Favorite Records of 2020

I’m so excited to share my favorite albums of 2020 with you guys! Out of the 214 release I listened to, these are my 50 favorite full-lengths. I’ve included Bandcamp links where available! Enjoy!

Honorable Mentions:
Puta Volcano – Amma
Combo Qazam – Flight Music
Friends Club Records – On Second Thought
Adzes – No One Wants To Speak About It
American Arson – A Line In The Sand
Code Orange – Underneath
Azusa – Loop Of Yesterdays
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts V: Together
Huntingtons – Muerto, Carcel, O Rocanrol


50 – Dens – Taming Tongues

Alternative/Post Hardcore

49. Jeff Rosenstock – No Dream

Punk – https://jeffrosenstock.bandcamp.com/album/no-dream

48. Serpent Servant Slave – Headless

Darkwave/Electronic – https://mindovermatterrecords.bandcamp.com/album/headless

47. Restless Habs – Taking The Fast Way Down

Punk – https://restlesshabs.bandcamp.com/album/taking-the-fast-way-down

46. Gulfer – Gulfer

Math Rock/Emo – https://gulfer.bandcamp.com/album/gulfer

45. Owen – The Avalanche

Singer Songwriter/Indie – https://owenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-avalanche

44. Frail Hands – Parted/Departed/Apart

Screamo – https://frailhands.bandcamp.com/album/parted-departed-apart

43. Taylor Swift – Folklore

Singer Songwriter/Pop

42. Francis Quinlan – Likewise

Indie Pop – https://francesquinlan.bandcamp.com/album/likewise

41. East Ghost – Fin

Indie Rock – https://eastghost.bandcamp.com/album/fin

40. Unwed Sailor – Look Alive

Post Rock – https://unwedsailor.bandcamp.com/album/look-alive

39. Standards – Fruit Island

Math Rock/Post Rock – https://wearestandards.bandcamp.com/album/fruit-island

38. Caterpillars – Where Shadows Go To Sleep

Emo – https://caterpillars.bandcamp.com/album/where-shadows-go-to-speak

37. Ratboys – Printer’s Devil

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://ratboys.bandcamp.com/

36. Various Artists – Philly Math Rock – Covid Relief Compilation

Math Rock – https://phillymathrock.bandcamp.com/album/philly-math-rock-covid-relief-compilation

35. Coriky – Coriky

Indie/Punk – https://coriky.bandcamp.com/album/coriky

34. Deathbreaker – Isolate

Hardcore

33. Bitch Falcon – Staring At Clocks

Grunge/Shoegaze – https://bitchfalcon.bandcamp.com/album/staring-at-clocks

32. Everything In Slow Motion – Influence

Post Hardcore

31. Envy – The Fallen Crimson

Hardcore/Post Rock – https://envy.bandcamp.com/album/the-fallen-crimson

30. Cloudkicker – Solitude

Post Metal – https://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com/album/solitude

29. Shiner – Schadenfreude

Space Rock – https://shinerkc.bandcamp.com/album/schadenfreude

28. Devon Kay & the Solutions – Limited Joy

Ska/Punk – https://devonkayandthesolutions.bandcamp.com/album/limited-joy

27. Deftones – Ohms

Metal/Space Rock

26. Alexia Avina – Unearth

Dream Pop – https://alexiaavina.bandcamp.com/album/unearth

25. Big Loser – Love You, Barely Living

Emo/Punk – https://bigloser.bandcamp.com/album/love-you-barely-living

24. Thanya Iyer – Kind

Pop/Folk – https://thanyaiyer.bandcamp.com/album/kind

23. Down Again – The Devil Is A Gentleman

Post Hardcore/Emo

22. Lowrider – Refractions

Stoner Metal – https://lowriderofficial.bandcamp.com/album/refractions

21. Tigerwine – Nothing Is For You

Post Hardcore

20. Entropy – Liminal

Post Hardcore/Space Rock – https://entropy8.bandcamp.com/album/liminal

19. Record Setter – I Owe You Nothing

Screamo – https://recordsetter.bandcamp.com/

18. Touché Amoré – Lament

Post Hardcore – https://toucheamore.bandcamp.com/album/lament

17. PVRIS – Use Me

Pop/Rock/Electronic

16. Hatebreed – Weight Of The False Sense

Hardcore

15. Mountains For Clouds – Anxious & Aware

Emo – https://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/album/anxious-aware

14. Misery Signals – Ultraviolet

Melodic Metalcore – https://miserysignals.bandcamp.com/album/ultraviolet

13. Kids – Lost Cities

Indie Rock

12. Caspian – On Circles

Post Rock – https://caspiantheband.bandcamp.com/album/on-circles

11. The Ghost Inside – The Ghost Inside

Metalcore – https://theghostinside.bandcamp.com/album/the-ghost-inside

10. End – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

Metalcore – https://yourfuckingend.bandcamp.com/album/splinters-from-an-ever-changing-face

