Best Albums of 2020 First Half

Here are my selections:

Jeff Parker Suite for Max Brown. Best of the lot. Jazz/funk/electronic.
Thundercat It Is What Its Is
Snarky Puppy Live at Royal Albert Hall The puppy loves to feed off an audience
Sam Grendel Satin Doll. Avant garde jazz more accessible.
Yves Tumor Heaven to A Tortured Mind. Unique artist and sound–modern R&B
John Adams: Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil and Yuca Wang.Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes. Commissioned piece of modern classical music.
Kaitlyn Aureila Smith The Mosaic of Transformation. Electronic music inspired by electricity!
Norah Jones Pick Me Up Off the Floor. Jazz and Pop. Good
Sault Untitled(Black Is) An album inspired by murders of Floyd/Taylor/Avery.
Derrick Hodge Color of Noise. Bassist’s new album stakes more notice for him.
Various Artists Tales of Wonder: Jazz Celebration of the Music of Stevie Wonder.
Terrance Martin Conscious Conversations EP from artist that has worked with range from Herbie Hancock to Kendrick Lamar
Tom Misch/Yussef Dayes What Kinda Music London based artists combine their talents.

Like to see others’ lists.

Here is a link to Tidal playlist if that will post on the board.

David W.


Been a really great year for music so far! Here are some of my favourites so far (not in any particular order):

Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
Gillian Welch/David Rawlings - All the Good Times are Past and Gone
The Midnight - Monsters
Khruangbin - Mordechai
Cat Clyde - Good Bones
Kandace Springs - The Women Who Raised Me
Gravity Machine - Red
Sarah Jarosz - World on the Ground
Reb Fountain - S/T
Mighty Oaks - All Things Go
AlcĂ ntara - Solitaire
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Reunions
King Witch - Body of Light
Laura Marling - Song for our Daughter
Conception - State of Deception
Pearl Jam - Gigaton
Avishai Cohen - Big Vicious
Katie Pruitt - Exceptions
Gary Moore - Live from London
Neil Young - Homegrown


Thanks for the recommendation… it’s a great discovery! Looking forward to trying some others on your list.

This is simply stunning


Yes I checked it out after Rockhound’s post and really liked it also