Sunday 27 December 2020

Best of 2020 mix - Volume 2

The final compilation of the year from me is, of course, a few more favourite songs from what has been probably the worst year in living memory for many of us. I could've done a 3rd volume quite easily, so high was the quality of new albums this year, instead I've compiled a longer mix than usual, running at just over 1 hour and 40 minutes. There were still many artists I could've added to this comp, but then it could have run into several hours! 
One particular highlight for me this year has been the high amount of quality releases by artists such as Wire, The Chills, Mark Lanegan, Lee Ranaldo, Guided by Voices and Philip Parfitt to name just a few. All have been recording for several years and still releasing excellent albums, hopefully many more to come from them. 
Many of the acts who just missed the cut on my 2 volumes, such as Julian Cope, Alien Mustangs, The Asteroid No.4, Magik Markers, Throwing Muses and Turtle Skull, have been included in other comps over the years, but I highly recommend their latest releases. Manerg is currently compiling his 2nd "Monumental Mix", I'm looking forward to hearing that, maybe some of those artists will feature on that.
As usual, info containing origin of each track is tagged in the music files and in the download file. I hope you all enjoy my final selection from 2020. Lastly,  thanks to everyone who has commented. While I don't respond to all, every comment is appreciated and inspire me to carry on. Here's hoping 2021 is a much better year for you all, it surely can't be as bad as this one! Cheers, and stay safe!

  1. Vintage Cucumber - Caricia (4:24)
  2. Mark Lanegan - Bleed All Over (3:34)
  3. Bill Baird - Option Paralysis (3:47)
  4. The Heliocentrics - Light in the Dark (4:56)
  5. The Left Outsides - A Face in the Crowd (4:51)
  6. Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Westlin Winds (9:51)
  7. ATA Records - Nuclear Wind II (2:19)
  8. The Chills - You're Immortal (3:09)
  9. FACS - Lifelike (3:07)
10. Guided by Voices - War of the Devils (2:28)
11. Ricardo Richaid - Só na Darkzera (4:35)
12. Wire - Unrepentant (4:56)
13. Dr. Pete Larson and his Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band - Pwonja (3:10)
14. Osees - Gong of Catastrophe (4:41)
15. Paint - Ta Fardah (2:38)
16. Carlton Melton - Dezebelle (5:24)
17. Alec Bathgate - Imposter Syndrome (2:54)
18. Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Urge You (2:20)
19. Isobel Campbell - Ant Life (2:34)
20. Heather Trost - Jump Into the Fire (5:30)
21. Calibro 35 - Death of Storytelling (3:35)
22. Green Seagull - This Wheel (3:59)
23. The NoMen - Girl With the Golden Boots (2:10)
24. Wolfhounds - The Roaches (3:17)
25. Mugstar - Cato (2:37)
26. Figueroa - Back to the Stars (6:06)

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