Jesper L.

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Last Active 01-27-21 9:19 pm
Joined 03-15-16

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12.28.20 jesper's 202011.30.20 The best 2020 albums
11.04.20 Anything I missed?10.07.20 The Oceans Ranked
10.03.20 i miss concerts07.29.20 A guide to nu-gaze
06.13.20 Midterm report04.23.20 Some overlooked 2020 releases
07.23.19 If Green Day's trilogy were one good al 04.30.19 Top 12 Counterparts songs
03.14.19 Underrated 2019 indie/gazey records12.20.18 Best and worst album covers of 2018
08.20.18 Underrated 2018 indie/gazey/dreamy stuf05.31.18 Best albums of 2018 so far
05.10.18 Underrated 2018 releases05.01.18 U2 albums ranked
12.13.17 Top 40 albums of 201705.21.17 Top 40 Albums of 2016

jesper's 2020

helo it's my bday today so instead of idk celebrating i am, in a very unique move, presenting you my fav albums of the year
Born Again

Firstly, I'd like to say that this website is Very Nice. Even though I've been around for a few years, I've only been ~properly active~ since good ol' covid hit. So yea, thanks pandemic, you caused something good. Seriously though, you're all very nice (even those of you who aren't) and also very hot. Thank you for having me < 3
54Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated Side B

Oh, yeah, these are some honourable mentions, EPs and compilations and stuff I want to shout out (because I'm a little bitch and only incorporate albums albums in my top 50 lol). Continuing the corny stuff, I love writing reviews here and was very surprised to see the contrib tag appear one day. Thanks for reading my stuffs (or pretending to have done so idrk/c) even though I'll drastically overrate anything that can be labeled 'nu-gaze' or 'sad woman wearing black finds guitar and has heard a chelsea wolfe album'.
53Cuerpos Cosmicos

Shoutout to this lovely lil album too, 'Strength' is one of my most played songs of the year and an amazing blend of dream pop and glitchiness.
52Dave Jakes
Dave Jakes EP

Some of you might know/remember Lonely The Brave, this is their old vocalist's first new music since leaving the band. It's some really cool post-y indie rock stuff, give it a listen!
51Strega Nona
Mirrored Pink

Heavily overlooked album, not quite in my top 50 but definitely worth checking if you're into very very shoegazeified black metal. Anyways yes let's get into the actual list thing top 50 hooray!
Lounge Music for Cat People

(how i'd describe the) genre: shoegaze / indie rock
recommended song: 'Planes'
49Midwife (USA)

ambient / shoegaze
Everything All at Once

indie rock
'chasing me'
47Ela Minus
acts of rebellion

minimal house
'el cielo no es de nadie'
46Sea Oleena
Weaving A Basket

ambient / dream pop
'Lost Song'
45The Soft Pink Truth
Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

downtempo / minimal techno
44Bell Plaines
Through Fog

post rock / shoegaze
'Summer Night'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: album I've fallen asleep to most frequently this year
Marvelous Isolation

drone / ambient
'Running Foxes'
I Disagree

'Anything Like Me'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: 2020's ultimate walking-around-Prague-album (yeah, shush, I know, it just came out when I was there and I ran into some wild beavers while listening to 'Sick of the Sun', good memories u know)
41Ruby Haunt

dream pop
40Loathe (UK)
I Let It In And It Took Everything

post hardcore / shoegaze
'Two-Way Mirror'

math rock
38Kacy Hill
Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again

trip hop / dream pop
Somewhere Nowhere

dream pop / shoegaze
'End Up Alone'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: most all-over-the-place album that's still very good
36Touche Amore

post hardcore
'Exit Row'
35Phoebe Bridgers

indie folk
'Chinese Satellite'
34MJ Guider
Sour Cherry Bell

ambient / industrial
'Quiet Time'
33Barely Civil
I'll Figure This Out

indie rock / pop punk
'Box For My Organs'
32Hot Mulligan
You'll Be Fine

pop punk
'We're Gonna Make It To Kilby!'
31As Real

post metal / sludge metal
'Planet Casket'
30Soft Kill
Dead Kids R.I.P. City

post punk / shoegaze
'Oil Burner'
29Holy Motors

dream pop / country
'Endless Night'
Slow Dance

dream pop
'Bye Bye Summer'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: the ultimate first-lockdown-relaxation-record
27Jaye Jayle

psychedelic / gothic
'The River Spree'
26Sugar High
Love Addict

shoegaze / trip hop
25Seer Believer

indie rock
'So Much Like Perfect'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: most criminally overlooked album of the year
24No Joy

dream pop / post punk
23Charli XCX
How I'm Feeling Now

(glitch) pop
'7 Years'
22Enter Shikari
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

alt rock / post hardcore
Stare Into Death and Be Still

death metal
'The Lifeless Advance'
20Fleet Foxes

indie folk

dream pop

*SPECIAL AWARD*: most chill, Pleasant and (: album of the year
18Agnes Obel

folk / neoclassical
'Island of Doom'
No Good Left To Give

indie rock / post hardcore
'Tunnel Vision'

glitch pop / indie pop
15Spanish Love Songs
Brave Faces Everyone

pop punk
'Losers 2'
Visions of Bodies Being Burned

hip hop / industrial
'Looking Like Meat'
13Narrow Head
12th House Rock

shoegaze / alt rock
'Hard to Swallow'
12END (NJ)
Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

'Sands of Sleep'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: best breakdown of the year (see: 'Hesitation Wounds'. Or 'Pariah'. Or 'Sands of Sleep'.
11Ecke Wu
表演 Performance

dream pop / shoegaze

shoegaze / post metal
'The Summoning'
9Palm Reader

post hardcore
'Ending Cycle'
8Leifur James
Angel in Disguise

downtempo / jazz

post metal / gothic

*SPECIAL AWARD*: my favourite Bandcamp find this year
Down Through

shoegaze / indie rock
'Brush Back'
New Dreams

indie folk / glitch pop

*SPECIAL AWARD*: most played album this year
4Two People
Second Body

trip hop / dream pop
'The Line'
3Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou
May Our Chambers Be Full

post rock / doom metal
'The Valley'

*SPECIAL AWARD*: 'The Valley' is undoubtedly song of the year
2A.A. Williams
Forever Blue

post rock / gothic
The Great Dismal

'In Blueberry Memories'
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