07 December 2020

PODWIRELESS BEST OF 2020

 

The 50 favourites from more than 350 new releases that made it through selection for Podwireless play in 2020.

(The clickable numbers after each album are to the Podwireless programme playlist/playlink which includes a track from the CD and a source link)

 

Best album of 2020
THE RHEINGANS SISTERS
Receiver (Bendigedig)  216

2. SHIRLEY COLLINS Heart's Ease (Domino) 214

3. ARIEL SHARRATT & MATHIAS KOM Never Work (BB*Island) 212

4. GROUPE RTD The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti (Ostinato) 217

5. JENNY STURGEON The Living Mountain (Hudson) 217

6. NARAGONIA Silentski (Trad Records) 219

7. MEKONS Exquisite (Mekorpse) 215

8. ANN O'ARO Longoz (Cobalt/ Buda) 218

9. INTARSIA Sistere (Intarsia) 219

10. KATY CARR Providence (Deluce) 220

 


 

 

 

Best re-issue or Compilation of 2020
THE HARRY SMITH B-SIDES
(Dust-to-Digital) 219

2. VARIOUS ARTISTS La Locura De Machucha (Analog Africa) 218

3. VARIOUS ARTISTS Wait Till The Clouds Roll By (Musical Traditions) 215

4. RÜSTEM QULIYEV Azerbaiijan Gitara (Bongo Joe) 218

 


The Rest Of The Best – Alphabetically

SAM AMIDON Sam Amidon (Nonesuch) 219

ANAKRONOS  The Red Book Of Ossory (Heresy) 216

LA BANDA MORISCA Gitana Mora (La Banda Morisca) 215

MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN Simido (Ma Case) 210

CINDER WELL No Summer (Free Dirt) 216

ANDREW CRONSHAW Zithers (Cloud Valley) 212

FLAIRCK Back Alive! (Home) 219

REBECCA FOON Waxing Moon (Constellation) 212

DEIRDRE GRAHAM Urranta (Ashaig Music) 219

ASMAA HAMZAOUI & BNAT TIMBOUKTOU Oulad Lghaba (Ajabul) 210

ANDY IRVINE Old Dog Long Road Vol.2 (Andy Irvine) 220

CAROLINE KEANE Shine (Caroline Keane) 215

KADIALY KOUYATE Nemo (KK Sound Archive) 212

LEVERET Variations Live (Leveret Music) 219

SITI MUHARAM Romance Revolution (On The Corner) 215

ARAGAKI MUTSUMI Another World Of Okinawan Music (Ninuhai) 219

RACHEL NEWTON To The Awe (Shadowside) 216

MA POLAINE'S GREAT DECLINE City Of Love (OMH) 214

RAKOCZY Frontrunner (Talking Cat) 217

GWENIFER RAYMOND Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain (Tompkins Square) 220

HARRIET RILEY & ALEX GARDEN Sonder (own label) 220

SALT HOUSE Huam (Hudson) 211

COSMO SHELDRAKE Wake Up Calls (Tardigrade) 217

JOAN SHELLEY Live At The Bomhard (Bandcamp) 213

MARTIN SIMPSON Home Recordings (Topic) 219

EMILYN STAM & JOHN DAVID WILLIAMS Honeywood (own label) 217

TAMIKREST Tamotait (Glitterbeat) 210

THIS IS THE KIT Off Off On (Rough Trade) 220

TRIO TEKKE Strovilos (Riverboat) 213

THE UNTHANKS Live And Unaccompanied (Rabble Rouser) 212

VARIOUS ARTISTS Folk & Great Tunes From Russia (CPL Music) 214

VARIOUS ARTISTS London Is The Place For Me 7 & 8 (Honest Jon's) 210

VARO Varo (Varo) 213

DANYEL WARO Tinn Tout (Cobalt/Buda) 211

THE WILDERNESS YET The Wilderness Yet (The Wilderness Yet) 215

WU FEI & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (Smithsonian Folkways) 213

 

 


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