2020 - Our Favourite Music And Film

Even though we're currently making our own new album, 
we're checking other people's Music and Films like hungry animals.
Here's where we round it up for year end list fans...

Here's our "Favourite 50 Tracks of 2020" Mix on Mixcloud and Spotify.
(all the rest of the 2020 monthly mixes are down the page)

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

Locked down, but not out...
We watched a massive amount of visual work in 2020.
108 in total, so here's the list from top to bottom.

And last, but not least...Here's our Favourite Albums from 2020...
(We heard a massive total of 2292 this year)
(Click the covers and it'll take you through to a shop and stream)

Here's our Top 30...


Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu - "Renegade Breakdown" (Ninja Tune)


Fleet Foxes - "Shore" (Anti)


Eight Rounds Rapid - "Love Your Work" (Tapete Records)


Magick Brother & Mystic Sister - "Magick Brother & Mystic Sister" (Sound Effect Records)


Melody Gardot - "Sunset In The Blue" (Decca Records)


Róisín Murphy - "Róisín Machine" (Mickey Murphy's Daughter Limited)


Sufjan Stevens - "The Ascension" (Asthmatic Kitty Records)


Psychedelic Furs - "Made Of Rain" (Cooking Vinyl)


Motorpsycho - "The All Is One" (Rune Grammofon)


A Certain Ratio - "ACR Loco" (Mute)


Aksak Maboul - 
"Figures" (Crammed Discs)


Artificial Pleasure - "A New Joy" (Artificial Pleasure)


Julianna Barwick - "Healing Is A Miracle" (Ninja Tune)


Jarv Is - "Beyond The Pale" (Rough Trade)


Laraaji - "Sun Piano" (All Saints Records)


Max Richter - "Voices" (Decca Records)


Bananagun - "The True Story Of Bananagun" (Full Time Hobby)


Julian Cope - "Self Civil War" (Head Heritage)


Chip Wickham - "Blue To Red" (Lovemonk)


Ultraísta - "Sister" (Partisan Records)


Laura Perrudin - "Perspectives & Avatars" (Laurent Carrier Diffusion)


Clara Hill - "Shine" (Black Pearl Records)


Activity - "Unmask Whoever" (Western Vinyl)


BC Camplight - "Shortly After Takeoff" (Bella Union)


Lewsberg - "In This House" (Lewsberg Records)


Jyoti - "Mama, You Can Bet!" (eOne Music)


Jehnny Beth - "To Love Is To Live" (20L07 Music)


Planet Battagon - "Trans-Neptunia" (On The Corner)


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "The Mosaic Of Transformation" (Ghostly International)


Ane Brun - "How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow" (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

And here's the best of the rest of our monthly recommends in alpha order...

Actress - "Karma & Desire" (Ninja Tune)

A Girl Called Eddy - "Been Around" (Elefant Records)

Algiers - "There Is No Year" (Matador Records)

The Allman Betts Band - "Bless Your Heart" (BMG)

The Amorphous Androgynous - "We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal" (fsoldigital.com)

Andrew Tuttle - "Alexandra" (Room40)

Andrew Wasylyk - "Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation" (Athens Of The North)

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "X: The Godless Void And Other Stories" (InsideOut Music)

Anna Cordell - "Nobody Knows Us" (Anna Cordell)

Anna Von Hausswolff - "All Thoughts Fly" (Southern Lord Recordings)

Arabs In Aspic - "Madness And Magic" (Karisma Records)

Atom™ - "<3" (Raster Noton)

Bad History Month - "Old Blues" (Exploding In Sound)

Badly Drawn Boy "Banana Skin Shoes" (Damon Gough)

Balothizer - "Cretan Smash" (Louvana Records)

Barringtone - "Bonanza Plan" (Onomatopoeia)

Baxter Dury - "The Night Chancers" (Heavenly)

Bebel Gilberto - "Agora" (PIAS Recordings)

Bent - "Up In The Air" (Godlike & Electric Entertainment)

The Bongolian - "Harlem Hipshake" (Blow Up Records Limited)

Bo Ningen - "Sudden Fictions" (Alcopop! Records)

