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Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through October 31st

1 – folklore – Taylor Swift

 

2 – YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny

 

3 – Rough And Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan

 

4 – Got To Be Tough – Toots And The Maytals

 

5 – Trapped…In the Mess We Made – Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars

 

6 – Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon – Pop Smoke

 

7 – Upside Down 2020 – Buju Banton

 

8 – Good Souls Better Angels – Lucinda Williams

 

9 – Saint Cloud – Waxahatchee

 

10 – Rare – Selena Gomez

 

11  – Gravity Insanity – Sam Huber

 

 

12 –  Always Tomorrow – Best Coast

 

13  – songs – Adrianne Lenker

 

14 – BLAME IT ON BABY (DELUXE) – DaBaby

 

15 – Fake It Flowers – beabadoobee

 

16 – Billy Nomates – Billy Nomates

 

17 – EDNA – Headie One

 

18 – A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica

19 – Positions –  Ariana Grande

 

 

20 – Lament – Touché Amoré

Comment: a top ten wasn’t enough but there is no way for me to put my entire album best in order of preference… so I upped it to 20 and got at least one reward: the Jay Electronica ode to the Nation Of Islam jumped out of the pack. I didn’t miss it at the time, but I didn’t give it the love it deserves, if for no reason other than Jay Z’s verse on “Ghost Of Soulja Slim”. But also, I want Adrianna on here, I did want Billy Nomates… I did want Touché Amoré  (I was going between them and Deftones and what tipped me over wasn’t musical but political) (here)   so I upped it to 20 in order of preference with no oldies made deluxe (no Prince or Stones). Perhaps it is the year itself but my own tastes are mellower than usual, from Waxahatchee to Taylor Swift to beabadoobee there is a quiet storm. Oh, rap is a populist genre so sales mattered except for Jay Electronica, which is where I started…

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