Best albums of 2020

Discuss any non-related Stranglers bands here

Moderator: StanInBlack

jason
Man Of The Earth
Man Of The Earth
Posts: 7744
Joined: 02 Oct 2008, 15:34
Location: Kent

Best albums of 2020

Post by jason »

I'm really struggling to think of any albums I've really enjoyed this year. I've enjoyed Morrissey's and James Dean Bradfields latest albums but can anyone else recommend any other releases?
airflamesred
The Man They Love To Hate
Posts: 516
Joined: 06 Apr 2017, 22:36
Location: Hammersmiff

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by airflamesred »

I see someone reviewing 'La Folie' by the Stranglers on this site last week. Might be worth a look :lol:
User avatar
Boody
Ugly
Ugly
Posts: 1192
Joined: 25 Jan 2014, 13:20
Location: Arse end of commuter land, always looking for an escape

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by Boody »

Dead heat for me - IDLES’ Ultra Mono and Here’s an echo from your future by Girls in Synthesis.
I can't help getting old. I just refuse to grow up.
User avatar
parasiteinblack
ManinBlack
ManinBlack
Posts: 3187
Joined: 26 Nov 2003, 11:57
Location: Norwich
Contact:

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by parasiteinblack »

The only 2020 albums of new material I've bought are:
Blancmange - Mindset,
Blancmange - Waiting Room Vol 1 (although that's a compilation of unreleased stuff)
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Sparks - A Steady Drip Drip Drip
The The - Muscle (soundtrack)
Wolfhounds - Electric Music.


I think the winners for this years best album must be Sparks from that selection, with the Wolfhounds coming in second and either The The or Blancmange in third. The Grimes album was a bit disappointing.
"I woke up on a good day, and the world was wonderful"
User avatar
cerdan6899
VERSATRAN SERIES F
Posts: 141
Joined: 23 Jun 2008, 17:02
Location: south wales

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by cerdan6899 »

parasiteinblack wrote: 20 Dec 2020, 14:30 The only 2020 albums of new material I've bought are:
Blancmange - Mindset,
Blancmange - Waiting Room Vol 1 (although that's a compilation of unreleased stuff)
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Sparks - A Steady Drip Drip Drip
The The - Muscle (soundtrack)
Wolfhounds - Electric Music.


I think the winners for this years best album must be Sparks from that selection, with the Wolfhounds coming in second and either The The or Blancmange in third. The Grimes album was a bit disappointing.
Sparks are underated imho.
i want something good to die for, to make it beautiful to live
User avatar
theraven1979
Maninwhite
Maninwhite
Posts: 33693
Joined: 22 Dec 2001, 11:41
Location: Saltaire
Contact:

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by theraven1979 »

Working Men's Club - Working Men's Club


Jim
"I bathed in sun and walked in rain
It taught me how to laugh again"
User avatar
MiB81
Ugly
Ugly
Posts: 1760
Joined: 05 Jun 2012, 11:44
Location: Moving like a coin in the air
Contact:

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by MiB81 »

OK, purchases of brand spanking new vinyl this year, so far, that I remember, not including re-issues etc, include;

Pictish Trail - Thumb World (5th studio album from svelt, intelligent, adorable balladeer, trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre and full of Electro Folky goodness)
A.R. Pinewood - No Life (the heartbroken cyber-cowboy, built with a harmonica for an oesophagus, a pitch-perfect auto-tuned voice, double-denim as standard and a strangely human heart, this machine writes classics, every time)
Jeffrey Lewis - Bad Wiring (Latest from NY Folk Punker)
Urban Voodoo Machine - 16 Shots From... (Best of their Bourbon soaked Gypsy Blues Punk & Stroll)
Ebony Steel Band - Pan Machine (Kraftwerk covers, played on steel drums, and just as cool as that sounds)
Neil Young - Homegrown (40th studio album by Uncle Neil, released June 2020, recorded between June 1974 and January 1975)
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways (39th studio album by Uncle Bob and first album of original songs since 2012)
...I'm making lists of all the people I love,
and all the cunts that should fuck off...
Lafleur
The Man They Love To Hate
Posts: 920
Joined: 27 Mar 2006, 22:53

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by Lafleur »

The Sensible Gray Cells - Back into the World
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5 ... CFbra8MlrY

Really good work from Captain Sensible and Paul Gray.
Greatkudu
ManinBlack
ManinBlack
Posts: 3188
Joined: 12 May 2010, 09:58

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by Greatkudu »

Probably the new Theatre of Hate album which I ordered yesterday, but 2020 been the worst year ever for music in every way, oh sorry I forgot Little Mix Confetti, I had to buy the deluxe cd and also the pic discs of all the band members, signed of course but I was pissed off that my Jesy Nelson one was unsigned, was gutted. Lt Kudu :smt005
Jon the Impaler
The Raven
The Raven
Posts: 2546
Joined: 25 Jan 2006, 18:59
Location: Essex

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by Jon the Impaler »

jason wrote: 20 Dec 2020, 14:06 I'm really struggling to think of any albums I've really enjoyed this year. I've enjoyed Morrissey's and James Dean Bradfields latest albums but can anyone else recommend any other releases?
Me too . Don't think I bought any this year .
All quiet ..........
User avatar
theraven1979
Maninwhite
Maninwhite
Posts: 33693
Joined: 22 Dec 2001, 11:41
Location: Saltaire
Contact:

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by theraven1979 »

I quite enjoyed this album but it's marred IMO by some of Sensible's ranting. I find his recent outbursts on mask wearing and Covid conspiracies a little tiring and embarrasing. I know I'm not the only one.

Jim
Lafleur wrote: 21 Dec 2020, 20:30 The Sensible Gray Cells - Back into the World
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5 ... CFbra8MlrY

Really good work from Captain Sensible and Paul Gray.
"I bathed in sun and walked in rain
It taught me how to laugh again"
User avatar
Sinister
The Man They Love To Hate
Posts: 621
Joined: 22 Feb 2013, 10:00
Location: The English Riviera

Re: Best albums of 2020

Post by Sinister »

If you like a bit of Indie/folk rock type, this is a great album:

Red by Arrest Charlie Tipper

https://thecharlietipperexperiment.band ... /album/red

My mates brother is on drums 8)
Whooo's there in the shadows
Post Reply