tire-bouchon's top twenty albums of 2020...

Like every January we want to give a kick start to the new year with the short list of what inspired us and kept us going especially in an eerie and dull year like this: Here is our annual "Top 20 albums of the Year" post... In no particular order... Just twenty albums we fell in love with this year and simply couldn't stop listening to. Thanks to all the artists who kept writing, recording and releasing despite of what's going on on the world...

1. Alles in Allem by Einsturzende Neubauten

2. RoundAgain by Joshua Redman feat. Brad MehldauChristan McBrideBrian Blade

3. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

4. LP5 by John Moreland 

5. That's How Rumors Get Started by Margo Price

6. Gorecki: Complete String Quartets by Quatuor Molinari

7. The Bonny by Gerry Cinnamon

8. Angular Blues by Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott ColeyBrian Blade

9. Letter To You by Bruce Springsteen

10. Swallow Tales by John Scofield, Bill Stewart, Steve Swallow

11. Transylvanian Folk Songs by Lucian Ban, John Surman, Mat Maneri

12. Arnold Bax: Works for Piano by John McCabe

13. Trio Grande by Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman, Antonio Sanchez

14. Access Denied by Asian Dub Foundation

15. From This Place by Pat Metheny

16. Not Our First Goat Rodeo by Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma

17. Fall to Pieces by Tricky

18. First Rose of Spring by Willie Nelson

19. Ghosts of West Virginia by Steve Earle

20. Cascade 2020 by The Future Sound of London