“The marvelous thing about lack of planning is that failure comes as a complete and utter surprise” – Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) (1946-2020)

De favoriete albums van 2020 uitgekozen door muzikanten, fotografen, verkopers van platen en publicisten. De eindlijst na optelling van alle individuele overzichten (hieronder):

1 BOB DYLAN – ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS

2 PROTOMARTYR – ULTIMATE SUCCES TODAY

3 THE HOMESICK – THE BIG EXERCISE

4 MOSES SUMNEY – GRAE

5 FONTAINES D.C. – A HERO’S DEATH

6 BILL CALLAHAN – GOLD RECORD

7 SAULT – (UNTITLED) BLACK IS

8 FIONA APPLE – FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS

9 SAULT – (UNTITLED) RISE

10 RVG – FERAL

 

WOUTER BESSELS dagblad van het noorden | iO pages | progwereld
1 Colin Benders – Floaty Things
2 Paul McCartney – McCartney III
3 Yello – Point
4 Tiger Moth Tales – Still Alive
5 Mark Kelly’s Marathon – Mark Kelly’s Marathon
6 Fish – Weltschmerz
7 Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets – Live At The Roundhouse
8 Kevin Godley – Muscle Memory
9 Däcker – Pareidolia
10 Autechre – SIGN

special releases
Global Communication – Transmissions (compilation/reissue)
Prince – Sign “O” The Times (4lp boxset)
Tears for Fears – The Seeds of Love (boxset)
Frank Zappa – Halloween 81 (boxset)
Elton John – Jewel Box (cd boxset)

 

 

GEERT DRIESSEN sounds venlo
1 Sault – Untitled (Black Is) / Untitled (Rise)
2 Wilma Archer – A Western Circular
3 Shirley Collins – Heart’s Ease
4 Moses Sumney – Grae
5 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
6 Nubya Garcia – Source
7 Lina_ Raul Refree – Lina_Raul Refree
8 Alabaster DePlume – To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol.1
9 Siti Muharam – Romance Revolution
10 Sa-Roc – The Sharecropper’s Daughter

special releases
Gil Scott-Heron/Makaya McCraven – We’re New Again (A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven)
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela – Rejoice

 

 

JUSTIN FAASE mr bungle
1 Arv & Miljö – Himmelsvind
2 Komare – The Sense Of Hearing
3 The Dead C – Unknowns
4 Mosquitoes – Minus Objects
5 Sarah Davachi – Cantus, Descant
6 Ben Bertrand – Manes
7 Treasury of Puppies – Treasury Of Puppies
8 Mark Harwood – A Perfect Punctual Paradise Under My Own Name
9 K-Group – SERIES 4
10 Orphan Fairytale – Titania Moon / Tune In Tree Ears

special releases
Coil – Musick to Play In The Dark (lp reissue 2000 album)
various – Save The Nature Use Fluxus (2lp live, tribute)
Gate – Fear Of Music (lp reissue 1989 cassette)
Flaming Tunes – Flaming Tunes (lp reissue 1985 cassette)
Paolo Coteni – Nel Corso Del Tempo, A Tribute To Laura Grisi

 

 

RICHARD JAMES FOSTER the quietus louder than war drowned in sound
1 The Homesick – The Big Exercise
2 Repetitor – Prazan Prostor Među Nama Koji Može I Da Ne Postoji
3 Crack Cloud – Pain Olympics
4 Kate NV – Room For The Moon
5 Lewsberg – In This House
6 Mart Avi – Vega Never Sets
7 Lucidvox – We Are
8 Thiago Nassif – Mente
9 Juana Molina – ANRMAL
10 Maarja Nuut & Ruum – World Inverted

special releases
various – From Brussels With Love (reissue 1980 cassette)
Hans Joachim Rodelius – Tape Essence Archive 1973-1978 (compilation)
Stephen Mallinder – Pow Wow (reissue 1982 album)
The Stooges – Live At Goose Lake (rare live recordings)
FLEE Project – Tarantismo Odyssey Of Anitalian Ritual

 

 

