🏆 2020 - Tracks Of The Year (So Far) 🏆

OK cool, I’ll keep an eye out for it appearing on Spotify and add it when it does.

@Kirstysmetalhands - you can add up to 10 tracks, did you have any others?

Does anyone know if I can add the playlist link to the OP?

Oh yeah…

Torres - dressing america
Tica douglas - white shoes
Bats - long sleeves
Waxahatchee - lilacs
Alice boman - dont forget about me
Sarah mary chadwick - please daddy
Against all logic - if loving you is wrong
Us girls - 4 american dollars
Stephen malkmus - the greatest own in legal history
Porridge radio - popsong

Also, i kept reading your username as megathickcock (felt like i had stumbled onto reddit)

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Great picks!

That’s an unfortunate mix-up. No reddit users with record collections here :wink:

Baxter Dury. - Carla’s got a Boyfriend
Waxahatchee - Lilacs
Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song
The Avalanches - Running Red Lights
Jay Electronica - The Blinding
Destroyer - Cue Synthesiser
La Roux - Automatic Driver
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats - so.incredible.pkg
NNAMDÏ - It’s OK
Keeley Forsyth - It’s Raining

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1: Jay Electronica - Universal Soldier

2: Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul

3: Waxahatchee - Ruby Falls

4: Christine & The Queens - Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras

5: DJ Python - ADMSDP

6: Frank Ocean - Dear April

7: CS + Kreme - Blue Flu

8: Tame Impala - Breathe Deeper

9: Lyra Pramuk - Witness

10: Moses Sumney - Cut Me

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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Into the Godless Void
envy - Marginalized Thread
FACS - Teenage Hive
I Break Horses - I’ll Be The Death Of You
Squarepusher - Midi Sans Frontières (Avec Batterie)
OOIOO - bulun
Princess Nokia - Gemini
Ichiko Aoba - amuletum
Dan Deacon - Become a Mountain
Otoboke Beaver - I am not maternal

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  1. Chromatics - Famous Monsters
  2. Craven Faults - Vacca Wall (could be anything from the Erratics and Unconformoties album really)
  3. Ghost Halo - NYC Ecstasy Comedown
  4. Nicolas Jaar - Mud
  5. Against All Logic - Faith
  6. Holy Fuck - Deletes
  7. Four Tet - Baby

Can’t think of any more just yet - have only just caught up with 2019!

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Just let me know if you think of any more and I’ll add them.

The playlist is now up-to-date, with a total of 132 tracks. There are only 10 tracks which have featured in 2 or more people’s lists.

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Baxter Dury - I’m not your dog
Georgia - Never let you go
Jeffrey Lewis - Keep it chill in the east vill
Daniel Avery/Allesandro Cortino - Illusion of time
Tame Impala - Lost in yesterday
Khurangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
Holy Fuck - Deleters
Four Tet - Baby
Jay Electronica - The Blinding
I Break Horses - Death Engine
Six Organs of Admittance - The 101

This has especially been giving me lots of quarantine cheer

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As it stands.

  1. Deradoorian - Saturnine
  2. TORRES - Dressing America
  3. Molly Burch - needy
  4. Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song
  5. Joan As Police Woman - Out of Time
  6. Laura Marling - Held Down
  7. Four Tet - Baby
  8. JARV IS… Jarvis Cocker - House Music All Night Long
  9. Stephen Malkmus - Xian Man
  10. Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
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My top three of the year so far:

  1. Ichiko Aoba - Amuletum
    Not only the most beautiful song I have heard so far in 2020, but the most beautiful I have heard for many years. AFAIK this is the first time she’s ever released a studio recording with more than just her voice and acoustic guitar, but the addition of harp, clarinet and cello works absolute wonders.
  1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Cars in Space
    I’m a real sucker for good jangle pop, and these guys scratch that itch for me far better than any other contemporary band. Love the way that the acoustic guitar acts as an anchor for those two intertwining lead guitars which can really let loose.
  1. tricot - 右脳左脳
    Excellent poppy math-rock by this all-female Japanese trio. Really tight track with brilliant performances. I’m surprised they don’t really get talked about on here as I’d expect them to appeal to a lot of DiS-ers.