Bonnie Banane - "Sexy Planet" (Péché Mignon)

The Breathing Effect - "Photosynthesis" (Alpha Pup)

Brigid Mae Power - "Head Above The Water" (Fire Records)

Bruce Hornsby - "Non-Secure Connection" (Zappo Productions)

Buscabulla - "Regresa" (Ribbon Music)

Butcher Brown - "#KingButch" (Concord Jazz)

Cabaret Voltaire - "Shadow Of Fear" (Mute)

Caleb Landry Jones - "The Mother Stone" (Sacred Bones)

Charles Webster - "Decision Time" (Dimensions Recordings)

Cindy Lee - "What's Tonight To Eternity" (Superior Viaduct)

Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald & Friends - "Return To Y'Hup - The World Of Ivor Cutler" (Chemikal Underground)

Courtney Marie Andrews - "Old Flowers" (Fat Possum Records)

Cowboy Junkies - "Ghosts" (Latent Recordings)

Crack Cloud - "Pain Olympic" (Meat Machine)

Damaged Bug - "Bug On Yonkers" (Castle Face)

Damian Lazarus - "Flourish" (Crosstown Rebels)

Dan Whitehouse - "Dreamland Tomorrow" (Reveal Records)

Daphne Guinness - "Revelations" (Agent Anonyme Limited)

Dawn Chorus And The Infallible Sea - 
"Liberamente" (Azure Vista Records)

Debris Of Titan - "Are We Astronauts?" (Debris Of Titan)

Delphine Dora - "L'inattingible" (Threefour Records)

Derrick Hodge - "Color Of Noize" (Blue Note)

Destroyer - "Have We Met?" (Dead Oceans)

Diabolical Liberties - "High Protection & The Sportswear Mystics" (On The Corner)

Disclosure - "Energy" (Island Records)

Doves - "The Universal Want" (Heavenly)

Eddie Pepitone - "For The Masses" (800 Pound Gorilla)

Ego Ella May - "Honey For Wounds" (UpperRoom Records)

Einstürzende Neubauten - "Alles In Allem" (Potomak)

EoB - "Earth" (Capitol Records)

Erlend Apneseth - "Fragmentarium" (Grappa Musikkforlag)

FACS - "Void Moments" (Trouble In Mind)

The Fantasy Orchestra - "The Bear And Other Stories" (Disco-Ordination)

Félicia Atkinson - "Everything Evaporate" (Shelter Press)

Fiona Apple - "Fetch The Bolt Cutters" (Epic)

Frankie And The Witch Fingers - "Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters" (Greenway - Reverberation Appreciation Society)

Garcia Peoples - "Nightcap At Wits' End" (Beyond Beyond is Beyond Record)

Genevieve Artadi - "Dizzy Strange Summer" (Brainfeeder)

Ghostpoet - "I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep" (Play It Again Sam)

The Greyboy Allstars - "Como De Allstars" (Knowledge Room Recordings)

Handle - "In Threes" (Maternal Voice)

Hawkwind Light Orchestra - "Carnivorous" (Cherry Red Records)

Hibiscus Biscuit - "Reflection Of Mine" (Hibiscus Biscuit)

I Am The Manic Whale - "Things Unseen" (Planet Groovy)

Indian Queens - "God Is A Woman" (Cool Thing)

Ishq - "Remote Viewer" (Psilowave)

Islet - "Eyelet" (Fire Records)

Jade Hairpins - "Harmony Avenue" (Merge Records)

Jaga Jazzist - "Pyramid" (Brainfeeder)

Jason McMahon - "Odd West" (Shinkoyo)

Jeremy Cunningham - "The Weather Up There" (Northern Spy)

Jimi Tenor - "Metamorpha" (BubbleTease Communications)

Joan Of Arc - "Tim Melina Theo Bobby" (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Jon Hassell - "Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two)" (Ndeya)

Jon McKiel - "Bobby Joe Hope" (You've Changed)

Juanita Stein - "Snapshot" (Nude Music Ltd)

Juniore - "Un, Deux, Trois" (Le Phonographe)

