Call me perverse, but when I read through Lodestone’s Labour of Love, The List of 2020, the albums that attract my interest most are those that got the fewest votes. Or perhaps no votes at all.
Here is a chance to give them an extra mention.
I’ll kick off with Americana, a gorgeous ACT album by harmonica player, Gregoire Maret, together with ever reliable Bill Frisell on guitar and Romain Collin on piano. It was mentioned by DuCool in his 45 best albums of the year.
What a gem! Three superb musicians at the top of their game playing some modern standards.
Some of you may comment it’s a little MOR. What’s the German term? Mitt zum Autobahnen?
Frankly, I don’t give a damn,
Who else deserves an extra mention?
It is a joy reading through all your lists…
The Unthanks, the Sixteen, Claire Martin, reen Seagull, Wire, the Lemon Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Eels, Pere Ubu, ???