It is the time that I reveal the Top 10 Canadian and Non-Canadian albums in radio/podcast form.
Here is the Best of 2020 Edition of No Filter – Home Edition on CHUO 89.1 FM.
Giving props to Hiroki Tanaka and Pantayo to be in the Top 10 since 2020 has seen a lot of Asian acts releasing stellar albums.
Cindy Lee’s What’s Tonight To Eternity caught my ears and it is a mix of haunting and retro pop music.
Sea Oleena’s surprise album in 6 years “Weaving a Basket” was simply a beautiful soundscape dreamy album.
Decided to pick U.S. Girls as the best Canadian album is because the album resonated with me and I loved hear the reworkings of three old songs.
On the Non-Canadian, a last minute addition to The Avalanches in the Top 10 but it was one those concept albums that is long forgotten in recent years.
Decided to pick Sault’s two albums as the best Non-Canadian because it is a powerful album that helped described 2020 with the pandemic and political uprise of Black Lives Matters.
I could have put Fiona Apple as #1 but Sault stood out the most.
Hope you enjoyed the Top 10 list of 2020.
Let’s make 2021 a better year!
See you next year!
Canadian Albums of 2020
#10 Caribou – Ravi from Suddenly
#9 TOPS – Colder & Closer from I Feel Alive
#8 Zoon – Vibrant Colours from Bleached Wavves
#7 Sea Oleena – Will I Know from Weaving a Basket
#6 Cindy Lee – Lucifer Stand from What’s Tonight To Eternity
#5 Hiroki Tanaka – Bare Hallways from Kaigo Kioku Kyoku
#4 Pantayo – Eclipse from Pantayo
#3 Basia Bulat – Are You In Love? / Love is at the End of the World from Are You in Love?
#2 Backxwash – Spells from God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
#1 U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars / Overtime / Red Ford Radio from Heavy Light
Non-Canadian Albums of 2020
#10 Moaning – Fall in Love from Uneasy Laughter
#9 Empress Of – Love is a Drug / Give Me Another Chance from I’m Your Empress Of
#8 Yaeji – What We Drew / When I Grow Up from What We Drew
#7 Peel Dream Magazine – Emotion Devotion Creator / It’s My Body from Agitprop Alterna
#6 The Avalanches – Wherever You Go from We Will Always Love You
#5 Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto from Punisher
#4 Kelly Lee Owens – On from Inner Song
#3 Perfume Genius – One More Try from Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
#2 Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters from Fetch The Bolt Cutters
#1 Sault – Black Is / Wildfires from Untitled (Black Is) + Rise / I Just Want to Dance from Untitled (Rise)