2020…what to say that hasn’t been said about this sh#tshow of a year?
If I actually am saying something about this year (and I am) then I think it was actually quite good for music. I am sure many/most of these albums were in the works well before this whole “2020” thing/situation/hell-scape kicked off, so that may have saved it. I dunno. The image gallery below represents my favourite releases for the year (the album name in each square will link to purchase/visit). These albums include folk, some country and even some pop but all are Slowcoustic jams.
I think the Keaton Henson album “Monument” would win out as my favourite of the year if I was tied down and politely asked to choose. It is quiet, pensive, intimately personal, ridiculously beautiful and perfect for late night music listening. Did I mention he looks like my nephew? Well, he does. And I find it a bit awkward when he doesn’t pick up an acoustic guitar at family gatherings and attempt to make us all cry….
Favourite Covers Albums
Favourite album or collection or compilation that came out just prior to making this post.
~me in reference to Jeffrey Foucault’s “Uncollected Recordings 2005-2020”
Also a favourite album or collection or compilation that came out just prior to making this post.
~me in reference to I Am Oak’s “Odd Seeds (Pt. 1 & 2)”
I own almost all of the of these albums in physical format — I think I am only missing a couple due to crazy shipping or no vinyl option or I am simply waiting on it to arrive. I urge you to pick up a copy as well, preferably from your local record shop…you know…not to be too preachy and all that.
I would also embed more streams and such, but this blog has been updated a little too much and I can’t figure out how to make it look okay. Okay?