Favorite Albums of 2020

Favorite albums of 2020 are as follows:
SAULT - Untitled (Black is) very popular last year!
ThE DiAboLIcaL LibERTieS - High Protection & The Sportswear Mystics, love the mixture of Jazz, leftfield, electronica.
Ólafur Arnalds - Some Kind of Peace, lovely to listen to in times of stress and there have been plenty!

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K-Lone - Cape Cira
Eddie Chacon - Pleasure, Joy and Happiness
Kate NV - Room for the Moon

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Raymond Richards - The Lost Art of Wandering
Hear & Now - Alba Sol
A Separate Reality - Heuristic Programs For Cognitive Centering
Rose City Band - Summerlong
Both of the Leng & Claremont56 comps
Kid Machine - Magico
Pete Bones - Bone Idyll
Joe Morris - Exotic Remixes

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Sonic Boom - All Things Being Equal

Apart from the SAULT album I didn’t seem to listen to much new music last year… something I’m trying to be better at this year. I discovered a lot of older stuff I’d not heard before… I also had a real male crooner vibe going on with Scott Walker, Lee Hazelwood and The Numero Group’s wayfaring stranger series. Really wading through that loneliness vibe haha!

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In no particular order and as a snapshot I was loving these;

FSQ - Reprise Tonight
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
HMD - Love & Dancing
Theo Parrish - Wuddaji (eye watering price for the vinyl though, again!)

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Mildlife - Automatic
Westerman - Your Hero Is Not Dead
Orwell - Parcelle Brillante
Cantoma - Into Daylight
It’s Immaterial - House For Sale
Torn Sail - Leisure and Technology

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Forgot about Midlife. Good call.

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Roza Terenzi - Stylish Tantrum while technically an EP I think it has the scale and ambition of an album

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These replies should keep me busy for a while, thanks :blush:

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The album that Rosa put out (Modern Bliss) was pretty good too I thought

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Greg Foat - Symphonie Pacifique
Linkwood & Foat - Self-Titled
Moodymann - Taken Away
Matthew Halsall - Salute to the Sun
Kareem Ali - We Are Stardust
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
John Carroll Kirby - My Garden
Tenderlonious feat. Jaubi - Ragas from Lahore
Wilma Archer - A Western Circular
Mike Slott - Vignettes

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Celebrity BBQ Sauce BandSauce-Band– Celebrity BBQ Sauce

Sault - Untitled (Black Is)

The Many - The Many (On Medafury, is mentioned as a Compilation, but all tracks never been released before, and profit go for a good cause)

Raymond Richards - The Lost Art Of Wandering

Blue Note Re:Imagined

Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

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Me too, had that on a lot. New Cantoma was ace too.

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Slightly off topic, but what does anyone know about SAULT apart from the producer is Inflo?

Nice! Would definitely recommend the Eddie Chacon album if you haven’t already heard it - John Carroll Kirby was the producer

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@faust_apes

Nice! Pleasure, Joy and Happiness? I have it, just haven’t given it as much time as I’d like to… will make amends, cheers!

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Dunno if it’s only out this year or last December Tommy Guerrero - Sunshine Radio is on alot here

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Raymond Richards - Lost Art Of Wandering - seems to be featuring highly, but such a good record
Dream_E - Dreams On 22 - the Burrell Connection doing downtempo ambient techno
Soft Power - Brink Of Extinction
Web - The Sound There
Craven Faults - Erratics & Unconformities

Also, only just getting into this and not even sure if it came out tail end of last year, but the Laura Groves EP on Bella Union is sublime :star:

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Seu Jorge & Rogê - Night Dreamer
John Carroll Kirby ‎– My Garden
LX72 - New Affinity
Andrew Wasylyk - Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation
Lemon Quartet - Crestless
MAÂT - Solar Mantra
Felbm - Tape 3 / Tape 4
Kehlani - It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
Flying Vipers - Cuttings
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)

Need to check that Eddie Chacon out too - totally missed it! Seems like the vinyl release has been pushed forward though?

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