Friday, January 1, 2021

On the Right Side of 2020

I have a lot of unfocused thoughts about 2020, so I'll leave the pontifications about the year that passed to other folks.  The only thing I'll say is that I'm grateful for the fact that artists continued to make music during what must have been an incredibly stressful and anxiety-ridden time for them (and other artists).  So if you have a little money you don't know what to do with, I'd especially recommend the releases from Emma Swift, Clem Snide, Terry Allen,
The Mavericks, and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

As usual, I've only included artists who weren't on the two previous years compilations.  I've also re-upped all my previous best of compilations 200920102011201220132014201520162017, 2018, 2019).  

Here's hoping everyone has a much better 2021!!

Download all 3 discs

Disc 1

Am Gold

Nicole Atkins

La cumbia me está llamando (featuring La Perla)

Nubya Garcia

City of the Vampires

Terry Allen

Love Came Back

Paul Burch

Union, God and Country

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Ginseng Sullivan

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


Squirrel Flower


Dirty Projectors

Behold, The Deceiver

Shabaka and the Ancestors

Peaceful Afternoon

Rufus Wainwright

Call Me Closer



Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood

Bad News Blues

Lucinda Williams

These Are My Friends

Fantastic Negrito


Caleb Giles

Fill My Cup

Thad Cockrell

Diamonds And Dogs

Daniel Romano


Shelby Lynne

Disc 2


Asher Gamedze

Be Thankful For What You Got

Sunny War

King Of The Hill


Hour Of The Furnaces


Star Chambered


Hey, Bus Driver!

Tami Neilson

Keep on Smilin'


Deep In Love

Bonny Light Horseman

Migration of Souls

M. Ward

James and Ira demonstrate mysticism and some confusion holds

Yo La Tengo

Cut Me

Moses Sumney

I Lay Awake

Swamp Dogg

Black Sara

Sir Richard Bishop

Thoughts and Prayers

Drive-By Truckers

The Stuff of Us

Clem Snide

ACC Kirtan

Stephen Malkmus

You're A Big Girl Now

Emma Swift

The President (2020 version)

Robyn Hitchcock

Disc 3

I Contain Multitudes

Bob Dylan

St. Peter's Autograph

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

How Long

Iris DeMent


Lola Kirke

Deep Dream


Days of Heaven

Jerry Joseph

Queer Notions

Sun Ra Arkestra

Looking Back from the Future

The Koreatown Oddity

Late Arriver


Ever-Roving Eye

James Elkington

Think of You Fondly

Ron Sexsmith

Pale Blue Moon

A Girl Called Eddy

Are You Listening?

Lera Lynn

Kulun Mankwaleshi

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience


The Mavericks

My Favorite Mistake

Esther Rose

Another Space and Time

Laura Veirs

I Remember Everything

John Prine



heartsofstone said...

Thanks so much. I really look forward to these every year. Eclectic and insightful.

Berni said...

Thank you and happy new year!

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome. Hope you like this years' edition.


Ishkabibliophile said...


Happy New Year to you as well!