The list I present you below consists of albums that I’ve found the most interesting, moving, thought-provoking, and left me with some kind of a bind to both the music itself and the period of time when they were released. I hope you’ll find that kind of connection as well. So, please, enjoy the list of 20 studio albums I’ve enjoyed the most in 2020. There are no compilation LPs, no live albums, no re-releases. Only newly-published studio releases.
Well, so that's that. 2020 has ended. And there's not that much left to add. It was hard, but we survived. And there were some great songs, which helped us with that. They supported us, guided us through anxiety and sorrow, and lifted us up. Let's listen to them, together. (Order is non-evaluative.)
Believe it or not, but each year choosing the best songs was always a more difficult task than the best albums. Mostly because there are so many of them. And we often forget about a huge majority of the great ones. Unsurprisingly, picking 2010s best songs was an extremely hard job, if not impossible, because … Continue reading The Best of 2010s: Songs
The contemporary music industry is radically different from its state 10 or 15 years ago. And the model we're witnessing right now does not favor LPs. They're often considered a format of the past, an overly-artistic attempt to revive Pink Floyd-esque sentiments. And it's been that way for a long time. In fact, this topic … Continue reading The Best of 2019: Albums
Was 2019 as breathtaking as Keanu? Well, it was not great, not terrible. Let's find that out by ourselves and have the last laugh while listening to this set of dance anthems, tearjerking emotional rollercoasters, rocking headbangers - the best music 2019 had to offer.
Let me be clear. This was not a good year for music. In fact, this was a bad year for music. And I don't mean deaths of musicians, tragedies, or other random sad or unfortunate events. Artistic level of albums released in 2018 was not satisfying to say at least. After a magnificent 2015 and … Continue reading The Best of 2018: Albums
The end of the year is a time of various summaries, including those musical. While I'm preparing a list of the best albums of 2018, I'm sharing the one with my favorite and probably the best songs I've heard in the last months. Unfortunately, for the second time in a row, we did not suffer … Continue reading The Best of 2018: Songs
A lot of things happened in 2017. It was a year of emotions, bravery, and women's voices - sincerity, openness and reflexivity steered the way through our musical voyages, while trying to comprehend what was going on around us - globally and in our own private lives. As you can imagine, there is a great potential in such vibrant times … Continue reading The Best of 2017
This year was all about emotions, bravery, and women's voice. Bring back your memories with this compilation of what was the best about music in 2017 - sincerity, openness, and reflexivity. (The songs' order is non-evaluative.)
Rok 2016 zostanie zapamiętany jako jeden z najważniejszych we współczesnej historii muzyki rozrywkowej. Niestety nie tylko ze względu na pozytywne wydarzenia. Jego początek przywitał nas fantastycznym albumem Davida Bowiego ★. Niespełna dwa dni później nadeszła informacja o jego śmierci. Wydarzenie to było na tyle istotne dla mnie personalnie, że Brytyjczyk był jedną z najważniejszych postaci, … Continue reading The Best of 2016
'Twas a very good year to music, but also a very sad one. Enjoy the journey through the best tracks of 2016, which reminds you of the high and lows of this strange time with eclectic compilation of joy, happiness, sadness, angst, longing and relief. (The songs' order is nonevaluative.)
1. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (2003) 2. The White Stripes - Elephant (2003) 3. Gorillaz - Demon Days (2005) 4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (2007) 5. Bob Dylan - Modern Times (2006) 6. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise (2005) 7. Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007) 8. Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006) 9. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006) 10. Arcade Fire … Continue reading The Best of 2000s: Albums