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Top 20 albums of 2020 as selfies + Top 150 playlist

In lieu of our usual collage, here are our 20 favorite albums of 2020 with their cover artwork recreated as selfies at home during lockdown. Follows a 10 hour playlist curated from our 150 favorite records of the year (including a couple EPs), available on Spotify, Deezer or YouTube, with the full list down below.

Hope you might find at least a couple hidden gems to add to your own favorites. Enjoy the music, and follow us on either streaming platform for more playlists, and on Instagram @albumcovergirl for more recreated covers of iconic albums, old and new, and regular content on new music releases.


Covers of the top 20 albums of 2020 revisited as lockdown selfportraits by Albumcovergirl / ©GoodMorninCaptn

Covers of the top 20 albums of 2020 revisited as lockdown selfportraits by Albumcovergirl / ©GoodMorninCaptn

Or stream / watch the playlist via YouTube, with videos whenever available

All links in the list below directly point towards the respective album page on Bandcamp when available, or the label or artist official online store, so that you can easily stream, download or order them to support the artists. (only first 100 links added for now; remaining 50 to be progressively completed within the coming days)

  1. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic Records, US)
  2. Lyra PramukFountain (Bedroom Community, US / DE)
  3. EartheaterPhoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin (PAN, US)
  4. Thanya IyerKind (Topshelf Records, CA)
  5. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart On Fire Immediately (Matador, US)
  6. TorresSilver Tongue (Merge Records, US)
  7. Adrianne LenkerSongs + Instrumentals (4AD, US)
  8. Moses SumneyGræ (Jagjaguwar, US)
  9. Johanna WarrenChaotic Good (Wax Nine / Carpark Records, US)
  10. Douglas DareMilkteeth (Erased Tapes, UK)
  11. Lido PimientaMiss Colombia (Anti- Records, CO / CA)
  12. TenciMy Heart is an Open Field (Keeled Scales, US)
  13. SevdalizaShabrang (Twisted Elegance, IR / NL)
  14. Hania RaniHome (Gondwana Records, PL)
  15. Zebra KatzLess Is Moor (ZFK Records, US)
  16. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song (Smalltown Supersound, UK)
  17. NnamdïBrat (Sooper Records, US)
  18. Phoebe BridgersPunisher (Dead Oceans, US)
  19. Dana GavanskiYesterday Is Gone (Full Time Hobby / Ba Da Bing!, CA)
  20. Sufjan StevensThe Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty, US)
  21. Becca MancariThe Greatest Part (Captured Tracks, US)
  22. Jessie WareWhat’s Your Pleasure? (Virgin EMI, UK)
  23. ObongjayarWhich Way Is Forward? (EP) (September, UK / NG)
  24. Half WaifThe Caretaker (Anti- Records, US)
  25. AnjimileGiver Taker (Father/Daughter Records, US)
  26. Thao & The Get Down Stay DownTemple (Ribbon Music, US)
  27. ActivityUnmask Whoever (Western Vinyl, US)
  28. JFDRNew Dreams (White Sun Recording / Krunk, IS)
  29. Dua SalehRosetta (EP) (Against Giants, US)
  30. LA PriestGene (Domino Records, UK)
  31. A Grape DopeArthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers (Dangerbird Records, US)
  32. AlgiersThere Is No Year (Matador, US)
  33. Wye OakNo Horizon (EP) (Merge Records, US)
  34. Porridge RadioEvery Bad (Secretly Canadian, UK)
  35. Squirrel FlowerI Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl Records / Full Time Hobby, US)
