Dashwood | A Bit Disappointed With ‘Ultra-Mono’
Best Album Of The Year: ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ – Fiona Apple
‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters‘ makes my year’s best album among an embarrassment of riches from other incredible songwriters. It was the sound of someone breaking free – of rhythm and rhyme and reason at times – and the music was flawless throughout. Album of the last few years and it soundtracked both lockdowns with acuity and invention.
Best Single Of The Year : ‘Sunglasses’ – Black Country, New Road
I don’t care if it came out in 2019, it’s better than anything else I could have picked for this year.
Worst Album & Single Of The Year: N/A
I don’t have any worsts. (Just like Nicola, he’s a sweetheart is our Dashwood! – Far More Judgemental Editor)
Favourite New Discovery Of 2020: Alabaster DePlume
‘To Cy & Lee‘ was the wordless meditation of oak and creaky jazz that I had been waiting for and I fell into his back catalogue with abandon. A wonderful, thoughtful artist who rewards your time listening with generosity and grace.
Hopes For 2021:
This year is all about ‘Black Country, New Road‘, ‘Mclusky‘ and ‘Future Of The Left‘ albums. They will be enough.