Best Of 2020

Artist Of The Year 2020: Bad Bunny

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2021

an icon and a symbol of his country

Facebook’s Village Voice Pazz and Jop Rip Off Poll 2020, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 4, 2021

five albums I have rated B+ or higher

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order By Artist

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2021

A good year topped by Prince

Best Of 2020: The Top Twenty- Five Albums In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2020

Bad Bunny ruled 2020

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order By Artist Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2020

over 200 great songs and a Spotify playlist to hear em on

Top 30 Songs Of 2020 In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2020

how many songs push themselves to the forefront of a conscious change

Fully Recovered, Vol 2: A True Groove Compilation Given Another Look

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2020

a perfection snapshot of life today

Ken Davis’ 2020 In Review

By Ken Davis | December 27, 2020

no sign of slowing down

rock nyc’s Steve Crawford’s Top Ten Albums Of 2020

By Steve Crawford | December 13, 2020

songs for the new implosion

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through November 30th, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2020

194 songs to hear this year -all awesome

Best Of 2020: The Top Twenty Albums In Order Of Preference Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2020

raps written in solitary confinement

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2020

very real, a week after the album dropped he was shot to death

Best Of 2020: Top Songs In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2020 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2020

dimensional shift from life to death

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

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2020

the Jay Electronica ode to the Nation Of Islam jumped out of the pack

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through October 31st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | November 5, 2020

dancehall meets African pop  superstar Burna

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through October 31st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | November 5, 2020

A gorgeous art patchwork of protest

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through October 31st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2020

she can swing like Count Basie swings…

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through September 30th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2020

nothing added on the top eleven…

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2020

Porridge Radio improving all the time

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2020

everything you want from reggae by one of the greats

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2020

gynecological architecture

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2020

save the whales

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

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2020

A stronger than usual year for reggae, with both Buju and Toots major releases

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2020

a rock n roll Big Thief

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2020

Nigerian pop

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2020

Taylor rules the year so far

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2020

bragging on their sexual prowess

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2020

Ethiopian pop meets True Groove black rage unharnessed, is the third of the Haile Selassie trilogy

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2020

the new k.d. lang

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2020

Chromatica gone, Selena upgraded, Dylan in the top two

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2020

bedroom pop’s coming of age

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2020

one of the great put downs of white liberals

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2020

the new Vanguard

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

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2020

Lady Gaga improves with every listen

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2020

of the moment

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2020

instrumental last act

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2020

one of the great testaments to faith

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2020

Lucinda on top, Drake on the chart, a Deluxe Doncker blues album present and accounted for

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2020

Latin trap comes alive

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2020

a minimalist and ambient sound that breaks through on Pharaoh’s sax and waves of drums before quietude stills it again

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2020

the ultimate dividing line viz Covid-19

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through March 31st

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2020

both scratchy and sweet

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through March 31st

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2020

Jay and Jay shout out Elijah Mohammed and the big A itself,

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through March 31st

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2020

a dirge for the loss of Camelot

Best Of 2020: The Top Ten Albums In Order Of Preference Through March 30th

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2020

J Balvin with a banger, Sam Huber with a game changer

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through February 29th

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2020

great metaphor

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through February 29th

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2020

jingle jangle

Best Of 2020: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through February 29th

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2020

should truly be seen by rock fans

Best Of 2020: Top Singles In Order Of Preference Through February 29th

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2020

a towering emotional rush without being inflated

Best Of 2020: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2020

one banger after another without breaking a sweat