HENK GENDERS gong records
1 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
2 Einstürzende Neubauten – Alles In Allem
3 Mark Lanegan – Straight Songs Of Sorrow
4 Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
5 Wire – Mind Hive
6 The Homesick – The Big Exercise
7 Rustin Man – Clockdust
8 Autechre – Plus
9 Autechre – Sign
10 Idles – Ultra Mono

special releases
Ludwig van Beethoven – Live Symphonies 1-9 Concertgebouworkest (5cd box)
Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto (rare live recordings)
David Bowie – Metrobolist (lp reissue/2020 mix of The Man Who Sold The World)
King Crimson – Thrak / The Reconstrukction Of Light / The Power To Believe (first time vinyl reissues)
Coil – Musick To Play In The Dark (lp reissue 2000 album)

 

 

THOMAS HARTEVELD 3voor12rotterdam bang your radio
Sault – Untitled (Black Is)
Crack Cloud – Pain Olympics
Hum – Inlet
Chubby and the Gang – Speed Kills
Phoxjaw – Royal Swan
Apneu – Silvester
Run The Jewels – RTJ4
Sevdaliza – Shabrang
The Homesick – The Big Excercise
Severin Bells – A Brighter Side To The Unknown

special releases
DeWolff – Wolffpack
Rotterdam Goddamn An Outsider’s Testimony (book and bandcamp link/spotify-playlist)

 

 

FRANK HEYTHUYSEN vinyltwins
1 Run The Jewels – RTJ4
2 RVG – Feral
3 Sault – (Untitled) Black Is
4 Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
5 Other Lives – For Their Love
6 Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
7 Nordmann – In Velvet
8 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways To New Italy
9 Bob Mould – Black Hearts
10 Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club

 

 

PATRICK VAN KASTEREN viskom grafisch ontwerpbureau
1 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
2 Frazey Ford – U Kin B The Sun
3 Arbouretum – Let It All In
4 Adrianne Lenker – Songs / Instrumentals
5 Sault – Untitled (Rise)
6 Bill Callahan – Gold Record
7 Magik Markers – 2020
8 Craven Faults – Erratics & Unconformities
9 Jarv Is… – Beyond The Pale
10 Flaming Lips – American Head

special releases
Robbie Basho – Songs Of The Great Mystery (2lp Real Gone Music)
Gillian Welch – Boots 2 Vol. – The Lost Songs (unreleased recordings)
Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto (lp, rare live recordings)
various – La Locura De Machuca 1975-1980 (compilation)
Jon Hassell – Vernal Equinox (lp, reissue 1978 album)

 

 


MARK LANEGAN
1 Regis – Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss
2 Service Animal / Crime Unit – Service Animal / Crime Unit
3 Bill Callahan – Gold Record
4 Hey Colossus – Dances / Curses
5 Mogwai – Zerozerozero Soundtrack
6 Terrence Dixon – From The Far Future Pt. 3
7 Regis – Tongue Box
8 Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight To Eternity
9 various – Zero Is More Than Nothing
10 Duma – Duma

 

 

NORMAN MASLOV norman maslov youtube channel photography agent internationale
1 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
2 Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
3 Moses Sumney – Græ
4 Bill Callahan – Gold Record
5 Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandria Palace
6 Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – All The Good Times
7 Joel Ross – Who Are You?
8 The Magnetic Fields – Quickies
9 Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
10 The Lemon Twigs – Songs For The General Public

special releases
Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto (lp, rare live recording)
various – Japanese Jazz Funk And Rare Groove 1968-1980 Volume 1
The Stooges – Fun House (15 lp deluxe boxset)
All Tone Poets Blue Note Jazz reissues
Prince – Sign O’ The Times (4lp boxset)

 

 

SHELDON PEARCE pitchfork
1 The Microphones – Microphones in 2020
2 Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
3 Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
4 Moses Sumney – Grae
5 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
6 Jay Electronica – Act II: The Patents Of Nobility (The Turn)
7 Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
8 Jyoti – Mama, You Can Bet!
9 Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
10 Adrienne Lenker – Songs

 

 