  36. JockstrapWicked City (EP) (Warp Records, UK)
  37. Keeley ForsythDebris (The Leaf Label, UK)
  38. Ana RoxanneBecause of a Flower (Kranky, US)
  39. Frances QuinlanLikewise (Saddle Creek, US)
  40. Owen PallettIsland (Domino Records, CA)
  41. Mourning [A] BLKStarThe Cycle (Don Giovanni Records, US)
  42. OhmmeFantasize Your Ghost (Joyful Noise Recordings, US)
  43. Zola MennenöhLonging for Belonging (Figureight Records, DE / DK)
  44. Other LivesFor Their Love (ATO Records, US)
  45. HachikuI’ll Probably Be Asleep (Milk! Records / Marathon Artists, AUS)
  46. Kate NVRoom For The Moon (RVNG Intl., RU)
  47. Fleet FoxesShore (Anti- Records, US)
  48. Dmitry EvgrafovSurrender (130701 / FatCat Records, RU)
  49. The Cool GreenhouseThe Cool Greenhouse (Melodic Records, UK)
  50. Wax ChattelsClot (Captured Tracks, NZ)
  51. LåpsleyThrough Water (XL Recordings, UK)
  52. Sylvan EssoFree Love (Loma Vista Recordings, US)
  53. Ela MinusActs Of Rebellion (Domino Records, CO / US)
  54. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Mosaic of Transformation (Ghostly International, US)
  55. Ian William CraigRed Sun Through Smoke (130701 / FatCat Records, CA)
  56. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown (International Anthem, US)
  57. JónsiShiver (Krunk, IS)
  58. Princess ThailandAnd We Shine (À Tant Rêver Du Roi, FR)
  59. Hazel EnglishWake Up! (Polyvinyl Records, US / AUS)
  60. Land of TalkIndistinct Conversations (Saddle Creek, CA)
  61. ArcaKiCk i (XL Recordings, VZ)
  62. Helena DelandSomeone New (Luminelle Recordings, CA)
  63. Henriette Sennenvaldt (from Under Byen)Something Wonderful (Paper Bag Records, DK)
  64. Gabriel Garzón-MontanoAgüita (Jagjaguwar, US / CO)
  65. SamiaThe Baby (Grand Jury, US)
  66. Amnesia ScannerTearless (PAN, FI / DE)
  67. Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp Records, UK)
  68. AustraHiRUDiN (Domino Records / Pink Fizz Recordings, CA)
  69. DeradoorianFind the Sun (Anti- Records, US)
  70. Dominique AVie étrange (Cinq 7 / Wagram, FR)
  71. WestermanYour Hero Is Not Dead (Partisan Records, UK)
  72. Soccer MommyColor Theory (Loma Vista Recordings, US)
  73. LomeldaHannah (Double Double Whammy, US)
  74. Ben Lukas BoysenMirage (Erased Tapes, DE)
  75. GhostpoetI Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again) ([PIAS], UK)
  76. WoodsStrange To Explain (Woodsist, US)
  77. Mary LattimoreSilver Ladders (Ghostly International, US)
  78. Cyril CyrilYallah Mickey Mouse (Born Bad Records, CH)
  79. Aoife Nessa FrancesLand of No Junction (Basin Rock, IE)
  80. Rina SawayamaSawayama (Dirty Hit, JP / UK)
  81. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia (Warner Records, UK)
  82. Ben SeretanYouth Pastoral (Whatever’s Clever, US)
  83. InventionsContinuous Portrait (Temporary Residence Ltd., US)
  84. MAITABest Wishes (Kill Rock Stars, US)
  85. Nils BechFoolish Heart (Self-released, NO)
  86. Agnes ObelMyopia (Deutsche Grammophon, DK)
  87. Laura MarlingSong For Our Daughter (Chrysalis Records Limited / Partisan Records, UK)
  88. Rob MazurekExploding Star Orchestra’s Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem / Nonesuch Records, US)
  89. RoneRoom With A View (Infiné, FR)
  90. SonikkuJoyful Death (Bella Union, UK)
  91. Róisín MurphyRóisín Machine (Loaded Records / Skint, IE)
