But the bizarrely repetitive and numbing hermetic existence most of us have endured this past year has made for a strange experience, one thankfully made more tolerable by all the art and pop culture streamed, downloaded, mailed, and delivered into our homes. He's the founder of Touching Bass and is from London, follow him on Twitter here, Warm and introspective, '微熱 (Slight Fever)' is a pocket of sunshine peeking through the darkness of 2020. Genres. I second many of the assessments for the top ten especially (love seeing the acclaim for Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel, the two incredible Lambert albums, Bentley’s best record, and Isbell’s stunning Southeastern). Billboard picked out our 50 best albums of 2020, but we want to know which album from this year was your favorite!. https://music.avclub.com/the-20-best-albums-of-2020-1845835753 Thus going platinum or gold does not affect whether or not an album makes this list. AOTY 2020. From their genreless vocalizations of stereophonic audio to their multi-pronged revenue and production model that recharacterizes how and when to release music in the factory-like schedules and list-based articles of our current music industry, Luwayne Glass as dreamcrusher offers a compelling social alternative and beyond the scope of the excess and waste of our present. Dad jokes from 2 Chainz (“I buy a hot dog stand if I’m tryin’ to be frank”) and frequent collaborators Zach de la Rocha and Gangsta Boo add sizzle to the affair. Year-End Billboard 200 Albums; 2020 Year-End Boxscore; Google's Top Hummed Songs 2020; All Year-End Charts; DECADE-END . In December 2020, Swift subsequently earned her sixth number one album Evermore . Welcome! We know there will be something you can’t believe is missing, something that is so good, it’s a crime against taste that it hasn’t been included here. Date: October 9, 2020 Author: Simon 0 Comments. Aeondelit ‘Editing Destiny’ (Insurgentes). ‘微熱 (Slight Fever)’ is akin to Organ Tapes’ 'Hunger in Me Living' and Jam City’s 'Dream a Garden' – signaling a sonic shift in club producers thawing out of icy, metallic club sounds. Adanko, Best protest music I’ve heard in awhile: fun, colourful, hard, highly-conceptual yet conveys clear direct messages and moods. Inspired by psychedelics, the album is simultaneously hypnotic and chaotic, with eclectic samples ranging from dogs barking to Britney Spears guaranteed to mesmerize. Their main focus for this is to create quality content from the Indian Subcontinent which can be consumed through the comfort of people’s homes. Albums #100-#76 | #75-#51 | #50-#26 | #25-#1. Follow them on SoundCloud, Instagram, Facebook and Bandcamp, cktrl 'robyn' / Demae's 'Life Works Out...Usually' (Touching Bass). Pia Collada (Pia Brar), Alina Baraz is a queen and everything she does resonates with me fully. The proceeds of the albums are split between Concern's emergency COVID efforts in the world’s biggest refugee camp and Solace Aid, who provide refuge and advice for people suffering domestic abuse. His work explores the links between Black experience in industrialized labor systems and Black innovation in electronic music. For the rest of the series go HERE.] Shouts to everyone that released good music this year though, for real. But if you were holding out to hear Tool in a long-form exploration of their sound, to hear Adam Jones ration the riffs for use only when it really mattered (i.e. This decade was very much a Call of Duty decade for me. This has become my go to album to find my centre and at times for that occasional pick me up. Errol is a DJ, broadcaster and curator. Magus is not an enjoyable album. Run the Jewels - RTJ4. Artist: Agalloch Album: Marrow of the Spirit Year: 2010 Label: Profound Lore Records Favorite Song: "Into the Painted Grey" The Bare Bones: Marrow of the Spirit is the fourth full-length album from American black metal band Agalloch,… The raw energy of this album puts it in the forefront of Hong Kong's electronic music scene. Whenever I hear her voice acappella I think there should've been a whole album of them. The cktrl record was particularly poignant for me. EZ, Jiafeng ‘Emotional Dance Music’ (Jiafeng), ‘Emotional Dance Music’ takes me all the way back to the Y2K era. E (Esther Lalrinzuali), Les Mamans du Congo ‘Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin’ (Jarring Effects), This album is a beautiful fusion by Congolese artists Les Mamans du Congo