2020 Music Journal

The Best of 2020:
1. Tall Tall Trees – A Wave of Golden Things B+
2. Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling B
3. Wolf Parade – Thin Mind B
4. Colony House – Leave What’s Lost Behind B-
5. Phantogram – Ceremony B-
6. Tyson Motsenbocker – Someday I’ll Make It All Up to You B-
7. John Reuben – John Reuben B-
8. Tennis – Swimmer B-
9. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush B-
10. Sean Watkins & The Bee Eaters – This Is Who We Are B-

Honorable Mention:
11. The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return B-
12. Derek Webb – Targets B-

The Rest:
Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong C+
The Innocence Mission – See You Tomorrow C+
The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light C

Dishonorable Mention:
Green Day – Father of All… D

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
SHEL – Wild Child EP A
Stabbing Westward – Dead and Gone EP B+
John Reuben & Alon Auguste – Johnny & Alonny EP B
John Reuben – Greatest Christian Rapper Ever EP B-
Hayley Williams – Petals for Armor I B-
Leigh Nash – Get Happy EP C
Switchfoot – Native Tongue Reimagine/Remix EP C-
Everything Everything – Live with the No. 6 Orchestra C-

Digesting:
Elbow – Live at the Ritz- An Acoustic Performance
The Elms – Sidetracked (Rarities 2000-2010)
Holden Days – Sylvan Lands, Vol. II
Mandy Moore – Silver Landings
Cindy Morgan – Operation Song: Friday Sessions
Pearl Jam – Gigaton
Peter Bjorn and John – Endless Dream
Sleeping at Last – Covers, Vol. 3
Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams – Aporia
Jason Wade – Demos, Vol. 1
Sean Watkins & Matt Chamberlain – Sean Watkins & Matt Chamberlain
Matt Wertz – Renderings, Vol. 1
Alex Wong – The Elephant and the Seahorse

Already Released, Need to Hear It:

Eagerly Anticipating:
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA (April 17)
Haim – Women In Music Pt. III (April 24)
Lovebites – Electric Pentagram (Spring)
Doves
The Last Bison
Polychrome

Meagerly Anticipating:
Incubus – Trust Fall (Side B) (April)
Dixie Chicks – Gaslighter (May 1)
Alanis Morissette – Such Pretty Forks in the Road (May 1)
Hayley Williams – Petals for Armor (May 8)
Chatham County Line – Strange Fascination (May 15)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Temple (May 15)
The Killers – Imploding the Mirage (Spring)
Mumford & Sons (Spring)
Barenaked Ladies
Evanescence
Kevin Max – Mello Drama
Kevin Max – Revisiting This Planet
John Mayer
Stabbing Westward
Tim Be Told – Love and Happiness

Morbidly Anticipating:
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (April 24)

See You in 2021:

Rumors, Hearsay and Development Hell:
Annie Moses Band – Under the Tree of Life
Blindside
Broken Bells
dc Talk
Steven Delopoulos
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
Luna Halo
Modest Mouse
Passion Pit
Regina Spektor
Sigur Rós
Sucré
Umphrey’s McGee
Wye Oak

Last Update: 3/27/20

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