Does this really need an intro? This is not a suburban housewife recipe blog, so I'm gonna cut straight to the chase. Here's a list of albums I liked that were born in 2020. Links to listen to and purchase are below each album, if you want to support the shop while enjoying this exercise in music nerd tradition. Sen Morimoto - Sen Morimoto (2020, Sooper Records. Chicago, IL)

LISTEN: https://morimotosen.bandcamp.com/album/sen-morimoto BUY: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1199717186 BUY: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/sen-morimoto-sen-morimoto Kidbug - Kidbug (2020, Joyful Noise Recordings)

Listen: https://kidbug.bandcamp.com/album/kidbug Buy: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1139616951 Buy: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/kidbug-kidbug-lp Nnamdi - Brat (2020, Sooper Records)

Listen: https://nnamdiogbonnaya.bandcamp.com/

Buy LP: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/nnamdi-brat-clear-vinyl-w-splatter

Buy LP: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1139622190 BUY CD: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1139622728

BUY CASSETTE: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1139622901 Jana Horn - Optimism (2020, self released)

LISTEN: https://janahorn.bandcamp.com/album/optimism BUY: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/jana-horn-optimism BUY: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1225794129 SAD13 - Haunted Painting (2020, Wax Nine Records)

LISTEN: https://sad13.bandcamp.com/album/haunted-painting BUY: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/sad13-haunted-painting-lp BUY: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1196507218 Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020, Epic)

LISTEN: https://open.spotify.com/album/0fO1KemWL2uCCQmM22iKlj BUY: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1217076483 BUY: https://www.bluebonnet-records.com/product-page/fiona-apple-fetch-the-bolt-cutters-2xlp Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders (2020, Ghostly International)

LISTEN: https://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/album/silver-ladders check back for my 2020 REISSUES list! - Kana


Every few years a new anthology of Abner Jay's work pops up and I am never mad about it! Thank you Mississippi Records for this collection named after the song "Man Walked On the Moon", which features a never-before-released version of the hit "I'm So Depressed" as the opener. If you don't know who Abner Jay is, you should definitely check out his Wikipedia page, which is an entire trip unto itself. From playing in "medicine shows" at age 5 to briefly being manager to both Sister Rosetta Tharpe and James Brown, his life is an epic story of a true American outsider artist. The BBC did a radio program about him in 2015, which you can listen to here, with some photos accompanying.

listen on Bandcamp: Man Walked On the Moon 1. I'm So Depressed

2. The Royal Palm

3. Old Black Joe

4. I'm A Hard Working Man

5. Man Walked On The Moon

6. I Cried

7. Sitting On Top Of The World

8. My Middle Name Is The Blues

9. Love Wheel

10. Cocaine Blues / Too Poor To Live, Too Poor To Die PURCHASE FROM OUR SHOP: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1130686294

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