Thursday, November 19, 2020

2020 Albums of the Year

I've been lazy and mia, here's a list of them, but like so many others things in this past year, they've been lost, in a bunker, missing in action, unmotivated, lethargic, lackadaisical, etc, etc.

life sucks, and it's not others faults, but with diabetes, a blood clot, dealing with a house/payments/appliances, annoying neighbors being excessively loud, the pandemic, the election, working from home, my wife's challenges with her work, the health and unfortunate passing of my dog,  social unrest, and so many other things, music just hasn't found its way into my life as much as usual.

lot of soul searching, mortality thinking, and longing for nostalgia.

Plus after finding 1 million hits 2019, I kind of longed to try and write and publish a book, but that also seems unlikely anytime soon.

Plus the updated version of blogger has thrown me off, so much trying to blog like I once did isn't as second nature.

I have probably only listened to most of these albums once or twice, which kind of invalidates this list, but at this point I don't have the time or motivation to try and make this list more accurate, so here's the list. In a better time, I would/will do a revised version, but if/when that happens is unclear.

1. Dirt Poor Robins - Dead Horse (incl Dirt Poor Robins - Dead Horse, Alaska (Onyx))
2. Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea
3. Pat Metheny - From this Place
4. Everything Everything - Re-Animator
5. Vennart - In the Dead, Dead Wood
6. Ours - Media Age [EP]
7. Lehto and Wright - Curios (2019)
8. Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night
9. Pain of Salvation - Panther
10. Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
11. Bend Sinister - Why Can't We Be Happy [EP]
12. Bruce Peninsula - No Earthly Sound
13. Green Carnation - Leaves of Yesteryear
14. Doves - The Universal Want
15. Tigran Hamasyan - The Call Within
16. Timmy Sean - A Tale From the Other Side
17. Long Distance Calling - How Do We Want to Live?
18. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
19. The Dear Hunter - The Fox and the Hunt
20. Chromeo - Quarantine Casanova [EP]
21. Protest the Hero - Palimpsest
22. The Monkees - The Monkees Live – The Mike & Micky Show
23. NDV - Invisible
24. Nektar - The Other Side
25. Other Lives - For Their Love
26. John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
27. Maraton - Meta
28. Misha Bower - Trying to Have it All

Haven't got around to listening to

Ghostpoet - I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Android Superstation - This Side of Nowhere
Battlemaster - Ghastly, Graven & Grimoireless
Skott - Always Live for Always
McStine & Minnemann - McStine & Minnemann
Max Richter - Voices
Motorpsycho - The All Is One
Thurisaz - Re-Incentive
Jónsi - Shiver
Honorary Astronaut - EP. 001
The Midnight Callers - Red Letter Glow
Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
Fish - Weltschmerz 
Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
The Greening - The Color of Television
Jessy Ribordy - Adrift In The Whereabouts
K Será - Revolution in Retrospect [1B]
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - Homebound
The Chap - Digital Technology
Mariana Semkina - Sleepwalking
IAMX - Echo Echo

Still not released
Blackfield - For The Music
iamthemorning - Counting the Ghost [EP]
McStine & Minnemann - II
Dirty Loops - Phoenix [EP]
Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love