  92. Lorenzo SenniScacco Matto (Warp Records, IT)
  93. Nadia ReidOut Of My Province (Spacebomb Records, NZ)
  94. Reb FountainReb Fountain (Flying Nun Records, NZ)
  95. IsletEyelet (Fire Records, UK)
  96. Fontaines D.C.A Hero’s Death (Partisan Records, IE)
  97. Yes BasketballGoodbye Basketball (Les Disques Normal / À Tant Rêver du Roi, FR)
  98. Kyrie KristmansonLady Lightly (Iki records, CA)
  99. MelkbellyPITH (Wax Nine / Carpark Records, US)
  100. Sorry925 (Domino Records, UK)
  101. JunglepussyJP4 (Jagjaguwar, US)
  102. TunngTunng Presents… Dead Club (Full Time Hobby, UK)
  103. This Is the KitOff Off On (Rough Trade Records, UK)
  104. Madeline KenneySucker’s Lunch (Carpark Records, US)
  105. Nicole AtkinsItalian Ice (Single Lock Records, US)
  106. Luka KuplowskyStardust (Mama Bird Recording Co. / Next Door Records, CA)
  107. Julien GascL’Appel de la Forêt (Born Bad Records, FR)
  108. Jaye JaylePrisyn (Sargent House, US)
  109. AārpPropaganda (Infiné, FR)
  110. AmaaraeThe Angel You Don’t Know (Sad Saints Angry Angels, GHA / US)
  111. SaultUntitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals, UK)
  112. Told SlantPoint the Flashlight and Walk (Double Double Whammy, US)
  113. The Soft Pink TruthShall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? (Thrill Jockey, US)
  114. YelleL’Ère du Verseau (Recreation Center, FR)
  115. GeorgiaSeeking Thrills (Domino Records, UK)
  116. LAAKEO (Somaa / Mercury Records, FR)
  117. Empress OfI’m Your Empress Of (Terrible, US)
  118. Garage BlondeRage nue (La Discrète Music, FR)
  119. RVGFeral (Fire Records, AUS)
  120. KidbugKidbug (Joyful Noise Recordings, US)
  121. MoaningUneasy Laughter (Sub Pop, US)
  122. Lo-FangNear Other Worlds (Ocean Cloud Records, US / PT)
  123. CabaneGrande est la maison (Cabane Records, BE)
  124. MockeParle, grand canard (Objet Disque, FR)
  125. SkeletonsIf the Cat Come Back (Shinkoyo, US)
  126. LomaDon’t Shy Away (Sub Pop, US)
  127. HjaltalínHjaltalín (Self-released, IS)
  128. Sam PrekopComma (Thrill Jockey, US)
  129. ZerohBLQLYTE (Leaving Records, US)
  130. Soundwalk Collective with Patti SmithPeradam (featuring Anoushka Shankar, Tenzin Choegyal, and Charlotte Gainsbourg) (Bella Union, US)
  131. Oiseaux-TempêteTlamess (Sortilège) O.S.T. (Sub Rosa, FR)
  132. Brigitte FontaineTerre Neuve (Verycords, FR)
  133. Jehnny BethTo Love Is To Live (20L07 LLC, FR)
  134. MottronGiants ([PIAS], FR)
  135. Monolithe NoirMoira (Kowtow Records, FR)
  136. Régina DeminaHystérie&! (Kwaidan Records, FR)
  137. NaeemStartisha (37d03d, US)
  138. Rico NastyNightmare Vacation (Atlantic Records / Sugar Trap, US)
  139. Megan Thee StallionGood News (300 Entertainment, US)
  140. Jonah MutonoGerg (EQT Recordings, UGA / US)
  141. Leifur JamesAngel in Disguise (Night Time Stories, UK)
  142. Kety FuscoDazed (Sugar srl, CH)
  143. Brigid Mae PowerHead Above The Water (Fire Records, IE)
  144. Allysen CalleryGhost Folk (Cosirecords Schallplatten, US)
  145. Andy ShaufThe Neon Skyline (Anti- Records, CA)
  146. Lee Ranaldo & Raül RefreeNames Of North End Women (Mute Records, US / SP)
  147. Hen OgleddFree Humans (Weird World, UK)
  148. Sonic BoomAll Things Being Equal (Carpark Records, UK)
  149. PantayoPantayo (Telephone Explosion, CA)
  150. Thor & Friends3 & 4 (Joyful Noise Recordings, US)
  151. Greg FoxContact (RVNG Intl., US)

