Favourite songs of 2020

Only fifteen songs this year. A lot of good but often depressing music was made given that it was 2020, and I’ve limited this to songs that excite me whenever I hear them.

  1. Inara George, Dave Grohl – Sex in Cars: Road Angel Project
  2. Perfume Genius – On the Floor
  3. Julia Stone – Break
  4. Bombay Bicycle Club – Is It Real?
  5. Cardioid – Old Records
  6. Sharon Van Etten – Let Go
  7. Liza Anne – Bad Vacation
  8. Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death
  9. Hayley Williams – Simmer
  10. Katy J Pearson – Take Back the Radio
  11. The Paper Kites, Julia Stone – Without Your Love
  12. Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
  13. Boy & Bear – Wicked Game (Acoustic)
  14. The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited
  15. Phoebe Bridgers – ICU

Matt's votes for the 2020 Hottest 100

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Favourite music of the 2010s

Top tracks from the Twenty Tens. A bit inconsistent with my annual lists, some songs didn’t age well. Or I didn’t.

Track cover for Perfume Genius - Slip Away

  1. Perfume Genius – Slip Away
  2. Death Cab for Cutie – Gold Rush
  3. Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  4. Gang of Youths – Let Me Down Easy
  5. Grimes – Oblivion
  6. Childish Gambino – This Is America
  7. Lorde – Green Light
  8. Death Cab for Cutie – To The Ground
  9. Angel Olsen – Lark
  10. Perfume Genius – Queen
  11. Janelle MonĂ¡e – Make Me Feel
  12. Jack Ladder – Come On Back This Way
  13. TORRES – Three Futures
  14. Boy & Bear – Southern Sun
  15. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
  16. Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness
  17. Parquet Courts – Stoned And Starving
  18. St. Vincent – Cruel
  19. Todd Terje (feat. Bryan Ferry) – Johnny and Mary
  20. Big Black Delta – Huggin’ & Kissin’
  21. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Do I Have The Time
  22. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
  23. Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July
  24. St. Vincent – Masseduction
  25. M83 – Midnight City
  26. Sparkadia – China
  27. Cut Copy – Need You Now
  28. Twin Shadow – Saturdays (feat. HAIM)
  29. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
  30. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?
  31. CHVRCHES – We Sink
  32. Chairlift – I Belong in Your Arms
  33. Emma Louise – Jungle
  34. La Roux – Kiss And Not Tell
  35. Pluto Jonze – Eject
  36. The Beths – Little Death
  37. Portugal. The Man – So American
  38. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
  39. Wilco – Art Of Almost
  40. David Bowie – Blackstar

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Favourite songs of 2019

Twenty-five top tracks of Twenty-Nineteen.

The Blue EP cover

  1. Death Cab for Cutie – To The Ground
  2. Angel Olsen – Lark
  3. Holy Holy – Teach Me About Dying
  4. Big Thief – UFOF
  5. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  6. Julia Jacklin – You Were Right
  7. FKA twigs – sad day
  8. Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
  9. Polish Club – Breakapart
  10. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
  11. Cold War Kids – Complainer
  12. HAIM – Summer Girl
  13. Giant Party – In Your Picture
  14. Jess Ribeiro – Stranger
  15. Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid
  16. Big Thief – Not
  17. Julia Jacklin – Pressure To Party
  18. Mini Mansions – Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)
  19. Thelma Plum – Better in Blak
  20. The Drums – Body Chemistry
  21. Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
  22. Middle Kids – Real Thing
  23. AURORA – The River
  24. Perfume Genius – Eye in the Wall
  25. Picket Palace – Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

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