Corona’s certainly taken away any excuse to say I haven’t had time to get round to writing up these gems. I confess the Rona did lead me to listen to more old music than any other year I can remember, the power of soundwaves has been much discussed in 2020 (as well as the plight for it live wise), so I’ll leave you to join the dots as to why. And trust music was a bessie mate to you this last twelve months too.
Here they are and by the way if you’re reading this you know who, for the first time ever an artist you intro’d me to, has made it in. You can die happy now my friend.
It only took seven years.
2020’s TOP TEN.
ROISIN MURPHY – Roisin Machine (Album)
Second year running top! Her ‘Roisin Machine’ album is a joyous fifty four odd minutes of aural stimulation and quite possibly the greatest Disco record of all time. Certainly of the 21st Century. Fight me*.
BUSTA RHYMES & ANDERSON .PAAK – Yuuu
BIIG PIIG – Feels Right
PODIUM OF THE PODIUM:
CURTIS WATERS ft HARM FRANKLIN – Stunnin
FONTAINES D.C. – Televised Mind
THE OLYMPIC FINALISTS:
DijahSB – Frontin’ Like Pharrell
DUA LIPA– Hallucinate
L DEVINE – Boring People
EMPRESS OF –Give Me Another Chance
*If you want to fight me with Dua’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ I’m listening, it is an outrageous record, worthy of being dueled over. Same goes for Jessie W’s ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’