and French producer RRobin, mixing traditional Bantu sounds with electronic music. DeForrest Brown, Jr. is a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator. Happy New Decade! Mystery, tone, funk, production, voices, politics, energy – rise up people! Compared to our best pop albums of the decade list, a couple of things stand out. Album of the Decade: House in the Tall Grass by Kikagaku Moyo. Who will be the top artist of the past 10 years? For Australian albums of the decade, The Very Best of INXS leads with 6 x platinum. SAULT - Untitled (Rise) 3. The professional political advisor posed a strategic reaction to the technological boom that allowed for music - a powerful tool for emotional expression, relation and perhaps manipulation - to be freely shared among a general population as a commodity. Throughout the album Pisitakun makes cheeky references to techno, molam, psych, Thai traditional music, an assortment of field recordings and vintage samples, all amounting to a huge middle finger to the establishment. [Shannon Miller], On her star-making debut album, Japanese-British pop experimenter Rina Sawayama traverses as many profound memories as she does invigorating sonic styles. Follow him on SoundCloud here, 金巴利道路真理生命聯合/ Kimberley Road Union ‘金巴道理農場’ (Qiii Snacks Records/Seed Toss), This little EP, created by more than 10 musicians of the local underground scene from all walks of life, has a soft spot in my heart this year because, in a way that it rly feels that doesn't try to be anything else, each separate tracks despite having distinct song structures, they are woven cohesively without having to rely exterior 'concept' or 'idea'. (You can find the ballots here.) Although the record is about cktrl's personal journey through and out of heartbreak, there is something so uplifting, soothing and hopeful about it. Every time I listen to this record, I find something new :) ELLLL, Craic Boi Mental ‘Craic Magic’ (Sham Rebel Records), Craic Boi Mental is one of the most unique and creative artists in the Irish Hip Hop scene. I haven't listened to a lot of dancefloor music this year, so that's also guided my choice in a certain direction. Bathtime Sessions 'A Quarantine Dream' (Bathtime Sessions). With her debut solo effort Petals For Armor, Hayley Williams not only tapped into her long-heralded handle of her righteous rage, she refined it. The influence of their raving days is apparent, and there is extensive use of drum machines and samples. Topping the decade's best list: Kacey Musgraves. 100. A bold departure from their previous more linear indie/ rock sound towards more poetic yet being equally accessible. Top 100 hip-hop/rap albums of the 2010s: #100-91 With genre-bending releases and a colorful personality, Tyler The Creator (pictured) helped to push the evolution of hip-hop throughout the decade. Clever sampling and sound design create floaty spaces contrasted against commanding, chuggy pulses that feel dance floor ready. From M.I.A. On Juneteenth of 2020, he released the album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry on Planet Mu, and Primary Information will publish his first book Assembling a Black Counter Culture in 2021. And yet, in classic Rosenstock fashion, NO DREAM is the exact type of album you need to bear it at all. I've always been astounded by the depth and breadth of sounds coming from Seoul - this album is a perfect statement of an amazing scene. You wanted the hits, baby! [Cameron Scheetz], Though its narrative is centered around a doomed personal relationship, Lianne La Havas’ self-titled third record isn’t really a breakup album. There has also been an upswing in community radio shows, new podcasts, and a general broadening of how and what music people are exploring, interpreting, and creating from. The Prog Report Best of 2020 – Best Prog Rock Albums and Songs of the Year. [Mosi Reeves], In an alternate universe, Thundercat followed up the crusty otaku-gone-supernova opus Drunk with some sort of “return to form,” by a certain perspective at least—a triple-LP opus with a colon in its title, say. INXS called an end to touring in 2012, but remained part of the Australian music conversation, with the hugely successful miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and a 2019 documentary about late singer Michael Hutchence called Mystify . This is a list of the best-selling albums of the 21st century, based on IFPI certification and Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking. Discover. Bonus track: ‘Grial’, the debut album from Colombian producer Verraco, deserves an honorary mention because at least for us, we have never heard something like that coming from this side of the world. The devastatingly intimate “Polly” sees him mourn an unrequited love over plucking acoustic guitar. At the beginning of the 2010s many predicted the slow death of the album -- but at the decade's end, the format seems forever changed, but still absolutely vital. With such clear intent of purpose and an uncompromising message that fiercely found its way into their music, it’s easy to forget that 2013’s Silence Yourself was in fact a debut album (and, notably, the only one on this list). Dengue Dengue Dengue are a production and DJ duo from Peru. Josh Cheon, Dark Entries is a label based in San Francisco, USA. Very haunty and unconventional vocal processing of 611 on a hypnotic lullaby track 'Midnight'. 2020 has seen her increasingly become a household name on the global stage, with her latest album released on London-based More Time Records. Posted on December 23, 2020 by News Team. “Do It” is the viral TikTok hit, and for good reason: Its ode to friendship and self-made confidence makes for an anthemic, bottom-heavy pop balm in this awful year, a vivid fantasy of girls’ night out rendered from a distance. He has a gorgeous, crooning voice, which is set here in a hugely exciting variety of different contexts: an internet-enabled journey through rock, R&B, experimental electronics, pop, folk and field recordings. Everything is insane, the drums, the grooves, the synths and the audiovisual. If so, it went out with a bang — half of the records on this list came out that year. It's an 18-track, self-produced debut album from Osaka’s Le Makeup filled with bright guitar-tinged ballads like ‘Ray’, ‘愛のしるし’ and ‘Story Of Us’ which are all perfect for both a day off at the park and chilling alone at home. News. However, activity is slowly opening up, with specific time and social distancing measures. You can hear all kinds of musical influences if you listen closely enough underneath the seemingly simple songs, such as in 'Three Hours' where Nerve plays an important role in adding these subtleties via his improvised electronic productions, and the free-form percussionists' work from 龢 really elevate the songs' overall listenability. Amazing piece of art! He dropped his new EP ‘Sasco vs Assassin’ this November. Earle’s insights on God, current events and mankind are sharp, and the songs are eclectic, from back-alley blues to Celtic to New Orleans. Critic Ratings. Colin Steven is based in London and is the former Editor of Knowledge magazine and runs Velocity Press which has published key dance music books State Of Bass, Join The Future, Bedroom Beats & B-Sides and The Secret DJ Vol. This is an OPN record.” Well, then: How about the whole OPN saga as a dying radio station, a journey to the center of the mind, and also the discography—some sort of rock-radio afterlife, all-static, where soft-rock and schmaltz and those starbursts of synthesizer all coexist peacefully? The whole album is a masterpiece. Start to finish brilliance; Nidia delivers consistently surprising rhythmic patterns embedded in sometimes reflective, sometimes enlivening compositions. The album manages to be spacious yet complex, tense but unconcerned - gliding through 2020 in a way most of us haven't. I second many of the assessments for the top ten especially (love seeing the acclaim for Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel, the two incredible Lambert albums, Bentley’s best record, and Isbell’s stunning Southeastern). Members have also been involved in various individual projects, such as working on music production and with labels such as 4ncy, as well as doing radio shows on our local community station - boxout.fm. The criteria are that the album must have been published (including self-publishing by the artist), and the album must have shipped at least 10 million units starting from January 1, 2001.Units sold include physical copies and digital downloads Featuring album reviews, ratings, charts, year end lists and more. ‘Gash Trax Vol 1’ is out now on Art For Blind Records, SAULT 'Untitled (Back Is)' / 'Untitled (Rise)' (Forever Living Originals). Written in 1985, Jacques Attali’s Noise: the Political Economy of Music, presented a Eurocentric history of music