9. August Burns Red – Guardians

Metalcore – https://augustburnsred.bandcamp.com/album/guardians

8. Slick Shoes – Rotation And Frequency

Punk

7. Into It. Over It. – Figure

Indie/Emo – https://intoitoverit.bandcamp.com/album/figure

6. Deep Sea Diver – Impossible Weight

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://thedeepseadiver.bandcamp.com/album/impossible-weight

5. The Casket Lottery – Short Songs For End Times

Emo – https://thecasketlottery.bandcamp.com/album/short-songs-for-end-times

4. Glacier Veins – The World You Want To See

Dream Punk/Emo

3. In Parallel – Fashioner

Darkwave/Shoegaze – https://inparallelband.bandcamp.com/album/fashioner

2. Hayley Williams – Petals For Armor

Pop

1. Hum – Inlet

Space Rock – https://humband.bandcamp.com/album/inlet

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Favorite EP’s/Singles of 2020


It’s my favorite time of year when I get go back through all the records released in 2020 that I listened to and put together a list of my favorites to share. This year I had so many albums to share that I had to create two lists. One for EP’s and singles and one for full-length releases. I’ve included Bandcamp links where they were available. I think each of these releases is worth a listen. Go check out some new tunes! Enjoy. 

Honorable Mentions
Coma City – When All Else Fails
Arkhtinn – Astrophobia
Refused – The Malignant Fire

40. Purplish – Into The Future

Shoegaze – https://purplish.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-future

39. Goddamnit/Traverse – Split

Punk – https://goddamnit.bandcamp.com/album/goddamnit-traverse-split

38. Liberandos – Cool Your Jets

Indie/Punk – https://liberandos.bandcamp.com/album/cool-your-jets

37. Virginity – Death At The Party

Emo/Punk – https://virginityisrad.bandcamp.com/album/death-to-the-party

36. Relegation – Thousand Dead Trees

Hardcore – https://relegationaltf.bandcamp.com/album/thousand-dead-trees

 

35. Overgrow – Hear Your Voice Again

 

Emo/Indie Pop – https://commongroundcollective.bandcamp.com/album/hear-your-voice-again

 

34. Phavors – Petals

Dream Pop – https://phavors.bandcamp.com/album/petals-ep

33. Death At Intervals – We’re Inside The Foxglove

Post Hardcore/Emo – https://deathatintervals.bandcamp.com/album/were-inside-the-foxglove

32. Fang Fang – Fang Shui

Rock – https://fangfang.bandcamp.com/album/fang-shui

31. Corduroy Moon – Gone For the Weekend

Indie Pop – https://corduroymoon.bandcamp.com/album/gone-for-the-weekend

30. Scale and Feather – Chasms

Post Rock/Post Metal – https://scaleandfeather.bandcamp.com/album/chasms

29. KYOTY – Eliora bat Avraham v’ Sarah

Post Metal – https://kyoty.bandcamp.com/album/eliora-bat-avraham-v-sarah

28. Ghosting – Mini EP

Emo – https://ghostingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/mini-ep

27. Rain of Salvation – In Times of Desperation

Hardcore – https://rainofsalvation.bandcamp.com/

26. Slow Disco – Super Slow Disco

Emo – https://slowdiscopdx.bandcamp.com/album/super-slow-disco

25. Puzzle – Nothing But Rain

Post Rock – https://voiceoftheunheard.bandcamp.com/album/votu050-nothing-but-the-rain

24. Black Rat – New Start

Punk – https://black-rat.bandcamp.com/album/new-start

23. – Catbite/Omnigone – Split

Ska/Punk – https://badtimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/catbite-x-omnigone

22. Vekora – EP2

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://vekora.bandcamp.com/

21. To Be Gentle/sowithout – septemberthirteenthtwentytwenty

Screamo – https://sowithout.bandcamp.com/album/septemberthirteenthtwentytwenty

20. A Place In Prague – Contact High

Emo – https://aplaceinprague.bandcamp.com/album/contact-high-ep

19. The Third Project – Tractopelle

Post Hardcore/Post Metal – https://thethirdproject.bandcamp.com/album/tractopelle

18. Overo/Asthenia – Split

Screamo/Emo – https://overo.bandcamp.com/album/overo-asthenia-split

17. Naru – The Falling Moon

Indie/Dream Pop/Emo – https://naru09.bandcamp.com/album/–2

16. Mornifle – Mornifle

Post Metal/Post Rock – https://mornifle.bandcamp.com/releases

15. Venezia Rojo Shocking – Playful

Indie Rock – https://veneziarojoshocking.bandcamp.com/

14. Left Neglect – Children

Alternative/Indie Rock – https://leftneglect.bandcamp.com/album/children

13. Ammonia Wash – Erasure Poems

Shoegaze/Emo – https://ammoniawash.bandcamp.com/album/erasure-poems

12. Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh – Operation Take Over

Nu Metal 

11.Hammock – Into the Blank / Madi

Ambient – https://shop.hammockmusic.com/album/into-the-blank-madi

10. Every Light Goes Out – Every Light Goes Out

Post Rock – https://everylightgoesout.bandcamp.com/

9. Aches – Dead Youth

Post Hardcore – https://acheshc.bandcamp.com/album/dead-youth

8. Spotlights – We Are All Atomic

Post Metal – https://spotlights.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-all-atomic

