An archive of music lists
March 29, 2023
I published a few months ago my music list for 2022, and so they’re preserved better, I also wanted to capture my lists from 2020 and 2021. Take a read, go listen to some of these tunes, and hopefully you feel inspired to buy some on Bandcamp or see some live. (Or, even better, you’ve also listened to plenty of these artists and are just as excited about them as I am.)
Enjoy, jam out, go dancing 💃.
So much good music in 2020. A few of my favorites were Kelly Lee Owens’ Inner Song, which has wonderful melodies, great vocals from John Cale, and pairings of both ambient and dance; Taylor Swift’s folklore, which I listened to basically on repeat all Fall; Ana Roxanne’s Because of a Flower; and Moodymann’s Taken Away, which gave me the dance tunes I needed while I sat still in my apartment.
Sandy B - Amajovi Jovi Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Duval Timothy - Help Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green ana roxanne - Because of a Flower Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
Taylor Swift - FOlKlORE Sault - Untitled (Black Is) AdriAnne Lenker - songs and instrumentals Yaeji - WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 Riches - Fantasy Chapel Shinichi Atobe - Yes Sarah Davachi - Cantus, Descant
Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison ANZ - Spring/Summer Dubs 2020 Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia Lyra Pramuk - Fountain Actress - Karma & Desire Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud Phoebe Bridgers - Copycat Killer
Cleo Sol - Rose in the Dark Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways Julien Baker - boygenius DJ Python - Mas Amable Men I Trust - Forever Live Sessions Frank Ocean - Dear April (Side A - Acoustic) Moodymann - TAKEN AWAY | KDJ-49
Rosalía - Dolerme Jyoti - Mama, You Can Bet! Gia Margaret - Mia Gargaret E.m.m.a. - Indigo Dream Grimes - This story is dedicated to all those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives! (DJ Mix) Marie Davidson - Renegade Breakdown Fleet Foxes - Shore
Helena Deland - Someone New Sault - UNTITLED (Rise) ron of japan - Labyrinths & Jokes U.S. Girls - Heavy Light Grimes - Miss Anthropocene (Deluxe Edition) Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated The Chicks - Gaslighter Oliver Coates - skins n slime Aluna - Renaissance keiyaA - Forever, Ya Girl MEDHANE - Cold Water
2021 also was full of great records: I was jamming out to Kaytranada’s Intimidated (basically on loop); Anz’s All Hours with its incredible single “You Could Be”; Arlo Parks’ Collapsed In Sunbeams (whom I was lucky enough to see live opening for Florence + the Machine), and Low’s Hey What, which continues to blow my mind every time I listen to it (do yourself a favor and watch the visuals).
Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Low - HEY WHAT Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song Remix Series Indigo Sparke - echo ANZ - All Hours
Snail Mail - Valentine Nala Sinephro - SPACE 1.8 Dawn Richard - Second Line Hildegard - Hildegard Kaytranada - Intimidated
Marie Davidson - Persona Helado Negro - Far In Dean Blunt - Black Metal 2 Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha Lena Raine - Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek (Original Sound Version) Cleo Sol - Mother
Loraine James - Reflection Jonny Greenwood - Spencer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Madlib - Sound Ancestors Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! Men I Trust - Untourable Album Kedr Livanskiy - Liminal Soul
José González - Local Valley Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales Floating Points - Promises BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red Charlotte Day Wilson - ALPHA
Sophie - Bipp Grimes - Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition) Sault - Nine Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti Jonny Greenwood - The Power of the Dog (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film) Charlotte Cardin - Phoenix SPELLLING - The Turning Wheel 박혜진 park hye jin - Before I Die Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson - Refuge The Weather Station - Ignorance (Deluxe Version)
Indigo De Souza - Any Shape You Take Azealia Banks - Fuck Him All Night Avril Lavigne - Bite Me Tokischa & ROSALÍA - Linda - Single Tony Bennett - Love for Sale (Deluxe) Black Country, New Road - For the first time Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies Radiohead - KID A MNESIA The Beatles - Let It Be (Super Deluxe) Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor’s Version)
Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP (10th Anniversary Edition) Clairo - Sling Andy Stott - Never The Right Time Beach House - Once Twice Melody Cadence Weapon - Parallel World Steely Dan - NORTHEAST CORRIDOR: STEELY DAN LIVE (Live) Darkside - Spiral Big Thief - Certainty Various Artists - Licorice Pizza (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR