Features / Series: Year End 2020

Our wrap-up of the best music and more for the year we'll all want to otherwise forget, 2020.

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2020: A Year In Review

Music / Year End 2020 • December 28, 2020

One day, we'll all look back on this year and laugh. Well, maybe not laugh... cry? Despair? Curse? Probably some combination of all the above. But we've tried to look past the dreaded C-word, the Taylor Swift albums and the endless waves of home-studio-concert-streams on YouTube by artists trying to continue to make a living to bring you this: our year in review. We've assembled as a team to bring you the things you may not have known you missed this year. The best video games, ambient/classical music, the saddest losses, the best (and worst) cover art and more. We've also assembled a few "meta" lists showing our most popular content from this year, as well as our featured album streams. Go ahead and catch up on what you missed, so that one day you too can look back on 2020 and remember it for other reasons than the obvious ones. 10 Best Random Music Discoveries I Had in 2020 Randomly finding a diamond in the rough, as it were, when exploring new music releases feels like a revelation.  Here are 10 outstanding albums of 2020 I more or less discovered by serendipity. 1 Walking Relic Times and Tides I get a lot of random songs stuck in my head. That several tracks from this synth rock album joined the rotation after just a few listens I think speaks to the power of this Norman, Oklahoma group’s music. Frequently dramatic, often quite catchy, this was my favorite random find of the year. It’s … Read more

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2020)

Music / Year End 2020 • December 21, 2020

What a year. The (probably apocryphal) curse goes "may you live in interesting times" and we're truly learning what it means to be alive during a period that history will … Read more

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Music / Year End 2020 • December 13, 2020

2020, huh. It's been a memorable(?) year, that's for sure. In the years to come we'll probably remember it due to the contested presidential election and the global pandemic, but … Read more

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