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Seen some Best of 2020 So Far lists start to trickle out, so I figured I'd share.  Feel free to add any others.  Would love to hear what other VCers are digging as well - always looking for something new.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/best/indie-rock-albums-2020/

http://www.getalternative.com/the-best-albums-of-2020-so/

https://www.stereogum.com/featured/best-albums-2020-midyear-list/

https://www.spin.com/featured/the-30-best-albums-of-2020-so-far/

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I've liked a lot this year but my favorites have been:

Great American Ghost "Power Through Terror"

Porches "Ricky Music"
Yumi Zouma "Truth or Consequences"

Mumrunner "Valeriana"

Choir Boy “Complainer”

Off Road Minivan “Swan Dive”

Deathbreaker “Isolate”


EPs include:

Holy Fawn “The Black Moon”

Work Drugs “True Palms”

Some Mess “Some Mess”

Mouse on the Keys “Arche”

 

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Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
Dogleg - Melee
Soakie - Soakie
Disclosure - Ecstacy EP
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
AJJ - Good Luck Everyone
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM
HUM - Inlet
Moses Sumney - Græ
Coriky - S/T
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Run The Jewels - RTJ4
Taylor Swift - folklore
Logic - No Pressure
Days N' Daze - Show Me The Blueprint.
The Suicide Machines - Revolution Spring

 

Edited by cesar11

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Throwing it up here to keep track, will re-order at year end

 

1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

Andy Shauf - Neon Skyline

Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Childish Gambino - 03.15.20

Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners

Denzel - Unlocked

Dirty Projectors - 5 EPS

Justin Bieber - Changes

New Found Glory - Forever and Ever x Infinity

Owen - The Avalanche

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Ray LaMontagne - MONOVISION

Soccer Mommy - Color Theory

Tame Impala - Slow Rush

The Midnight - Monsters

Edited by Tommy

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My current favorites this year, alphabetically:

 

Best Coast - Always Tomorrow

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Coriky - S/T

Drakulas - Terminal Amusements

Brian Fallon - Local Honey

Hum - Inlet

Christopher Lee Hutson - Beginners

Jason Isbell - Reunions

Bob Nanna - Celebration States

Jeff Rosenstock - N O D R E A M

Run The Jewels - RTJ4

SNST - It's Hard To Be Loved By You

Soccer Mommy - Color Theory

Sparta - Trust The River

The Suicide Machines - Revolution Spring

Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor

Edited by scottheisel

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7 hours ago, scottheisel said:

My current favorites this year, alphabetically:

 

Best Coast - Always Tomorrow

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Coriky - S/T

Drakulas - Terminal Amusements

Brian Fallon - Local Honey

Hum - Inlet

Christopher Lee Hutson - Beginners

Jason Isbell - Reunions

Bob Nanna - Celebration States

Jeff Rosenstock - N O D R E A M

Run The Jewels - RTJ4

SNST - It's Hard To Be Loved By You

Soccer Mommy - Color Theory

Sparta - Trust The River

The Suicide Machines - Revolution Spring

Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor

Its funny. Whenever I put on the new Suicide Machines, my wife will ALWAYS ask "Who is this?". Shes a Suicide Machines fan and shes heard the album many times but for some reason she forgets it.

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I've probably listened to more new music this year than in any other year - not much else for me to distract myself with, sadly.  My favorites, so far, roughly in order:

 

David Keenan - A Beginner's Guide to Bravery

SAULT - Untitled (Black Is)

Rope and Ladder - Rope and Ladder

Carpool - Erotic Nightmare Summer

Stay Inside - Viewing

Andrew Judah - Impossible Staircase

Flies are Spies from Hell - Final Quiet

Katie Pruitt - Expectations

Katie Malco - Failures

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

So Soon, the Truth - Were You Ever Really There?

Bruce Peninsula - No Earthly Sound

VASA - Heroics

Myrkur - Folksange

 

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Favorites so far:

The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast 

Four Year Strong - Brain Pain

Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces, Everyone

PEARS - S/T

New Found Glory - Forever and Ever x Infinity

 

 

Good romps:

Criteria - Years

The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

Beach Slang - The Deadbeat Band of Heartbreak City

AJJ - Good Luck Everybody

Hot Mulligan - You'll Be Fine 

Bob Nanna - Celebration States

 

 

Stuff I need to dig into more:

Covet - technicolor

Bad Cop/Bad Cop - The Ride

Pictures of Vernon - Bug

Broadway Calls - Sad in the City

Sparta - Trust The River

 

 

Stuff I'm looking forward to:

Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds...

Into It. Over It. - Figure

METZ - Atlas Vending

Drug Church - LP 4 (hopefully)

 

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against all logic-2017-2019

man-eaters - ggentle ballads for the simple soul

BIB-deluxe

the cowboy-wifi on the prairies 

caustic wound-death posture

bolt gun-begotten

sunami-sunami

geld-beyond the floor

special interest-the passion of

gulch-impenetrable cerebral fortress 

protomartyr-ultimate success today

the microphones-the microphones in 2020

 

the microphones album is definitely my aoty so far, and i dont think that will change

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