|2020 under 50|
In 2020, I listened to 403 albums. These are albums I enjoyed that have fewer than 50 ratings on Sputnik
Grave of a Dog
Song Recommendation: "Kingscorpse"
Note: Collab between The Body/Full of Hell/Lingua Ignota members
Song Rec: "Is This Real Life, Jesus Christ"
Note: Side project of Have A Nice Life's Dan Barrett
Song Rec: "A Boat to Drown In"
Note: If you take my advice on the song rec, watch the music video.
|4||Colour in the Clouds|
Song Rec: "Elephant"
Note: This might as well be Alexisonfire
Song Rec: "Flowers to My Demons"
From The Leaves Of Your Garden
Song Rec: "Out of Reach"
|7||The Mountain Goats|
Getting Into Knives
Song Rec: "Tidal Wave"
|8||DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ|
Song Rec: "Charmed"
Note: This album just feels good
Song Rec: "In the End"
Note: They remind me of He is Legend Lite
Song Rec: "Doin' Fine"
Note: Side project of The Story So Far's Parker Cannon
Song Rec: "So Without"
Note: They kind of remind me of Mew
Song Rec: "Life of the Party"
Song Rec: "A Bloody Morning"
Note: All of the work done under the Final Fantasy moniker is now that of Owen Pallett. Good music video for song rec.
Song Rec: "Patrick Bateman"
Song Rec: "Angel Delete"
Note: Appeared on American Idol before taking off in this direction
|16||The Atomic Bitchwax|
Song Rec: "Scorpio"
Note: Reminds me of Foo Fighters with some teeth
Song Rec: "Pantomima"
Note: This is the solo project of the Afghan Whigs' vocalist
|18||Into It. Over It.|
Song Rec: "We Prefer Indoors"
I Won’t Fade On You
alt rock/pop punk/emo
Song Rec: "If You Love Me (Like You Say)"
Less Is Moor
Song Rec: "IN IN IN"
|21||Guitar Fight from Fooly Cooly|
Song Rec: "teens//candle"
Note: I'm a sucker for nintendo samples
|22||The Airborne Toxic Event|
Song Rec: "All These Engagements"
Note: Got that Bruce Springsteen feel to it
The Weight And The Cost
Song Rec: "Strength for Breath"
Note: Collab between members of Bane, Converge and Darkest Hour, but doesn't sound like any of those lol
Song Rec: "Perennial"
Note: More melodic than Svalbard, but if you like that record you should at least try this one
Don't Shy Away
Song Rec: "Breaking Waves Like a Stone"
Note: This reminded me of Hundred Waters, Wye Oak, Daughter
|26||George Clanton & Nick Hexum|
George Clanton and Nick Hexum
Song Rec: "Crash Pad"
Note: Nick Hexum is the lead singer of 311, this is a fun, chill record
Hello, It's You
Song Rec: "Better Yesterday"
Note: Someone told me I was ridiculous for saying this was a pop punk version of the 1975
Song Rec: "Plans We Made"
Pop Music / False B-Sides II
Song Rec: "Mikaela Corridor"
Note: The music video for song rec is unsettling and bizarre
Someone Who Isn't Me
Song Rec: "Who's Happy?"
instrumental math rock
Song Rec: "What You Aren't"
|32||Dai Dai Dai|
Song Rec: "AINE KURAINE"
Note: Hear me out-- this album goes hard in the paint when it kicks in
Song Rec: "Suffogaze"
Note: I'm am also a sucker for Deftones guitars
Paint My Memory
In Another Life
Song Rec: "Set Me Free"
Song Rec: "Who You Are"
|37||The Band Royale|
The Band Royale
prog rock/yacht rock
Song Rec: "Loose Lips Sink Ships"
|38||The Moore Family Band|
pop punk/alt rock
Song Rec: "Yelling Out of Tune"
Note: Jeff Rosenstock shows up a couple times on this record
Song Rec: "Live Another Life"
In Due Time
Song Rec: "Knucklehead"
Song Rec: "AEIOU"
Song Rec: "Sweet Summer Sweat"
|43||Pure Bathing Culture|
Song Rec: "Headlights on the Parade"
Note: This is a full cover album of the Blue Nile's Hats album, with Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab) and San Fermin
|44||Ghost of Vroom|
Ghost of Vroom 2
alt rock/jazz/hip hop
Song Rec: "Rona Pollona"
Note: This is a side project of former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty
Song Rec: "Left for Dead"
Note: Technically just a 2-song single, this cover of the Lemonheads is amazing
Song Rec: "Perilous"
Note: I feel like there's not enough ska bands, so was happy to hear this