End Of Year Lists 2020

No doubt 2020 was a tough and challenging year from drought to bushfire to COVID-19 which has severely impacted on so many people and so many industries in particular the music industry. We can only hope that it is onwards and upwards in 2021.

Some of our team has taken stock and looked back on the best album releases this year, concert experiences and our vision for next year… what are yours?

Rob Lyon

Top Ten Albums

  1. Pearl Jam – Gigaton
  2. Something For Kate – The Modern Medieval
  3. DMA’s – The Glow
  4. Nothing But Thieves – Moral Panic
  5. The Struts – Strange Days
  6. 6) The Strokes – The New Abnormal
  7. Killers – Imploding The Mirage
  8. AC/DC – Power Up
  9. The Jaded Hearts Club – You’ve Always Been Here
  10. The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

Song Of The Year – Pearl Jam Dance Of The Clairvoyants

Samuel Phillips

Top Ten Albums

  1. Sevendust – Blood & Stone
  2. Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human
  3. Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
  4. Sepultura – Quadra
  5. Deftones – Ohms
  6. Lamb Of God – Lamb of God
  7. Devildriver – Dealing with Demons
  8. Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos
  9. Testament – Titans of Creation

Song Of The Year – Bring Me The Horizon Obey

Sofie Marsden

Top Ten Albums

  1. PVRIS – Use Me
  2. The Birthday Massacre – Diamonds
  3. Protest The Hero – Palimpsest
  4. Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror
  5. Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos
  6. Assemblage 23 – Mourn
  7. Anders Manga – Andromeda
  8. Puscifer – Existential Reckoning
  9. Blue Oyster Cult – The Symbol Remains
  10. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts V: Together

Song Of The Year – PVRIS Dead Weight

Lindsay Bulach

Top Ten Albums

  1. Confess – Burn Em All
  2. Girish & the Chronicles – Rock the Highway
  3. HEAT – II
  4. Shiraz Lane – Vibration I
  5. Catalano – Night Fighter
  6. Bloody Heels – Ignite The Sky
  7. Rockstars From Mars – Dregs of Humanity
  8. One Desire – After You’re Gone
  9. The Chats – High Risk Behaviour
  10. At the Movies – The Soundtrack to Your Life

Anastasia Lambis

Top Ten Albums

  1. Ky;lie – Minogue – Disco
  2. Prince – Sign ‘O The Times (Reissue)
  3. Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure
  4. Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
  5. Wafia – Good Thing
  6. Roisin Machine – Roisin Murphy
  7. George Maple – MYTH

Song Of The Year – Kylie Minogue – Magic

Rick De Pizzol

Top Ten Albums

  1. RVG – Feral
  2. Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
  3. Nadia Reid – Out of My Province
  4. Paradise Club – Paradise Club
  5. Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
  6. Something for Kate – The Modern Medieval
  7. The Strokes – The New Abnormal
  8. DMA’s – The Glow
  9. Hadestown – Original Broadway Cast Recording
  10. Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep

Song Of The Year – Waxahatchee Fire

Bronwen Caple

Top Ten Albums

  1. All Time Low – Wake Up Sunshine
  2. Slowly slowly – race car blues
  3. Halsey – manic
  4. LANY – Mama’s Boy
  5. Lauv – how I’m feeling
  6. Pearl Jam – Gigaton
  7. The Used – Heartwork
  8. The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form
  9. Queen + Adam Lambert – Live Around The World.
  10. Tim Minchin – Apart Together.

Song Of The Year – All Time Low Sleeping In

Anita Kertes

Top Ten Albums

  1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy
  2. The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
  3. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  4. Róisín Murphy – Roisin Machine
  5. Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
  6. Everything Everything – Re-Animator
  7. RVG – Feral
  8. Rufus Wainwright – Unfollow the Rules
  9. Josh Pyke – Rome
  10. Mild Minds – Mood

Song of the Year – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Cars In Space

Iain McCallum

Top Ten Albums (in no particular order)

  • Sepultura – Quadra
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man
  • Polaris – The Death Of Me
  • Lamb Of God – Lamb Of God
  • Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos
  • Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
  • Boston Manor – Glue
  • Enter Shikari – Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible
  • Make Them Suffer – How To Survive A Funeral
  • In Hearts Wake – Kaliyuga

Zara Zampaglione

Top Ten Albums

  1. Something for Kate – The Modern Medieval
  2. Hayley Williams – Petals for Armour
  3. Cosmos Midnight – Yesteryear
  4. Soko – Feel Feelings
  5. Tired Lion – Breakfast for Pathetics
  6. Dune Rats – Hurry Up and Wait
  7. Christine and the Queens – La vita nuova
  8. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory
  9. E^ST – I’m Doing It
  10. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – K.G.

Song Of The Year – Babe Rainbow Zeitgeist

Sarah Bulach

Top Ten Albums (in no particular order)

  1. H.E.A.T – II
  2. The Struts – Strange Days
  3. The Killers – Imploding the Mirage
  4. Loïc Nottet – Sillygomania
  5. Tim Minchin – Apart Together
  6. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
  7. Trixie Mattel – Barbara
  8. The Strokes – The New Abnormal
  9. Lady Gaga – Chromatica
  10. The Chats – High Risk Behaviour

Song Of The Year – The Struts Strange Days

Carly Whittaker

Top Ten Albums

  1. Taylor Swift – folklore
  2. Bucko – Crushing/Crushed
  3. The Lucksmiths – A Good Kind Of Nervous (Reissue)

Song Of The YearTeenage Joans Three Leaf Clover

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