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Octa's 2020

2020 isn't over, but I'm sure ready 4 it 2 be over. Want to thank sput and its userbase for giving me a space to laugh, big brain, chat, and learn about music. You guys are the best. Would not have heard half the tunes I heard this year without y'all. List is some faves released in 2020, in no particular order
1Skelethal
Unveiling the Threshold


DEATH METAL

dm aoty probably

https://skelethal.bandcamp.com/album/unveiling-the-threshold
2RX-101
Serenity


TECHNO/ELECTRONICA

bangin and beautiful

https://rx-101.bandcamp.com/album/serenity-2
3INSTINCT
INSTINCT x 0113


UKG

split EP w/ 0113. proof that the recent UKG revival can respect the past while pushing the genre forward. massive massive tunes the both

https://instinctrecs.bandcamp.com/album/instinct-x-0113
4Tennis
Swimmer


INDIE/DREAM POP

top-notch production, beautiful melodies, very catchy. lovely album from a lovely band
5Ulcerate
Stare Into Death and Be Still


EXTREME METAL

what else is there to say? probably the best band ever

https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/album/stare-into-death-and-be-still
6Mac Miller
Circles


HIP-HOP/SOFT ROCK/POP

first exposure to mac, prompted me to check out his other albums—needless to say I was floored
7Wasted Space
like summer, but colder


PUNK/LOFI

punky, wavey, delicious. my ears have been opening up to more lo-fi and punky sounds lately, and this one really worked for me! a pleasant musical surprise from a lovely user

https://wastedspacepa.bandcamp.com/album/like-summer-but-colder
8Saphileaum
In Distant Terra


DUB TECHNO

Silent Season has been buy on sight for a while and they show no signs of letting up. lovely 4 tracker of deep, tactful dub for rainy days

https://shop.silentseason.com/album/in-distant-terra-5
9Al Wootton
Operator


UKG/UK FUNKY

an impeccable, varied release of ukg, funky, breaks, and dub

https://alwootton.bandcamp.com/album/operator
10Seep
Souvenirs of a Necrosadist


DEATH/DOOM

crusty, doomy death metal. absolute filth

https://seepdeathdoom.bandcamp.com/album/souvenirs-of-a-necrosadist-2
11Washed Out
Purple Noon


a welcome return to form after the disappointment that was mr mellow. the songwriting shows growth, but nothing truly groundbreaking here. might be washed out's most cohesive album to date

https://washedout.bandcamp.com/album/purple-noon
12Causa Sui
Szabodelico


PSYCH

a smooth, extremely rewarding listen
13Tame Impala
The Slow Rush


PSYCH/POP

hated this for a good portion of 2020. really grew on me this fall
14Prescribe Da Vibe
I'm Here EP


UKG/2-Step

never cared much for the Kiwi label, but this ep is gorgeous. in the midst of the new wave focusing heavily on breaks and speed garage, even fusing garage with microhouse and electro, this mans put out the most properly r&b heavy 2-step i've heard in years

https://prescribedavibe.bandcamp.com/album/im-here-ep
15STRFKR
Future Past Life


INDIE/POP

dreamy indie pop, gets better every listen

https://starfucker.bandcamp.com/album/future-past-life
16Georgie Sweet
Misunderstood


NEO-SOUL/R&B

butter. very sweet, indeed

https://georgiesweet.bandcamp.com/album/misunderstood
17Holy Wave
Interloper


PSYCH/INDIE

holy wave strip away a bit of the plodding gazey instrumentation that held their music back and create a *fun* album that keeps pace with the developments of neo-pop/psych production, all while staying true to their ethos. their best is yet to come, I think, but for now this will certainly do

https://holywave.bandcamp.com/album/interloper
18DJ Romain
Nothing Is Lost Vol. 1


DEEP HOUSE *(remaster)*

superb deep house. the vocal track is great, but Piano Man (Get Ready) steals the show

https://wolfmusicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-is-lost-vol-1
19Matriarch (USA-CO)
Descension


DOOM/POST

quality post, no frills

https://matriarchdoom.bandcamp.com/album/descension
20DJ Harvey
DJ Harvey Live at Rumors


FUNK/DISCO

it's not often we are treated to a dj mix from this man. one of the best to ever do it. this one is filled with balearic grooves, disco, funk, world. if you dont know, get in the know

https://deejayharvey.bandcamp.com/album/dj-harvey-live-at-rumors
21Norken and Nyquist
Synchronized Minds


DEEP HOUSE/ELECTRO

frigid, deep, delicious, minimal yet colorful

https://norkenandnyquist.bandcamp.com/releases
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