Top 5 Records of 2020 by Sam Barratt
Writing about music is hard (maybe just listen to it instead) but here it is - my Top 5 (guitar) records released in 2020, as of right now…
Coriky - Coriky
Thanks to @babb_sabbath for the heads up on this. Probably the new record I’ve played the most this year. A new band with a fine pedigree, featuring Ian Mackaye and Joe Lally from Fugazi, and for a good part it’s pretty much Fugazi-lite, but that suits me just fine.
Slift - Ummon
Random YouTube algorithm recommendation. Three cool French fellows playing garage rock by way of doom, prog and krautrock.
Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
Not their best album but contains one of their finest moments in the closing track ‘Worm In Heaven’. I like sad songs.
American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording)
From the best sit down live show ever. David Byrne is a genius.
Magick Mountain - Weird Feeling
A new Leeds band featuring members of other Leeds bands. Psychedelic garage rock…
Nailing it down to 5 is pretty hard so here's a bonus 5!
Carlton Melton - Where this Leads
Rose City Band - Summerlong
Thurston Moore - By The Fire
Pottery - Welcome to Bobby’s Motel
Idles - Ultra Mono