that provides a four staged framework for how music ought to be produced, distributed and consumed in a modern free-market capitalist industrial society. Let that sink in for a minute. In many ways this EP reminds me of my prolly equally loved album of the year 'Microphones in 2020' that is also very floaty and songlike yet taken in a long and improvised form, also ffo something like Okkyung Lee and Kali Malone for the droney and chamber parts. The city mutates, and so do we. Albums on this list include Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool.” This gallery also features facts about each album's style, narrative, critical reception, and musical contributors. Follow them on Instagram here and the members featured here via Priyam, E, Pia Collada, Lush Lata, Shireen and Kavtinaa, My favorite compilation of the year is ‘SOS MUSIC Vol. Given the pandemic and the fact that it has been such a turbulent year, both domestically and internationally, the scene has, perhaps as a natural reaction, had significant musical output of various styles with numerous compilations, many of them to benefit various social and political causes. Weezy never mastered the art of the album, but his Dedication series of mixtapes show why he should be regarded as an excellent rapper. I will say B L A C K I E's album. Taylor Swift's Folklore takes the cake for being our staff's No. Updated August 6, 2020 – By Mac Randall. [Alex McLevy], Hyper-pop meets hyper self-awareness on Charli XCX’s exhilarating fourth album, How I’m Feeling Now, one of the first to be conceived of and produced in lockdown, and one of the year’s enduring odes to our elemental need for connection. [Max Freedman], Soccer Mommy’s second full-length arrived right on the cusp of the spring COVID-19 lockdown, and although the album was recorded well before the pandemic, its themes felt entirely relatable to this fraught, uncertain year. [Shannon Miller], If anyone was solely responsible for tiding us over to next year for that feeling of a sold-out venue collectively losing its mind, it’s Dogleg. Outside music, members have been working in the visual arts, as yoga instructors, in public policy, as well as on various side hustles in the entertainment and hospitality industry. And yet the form … Agent Sasco is an artist and lyricist from Kingston, Jamaica. We moved into the realm of virtual events with our Eastern Margins Ceremony series. Andrew3M, Released on Juneteenth this summer, a day for honoring the resilience of Black people in America, HAUS of ALTR’s ‘HOA010’ is an offering of Black excellence. Throughout 2020, I will be writing, at length, about my favorite albums of the past decade (2010-2019). 22. I listened to a few albums this year and I enjoyed them but my favorite is ‘The Allegory’ by Royce da 5’ 9”. Yes, there are multiple opportunities to dance—and you will definitely dance, if retro hits “Physical” and “Hallucinate” have anything to say on the matter—but more than that, the British performer’s second album showed such a command and appreciation of the timeless luminaries like Kylie Minogue and Donna Summer without sacrificing her specific voice. For the rest of the series go HERE.] The method in his productions is dark and distorted, but in this release he includes some melodic ambient cuts, it was perfect for this strange year that is almost over. JDX, This release via Absurd Trax is filled with transcendent textures, anchoring beats and warped vocals. Your 10th best album of the decade was 1.3 decades in the making. I also want to highlight Stain’s ‘Demon Child’. On NO DREAM, his latest full-length with his Death Rosenstock bandmates, the DIY icon recounts impulse internet buys in the pursuit of happiness, breathing exercises as a mental bottomless pit, and the desperate sacrifices of parents-turned-reluctant Airbnb hosts—the type of astute observations that are depressingly bleak. Social-media rap purists may blanch at Run The Jewels’ gleeful kitchen-sink approach, but, as Killer Mike warns on “walking in the snow”: “I promise I’m honest / They comin’ for you the day after they comin’ for me.” [Mosi Reeves], It’s been a banner year for Phoebe Bridgers, who not only skirted the sophomore slump with her soul-piercing Punisher but managed to milk it for more beauty with Copycat Killer’s string-heavy reinterpretations. However, they are not directly correlated with musical quality. Lil’ Wayne-Dedication 2 (2007). When Jay explains his myth, like on “The Neverending Story,” he opts to deepen his portrait as well as exaggerate his own powers. [Nina Corcoran], Is there a partnership in music more exciting than the one between The Weeknd and Oneohtrix Point Never? One of the best debut albums I heard this decade, Moses is certainly one to watch for the 2020s: I’m very excited for the follow-up, græ, later this year. In a year of fear and confusion, Ana Roxanne delivers an ambient emotional release that feels like freedom. Exclaim! 