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Our Top 10 Albums of 2020


Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters 

We think this album surpassed everyone’s expectations and made for the most versatile, thrilling and ground breaking album of 2020.

https://open.spotify.com/album/0fO1KemWL2uCCQmM22iKlj?si=bKaxiIfWRSGXBnXKqqKHiA

Adrianne Lenker – Songs and Instrumentals 

An album we’ve listened to on repeat since it’s release. Emotionally raw, you can feel the heartbreak slowly take shape throughout the entirety of Songs and Instrumentals.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2Qt8Z1LB3Fsrf6nhBNsvUJ?si=Q-bqUfdcS9y6jxzlroFMtw

Bright Eyes – Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was 

Conor Oberst is one of our favourite lyricists and songwriters so when Bright Eyes released their 10th studio record, we was excited to see what mood it brought with it. A bleak optimism and exquisite musicianship was our answer.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1GMHBkCYVzWqrrczVDBJKm?si=O-aIdJdNRhuk_nT8hTAP5g

Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open 

Will Toledo and gang take on a more electronic sound on this new record which only goes to show how diverse they are as a band, jumping between genres without a pause for breath. 

https://open.spotify.com/album/0p6P42zHY2W8Zd7BKBcKQg?si=HBcKyH1VRaiFOOa67XeLCA

Seahaven – Halo of Hurt 

A band we love making more music we love. An easy pick for ourselves and anyone else wanting an album filled with emo influence.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7jybwv0N6TGuWMqa0eOxF2?si=_4nGHInCSSKy2sZRTYhPoQ

Black Foxxes – Black Foxxes 

Possibly the most underrated album of the year in our opinion. Black Foxxes display an edge and flair on this album that has pent up aggression and angst throughout. A must listen for any fans of Manchester Orchestra and/or All Get Out.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5fJbo3PFUNJsWv019NOlwo?si=9PDfx8zeQJWfFFMFqn0MIg

Soccer Mommy – color theory  

Honestly, we weren’t hooked immediately by this album but we kept finding ourselves returning to this record again, and again, and now it’s in our top 10. 

https://open.spotify.com/album/2CISL0rSGzbO0MbQMlqBez?si=p0IFrd9XSPqheuiM8Jn1ug

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher 

Similar to Soccer Mommy, we didn’t quite get the hype built around this album on first listen. And even our second. But when listening through this record for the third time, on a crisp winters evening, we got it. And yes, the praise is well and truly deserved.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2xECuqnvvmVktV7UO8Dd3s?si=daEo5PsAQ5utDUVMN2nEMQ

Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud 

What a lovely album. There’s something for everybody on this album and we can’t stop humming ‘Fire’ on a daily basis. 

https://open.spotify.com/album/04HMMwLmjkftjWy7xc6Bho?si=tfGxZLMXQ-6BnzdiALJ6Rg

Spanish Love Songs – Brave Faces Everyone

This one hit home with some brutally honest and real lyricism.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7GP702lI6EeRJnruJPoznv?si=Z9AX7r6SQrGAfWAp857YeA

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