Top 5 Records of 2020 by Sam Barratt

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. 
 
 
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Slift - Ummon
Random YouTube algorithm recommendation. Three cool French fellows playing garage rock by way of doom, prog and krautrock. 
 
 
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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.
 
 
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American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording)
From the best sit down live show ever. David Byrne is a genius.
 
 
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Magick Mountain - Weird Feeling
A new Leeds band featuring members of other Leeds bands. Psychedelic garage rock… 
 
 
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Nailing it down to 5 is pretty hard so here's a bonus 5!
 
Carlton Melton - Where this Leads
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Rose City Band - Summerlong
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Thurston Moore - By The Fire
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Pottery - Welcome to Bobby’s Motel
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Idles - Ultra Mono
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