2. He gave us so many gifts, and this album was one of them. Even amidst social distancing, nothing stopped the Bailey sisters from making immaculately produced, fashion-forward, internet-breaking “live” videos for the BET Awards, the VMAs, the GLAAD Awards—the kinds of places you don’t usually get invited unless you’re making truly astounding pop music. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 By Paste Staff November 30, 2020; The Highwomen, Maren Morris and Tanya Tucker turned in some of 2019's best country albums. It helped me see through a lot of the bullshit noise. From Drake, Future, and Kanye West to Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Young Thug, here are the best hip-hop albums of the last decade. It sounds contemplative and dream-like, sidestepping expectations (after his classic 2009 single “Exhibit C”) that this would be a big, booming epic. Weaving fluidly between mesmeric drum work and eerie textures. Follow them on Facebook here, Jasmine Infiniti ‘BXTCH SLÄP’ (Self-released/Dark Entries). [Max Freedman], It’s entirely unsurprising that a restless creative soul like Taylor Swift would release an ambitious album like folklore during a period when live music wasn’t possible. What a great overall list of the decade’s 100 best country albums. Until 1991, the Billboard album chart was based on a survey of representative retail outlets that determined a ranking, not a tally of actual sales. The album that ushered in the moody, neon-lit synthpop that would define the rest of the decade, Ruth Radelet playing Nico to Johnny Jewel’s Velvet Underground-worthy cool. Albums released between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019 with 15 or more reviews in Metacritic's databas… Chino Amobi is an artist and the co-founder of NON and is from North America. We have also seen the launch of quite a few new labels and multiple collaborations between Indian and global artists, as well as a whole lot of individual releases. Sounds like warping in a Cybernetics Core whilst playing Starcraft II at 300 APM - straight from 3019. In 2020, the industrial noise and hardcore punk impulses of dreamcrusher’s output defies the self-cannibalizing theorizations of how music should be valued, releasing the albums digitally and via the affordable, compact and sustainable cassette format, then crowdfunding for made-to-order vinyl. For us as a collective it is a period of experimentation, growth, and broadening the scope of what we do, all within the unprecedented setting of a global lockdown. Enjoy, and feel free to share your opinions below on what you think the top rap album of the decade is in the Comments. Every decade has its own set of trends that define it. It’s appropriate, then, that Saint Cloud is the best showcase yet for Crutchfield’s rich and robust voice, shades of which she still appears to be discovering. An artist who thrives off the energy of live shows and ecstatic fans, Charli used quarantine as an opportunity to invite them into her process, collaboratively crafting the record over six weeks of livestreams. Lolz, A lush rumination on gender and identity, ‘Because of a Flower’ is a beautiful, lush hypnotic experience. But there were not 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire; but a local Covid lockdown… in fact the whole of the first five minutes on the bulletin felt like déjà vu from March as the seemingly inevitable march towards further … On my first couple of listens the album sounded like a mess, but with repeated listens it clicked into place and then was on constant play. Well in fact make that two: SAULT ‘Untitled (Black Is)’ and ‘Untitled (Rise)’ which are absolutely spot on in every way. As for our collective, we have expanded out from Delhi, which is our home base, with members relocating across the country - from Goa to Himachal, still following their passion for sound and music while we navigate a new normal in Covid times. Artist: