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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

The Cribs

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99) Boyracer – On a Promise

Boyracer

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98) Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye

Riz Ahmed

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97) Julianna Barwick – Healing is a Miracle

Julianna Barwick

96) Kate NV – Room For The Moon

Kate NV

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95) Country Westerns – Country Westerns

Country Westerns

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94) Haim – Women In Music Part 3

Haim

93) Woodkid – S16

Woodkid

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

Revolutionary Army

91) Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour

Chloe x Halle

90) J. Zunz – Hibiscus

J. Zunz

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

Black Lips

88) Grotbags – Grotbags

Grotbags

87) Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi

Oranssi Pazuzu

86) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Mosaic Of Transformation

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

85) Choir Boy – Gathering Swans

Choirboy

84) Thundercat – It Is What It Is

Thundercat

83) Honey Badger – Dorcha

Dorcha

82) Shitkid – 20/20

Shitkid

81) The Flaming Lips – American Head

The Flaming Lips

80) Mart Avi – Vega Never Sets

Mart Avi

79) Keeley Forsyth – Debris

Keeley Forsyth

78) The Garden – Kiss My Superbowl Ring

The Garden

77) Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions

Jason Isbell

76) Hannah Georgas – All That Emotion

Hannah Georgas

75) Manikineter – Copper Fields

Manikineter

74) Frequent Traveller – Real Life

Frequent Traveller

73) Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple

72) The Orielles – Disco Volador

The Orielles

71) The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit

The Bobby Lees

70) Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Phoebe Bridgers

69) Drive-By Truckers – The New OK

Drive By Truckers

68) Nadia Reid – Out Of My Province

Nadia Reid

67) Lady Gaga – Chromatica

Lady GaGa

66) Neil Young – Homegrown

Neil Young

65) Colorama – Chaos Wonderland

Colorama

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

Damien Jurado

63) Raleigh Ritchie – Andy

Raleigh Ritchie

62) Happy Accidents – Sprawling

Happy Accidents

61) Annie – Dark Hearts

Annie

60) Young Knives – Barbarians

Young Knives

59) Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs – Viscerals
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58) Luke Vibert: Rave Hop

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57) Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans

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56) German Army – Hearing Lola Kiepja

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55) Tiña – Positive Mental Health Music

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54) Bab L’Bluz – Nayda

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53) Matmos – The Consuming Flame

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52) ADAM & ELVIS – Pub Grub

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51)The Psychedelic Furs – Made Of Rain

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God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.