Top 100 Albums of the Month

January 2020

  1. Burial | Tunes 2011-2019 (Hyperdub)
  2. FKA Twigs | Magdalene (Young Turks Recordings)
  3. Negativland | True False (Seeland)
  4. Chromatics | Closer To Grey (Italians Do It Better)
  5. Big Thief | Two Hands (4AD)
  6. Emily Jane White | Immanent Fire (Talitres)
  7. Willie Nelson | Ride Me Back Home (Legacy)
  8. Saariselka | The Ground Our Sky (Temporary Residence)
  9. Musica Esporadica | Musica Esporadica (Music from Memory)
  10. Floating Points | Crush (Ninja Tune)
  11. Sudan Archives | Athena (Stones Throw)
  12. The Good Ones | Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (Anti)
  13. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Ghosteen (Awal Recordings)
  14. Ikebe Shakedown | Kings Left Behind (Colemine Records)
  15. V/A | The Time For Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us (Luaka Bop)
  16. Bongo Hop, The | Satingarona Pt 2 (Underdog)
  17. Battles | Juice B Crypts (Warp)
  18. Lapalux | Amnioverse (Brainfeeder)
  19. Carla dal Forno | Look Up Sharp (Kallista Records)
  20. A Winged Victory for the Sullen | The Undivided Five (Ninja Tune)
  21. Yin Yin | The Rabbit that Hunts Tigers (Bongo Joe)
  22. Devendra Banhart | Ma (Nonesuch Records)
  23. Yann Tiersen | Portrait (Mute)
  24. Los Wembler's de Iquitos | Vision del Ayahuasca (Barbes)
  25. Amendola vs. Blades | Everybody Wins (Royal Potato Family)
  26. Various Artists | Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of Funky Lagos (Strut)
  27. Guerilla Toss | What Would the Odd Do? (NNA )
  28. DJ Shadow | Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
  29. Akiko Yano | Gohan Ga Dekitayo (We Want Sound)
  30. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Rootz Reggae Dub (Megawave)
  31. Danny Brown | Uknowhatimsayin? (Warp)
  32. Mathieu Vanasse | Archipel (Innova)
  33. Kristine Barrett | Cantadora (S/R)
  34. Inoyama Land | Commissions: 1977-2000 (Empire of Signs)
  35. Boy Scouts | Free Company (Anti-)
  36. Matana Roberts | Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  37. Alina Pash | Pintea:Gory (Hitwonder)
  38. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers | Years (Bloodshot)
  39. Lightning Bolt | Sonic Citadel (Thrill Jockey)
  40. ESSi | Vital Creatures (Ramp Local)
  41. SPF | Paul's McCartney (Digital Regress)
  42. Los Pirañas | Historia Natural (Glitterbeat)
  43. Gang Starr | One of the Best Yet (Gang Starr Enterprises)
  44. Neal Francis | Changes (Karma Chief)
  45. Prince | 1999 Deluxe Edition (Warner)
  46. Common Holly | When I Say to You Black Lighting (Barsuk)
  47. Various Artists | Putumayo Presents: Paris Cafe (Putumayo)
  48. Various Artists | Cairo Concepts (Phil Battiekh)
  49. Bat For Lashes | Lost Girl (AWAL)
  50. Kinky Friedman | Resurrection (Echo Hill)
  51. Jaimie Branch | Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  52. Chats | Get This In Ya (Burger)
  53. Angel Bat Dawid | The Oracle (International Anthem)
  54. Hardy Fox | Hardy Fox (Secret Records)
  55. Land of Kush | Sand Enigma (Constellation)
  56. Barrett Martin Group | Indwell (Sunyata Records)
  57. Dakh Daughters | Air (S/R)
  58. Norman Westberg | Bedroom Off (Secret Records)
  59. Alessandro Cortini | Volume Massimo (Mute)
  60. Ursula 1000 | Esoterique (Insect Queen)
  61. Alan Lorber Orchestra | The Lotus Palace (Modern Harmonic)
  62. Swans | Leaving Meaning (Young God)
  63. Deradoorian | Disembodied Improvisations Vol 1 (Self Released)
  64. Girl Band | The Talkies (Rough Trade)
  65. Angel Olsen | All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
  66. Black Marble | Bigger Than Life (Sacred Bones)
  67. Various Artists | Sad About The Times (Anthology)
  68. Kate Vargas | For The Wolfish & Wandering (Little Maniac Music)
  69. Yao Bobby and Simon Grab | Diamonds (Lava Lava)
  70. Corbo | Quatro Treses (Chewing Foil)
  71. SUSS | High Line (Northern Spy)
  72. Girl Ray | Girl (Moshi Moshi)
  73. Brittany Howard | Jaime (ATO)
  74. WaqWaq Kingdom | Essaka Hoisa (Phantom Limb)
  75. Acid Arab | JDID (Crammed Discs)
  76. Invalid Sisters | Invalid Sisters (Youuoy Records)
  77. Tyler, the Creator | IGOR (Columbia)
  78. Kacy & Clayton | Carrying On (New West)
  79. Telefon Tel Aviv | Dreams Are Not Enough (Ghostly)
  80. Steve Hauschildt | Nonlin (Ghostly International)
  81. Bastarda | Ars Moriendi (Time Released Sound)
  82. Anne Muller | Heliopause (Erased Tapes)
  83. JPEGMAFIA | All My Heroes Are Cornballs (EQT Recordings)
  84. Various Artists | No Other Love: Midwest Gospel [1965-1978] ()
  85. Club Music | Club Music Vol. 1 (Chicago Research)
  86. Edna Vazquez with Pink Martini | Besame Mucho (Heinz)
  87. Midnite Snaxxx | Music Inside (Slovenly)
  88. Residents | In Between Dreams Live (Secret Records)
  89. Samantha Sidley | Interior Person (Release Me)
  90. Bodega | Shiny New Model (What's Your Rupture?)
  91. Kefaya and Elaha Sorror | Songs of Our Mothers (Bella Union)
  92. The Lord Weird Slough Feg | New Organon (Berrysausage)
  93. Graham Reynolds | Marfa (Golden Hornet Records)
  94. Cigarettes After Sex | Cry (Partisan Records)
  95. Fea | No Novelties (Blackheart)
  96. Hayes Carll | What It Is (Dualtone)
  97. Orquesta Akokan | Orquesta Akokan (Daptone)
  98. Ko Shin Moon | 78 Fragments (Akuphone)
  99. Louise Bock | Abyss: For Cello (Geographic North)
  100. Bootsy Collins | World Wide Funk (Mascot)