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01.01.21 my favorites of 2020

my favorites of 2020

based on personal enjoyment and not necessarily objective quality, i like what i like you know how it is
30Yung Lean

if i was making a guilty pleasures of the year list, this would easily be number one. part of me doesn’t want to like it but it’s really really good when i’m in the right mindset for it to do its thing.
29Bryan Cranston Crayon Box
Super Wumbo Attack Game

not eric’s usual lane, but he pulled off a really solid fake video game chiptune soundtrack. “level two” is what really puts it over the edge.

“thos moser” alone means this album has to be on this list. the rest is solid too. experimental electronic with significant hyperpop flavor.
27Chloe x Halle
Ungodly Hour

solid pop r&b. not much to it beyond that, but that’s enough for it to be great.
26Mohawk Johnson

i’ve never played pokémon, but mohawk genuinely engaged me with an album about it. clearly very personal to him, ends up being entertaining but, with the spoken tracks, moving as well. #FREEMOHAWK
25 Brockhampton
Technical Difficulties

technically not a real project, but the series of singles they shoved out there this year were solid.
It Is What It Is

i wasn’t in a groovy mood most of this year, if i was this would be much higher.
23Aaron Cartier
Aaron Cartier Best Dog

ridiculous in the best way. not polished, feels genuine. “everyday” is so fun.
22Spillage Village

love the feel of this album so much. “baptize” slaps.
21Aesop Rock
Spirit World Field Guide

“the gates” is one of my favorite songs of the year. such a smart, well-crafted album.
20Run the Jewels

don’t know why this one didn’t grab me like their first three. maybe it was the album cover? not sure. still great though.
19100 Gecs
1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues

why was “toothless” left off the original album?? it’s so good. remixes are mostly hits, especially the star-studded “ringtone” one.
18Rico Nasty
Nightmare Vacation

“candy” is how you open a goddamn album. variety of styles, all with rico’s trademark edge. except maybe “own it”, but that one still bops.
Industry Games

doubt she’ll win the best new artist grammy but i’m pulling for her. title track goes tf off.
I Disagree

such an angry but fun album. knows how ridiculous it is at points but goes for it anyway and shines.
15Mac Miller

wasn’t into his stuff before this one. now i’m devastated by the loss of so much potential. “good news” crushes my soul every time.
14Kota The Friend

just a nice summery jam. you could consider it safe, but sometimes kinda background-type music can be great.
13food house
food house

“thos moser” had to lead to something more, and i’m glad it did. so many bangers. love these two.
12William Crooks

love the aggression mixed with well-crafted but clearly small budget production. distortion is so fun.
Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez

how’d they put chai and jpegmafia on the same track and make it work? great production throughout.
10Dua Saleh

this had me hooked for a good while. “cat scratch” was on loop for a couple weeks.
cypress grove

15 years old. absolutely insane. love the pretty much constant harmonies. wish he put “clover” and “arsenic” on it too but what can you do.

he’s finding his lane and starting to thrive. can’t wait for what comes next.
7Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats

denzel can really do no wrong. soundscapes and flows are different from his and kenny’s normals and they more than pull it off.

didn’t like all of the songs at first but god did they grow on me. dude knows how to craft earworms.
5Charli XCX
How I'm Feeling Now

perfect soundtrack for struggling to find joy while in quarantine.
41 800 PAIN

most insane album of this year. makes me wanna burn shit tbh. perfect catharsis music.
3William Crooks

he shows up again. two great albums so close to one another. the angst on this is immaculate. 2020 was a hell year and this was more catharsis.
2Tkay Maidza
Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2

there’s no real through-line to this album, but it doesn’t need it. it’s banger after banger. no skips.

future of pop. at least i hope so. distortion on the 808s and vocals and pretty much everything is so so good. again, no skips. all hits.
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