My musical listening during 2020 has been somewhat haphazard, mainly because of circumstances (coronavirus, retirement, young children, and moving to a new house) as well as a desire to listen to comforting old and established favourites.
Similarly, my choices this year reflect the unique nature of 2020. a year unlike any other for all of us. Indeed, many are comforting, meditative, and reflective.
This year I’m going to be doing things a little differently, I’ll post my favourite albums of the year individually between now and the end of the year. I’ll choose my top album(s) in the last week of December.
It’s obvious, of course, that I can never listen to all the albums released each year, but I’ve listened to less than my usual in 2020.
You can see all my favourite 2020 albums by clicking here, or individually below. Note: Some albums are not linked to a post yet.
Myopia (Agnes Obel)
Rough and Rowdy Ways (Bob Dylan)
Honey For Wounds (Ego Ella May)
Hey Clockface (Elvis Costello)
Shore (Fleet Foxes)
Inner Song (Kelly Lee Owens)
Spook the Herd (Lanterns on the Lake)
Song for Our Daughter (Laura Marling)
Serpentine Prison (Matt Berninger)
Dark Matter (Moses Boyd)
some kind of peace (Ólafur Arnalds)
Digging Deep (Robert Plant)
Winnow (Simeon Walker)
This post is a work in progress.