My favourite music of 2020

Alphabetical list of the music I enjoyed the most this year…

  • Big Big Train, Empire
  • Blaer, Yellow
  • Brass Against, III
  • Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers, Modern Ruins
  • Flying Colours, Third Stage: Live in London
  • Frost*, 13 Winters (box)
  • Peter Gabriel, Rated PG
  • Gary Husband and Markus Reuter, Music of our Times 
  • Haken, Virus
  • Jakko Jaksyk, Secrets and Lies
  • Katatonia, City Burials
  • King Crimson, Complete 1969 Recordings (box)
  • Makrokosmos Quartet, Rofu, Manta Mantra (2 works for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists by Nik Bärtsch)
  • Patrick Moraz-Bill Bruford, Temples of Joy (box reissue)
  • Neal Morse, Sola Gratia 
  • Nick D’Virgilio, Invisible
  • Pain of Salvation, Panther
  • Porcupine Tree, In Absentia (box reissue) 
  • Markus Reuter (featuring Fabio Trentini and Asaf Sirkis), Truce
  • Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V: Together and VI: Locusts
  • John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity
  • The Pineapple Thief, Versions of the Truth
  • Sonar with David Torn, Tranceportation Vol 2
  • Sons of Apollo, MMXX
  • Toyah and The Humans (box)

I really missed live music, with the only gig I attended The Aristocrats early in the year. Lots of things cancelled or postponed. But I did enjoy being able to stream some live concerts, especially from Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and Mobile.

For previous years, see the lists from 2019201820172016201520142013 and 2012.

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