Kairon; IRSE! - "Polysomn" (Svart Records)

Kate NV - "Room For The Moon" (RVNG Intl)

King Krule - "Man Alive!" (XL Recordings Ltd)

Låpsley - "Through Water" (XL)

Laraaji - "Moon Piano" (All Saints Records)

Laraaji - "Through Luminous Eyes" (All Saints Records)

Las Kellies - "Suck This Tangerine" (Fire Records)

Liar, Flower - "Geiger Counter" (One Little Independent Records)

Luke Vibert - "Luke Vibert Presents: Amen Andrews" (Hypercolour)

Mamalarky - "Mamalarky" (Fire Talk)

Marie Mifsud - "Récif" (Ebullissons)

Marilyn Manson - "We Are Chaos" (Loma Vista Recordings)

Mark Kozelek - "Mark Kozelek With Ben Boye And Jim White 2" (Caldo Verde Records)

MUSH - "3D Routine" (Memphis Industries)

The Nels Cline Singers - "Share The Wealth" (Blue Note)

The New Empire - "Second Lifetime" (The New Empire)

Nicolas Godin - "Concrete And Glass" (Because Music)

No Age - "Goons Be Gone" (Drag City)

No Joy - "Motherhood" (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Once And Future Band - "Deleted Scenes" (Castle Face)

Oneohtrix Point Never - "Magic Oneohtrix Point Never" (Warp Records)

OOIOO - "Nijimusi" (Thrill Jockey) 

The Orielles - "Disco Volador" (Heavenly Recordings)

Psychotic Reaction - 
"Ocean Of Darkness" (1629592 Records)

Pyjamarama - "Simple Living" (A Tant Rêver Du Roi)

Radiant Children - "There's Only Being Yourself" (No Tricks)

Real Estate - "The Main Thing" (Domino Recording Co Ltd)

Robert Haigh - "Black Sarabande" (Unseen Worlds)

Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - "Jazz Is Dead 002" (Jazz is Dead)

Rufus Wainwright - "Unfollow The Rules" (BMG )

Sarah Murcia, Olivier Py, François Thuillier, Benoit Delbecq - "Eyeballing" (DStream)

Sault - "Untitled (Rise)" (Forever Living Originals)

Secret Machines - "Awake In The Brain Chamber" (TSM Recordings)

The Sensible Gray Cells - "Get Back Into The World" (Damaged Goods)

Shabaka And The Ancestors - "We Are Sent Here By History" (Impulse!)

Skalpel - "Highlight" (No Paper Records)

Skeletons - "If The Cat Come Back" (Shinkoyo)

Skygaze - "Bloom" (Skygaze)

Sonic Boom - "All Things Being Equal" (Carpark Records)

Sparks - "A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip" (BMG)

 Squirrel Flower - "I Was Born Swimming" (Full Time Hobby)

Thiago Nassif - "Mente" (Gearbox Records)

Thundercat - "It Is What It Is" (Brainfeeder)

Trees Speak - "Ohms" (Soul Jazz)

Urlaub In Polen - "All" (Tapete Records)

Vacant Lots - 
"Interzone" (Fuzz Club Records)

Valium Aggelein - "Black Moon" (Numero Group)

Vex Ruffin - "LiteAce Frequency" (Stones Throw Records)

Vintage Crop - "Serve To Serve Again" (Upset The Rhythm)

Wajatta - "Don’t Let Get You Down" (Brainfeeder)

Wendy Eisenberg - "Auto" (Ba Da Bing!)

White Denim - "World As A Waiting Room" (Radio Milk)

White Manna - "ARC" (Cardinal Fuzz Records)

William Ryan Fritch - "The Letdown" (Lost Tribe Sound)

Yello - "Point" (Polydor)

YlangYlang - "Interplay" (Crash Symbols)

Young Gun Silver Fox - "Canyons" (Monty Music Ltd)

Zara McFarlane - "Songs Of An Unknown Tongue" (Brownswood Recordings)

Here's our 2020 Monthly Mixes on Mixcloud and Spotify.

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify  HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

And unmixed on Spotify HERE

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