20 Of Our Favourite Albums From The First Half Of 2020

A quick trip back through the memory cells and some scanning of my music library has thrown up these twenty artists (in alphabetical order) who have released some of our favourite albums of 2020 so far. There are plenty more I haven’t heard yet, hopefully some gems among them. In the meantime, I hope this throws up a few that you may not have had a chance to check out yet. They come highly recommended by Doubtful Sounds.

Andrew TuttleAlexandra
Baxter DuryThe Chancers
Bob DylanRough And Rowdy Ways
CalifoneEcho Mine
D.C CrossTerabithian
Drive-By TruckersThe Unraveling
Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters
James Thomson Golden Exile
Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitReunions
Luke VibertPresents: Amen Andrews + Presents: Modern Rave
MoodymannTaken Away
Neil Young Homegrown
Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverSideways To New Italy
Rose City BandSummerlong
Shopping All Or Nothing
Suicide SwansThrough The Years
Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice
ZelienopleHold You Up

NEWS: GOLDEN PLAINS 2009 lineup announced…


Golden Plains (organised by the Meredith Music Festival) happens next year on the 7-9th of March in Victoria, just 2 hours west of Melbourne. Most tickets are being issued via a ballot system so check their site for details.

The first run of bands has been announced today and there are some goodies.

Mogwai, Tony Allen, Gary Numan, Black Mountain, Of Montreal, The Drones, The Church, Dan Deacon, The Black Seeds, You Am I, Brant Bjork and the Bros, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jim White and John Doe, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, plus more to come…

It will be great to see Mogwai back on our shores as their live shows are devastating.  I’m also looking forward to checking out Black Mountain and their strand of stoner psych rock.  If you haven’t see Dan Deacon then you need to, he is one of the most unique and fun electronic artists around at the moment.

Here is the Crystal Cat video from his Spiderman of the Rings record:

Wucan by Black Mountain: