Dave 3000's Top 25 (or so) New Releases of 2020

(Just my opinion!)

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1

Dempagumi.inc "Aiga Chikyu Sukuunsa! Datte Dempagumi.Inc Wa FAMILY Desho"

Dempagumi.inc
"Aiga Chikyu Sukuunsa! Datte Dempagumi.inc Wa FAMILY Desho"
(Meme Tokyo/Toy's Factory)
 
("Love Will Save The Earth! Because Dempagumi.inc is a FAMILY")

2

Population II " la  Terre"

Population II
" la Terre"
(Castle Face)

("To The Oh! Earth")

3

The Once And Future Band "Deleted Scenes"

The Once And Future Band
"Deleted Scenes"
(Castle Face)

4

black MIDI "Schlagenheim"

black midi
"Schlagenheim" (Rough Trade)

("Hit Home")

5

DISQ "Collector"

DISQ
"Collector" (Saddle Creek)

6

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "KG"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
"KG"
(Flightless/ATO)

7

Haru Nemuri "LOVETHEISM"

Haru Nemuri
"LOVETHEISM"
 (TO3S)

8

Quin Kirchner "The Shadows And The Light"

Quin Kirchner
"The Shadows And The Light"
 (Astral Spirits)

9

L.A. Takedown "Our Feeling Of Natural High"

L.A. Takedown
"Our Feeling Of Natural High"
 (Castle Face)

10

(tie)

Osees "Protean Threat"

Osees "Metamorphosed"

Osees
"Protean Threat" (Castle Face)
 
 

   and
 
  
"Metamorphosed" (Rock Is Hell)

11

OOIOO "Nijimusi"

OOIOO
"Nijimusi" (Thrill Jockey)
 

("Bleeding")

12

Traysh "A Sleeping Village"

Traysh
"A Sleeping Village" (self released)

13

Poppy "I Disagree"

Poppy
"I Disagree" (Sumerian)

14

Horse Lords "The Common Task"

Horse Lords
"The Common Task"
(Northern Spy)

15

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Chunky Shrapnel"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
"Chunky Shrapnel"
(Flightless/ATO)

16

Sparks "A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip"

Sparks
"A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip"
(BMG)

17

Matmos "The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form"

Matmos
"The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form" (Thrill Jockey)

18

(tie)

Guided By Voices "Surrender Your Poppy Field"

Guided By Voices "Mirrored Aztec"

Guided By Voices
"Surrender Your Poppy Field" (GBV Inc.)
 
 

   and
 
 
 
"Mirrored Aztec" (GBV Inc.)

19

Mr. Elevator "Goodbye, Blue Sky"

Mr. Elevator
"Goodbye, Blue Sky" (Castle Face)

20

The Orb "Abolition Of The Royal Familia"

The Orb
"Abolition Of The Royal Familia" (Cooking Vinyl)

21

Fuzz "III"

Fuzz
"III"
(In The Red)

22

Jazz Sabbath "Jazz Sabbath"

Jazz Sabbath
"Jazz Sabbath" (Black Lake)

23

DAOKO "Anima"

DAOKO
"Anima" (Toy's Factory)

24

Cornershop "England Is A Garden"

Cornershop
"England Is A Garden" (Ample Play)

25

X "ALPHABETLAND"

X
"ALPHABETLAND" (Fat Possum)
   

Honorable Mentions:

(in alphabetical order)


…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead  "X: The Godless Void And Other Stories" (Dine Alone)
75 Dollar Bill  "Power Failures" (self released)
All Them Witches  "Nothing As The Ideal" (New West)
BABYMETAL  "10 BABYMETAL YEARS" (Babymetal Records/Toy's Factory)
Black Helium  "The Wholly Other" (Riot Season)
The Black Lips  "Sing In A World That's Falling Apart" (Fire)
The Budos Band  "Long In The Tooth" (Daptone)
Califone  "Echo Mine" (Jealous Butcher)
Caribou  "Suddenly" (City Slang)
Chicano Batman  "Invisible People" (ATO)
Clown Core  "Van" EP (self released)
Damaged Bug  "Bug On Yonkers" (Castle Face)
Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network  "Ballet Of Apes" (Castle Face)
Richard Dawson  "2020" (Domino)
Deerhoof  "Teenage Cave Artists" (Joyful Noise)
Dope Body  "Home Body" (Drag City)
Steve Earle & The Dukes  "Ghosts Of West Virginia" (New West)
Chris Forsyth & Garcia Peoples  "Peoples Motel Band" (Algorithm Free)
The Flaming Lips  "American Head" (Warner Bros)
The Howling Hex  "Knuckleball Express" (Fat Possum)
The Jayhawks  "XOXO" (Thirty Tigers)
Khruangbin  "Mordechai" (Dead Oceans)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  "Demos Vol. 1 & Vol. 2" (self released)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  "Live In San Francisco '16" (Flightless/ATO)
Stephen Malkmus  "Traditional Techniques" (
Matador)
Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra  "Dimensional Stardust" (International Anthem)
Metz  "Atlas Vending" (Sub Pop)
Osees  "Levitation Sessions" (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Ozo  "Saturn" (Riot Season)
Jeff Parker  "Suite For Max Brown" (International Anthem)
(Sandy) Alex G  "House Of Sugar" (Domino)
Rina Sawayama  "Sawayama" (Dirty Hit/Avex)
William Shatner  "The Blues" (Cleopatra)
Sloath  "III" (Riot Season)
Smoke Fairies  "Darkness Brings The Wonders Home" (Year Seven)
The Soft Pink Truth  "Shall We Go On Sinning So That Death May Increase?" (Thrill Jockey)
Tame Impala  "The Slow Rush" (Modular)
Taras Bulba  "Soul Weaver" (Riot Season)
Thundercat  "It Is What It Is" (Brainfeeder)
Tricot  "Makkuro" (8902/Avex)
Wire  "Mind Hive" (Pink Flag)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Greendale Revisited" (Reprise)

Reissues of theYear:

13th Floor Elevators "You And I And Me" (Sunset Blvd)
Neil Young "Homegrown" (Reprise)

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