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Top 30 Albums of 2019

Here are our 30 favorite albums of 2019. It has been definitely hard to pick among the hundreds that we heard and liked last year! Let’s enjoy some of the best in indie rock, indie pop, folk, electro, post-punk, post-rock, hip-hop, experimental, ambient, and modern classical music released this year.

Best albums of the year 2019 - Playlist and collage by GooMorninCaptn, feat. Sasami - Sasami, Matmos - Plastic Anniversary, Hand Habits - Placeholder, Cate Le Bon - Reward, FKA Twigs - Magdalene, Kim Gordon - No Home Record, Vanishing Twin - The Age Of Immunology, Holly Herndon - Proto, Lizzo - Cuz I Love You, Susanna & The Brotherhood Of Our Lady - Garden of Earthly Delights, Big Thief - U.F.O.F., Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy, Jungstötter - Love Is, Anna Meredith - FIBS, Christopher Tignor - A Light Below, Grey McMurray - Stay Up, Julia Jacklin - Crushing, Leafcutter John - Yes! Come Parade With Us, Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising, Jesca Hoop - Stonechild, JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs, Bon Iver - i,i, Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence, Glen Hansard - This Wild Willing, The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears, Lower Dens - The Competition, La Féline - Vie future, Lingua Ignota - Caligula, Oiseaux-Tempête - From Somewhere Invisible, Clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood

Top 30 of 2019 - Playlist and collage by GooMorninCaptn

The playlist will be best enjoyed on YouTube, Spotify or Deezer. A couple tracks are missing from Soundcloud and Qobuz.

  1. SasamiSasami (Domino, US)
  2. MatmosPlastic Anniversary (Thrill Jockey, US)
  3. Hand HabitsPlaceholder (Saddle Creek, US)
  4. Cate Le BonReward (Mexican Summer, UK)
  5. FKA TwigsMagdalene (Young Turks, UK)
  6. Kim GordonNo Home Record (Matador, US)
  7. Vanishing TwinThe Age Of Immunology (Fire Records, UK)
  8. Holly HerndonProto (4AD, US)
  9. LizzoCuz I Love You (Deluxe) (Atlantic, US)
  10. Susanna & The Brotherhood Of Our LadyGarden of Earthly Delights (SusannaSonata, NO)
  11. Big ThiefU.F.O.F. (4AD, US)
  12. LafawndahAncestor Boy (Concordia / !K7, EG/IR/FR/UK/US)
  13. JungstötterLove Is (Pias, DE)
  14. Anna MeredithFIBS (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
  15. Christopher TignorA Light Below (Western Vinyl, US)
  16. Grey McMurrayStay Up (Figureight, US)
  17. Julia JacklinCrushing (Polyvinyl / Transgressive, AUS)
  18. Leafcutter JohnYes! Come Parade With Us (Border Community, UK)
  19. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising (Sub Pop, US)
  20. Jesca HoopStonechild (Memphis Industries, US)
  21. JPEGMAFIAAll My Heroes Are Cornballs (EQT Recordings, US)
  22. Bon Iveri,i (Jagjaguwar, US)
  23. Chelsea WolfeBirth of Violence (Sargent House, US)
  24. Glen HansardThis Wild Willing (Anti-, IE)
  25. The Murder CapitalWhen I Have Fears (Human Season, IE)
  26. Lower DensThe Competition (Ribbon Music, US)
  27. La FélineVie future (Kwaidan Records, FR)
  28. Lingua IgnotaCaligula (Profound Lore Records, US)
  29. Oiseaux-TempêteFrom Somewhere Invisible (Sub Rosa, FR)
  30. Clipping.There Existed An Addiction To Blood (Sub Pop, US)

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18 x 2018

Here’s a playlist with songs from our 18 favorite records of 2018, filled with strong women, sensitive punks, beautiful noise in a troubled world, but also sweetness, nostalgia, sadness, fears, desires, hopes, and maybe a hint of joy.

Apart from our #1, the order doesn’t reflect any particular ranking, other than the inner playlist logic.

Listen via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, or YouTube directly via the below player.

