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My Favorite Music of 2020

This post will be updated throughout the year as I encounter new music. (Last Updated 2/16/2020. Created 2/15/2020.)


græ, by Moses Sumney

græ by Moses Sumney - Cover

(2/16/20) For some reason I thought this was coming out in another week or two, but it doesn’t actually drop until May. Oh well. Keeping it here as a placeholder just based on the teaser tracks that have been released already.

In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying this “Moses Sumney Similar Artists” radio on last.fm this morning.


The Slow Rush, by Tame Impala

The Slow Rush by Tame Impala - Cover

(2/15/20) Exceeded my expectations, and I can’t remember the last time a new album from an artist I already liked has done that. There is a warmth here that I haven’t heard in any of his work up until now. This is the electro psychedelic yacht rock I’ve been prepared for my entire life without realizing, every single track an absolute adult contemporary jam. If I didn’t have so many other listening projects already queued up I’d probably just listen to this on repeat for the next couple of weeks.

Created this “Favorite Music of 2020” collection mainly so that I could add this to it as the first entry.


Which Way Is Forward?, by Obongjayar

Which Way Is Forward? by Obongjayar - Cover

(2/15/20) Don’t know much about this guy but I came across a couple of his guest spots and singles, most notably “Still Sun” and “God’s Own Children,” last fall, and have been anticipating hearing more of his Afrobeat/Afropop/electronic/soul/hip hop/? music ever since. This EP collects those great singles along with some new tracks, all of it extremely solid.


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Format / Genre: collections album reviews
People: me Moses Sumney Obongjayar Tame Impala
Places: my ears
Series + Sources: Favorite Music of 2020 sharing things I like
Topics: music
Works Cited: The Slow Rush by Tame Impala Which Way Is Forward? by Obongjayar
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