Krallice Album: Years Past Matter Year: 2012 Label: Independent (Later via Gilead Media) Favorite Song: "IIIIIIII" The Bare Bones: Years Past Matter is the fourth studio album by American black metal/avant-metal group Krallice, originally released as a… [Annie Zaleski], Chloe x Halle absolutely flexed on quarantine. We can’t wait to get back together and dive head first in the scene again, once it’s safer. The 50 best albums of the last decade | MojaNews ... Search He produces digital audio and extended media as Speaker Music and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. Live, it would have prompted mosh pits and rhythmic stage-diving on par with that of the hometown crowd seen in the band’s “Fox” video. Even the song titles nod toward this delirious self-mythologizing. His latest album explores life on the autism spectrum with humour, infectious beats and hooks to die for. 11 December 2019 The UK's Official Top 100 biggest albums of the decade 2010 - 2019 The UK's most popular albums of the 2010s, including big releases by … Our other pick is ‘A Quarantine Dream’ by Bathtime Sessions. So let us assure you, that album definitely almost made the cut, it was only a few votes short. MUSIC CRITICS' TOP ALBUMS OF 2020. “Dynasty,” “Akasaka Sad,” and “Paradisin’” all detail family trauma, but they respectively resemble metal-sprinkled cinematics, jolting synthpop, and city pop turned arena-ready. A collection of techno-hybrid dance tunes is built for the dancefloors of underground nightlife. Across a dense but sprawling hour, græ shifts from art-pop to indie rock to jazz, never getting weighed down by its ambition. One of our biggest regrets this year is not hearing these tracks in the club (felt especially in her track 'Club Simulation!'). Bring Me The Horizon, ‘amo’ (SONY/RCA, 2019). The EP ends with a high in post-rock fashion which is kinda a throwback to a genre that is so prevalent in the local underground scene of the last decade. The Highest Rated Albums of 2020. on 7empest), favoring lush atmospherics and feedback swells in what is an ultimately hypnotic and engrossing audio experience, it was all worth it. As a cathartic group chant in “f a m e” puts it, at least you’re still in control of who you are. A lot of the music that ended up on our list of the 20 best albums of the year already made an appearance at 2020’s halfway point, showing up on the list of our favorite music thus far. Experimental and incredibly vulnerable, Petals For Armor mines sweet melodies from previously open wounds, synthesizing hurt, healing, and intimacy in one fortuitous, mellifluous therapy session. It’s evident on the soulful ballad “Paper Thin,” where she’s reached her breaking point, singing “You understand the pain I’m in / Slippin’ in and out of such confidence / And overwhelming doubt.” Or the album’s opener, “Bittersweet,” where she flashes forward to the end of the breakup, stoutly proclaiming “I’m born again,” as if to reassure listeners that the ensuing story isn’t really a tragedy. Thus going platinum or gold does not affect whether or not an album makes this list. Call me biased but my favourite records from this year include the two that Touching Bass put out; Demae's 'Life Works Out...Usually' and cktrl's 'robyn'. It features tracks by brilliant artists, like Carlos and Billy2chips. (The latter is inherently endorsed through lyrical nods to Pokémon, Star Fox, and Super Smash Bros.) Despite canceled tours, Dogleg managed to have a breakout year thanks to the timelessness of their pent-up punk and anxious hollering, an outlet that everyone, not just emo fans, needed. 27 brilliant tracks by 27 brilliant Black electronic artists. And if that title seems tautological, well, it is, right? That’s a good thing: Between the honey-toned sensuality that fueled “Pretty Please” and the raucous spin on low-key ’90s classics like White Town’s “Your Woman” in the funky “Love Again,” Dua Lipa is particularly skilled at bridging the past and future of pop music. 2000s here. [Cameron Scheetz], After nine months sitting with Saint Cloud, a single lyric resonates more than the others: “When you get back on the M train, watch the city mutate.” Waxahatchee’s fifth studio LP is an album in motion, simultaneously reflective and anticipatory. AAAA is a producer from Mexico. However, they are not directly correlated with musical quality. Log into your account. 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