18x2018 Playlist and collage by GooMorninCaptn

18x2018 Playlist and collage by GooMorninCaptn

1 – Low (US) — “Rome (Always in the Dark)”, from ‘Double Negative’ (Sub Pop Records)
2 – Amen Dunes (US) — “Time”, from ‘Freedom’ (Sacred Bones Records)
3 – Haley Heynderickx (US) — “Oom Sha La La”, from ‘I Need to Start a Garden’ (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
4 – Melody’s Echo Chamber (FR) — “Breathe In, Breathe Out”, from ‘Bon Voyage’ (Domino)
5 – Tangents (AUS) — “Swells Under Trio”, from ‘New Bodies’ (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
6 – Frigs (CA) — “Talking Pictures”, from ‘Basic Behavior’ (Arts & Crafts)
7 – Hilary Woods (IE) — “Sever”, from ‘Colt’ (Sacred Bones)
8 – Loma (US) — “Dark Oscillations”, from ‘Loma’ (Sub Pop)
9 – serpentwithfeet (US) — “mourning song”, from ‘soil’ (Secretly Canadian)
10 – Anenon (US) — “Two For C”, from ‘Tongue’ (Friends of Friends Music)
11 – Beach House (US) — “Black Car”, from ‘7’ (Sub Pop)
12 – Halo Maud (FR) — “Du pouvoir/power”, from ‘Je suis une île’ (Heavenly Recordings)
13 – Idles (UK) — “Samaritans”, from ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ (Partisan Records)
14 – Adrianne Lenker (US) — “terminal paradise”, from ‘abysskiss’ (Saddle Creek Records)
15 – Dirty Projectors (US) — “Zombie Conqueror”, from ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ (Domino)
16 – The Breeders (US) — “Nervous Mary”, from ‘All Nerve’ (4AD)
17 – Kathryn Joseph (SCO) — “From When I Wake the Want Is”, from ‘From When I Wake the Want Is’ (Rock Action Records)
18 – Mitski (US) – “Two Slow Dancers”, from ‘Be The Cowboy’ (Dead Oceans)

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Find Love Here And Now? – Playlist

“Find Love Here And Now?” — March/April 2017 playlist and digital collage by GoodMorninCaptn:

Find Love_Here and Now ? collage by GoodMorninCaptn

Find Love_Here and Now ? collage by GoodMorninCaptn

  1. Nadia Reid (NZ) — “The Arrow & The Aim”, from Preservation“, out on Spunk Records / Basin Rock.
  2. Woods (Brooklyn, NY, USA) — “Love Is Love”, from “Love Is Love“, out on Woodsist.
  3. WHY? (Cincinnati, OH, USA) — “Proactive Evolution”, from Moh Lhean“, out on Joyful Noise Recordings.
  4. Bearcubs (London, UK) — “Underwaterfall”, from “Underwaterfall” EP, out on All Points.
  5. NLF3 (Paris, FR) — “Sandy Path”, from Waves Of Black And White“, out on Prohibited Records.
  6. Damaged Bug (San Francisco, CA, USA) — “Bog Dash”, from Bunker Funk“, out on Castle Face Records.
  7. Alexandra Savior (Portland, OR, USA) — “M.T.M.E.”, from “Belladonna of Sadness“, out on Columbia Records.
  8. Boss Hog (NYC, NY, USA) — “17″, from Brood X“, out on In The Red Records.
  9. Mount Eerie (Anacortes, WA, USA) — “Real Death”, from A Crow Looked At Me“, out on P.W. Elverum & Sun.
  10. Oiseaux-Tempête (Paris, FR) — “Carnaval “, from AL-’AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams)“, out on Sub Rosa.
  11. Father John Misty (LA, CA, USA) — “Two Wildly Different Perspectives”, from Pure Comedy“, out on Sub Pop / Bella Union.
  12. La Terre Tremble!!! (Rennes, FR) — “The Life Within”, from “Fauxbourdon“, out on Murailles Music.
  13. Colin Stetson (USA) — “Spindrift”, from “All This I Do For Glory“, out on 52Hz.
  14. sir Was (Gothenburg, SE) — “A Minor Life”, from Digging A Tunnel“, out on City Slang.
  15. San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY, USA) — “Open”, from Belong“, out on Downtown/Interscope Records.
  16. Part Chimp (London, UK) — “MapoLeon”, from Iv“, out on Rock Action Records.
  17. Karaocake (Paris, FR) — “Youth Slip”, from Here & Now“, out on Objet Disque.
  18. Laura Marling (London, UK) — “Soothing”, from Semper Femina“, out on More Alarming Records.
  19. Kumisolo (Paris, JP) — “Cha Cha André”, from Kabuki Femme Fatale” (Japanese CD bonus), out on Flau (JP) / Alter-K (FR).
  20. Kelly Lee Owens (London, UK) — “Anxi.” (ft. Jenny Hval), from Kelly Lee Owens“, out on Smalltown Supersound.
  21. Allred & Broderick, aka Peter Broderick and David Allred (OR, USA) — “The Ways”, from Find The Ways“, out on Erased Tapes Records.
  22. Justin Walter (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) — “It’s Not What You Think”, from Unseen Forces“, out on Kranky.
  23. Anjou (USA) — “Soucouyant”, from Epithymía“, out on Kranky.