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01.01.21 tyman's 2020 Awards06.12.20 tyman's 1,000
04.17.20 New Music Binge03.13.19 One Year
12.30.18 tyman's AOTY 2018

tyman's 2020 Awards

Well, I'm too lazy to rank my favorite albums of the year, so how about we just give out some awards to albums instead.
1Fit For a King
The Path

Worst Metal AOTY

What even happened here? Can't believe I was actually looking forward to this... guess this could also be the biggest disappointment of the year too.
2In This Moment

The Other Worst Metal AOTY

Yeah, don't know what was going on here. Just a dumpster fire of an album.
Music to Be Murdered By

Worst Rap AOTY

Long past his prime, lot of lost potential here. Some fun tracks... but not gonna be spinning this much in the future.
4Lamb of God
Lamb of God

Most Average Album

It's Lamb of God being Lamb of God... not much else.
Project Regeneration Vol. 1

Biggest Surprise

Honestly thought this band was done for... guess I was wrong. This album is pretty fun with some of their most enjoyable moments.
Modern Realism

Sputnik Spotlight

Just wanted to highlight this new album right here. Dolving's third full length embraces the weirder style of his efforts, mixing influences of Incubus with experimentation and heavier elements throughout. Simply a fun record to spin, give it a shot!
7Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Soul (Original Motion Picture Score)

Best Soundtrack

Even though it recently came out, this is my favorite soundtrack of the year by far. The mix of jazz compositions and the ambient work of Rezner and Ross is perfectly executed. I usually have a tough time with most soundtracks, but I can listen to this on repeat without getting bored.

Favorite (non-2020) Discovery

Never gave Brockhampton a chance until this year, and man was I missing out. I love the entire trilogy, but this is easily my favorite of the series. Super catchy tracks, great flow, and just a lot of fun overall.
9Oranssi Pazuzu
Mestarin Kynsi

Album that didn't live up to the hype

Yeah, didn't really get this album honestly. Tried to get into it numerous times, but it really didn't mesh well with me... I can see the appeal I guess, but it ain't for me.
10The Ghost Inside
The Ghost Inside

Biggest Fall

At first, I absolutely loved this album and thought it was fantastic. But each time I listened to it, it slowly got less and less enjoyable for me. Now, it all just feels pretty repetitive and doesn't really hit anything special.
11Boston Manor

Biggest Grower

Initially, I felt like this was a pretty mediocre pop punk record, but it kept drawing me back in with each listen. Now, it's easily one of my favorite records of the year and one that I consistently come back to on a regular basis.
12Taylor Swift

Best Taylor Swift Album not called "folklore" from 2020

Pretty self-explanatory.
Shadow Work

Best Trapt Album in 2020

such a classic.
14Kars Landman

Sputnik Spotlight

Another sputnik project to highlight, this one from Beardog. Although vocals are still a bit of an issue, this is a fun record that has great atmosphere and enjoyable songwriting. (You can check out my review for more description ;])
I Disagree

Best Whatever-You-Wanna-Call-This Album

This thing is all over the place... I love it. From metal to pop to industrial to noise, this album hits a lot but does it well. I understand why people wouldn't dig this... but I do so here we are.
16Phoebe Bridgers

Best Depresso Album (aka my penultimate AOTY)

Yeah I love this album, but man is it moody... pretty killer with the emotions. One of my most listened to records this year and for good reason
17Honey Harper

Best "Cosmic Country" ... actually just the Best Country Album but still

This was the album that kickstarted my journey into country... something that hasn't been done in all my years of listening to music. There was something about this album that kept me coming back, and man am I glad it did. Definitely one of the better records from this year.
18Run the Jewels

Best Rap Album

This is just a fun jam. Great beats, awesome flow, and genuinely great lyrics that tell a great story through each individual song. Although I never really got into them before, this album instantly got me hooked and has remained a top contender this year.
Visions of Bodies Being Burned

Best Spooky-Scary Horrorcore Rap Thing

The haunting atmosphere throughout this entire thing is certainly unsettling, but it sure is addicting. The flow on this album is intense rapid fire that always surprises me and the production on this is ridiculous. Top 5 of the year no doubt.
20The Weeknd
After Hours

Best Older-Influenced Pop

The integration of 80's synth style pop with the modern unity of The Weeknd's contemporary pop style is executed to near perfection. With catchy hooks, fantastic vocals, and impressive synth work cohesively create an impressive record that I've consistently returned to.
21Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia

Best Pop Album

This thing is ADDICTING. At first I wasn't a huge fan, but this record wouldn't let me go. Extremely catchy disco-influenced pop with fun hooks and amazing vocals. Top 10 record for sure, but this keeps growing for me.

Best Progressive Metal Album

What a fantastically composed metal album. As a continuation of their previous record, Virus embraces heavier elements, catchier hooks, and a more consistent effort from the band.
23Invent, Animate

Best Metalcore Album

"Best Metalcore" feels like an oxymoron nowadays, but this album genuinely hits the mark. Although not as good as their previous records, Invent Animate's third full length is full of technical riffs and drumming and an impressive performance from the new vocalist. (Another album that you should check out my review on)

Best Newcomer

With his debut EP, Daygraves hits the mark with a perfect blend of shoegaze and black metal. Similar to the styles of An Autumn for Crippled Children and Deafheaven, Silver shows a great potential in the genre with a solid foundation for his career.
25Taylor Swift

Song of the Year - Exile (feat. Bon Iver)

Although most people don't find this song to be all that amazing, I personally think it's one of her best she's made. The contrast between Justin Vernon and Taylor Swift is absolutely beautiful and it always hits the mark for me.
26Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

Guess I probably should've spaced out these last two since... I'm basically double posting folklore but whatever. Anyway, this really caught me off guard. I've always enjoyed Taylor Swift occasionally, but none of her albums ever really struck me in such a big way. Folklore though, this was a whole different experience, and one that hasn't been topped by any other album from this year.
27Love and Death
Perfectly Preserved

Now for some pointless last fm stats for the year if anyone cares

Most Listened to Song:
Love and Death - Down (126 plays)
28Taylor Swift

Top 5 Artists:

Brand New (518 plays)
Breaking Benjamin (564 plays)
Deftones (567 plays)
Phoebe Bridgers (617 plays)
Taylor Swift (1,055 plays)
29Taylor Swift

Top 5 Albums:

Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me (245 plays)
Boston Manor - GLUE (270 plays)
Ruston Kelly - Halloween (275 plays)
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (365 plays)
Taylor Swift - folklore (369 plays)

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Also just wanted to show off another album I love from the year
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