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WCBE Choice Albums 2020!

What was some of the best music of 2020? We have a few ideas!

Whether you want to add to your personal music library, or need a handy reference for gift-giving, this list of the best music released in the past year is a must-have for every music aficionado. Most of these suggestions are also available for purchase in your favorite format.  Just go to www.amazon.com or follow one of the links below.

ALLERGIES - SAY THE WORD
DAVE ALVIN - FROM AN OLD GUITAR
FIONA APPLE - FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS
AVETT BROTHERS - THE THIRD GLEAM
BALLROOM THIEVES - UNLOVELY
MATT BERNINGER - SERPENTINE PRISON
BLITZEN TRAPPER - HOLY SMOKES FUTURE JOKES
BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN - BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN
RANDALL BRAMBLETT - PINE NEEDLE FIRE
PHOEBE BRIDGERS - PUNISHER
DON BRYANT - YOU MAKE ME FEEL
BUDOS BAND - LONG IN THE TOOTH
PAUL BURCH - LIGHT SENSITIVE
BUZZARD BUZZARD BUZZARD - THE NON-STOP
JOHNNY CASH - JOHNNY CASH W/ ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
CINDY CASHDOLLAR - WALTZ FOR ABILENE
CAYUCAS - BLUE SUMMER
CHATHAM COUNTY LINE - STRANGE FASCINATION
BRENT COBB - KEEP 'EM ON THEY TOES
SHEMEKIA COPELAND - UNCIVIL WAR
JOACHIM COODER - OVER THAT ROAD I'M BOUND
ELVIS COSTELLO - HEY CLOCKFACE
DARLINGSIDE - FISH POND FISH
DAWES - GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER
DELTA SPIRIT - WHAT IS THERE
DIANA DEMUTH - MISADVENTURE
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - THE NEW OK
KATHLEEN EDWARDS - TOTAL FREEDOM
EELS - EARTH TO DORA
FANTASTIC NEGRITO - HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET
FLEET FOXES - SHORE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD - WORK HARD AND BE NICE
DEVON GILFILLIAN - BLACK HOLE RAINBOW
S.G. GOODMAN - OLD TIME FEELING
TREVOR HALL - IN AND THROUGH THE BODY
SARAH HARMER - ARE YOU GONE
WILL HOGE - TINY LITTLE MOVIES
JAMES HUNTER SIX - NICK OF TIME
JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT - REUNIONS
IVAN & ALYOSHA - IVAN & ALYOSHA
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS - JUST DROPPED IN TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY RENDTION WAS IN
MARCUS KING - EL DORADO
MICHAEL KIWANUKA - KIWANUKA
RAY LAMONTAGNE - MONOVISION
ADRIANNE LENKER - SONGS
LONG BEACH DUB ALL STARS - LONG BEACH DUB ALL STARS
LIZ LONGLEY - FUNERAL FOR MY PAST
G. LOVE - THE JUICE
LYDIA LOVELESS - DAUGHTER
LERA LYNN - ON MY OWN
LAURA MARLING - SONGS FOR OUR DAUGHTER
MAVERICKS - EN ESPANOL
JONI MITCHELL - ARCHIVES VOL. 1:  THE EARLY YEARS (1963-1967)
MOE. - THIS IS NOT, WE ARE
SAM MORROW - GETTIN' BY ON GETTIN' DOWN
MOUNTAIN GOATS - GETTING INTO KNIVES
MY MORNING JACKET - THE WATERFALL II
WILLIE NELSON - FIRST ROSE OF SPRING
NUDE PARTY - MIDNIGHT MANOR
JOAN OSBORNE - TROUBLE AND STRIFE
OLD 97'S - TWELFTH
MACEO PARKER - SOUL FOOD
ORVILLE PECK - SHOW PONY
TOM PETTY - WILDFLOWERS & ALL THE REST
POLICA - WHEN WE STAY ALIVE
GREGORY PORTER - ALL RISE
PRETENDERS - HATE FOR SALE
NATHANIEL RATELIFF - AND IT'S STILL ALRIGHT
ROLLING STONES - GOATS HEAD SOUP 2020
SAN CISCO - BETWEEN YOU AND ME
STURGILL SIMPSON - CUTTIN' GRASS VOL. 1 THE BUTCHER SHOPPE SESSIONS
BETTE SMITH    THE GOOD THE BAD THE BETTE
CHRIS STAPLETON - STARTINIG OVER
JON STICKLEY TRIO - SCRIPTING THE FLIP
BILLY STRINGS - HOME
SYLVAN ESSO - FREE LOVE
THE SEA THE SEA - STUMBLING HOME
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS - GOT TO BE TOUGH
JEFF TWEEDY - LOVE IS THE KING
KURT VILE - SPEED, SOUND, LONELY
WAR & TREATY - HEARTS TOWN
JUNIOR WATSON - NOTHIN' TO IT BUT TO DO IT
JIM WHITE - MISFITS JUBILEE
VARIOUS ARTISTS - ANGEL HEADED HIPSTER:  THE SONGS OF MARC BOLAN & T REX
VARIOUS ARTISTS - ON THE ROAD:  A TRIBUTE TO JOHN HARTFORD
CHICANO BATMAN - INVISIBLE PEOPLE
GARMARNA - FORBUNDET
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD - CO-STARRING
ERIC HUTCHINSON - CLASS OF 98
LOW CUT CONNIE - PRIVATE LIVES
NAHKO AND THE MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE - TAKE YOUR POWER BACK
NORAH JONES - PICK ME UP OFF THE FLOOR
SONGHOY BLUES - OPTIMISME
TRAVIS - 10 SONGS
ANE BRUN - AFTER THE GREAT STORM
DR. RUBBERFUNK - 40
CORY HENRY - SOMETHING TO SAY
ROBBY KRIEGER - THE RITUAL BEGINS AT SUNDOWN
PEARL JAM - GIGATON
MARGO PRICE - THAT'S HOW RUMORS GET STARTED
PERFUME GENIUS - SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY
REDMAN/MEHLDAU/MCBRIDE/BLADE - ROUNDAGAIN
SHAKY FEELIN' - INSIDER MIND
CHRIS SMITHER - MORE FROM THE LEVEE
TEDDY THOMPSON - HEARTBREAK PLEASE
GILLIAN WELCH - BOOTS NO. 2: THE LOST SONGS VOL. 2
BAHAMAS - SAD HUNK
MATT COSTA - YELLOW COAT
DEEP SEA DIVER - IMPOSSIBLE WEIGHT
STEVE EARLE - GHOSTS OF WEST VIRGININA
JAYHAWKS - XOXO
POKEY LaFARGE - ROCK BOTTOM RHAPSODY
SONNY LANDRETH - BLACKTOP RUN
LONE BELLOW - HALF MOON LIGHT
MIHALI - BREATHE AND LET GO
MOBY - ALL VISIBLE OBJECTS
NOCONA - LOS DOS
COLTER WALL - WESTERN SWING & WALTZES
WOOD BROTHERS - KINGDOM IN MY MIND
X - ALPHABETLAND