 list, I don’t need to be the one to tell you how awful 2020 was. What we have here is my usual 100-song rundown of how my 2020 sounded. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Songs of 2020

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seemed like the concept of “favorite songs” went out the window in 2020. Maybe it’s because I usually listen to albums at home and playlists on the move, so there wasn’t … Continue reading

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The 50 Best Albums of 2020

Well folks, I am not going to be the one to tell you about how “crazy this year was and how we hope you and your family are safe during these unprecedented times”. That’s Arby’s or Chase Bank’s job. My … Continue reading

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The Best Albums + Songs of 2020 So Far

The year is only halfway over even though it’s felt like it’s been ending for at least the whole thing. I don’t need to be the one to tell you that 2020 has been the most intense, turbulent and upsetting … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: June 2020

In June’s edition of Recommended Albums, we’re featuring a multiple releases that were incredibly well-timed for this moment. SAULT, Space Afrika and Armand Hammer all confront and synthesize the waves of unrest and pain the country, specifically Black folk, are … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: April 2020

DANG Y’ALL. April 2020 was absolutely bananas for new music. I mentioned a few weeks ago on my twitter that five records featured here have already comfortably become obsession-worthy favorites. Can you guess which ones? The gag is that the … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: January 2020

The first edition of Recommended Albums of 2020 is a good one. SO many good records already this year. Long awaited new ones from Destroyer and Frances Quinlan graced us, plus newcomers (to me) like Andras and Ulla made some … Continue reading

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SXSW 2019 RECAP

After battling through dehydration-like symptoms and a following phlegm-based sickness, I’ve finally completed my full recap of all 48 bands (51 total performances) I saw at SXSW 2019. It’s a new record for me in terms of “content consumed”, which … Continue reading

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