THEO PLOEG stasis frnkfrt
1 Apneu – Silvester
2 Applescal – Diamond Skies
3 The Bug & Dis Fig – In Blue
4 Jessy Lanza – All the Time
5 Hunter Complex – Dead Calm And Zero Degrees
6 Coriky – Coriky
7 Vril – Bad Manners
8 We Are Joiners – Clients + Carriers
9 Europ Europ – Slow Train
10 Vladislav Delay – Rakka

special releases
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green (reissue of 1986 album)
various – Moving Music: Sounds From The Rocking Chair (A Moving Furniture Records compilation)

 

 

HARRY PRENGER the post online
1 Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways
2 Protomartyr – Ultimate Succes Today
3 The Homesick – The Big Exercise
4 Mark Lanegan – Straight Songs Of Sorrow
5 RVG – Feral
6 Einstürzende Neubauten – Alles In Allem
7 We Are Joiners – Clients + Carriers
8 Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
9 Military Genius – Deep Web
10 Wire – Mind Hive

special releases
Sonny Rollins – Rollins In Holland (3lp rare live recordings)
Neil Young – Homegrown (lp 1974/1975 recordings)
The Rolling Stones – Goats Head Soup/The Brussels Affair (4lp boxset)
Wire – 10:20 (re-recordings)
Geen Bloemen Meer Voor Jou – Geen Bloemen Meer Voor Jou xxx (onesided lp, Dutch-Belgium art project)

 

 

 

ANNE-MARIE VAN RIJN the daily indie  dutch concert photographer
1 Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
2 Protomartyr – Ultimate Succes Today
3 Porridge Radio – Every Bad
4 The Cool Greenhouse – The Cool Greenhouse
5 Osees – Protean Threat
6 Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club
7 Lewsberg – In This House
8 Global Charming – Mediocre, Brutal
9 Melenas – Dias Raros
10 L.A. Witch – Play With Fire

 

 

PAUL RONDAGS paul rondags photography  a labyrinth photos, scenes and impressions
1 Mike Cooper – Playing With Water
2 Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
3 Live.e – Couldn’t Wait To Tell You…
4 Deradoorian – Find The Sun
5 Pan Amsterdam – Ha Chu
6 The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go Swimming So That Grace May Increase
7 Keiyaa – Forever, Ya Girl
8 Spaza – Uprise! (Music From The Original Motion Picture)
9 Jeff Parker – Suite For Max Brown
10 Rarer Teas – Get The Blessing

special releases
Charlie Parker – The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection (4×10” boxset)

 

 

DENNIS SCHULTING trash, noise, techno, modernity and its entrapments
1 Triple Negative – God Bless The Death Drive
2 16-17 – Phantom Limb
3 I Can, I Can’t – I Can, I Can’t
4 Coriky – Coriky
5 Bill Nace – Both
6 Moving Targets – Humbucker
7 The Dead C – Unknowns
8 Silver Scrolls – Music For Walks
9 Cheer Accident – Chicago XX
10 Exhalants – Atonement

special releases
various – Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983–1987 (2cd boxset, book)
Bill Orcutt & Michael Morley – Electric Guitar DUETS (lp, reissue 2016 cassette)
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced (SACD mono & stereo remaster US edition)
June of 44 – Revisionist: Adaptations & Future Histories in the Time of Love and Survival (re-recordings)
Wire – 10:20 (re-recordings)

 

 

THESSY SEGERS sounds venlo
1 Thurston Moore – By The Fire
2 Thelonious Monster – Oh That Monster
3 Gunn Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper
4 Allman Betts Band – Bless Your Heart
5 Military Genius – Deep Web
6 Jeff Parker – Suite For Max Brown
7 Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song
8 Osees – Protean Threat
9 Wilma Archer – A Western Circular
10 Bobby Lees – Skin Suit

special releases
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love Demos
John Lennon – Gimme Some Truth (compilation)
David Bowie – Metrobolist (reissue/2020 mix of The Man Who Sold The World)
Jon Hassell – Vernal Equinox (reissue of 1978 album)
various – Bluenote Re: Imagined 2020 (compilation)

 

(hoe kwam de eindlijst tot stand? de nummer 1 van een top 10 kreeg 10 punten, de nummer 2 9 punten etc. bij gelijk aantal punten is gekeken naar welk album het vaakst werd genoemd. waar nodig is vervolgens gekeken of een album een hoge notering kreeg)