GIITTV: Albums of the Year for 2020, 100 – 50

GIITTV: Albums of the Year for 2020, 100 – 50

Ouch. So, that was 2020. Let’s forget all the peripheral stuff though, for the past 12 months have, inexplicably, and against the odds, arguably been one of the best years for new music we’ve seen in some time! One of the records, granted, namely Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’ only qualified through a technicality – the songs are from around 45 years ago, yet the album never saw release until June this year, and hence does indeed count as a 2020 album. But while a few ‘elder statesmen and women’ feature on our list with long-players that rank amongst their career-best, there is also an abundance of exciting new, younger artists shining through, such as The Orielles or The Bobby Lees, vibrant and unpredictable, just the way we like our musical fix!

Thus begins our countdown from 100 to 50. The top half of our list will be published next week, so keep your eyes peeled…

100) The Cribs – Night Network

99) Boyracer – On a Promise

98) Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye

97) Julianna Barwick – Healing is a Miracle

96) Kate NV – Room For The Moon

95) Country Westerns – Country Westerns

94) Haim – Women In Music Part 3

93) Woodkid – S16

92) The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus – Songs of Yearning / Nocturnes

91) Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour

90) J. Zunz – Hibiscus

89) Black Lips – Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart

88) Grotbags – Grotbags

87) Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi

86) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Mosaic Of Transformation

85) Choir Boy – Gathering Swans

84) Thundercat – It Is What It Is

83) Honey Badger – Dorcha

82) Shitkid – 20/20

81) The Flaming Lips – American Head

80) Mart Avi – Vega Never Sets

79) Keeley Forsyth – Debris

78) The Garden – Kiss My Superbowl Ring

77) Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions

76) Hannah Georgas – All That Emotion

75) Manikineter – Copper Fields

74) Frequent Traveller – Real Life

73) Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

72) The Orielles – Disco Volador

71) The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit

70) Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

69) Drive-By Truckers – The New OK

68) Nadia Reid – Out Of My Province

67) Lady Gaga – Chromatica

66) Neil Young – Homegrown

65) Colorama – Chaos Wonderland

64) Damien Jurado – What’s New, Tomboy?

63) Raleigh Ritchie – Andy

62) Happy Accidents – Sprawling

61) Annie – Dark Hearts

60) Young Knives – Barbarians

59) Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs – Viscerals

58) Luke Vibert: Rave Hop

57) Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans

56) German Army – Hearing Lola Kiepja

55) Tiña – Positive Mental Health Music

54) Bab L’Bluz – Nayda

53) Matmos – The Consuming Flame

52) ADAM & ELVIS – Pub Grub

51)The Psychedelic Furs – Made Of Rain

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