Wow what a decade this year has been! With all the turmoil in the world and the exhausting amount of politics (& oh yeah a pandemic) I turned to music more than ever to help get me through it all. Music has always been my therapy, my escape, and being able to share my love of music with all of you is simply the best!
Speaking of the best, the albums and EPs listed below are the BEST of the best, the firehose that helped contain this dumpster fire of a year! The top 20 of 2020 were selected from an overwhelming abundance of standout releases from this year.
I very much want to thank each and every one of the musicians I have focused on here at the Music Savage site, and on The Music Savage Show, from the bottom of my heart for creating such amazing music to help us all find happiness and joy in such dark times.
And now my dear friends I present to you a song from each of my favorite albums & EPs of 2020. I hope you enjoy these selections, and I hope the new year brings you all more incredible music and tons of happiness and joy!
Ailbhe Reddy – Personal History
Released October 2nd via Street Mission Records. Buy It!
PYNKIE – #37
Released October 16th via House Arrest. Buy It!
The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers
Released July 10th via Carpark Records. Buy It!
Christopher Paul Stelling – Best Of Luck
Released February 7th via Anti Records. Buy It!
Caroline Rose – Superstar
Released March 6th via New West Records. Buy It!
Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started
Released July 10th via Loma Vista Recordings, Buy It!
Chrissy Stewart – House of Christina
Released July 22nd via PVDLive. Buy It!
Nicole Atkins – Italian Ice
Released May 29th via Single Lock Records. Buy It!
Sylvan Esso – Free Love
Released September 25th via Loma Vista Recordings. Buy It!
Alex The Astronaut – The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing
Released August 21st via Nettwerk. Buy It!
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Released March 27th via Warner, Buy It!
BLACKSTARKIDS – Whatever, Man
Released October 22nd Via Dirt Hit. Buy It!
Lydia Loveless – Daughter
Released September 25th via Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late. Buy It!
The Arthur Brothers – Nine
Released September 25th via Declared Goods. Buy it!
Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
Released January 24th via 37d03d Records. Buy it!
Perve Endings – Slow Burn
Released December 11th via Bargain Bin Records. Buy it!
False Heads – It’s All There But You’re Dreaming
Released March 13th 19th via Lovers Music. Buy it!
Fiona Silver – Hostage Of Love
Released February 14th independently. Buy It!
Soleima – Powerslide
Released March 13th via Big Beat Records. Buy It!
Lilly Hiatt – Walking Proof
Released March 27th via New West Records. Buy It!