Is this supposed to be new songs in 2020? Well, AJR was new to me
this last year. I really like both their sound and their "not sure what I'm doing here" approach to lyrics and message. I played a bunch of their stuff as pandemic fatigue really started to hit in the fall. Great for quick car trips with the bass up a little when you have to get out of the house. And the kids like them.
They're three brothers who seem to be into the joyful production of their own music, so that's cool. They've been around a few years with a number of recognizable songs getting airtime, but are all over the place now with Bang! (But haven't been featured in WGOM Videos!) They don't have a ton of video choices, so the pick here is a little arbitrary. Some of my favorites include Weak, Netflix Trip, No Grass Today, Bud Like You, Three-Thirty, Burn the House Down, Call My Dad, Don't Throw Out My Legos, and Birthday Party. Enjoy!
This was the album I listened to the most this year. Every time I listen I keep thinking it's really great.
I'm kind of amazed at how consistently I love every Fiona Apple record.
Given my work/life situation this year, I haven't listened to nearly as much music as I would like to. And given the state of the world, it's a challenge to find a suitable video for the stuff I did like this year. That being said, this Oceanator album absolutely whips, and I highly recommend it.
Can anyone but Bob Dylan drop a nearly 17 minute song about the death of JFK almost 57 years after the fell event and not only it feel timely but also reflects on the year 2020? Also the "video" for the song is just sepia-tinged official JFK portrait.
quality Aussie guitar craft
I don't have much 2020-wise, but I did find this to be my favorite track off of Plini's most recent album "Impulse Voices"
Okay, gang, it's time to sign up for the Best of 2020 series. It will be first come first served. Just volunteer below and I will set up the schedule shortly.
Also, it's been awhile since we all dropped a list, so let's do that too!