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Staff Picks for the Best of 2020

Another year, another year end list! We’d like to share with you our favourites of the year!

We’re still waiting to get everyone’s list, but here’s a couple to start.
We’ll add them as we get them.
If something great comes out before December 31st, we’ll add it to our lists.

Here we go…


As always, my list is in alphabetical order. Even for a year with less music, there was still a ton of great releases…these are my favourites (that I remember).

New Albums

Black Market Brass – Undying Thirst
Boris – NO
Caustic Wound – Death Posture
Fontaine’s DC – A Hero’s Death
Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters…
Fuzz – III
Hum – Inlet
Idles – Ultra Mono
Jehnny Beth – To Love Is To Live
Jody Glenham – Mood Rock
Mr. Bungle – The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo
Necrot – Mortal
Neil Young – Homegrown
Of Feather and Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Run The Jewels – RTJ4
Slift – Ummon
Sumac – May You Be Held
Thundercat – It Is What It Is

Reissues / Comps

Black Sabbath – Paranoid Super Deluxe
G.I.S.M. – Detestation
Kennélmus – Folkstone Prism
Hawkwind – At The BBC – 1972
L-Seven – L-Seven
Martin Denny – Various Reissues
Pale Saints – The Comforts of Madness
Plus – No Pisar El Infinito
Pulsallama – Pulsallama
The Stooges – 50th Anniversary Complete Fun House Sessions 15 LP Box
Tommy McGee – I’m A Stranger
Various – Southeast Of Saturn


My list doesn’t include any local bands or records I released cuz I could probably make a whole other list of all the amazing local records that came out!

New Albums

Ethan P Flynn – B-sides and Rarities Vol 1
Tobe Nwigwe – Cincoriginals
Deep Sea Diver – Impossible Weight
Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now
Jonsi – Shiver
Doves – The Universal Want
Samia – The Baby
$not – Tragedy +
Emma Kupa – It Will Come Easier
MC Eiht – Lessons
Drain – California Cursed
Sumac – May You Be Held
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – The Helm of Sorrow
Sweeping Promises – Hunger for a Way Out
100 gecs – 1000 gecs and the Tree of Clues
Hum – Inlet
The Streets – None Of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive
Fontaines DC- A Heroes Death
Idles – Ultra Mono
Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
Molchat Doma – Monument
Lil Peep – Everybody’s Everything
Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Raspberry Bulbs – Before the Age of Mirrors
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form
The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers
Sorry – 925
Isobel Campbell – There Is No Other…
Caribou – Suddenly
U.S. Highball – Up to High Doh
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills
Microphones- Microphones in 2020
Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist – Alfredo
Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

honourable mention digital single:
Vin Diesel – Feel Like I Do


Buddha Bar Greatest Hits
Arab Strap- Philophobia
Divine Comedy – All records