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The Top 20 Albums of 2020 (So Far)

The Covid-19 virus has changed the way we live in 2020. Almost all  industries have been impacted by the changes to how we interact with the outside world, and the entertainment industry has not been immune to the crisis. The music industry, in particular, has found itself maneuvering through uncharted waters. In the modern era, artists make the bulk of their income from live shows where they can earn money via ticket sales and merch. Obviously, that money-stream has disappeared, and what remains are streaming services that fail to pay artists their fair share. 

As a result, many artists pulled their material from release in 2020, and I don’t blame them. Despite this curtailment in new music, some brave artists have still released some pretty amazing new music. Below you will find 20 incredible albums released before July 1st that have helped buoy my spirits during uncertain times.

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BDWPS Podcast

With year-end lists just weeks away, the latest BDWPS Podcast is a housecleaning affair, with a slew of great new music including Greet Death, Daniele Luppi, St. Vincent, Zola Jesus, Kamasi Washington, Converge, Shannon Lay, and Kelela. Check it out below, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay!

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #62

In this month’s episode we check out new music from Thunder Dreamer, This is the Kit, Rozwell Kids, Sleaford Mods, MIKE, Afghan Whigs, Avey Tare, and Nine Inch Nails. We also continue our track by track look back at Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: BDWPS).

Tracklist:

Thunder Dreamer “You Knew Me”

This is the Kit “Hotter Colder”

Rozwell Kids “Wendy’s Trash Can”

Seaford Mods “Just Like We Do”

MIKE “Victory Lab”

Afghan Whigs “Demon in Profile”

Avey Tare “Season High”

Nine Inch Nails “Less Than”

Bob Dylan “Restless Farewell”

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #61 (Class Reunion Edition)

In the latest episode of the BDWPS podcast, we revisit some of my favorite songs from 20 years ago (my senior year in high school). It’s an episode filled with memories and some great music from the past, including tracks from Fugazi, Archers of Loaf, Semisonic, Sunny Day Real Estate, Shudder To Think, The Descendents, Satchel, and Blur.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: BDWPS).

Tracklist:

Fugazi “Target”

Archers of Loaf “Underachievers (Fight Song)”

Semisonic “Down in Flames”

Sunny Day Real Estate “8”

Shudder to Think “Resident Wine”

The Descendents “When I Get Old”

Satchel “For So Long”

Blur “M.O.R.”

Bob Dylan “Another Pawn in Their Game”

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #60

In this month’s episode of the BDWPS Podcast, we take a look at some of my favorite albums of the year so far, including Alex G, Juana Molina, Aimee Mann, Blanck Mass, Fazerdaze, At the Drive-In, and Pissed Jeans. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: BDWPS). 

Tracklist:

(Sandy) Alex G “Powerful Man”

Juana Molina “Cosoco”

Blanck Mass “The Rat”

Aimee Mann “Patient Zero”

At the Drive-In “Governed by Contagions”

Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl”

Pissed Jeans “The Bar is Low”

King Crimson “21st Century Schizoid Man”

Bob Dylan “One Too Many Mornings”

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #59

In this episode we listen to new music that pairs well with a sunny, summer afternoon. You’ll hear new songs from Sacred Paws, Spiral Stairs, The Feelies, Slowdive, Real Estate, Pile, Julie Byrne, and Why?. We also take a look at the Showtime documentary “Making Pet Sounds” and listen to Bob Dylan’s “North Country Blues”.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay (search: BDWPS).

Tracklist:

Sacred Paws “Everyday”

Spiral Stairs “Dundee Man”

The Feelies “Gone, Gone, Gone”

Slowdive “Sugar for the Pill”

Real Estate “Darling”

Pile “Rope’s Length”

Julie Byrne “Follow My Voice”

Why? “Proactive Evolution”

The Beach Boys “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”

Bob Dylan “North Country Blues”

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