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Top 10 Albums of 2020: Bittersweet Melody

Bittersweet Melody

DJ Allen
Wednesdays | 5:00am-7:00am

 

Badly Drawn Boy - Banana Skin Shoes (One Last Fruit)

Basic Plumbing - Keeping Up Appearances (Basic Plumbing)

Blitzen Trapper - Holy Smokes Future Jokes (Yep Roc)

Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Reunions (Southeastern)

Kathleen Edwards - Total Freedom (Dualtone)

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter (Chrysalis)

Nada Surf - Never Not Together (Barsuk)

Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud (Merge)

Woods - Strange to Explain (Woodsist)

 

From Allen

In a year marked by a pandemic, politics, and racial unrest, music was a great salve.  As is often the case, my favorites were released early in the year allowing me the time to fully digest the music, especially during the March/April early-Covid lockdown.  Nada Surf in February and Waxahatchee in March held my top two spots and earned the most spins in my house this year.  Whatever your favorites, I hope you found at least a little solace in the music of 2020.

 

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