7. Starflyer 59 – Miami

Indie Rock – https://starflyer59.bandcamp.com/album/miami

6. Glimmers – Cluttered Heart

Emo/Indie Pop – https://commongroundcollective.bandcamp.com/album/cluttered-heart

5. Maggie Gently – Good Cry

Indie/Singer Songwriter – https://maggiegently.bandcamp.com/album/good-cry

4. The Beautiful Mistake – You Are Not Broken. I Am

Post Hardcore/Emo – https://wiretaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-not-broken-i-am

3. Fake Eyes – A Drip Is All We Know

Post Hardcore/Space Rock – https://newmoralityzine.bandcamp.com/album/a-drip-is-all-we-know

2. – Death Tapes – Preface

Screamo – https://deathtapes.bandcamp.com/album/preface-2

1. Hopesfall – Hall Of The Sky

Post Hardcore/Space Rock

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This week I’m counting down my 30 favorite releases from 2019.

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Favorite Releases of 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the great music released this year! I chose to call this my favorite releases because a) best of is relative and b) not all of these are albums. We have some ep’s and 7″ records that make up my favorite releases of this year. So let’s go!

Honorable mentions:
Refused – War Music
Shin Guard – 2020
As Cities Burn – Scream Through The Walls
Palamino – Palamino
Parkway & Columbia – Wanderer
Reveries / Chalk Hands / Okänt – split ep
Starflyer 59 – Young In My Head
High and Dry – Headroom
Two Hands One Engine – Janice
True Blossom – Heater
Nanami Ozone – NO
Flash the Ready – Circles
Maker of the Bear – Clarity
Thrice – Deeper Wells EP
Korn – The Nothing
Slick Shoes – Broadcasting

30. Crossed Keys – Savior

https://crossedkeys.bandcamp.com/album/saviors
Punk

29. Circle Back – Terminus

https://circlebackhc.bandcamp.com/
Hardcore

28. Spoken In Tongues – The Nail That Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down

https://spokenintongues.bandcamp.com/releases
Punk/Indie Rock

27. Jimmy Eat World – Surviving

Emo/Alternative

26. Spotlights – Love & Decay

https://spotlights.bandcamp.com/album/love-decay
Hard Rock/Space Rock

25. Norma Jean – All Hail

Metalcore

24. Zao – Decoding The Transmissions From The Möbius Strip

https://officialzao.bandcamp.com/album/decoding-transmissions-from-the-m-bius-strip
Metal

23. Unwed Sailor – Heavy Age

https://unwedsailor.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-age
Post Rock

22. Jay Som – Anak Ko

https://jaysom.bandcamp.com/album/anak-ko
Indie Rock/Singer Songwriter

21. Stranger Kings – Blue LP

https://store.northernrecords.com/album/blue
Shoegaze

20. Radar State – Strays

https://radarstate.bandcamp.com/album/strays
Rock and Roll

19. Queen Of Jeans – If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid

https://queenofjeans.bandcamp.com/album/if-youre-not-afraid-im-not-afraid
Indie Rock

18. Field Mouse – Meaning

https://fieldmouse.bandcamp.com/
Indie Rock/Shoegaze

17. Mineral – One Day When We Are Young

https://mineralofficial.bandcamp.com/
Emo

16. The Get Up Kids- Problems

https://thegetupkids.bandcamp.com/album/problems
Emo

15. Surprises – Natural Disaster

https://surprises.bandcamp.com/album/natural-disaster-2
Indie Rock

14. Leem Of Earth – Chapter EP’s

Shoegaze

13. Defeater – Defeater

https://defeaterband.bandcamp.com/album/defeater
Hardcore

12. The Darling Fire – Dark Celebration

https://thedarlingfire.bandcamp.com/album/dark-celebration
Emo/Indie Rock

11. Charly Bliss – Young Enough

https://charlybliss.bandcamp.com/album/young-enough
Indie Rock

10. Copeland – Blushing

R&B

9. I, The Mountain – Saga

https://ithemountainuk.bandcamp.com/releases
Metalcore

8. The Menzingers – Hello Exile

https://themenzingers.bandcamp.com/album/hello-exile
Punk

7. Cursive – Get Fixed

https://cursive.bandcamp.com/album/get-fixed
Emo/Indie Rock

6. Oso Oso – Basking In The Glow

https://osoosoband.bandcamp.com/album/basking-in-the-glow
Emo

5. Pedro The Lion – Phoenix

https://pedrothelion.bandcamp.com/album/phoenix
Emo/Indie Rock

4. Comrades – For We Are Not Yet, We Are Only Becoming

Post Metal/Post Rock

3. Cave In – Final Transmission

https://cavein.bandcamp.com/album/final-transmission
Space Rock

2. American Football – LP3

https://americanfootball.bandcamp.com/album/american-football-lp3
Emo

1. Brutus – Nest

https://wearebrutus.bandcamp.com/album/nest
Post Metal

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