Sure it’s been bleak in many ways, but thankfully 2020 has been a pretty great year for new music. Here are 50 of my favorite songs released this calendar year: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Z4O1AB62nRvxYouajcley

Favorite album:
Bobbing’s “Mixtape”

A close second:
Eyeliner’s “Drop Shadow”

Favorite cover:
Lianne La Havas’ version of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes”

Necessary listening:
The spoken word section in H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe”

New vocabulary word I learned in a song:
Apoplectic: overcome with anger; extremely indignant.
From Bright Eyes’ “Calais to Dover”

Shamelessest self promotion:
My first solo release as Neeto, “The Fishing Song” was released in March.
And I’ve got a new one coming out on January 8th called “Everywhere.”

Secondmost Shamelessesest self promotion:
Van Goat put out two new singles “Bad Boy Drunk,” and “Paper Thin.”

Favorite guitar solo:
Bobbing’s “What Went Weird”

Bandcamp-only Releases:

Elizabeth Lubin’s “On My Own”

Spencer Kilpatrick’s “Run Run Run”

Homebirth’s “Enjoy”

Field Mouse’s version of “Valley Winter Song” off of “Saving for A Custom Van: Tribute to Adam Schlessinger:” https://fatherdaughterrecords.bandcamp.com/track/valley-winter-song (Proceeds go to Musicares)

Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue’s “Evergreen” off of “By Your Side In Solidarity With Black Lives” https://byyourside.bandcamp.com/track/evergreen (Proceeds Benefitting Norcal Resist’s Activist Bail Fund)

Killer Whale’s “on the roof at 16th ave“