Best of 2020 | Ryan D

Best of 2020 | Ryan D

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!


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!