Others:

Hailu Mergia - Abichu Nega Nega
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Coconut Jam
Jeff Parker - Max Brown
Gezan - EXTACY
Horse Lords - Fanfare for Effective Freedom
Against All Logic - If Loving You Is Wrong
Moses Boyd - Shades of You

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Really, really good song. Had a hard time leaving it out of my list

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  1. U.S. Girls - Born To Lose

  2. Waxahatchee - Arkadelphia

  3. Fightmilk - I’m Starting To Think You Don’t Even Want To Go To Space

  4. Alice Boman - The More I Cry

  5. Alexandra Savior - Crying All The Time

  6. Porridge Radio - Lilac

  7. Peggy Sue - Validate Me

  8. Jehnny Beth - Flower

  9. Poliça - Fold Up

  10. Gill Landry - Angeline

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Tough to order but think my top 5 are all locked in.

  1. Surf N Turf - Boldy James
  2. Repeat - J Hus (feat. Koffee)
  3. Lilacs - Waxahatchee
  4. Four Tet - Baby
  5. What Kinda Music - Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes
  6. 22! - Navy Blue
  7. Ravi - Caribou
  8. Poor Chicago - Tree
  9. It Just Doesn’t Happen - Destroyer
  10. Rare Thing - Frances Quinlan
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Tough to pick 10 but I’ll go with the below as some of my faves so far in this very rough and not particularly scientific order

Do Nothing - LeBron James
Lanterns on the Lake - Before they Excavate
Waxahatchee - Ruby Falls
Porridge Radio - Lilac
Frances Quintana - Went to LA
Bright Eyes - Persona non Gratis
Soccer Mommy - Circle the Drain
Stupid Love - Lady Gaga
Holy F - Luxe
Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song

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This is a great idea for a thread. It’s so hard to rank these (with the exception of #1), but here are my picks from albums already released (I’m avoiding singles for upcoming ones), assuming we’re doing a one track per artist rule:

  1. Caspian - Ishmael
  2. Holy Fawn - Blood Pact
  3. October Drift - Oh the Silence
  4. Dogleg - Prom Hell
  5. Post Louis - Fishwife
  6. The Men - Mercy
  7. Greg Dulli - The Tide
  8. Pearl Jam - Dance of the Clairvoyants
  9. Wolf Parade - Under Glass
  10. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead - Gravity

Just in case embedded links screw up the counting, here’s a Spotify playlist.

Very honorable mention to anything off of the Empty Country album.

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And just since I know I’m much more likely to try a song if there’s a clickable link:

Caspian - Ishmael
Holy Fawn - Blood Pact
October Drift - Oh the Silence
Dogleg - Prom Hell
Post Louis - Fishwife
The Men - Mercy
Greg Dulli - The Tide
Pearl Jam - Dance of the Clairvoyants
Wolf Parade - Under Glass
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead - Gravity

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Porridge Radio Sweet
Baxter Dury I’m Not Your Dog
Frank Ocean Dear April
Phoebe Bridgers Garden Song
Holy Fuck Luxe
Wolf Parade Against The Day
Destroyer Crimson Tide
Four Tet Mama Teaches Sanskrit
Waxahatchee Lilacs
Nadia Reid All Of My Love
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  1. A.A.L - Fantasy
  2. Holy Fuck - Free Gloss
  3. Agnes Obel - Roscian
  4. Jay Electronica - Ghost of Soulja Slim
  5. Tame Impala - Tomorrow’s Dust
  6. Dan Deacon - Fell IntoThe Ocean
  7. Four Tet - Romantics
  8. 1975 & Phoebe Bridgers - Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
  9. Midwife - Anyone Can Play Guitar
  10. Pictish Trail - Turning Back

So much good stuff already this year.

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  1. Restless - CocoRosie
  2. Everybody’s Alright - De Lux
  3. Ein Pilot - Alex Mayr
  4. Roger Ebert - Clem Snide
  5. But You - Alexandra Savior
  6. June 14th - Lauren Auder
  7. Torokh - DakhaBrakha
  8. Neutro - Noiserv
  9. Never Come Back - Caribou
  10. It Just Doesn’t Happen - Destroyer

Keeley Forsyth “Start Again”, and Porridge Radio “Born Confused” both kept jumping in and out of my list - but they seem to be represented lots on other lists anyhow, so that makes me feel better.

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