🏆 2020 - Tracks Of The Year (Q4) 🏆

Everyone is probably suffering from list fatigue right now - but it would be good to conclude the tracks of the year. You can find all the tracks voted for previously in Q1 - 3 here, with the top 75 at the top:

The final 25 spots are now up for grabs, so get your votes in please. Feel free to vote for tracks from Q4, or anything earlier than the year that got missed at the time.

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Autechre - Metaz form8
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle - Ancestral Recall
SAULT - Free
Negativland - Anything Else
Deserta - Hide
CHAI & Hinds - United Girls Rock’n’Roll Club
Bitch Falcon - Gaslight
Mary Lattimore - Chop on the Climbout
Daniel Avery - Dusting For Smoke
Adam Pits - Real Taste of Gravity

Enjoyed listing these tracks throughout the year. There’s been loads of great stuff I’ve discovered via these threads!

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  1. Special Interest - All Tomorrow’s Carry
  2. Women - Everyone Is So In Love With You
  3. The Cribs w/ Lee Ranaldo - I Don’t Know Who I Am
  4. Tierra Whack - Dora
  5. King Princess - Pain
  6. Kali Uchis w/ Rico Nasty - ¡aquí yo mando!
  7. Dua Lipa w/ Angele - Fever
  8. Jonsi w/ Robyn - Salt Licorice
  9. Empress Of - What’s The Point
  10. Blood Orange w/ Park Hye Jin - Call Me (Freestyle)

Honourable mentions to James Blake, Bicep, Lykke Li etc.

Edit - removed Arlo Parks as noticed she was already in the list

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  1. Mogwai - Dry Fantasy
  2. Luke Abbott - Our Scene
  3. Arab Strap - Compersion Pt. 1
  4. Jessie Ware - Remember where you are
  5. The Strokes - Selfless
  6. Autechre - X4
  7. Gorillaz - The Lost Chord
  8. Chubby & the Gang - Speed Kills
  9. Miley Cyrus / Dua Lipa - Prisoner
  10. Giant Swan - Silkworm
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Metz- A boat to drown in

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1 sophie loizou- vestal waters
2 keeley forsyth- photograph
3 novelist- dun know
4 jenevieve- baby powder
5 coma world- no focus
6 acemoma, acemo, moma ready- revolutionary
7 dagny- it’s only a heartbreak
8 anderson .paak- lockdown
9 peder mannerfelt- enter reoccuring disparity (tommy holohan remix)
10 fimber bravo- can’t control me

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how do these threads work?

People vote for their ten favourite tracks and I put them all in a Spotify list (link in OP). We’ve done it each quarter throughout the year, so this is the final one. I do allocate each track submitted points from 10 (first) to 1 (last), and then reveal a top 25 for the quarter - so we should end up with some sort of top 100 once I wrap this up at the end of the month.

The ranking stuff is just a bit of fun - the main idea is just to discover music you might have otherwise missed. There are separate rolling threads for specific types of music (including the ongoing debate about what constitues “a banger”), but thought this offered something a bit different from those.

Not had many lists submitted yet this time, so be good to get some more in :wink:

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Oh go on then.

1: IZCO ft. Novelist - Revitalisation

2: Masarima - Freak Like Me (Club Mix)

3: Sparkle Division - Oh Henry!

4: CKTRL - Robyn

5: Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham - Washed In You

6: Open Mike Eagle - Everything Ends Last Year

7: Omar S ft. John FM - Second Life

8: Pa Salieu ft. Boy Boy - No Warning

9: Musclecars - The Man Who Kept Bedstuy Warm

10: Giggs ft. Dave - Straight Murder

Speaking of John FM (vocals on that Omar S track) his American Spirit EP is one of my faves of the year

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Always find some good stuff in here. Some of these are from Q2/Q3 but I only discovered them recently. No.9 literally came out yesterday but I am already obsessed…

  1. Overmono - Everything U Need
  2. Novelist - Dun Know
  3. Ojerime - Give It Up To Me
  4. Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings
  5. Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington) - Freeze Tag
  6. Kipp Stone - Everythang
  7. Dan Kye - Raro
  8. WizKid (feat Tems) - Essence
  9. Madlib - Road of the Lonely Ones
  10. Betty - Pa Salieu
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Mainly Q4 releases I think, with a couple of later discoveries from earlier in the year thrown in too. Look forward to listening to the updated playlist :+1:

  1. Khruangbin - So We Won’t Forget
  2. Michael Kiwanuka - Final Days (Bonobo Remix)
  3. Actress & Sampha - Walking Flames
  4. Róisín Murphy - Murphy’s Law
  5. Taylor Swift - Champagne Problems
  6. Common feat PJ - Fallin’
  7. Open Mike Eagle - Sweatpants Spiderman
  8. Avalanches, MGMT & Johnny Marr - The Divine Chord
  9. Kurt Vile - Dandelions
  10. Arab Strap - The Compersion Pt 1
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Thanks for doing this

1.Avalon Emerson - Rotting Hills
2. Deserta - Hide
3. Julie Byrne & Jeffrey Cantu Ledesma - loves Refrain
4.Black Wing - Bollywood Apologetics
5. Cindy - Wrong Answer
6. The reds, pinks and purples - last summer in a rented room.
7. Daniel Avery - Petrol Blue
8. Overmono - Clipper (Another 5 Years)
9. Orchid Mantis - Within and Apart
10 MJ Guider - Quiet Time

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Really like that Cindy record

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  1. TSHA - Sister
  2. Dorcha - Bruiser
  3. Charles Webster - This Is Real (feat Shara Nelson)
  4. Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak
  5. William Basinski - Tear Vial
  6. Hannah’s Little Sister - Bin Mouth
  7. Nubya Garcia - Source (Makaya McCraven remix)
  8. Lanterns on the Lake - The Realist
  9. Emmy the Great - Dandelions / Liminal
  10. Lucidvox - My Little Star
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  1. Clipping - Say The Name
  2. Heather Leigh - All I Do is Lust
  3. Laura Veirs - End Times
  4. Hen Ogledd - Trouble
  5. Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty - ¡aquí yo mando!
  6. Bakongo - Oww
  7. Call Super & Parris - Design of a Body Sublime
  8. Serengeti - friends4eva
  9. SAULT - Free
  10. Quakers & The Niyat - Bare Essentials
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Tierra Whack - Feel Good
Oneohtrix Point Never - No Nightmares
Hen Ogledd - Trouble
Keeley Forsyth - Glass
The Avalanches- The Divine Chord
The Mountain Goats - Tidal Wave
Star Feminine Band - Femme Africaine
Loma - Half Silences
Kelly Lee Owen - Re Wild.

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1 Yves Tumor- Kerosene
2 Eartheater- Volcano
3 Galcher Lustwerk- I had to slow it down
4 Oliver Coates- Butoh baby
5 Shinichi Atobe- Lake 2
6 DJ Python- Mmmmm
7 Otik- Clairvoyant
8 Lorenzo Senni- Canone Infinito
9 Special Interest- All tomorrow’s carry
10 Jassss- Turbo Ole

Autarkic- The Exploiter just misses out

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1 Dino Brandao, Faber, Sophie Hunger - Ich Liebe Dich, Faber
2 Delmer Darion - Brossier
3 TSHA - Change
4 Krakow Loves Adana - The Ocean Between us
5 Ane Brun - Song For Thrill And Tom
6 Plants And Animals - House On Fire
7 Me Lost Me - The End Of The World
8 Hachiku - Dreams Of Galapagos
9 Ela Minus - Close (feat. Helado Negro)
10 Paddy Hanna - Sinatra

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Trying to stick to the one per album rule as best I can - 8-10 are additional favorites on albums from this quarter, even though they’re better than ones higher on the list.

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins - Save Your Tears
  2. Jesu - Terminus
  3. METZ - Framed by the Comet’s Tail
  4. Adrianne Lenker - Dragon Eyes
  5. Nothing - In Blueberry Memories
  6. Matt Berninger - Oh Dearie
  7. Hammock - EveryWhen
  8. The Smashing Pumpkins - Hidden Sun
  9. Jesu - Don’t Wake Me Up
  10. METZ - A Boat to Drown In
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Going to leave this open for a couple more days, if anyone wants to submit their favourite tracks of the last quarter, or the year in general.