Episode 099: Top Albums of 2020 (So Far)

In Episode 099, we look back on the first half of 2020 and discuss our favorite albums of the year so far. In addition to our Top Ten Albums of 2020 so far, we’ve compiled a list of our Honorable Mentions. It’s been an insane year so far, but the music produced has been excellent, and many of the musical breakthroughs we both had last year have spilled over in 2020’s first half. 


Dave’s Top Ten Albums of 2020 (So Far)

10. Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques

9. Pacific Range: High Up On The Mountain

8. Phish: Sigma Oasis

7. Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters

6. Bonnie Light Horseman

5. Mosses: TV Sun

4. Porridge Radio: Every Bad

3. Rose City Band: Summerlong

2. Elder: Omens

1. Arboretum: Let It All In


Brian’s Top Ten Albums of 2020 (So Far)

10. Jeff Parker: Suite For Max Brown

9. Waxahatchee: St. Cloud

8. Real Estate: The Main Thing

7. Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques

6. Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters

5. Mosses: TV Sun

4. Matt LaJoie: Everlasting Spring

3. John Moreland: LP5

2. The Necks: Three

1. Arboretum: Let It All In


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