Monday, 21 December 2020

Wet Thud's Top Albums of 2020


#10.
Tame Impala
The Slow Rush
(Modular)


#09.
HAIM
Women In Music, Pt. III
(Columbia)


#08.
Phoebe Bridgers
Punisher
(Dead Oceans)


#07.
Fiona Apple
Fetch The Bolt Cutters
(Epic)


#06.
Perfume Genius
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
(Matador)


#05.
Róisín Murphy
Róisín Machine
(Skint)


#04.
Jessie Ware
What's Your Pleasure?
(PMR)


#03.
SAULT
Untitled (Rise)
(Forever Living Originals)


#02.
Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia
(Warner)


#01.
SAULT
Untitled (Black Is)
(Forever Living Originals)





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##. Artist Album Title (Record Label)

10. Tame Impala The Slow Rush (Modular)
09. HAIM Women In Music, Pt. III (Columbia)
08. Phoebe Bridgers Punisher (Dead Oceans)
07. Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters (Epic)
06. Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately (Matador)
05. Róisín Murphy Róisín Machine (Skint)
04. Jessie Ware What's Your Pleasure? (PMR)
03. SAULT Untitled (Rise) (Forever Living Originals)
02. Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia (Warner)
01. SAULT Untitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals)

Monday, 14 December 2020

Wet Thud's Top Songs of 2020



2020. It's been...a year. For many of us, it was the year society turned sideways. Musically speaking, whether it was in reaction to the uncertainty of world events or not, 2020 saw Wet Thud listening to less new music than in most years, perhaps subconsciously retreating to the safe familiarity of nostalgia in favour of pursuing the unknown. Nevertheless, a number of current releases did blip on our radar, and so Wet Thud is pleased to present our annual tally of our favourite songs from the past year...the past, interminable, blighted, stupid, eventful year.

Like everything else in 2020, Wet Thud's lists have changed -- with the understanding that virtually nobody cares what you consider to be the 54th greatest song of a given year, let alone the 93rd, we've culled our list from the usual hundred down to a merciful Top 50. As always, a Spotify playlist of the whole thing can be found at the bottom of this post. Please enjoy responsibly.

50.
Beyoncé
"Black Parade"
(Parkwood/Columbia)


49.
Porridge Radio
"Sweet"
(Secretly Canadian)


48.
Sufjan Stevens
"Video Game"
(Asthmatic Kitty)


47.
Troye Sivan
"Easy"
(EMI)


46.
Anderson .Paak
"Lockdown"
(Aftermath)


45.
Bon Iver
"AUATC"
(Jagjaguwar)


44.
Billie Eilish
"Therefore I Am"
(Darkroom/Interscope)


43.
Roosevelt
"Feels Right"
(Greco-Roman/City Slang)


42.
Kylie Minogue
"Say Something"
(Darenote/BMG)


41.
Waxahatchee
"Lilacs"
(Merge)


40.
Dua Lipa
"Hallucinate"
(Warner)


39.
Moses Sumney
"Polly"
(Jagjaguwar)


38.
Steps
"To The One"
(BMG)


37.
Curtis Waters x Harm Franklin
"Stunnin'"
(BMG)


36.
Sweeping Promises
"Hunger For A Way Out"
(Feel It)


35.
The Strokes
"The Adults Are Talking"
(RCA)


34.
Kesha x Sturgill Simpson x Brian Wilson x Wrabel
"Resentment"
(Kemosabe)


33.
Lady Gaga x Ariana Grande
"Rain On Me"
(Streamline/Interscope)


32.
Jessie Ware
"Spotlight"
(PMR)


31.
Dua Lipa
"Future Nostalgia"
(Warner)


30.
H.E.R.
"I Can't Breathe"
(RCA)


29.
Phoebe Bridgers
"Garden Song"
(Dead Oceans)


28.
Shamir
"On My Own"
(self-released)


27.
070 Shake
"Guilty Conscience"
(G.O.O.D.)


26.
BTS
"Dynamite"
(Big Hit)


25.
Baauer x Channel Tres x Danny Brown
"Ready To Go"
(LuckyMe)


24.
Jayda G
"Both Of Us"
(Ninja Tune)


23.
Dua Lipa
"Break My Heart"
(Warner)


22.
Sylvan Esso
"Ferris Wheel"
(Loma Vista)


21.
Fiona Apple
"Cosmonauts"
(Epic)


20.
Christine and the Queens
"People, I've been sad"
(Because)


19.
Tame Impala
"Lost In Yesterday"
(Modular)


18.
Matt Berninger
"One More Second"
(Book)


17.
Troye Sivan
"Take Yourself Home"
(EMI)


16.
Bullion
"We Had A Good Time"
(Deek)


15.
Yves Tumor
"Gospel For A New Century"
(Warp)


14.
Taylor Swift
"betty"
(Republic)


13.
U.S. Girls
"4 American Dollars"
(4AD)


12.
Dua Lipa
"Physical"
(Warner)


11.
Perfume Genius
"On The Floor"
(Matador)


10.
HAIM
"The Steps"
(Columbia)


09.
Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion
"WAP"
(Atlantic)


08.
Róisín Murphy
"Kingdom Of Ends"
(Skint)


07.
Caribou
"You And I"
(Merge)


06.
The 1975
"If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)"
(Dirty Hit)


05.
The Chicks
"Gaslighter"
(Columbia)


04.
SAULT
"Wildfires"
(Forever Living Originals)


03.
Megan Thee Stallion x Beyoncé
"Savage Remix"
(300)


02.
Dua Lipa
"Levitating"
(Warner)


01.
Jessie Ware
"What's Your Pleasure?"
(PMR)



TOP 50 PLAYLIST





***** text-only version of the list *****


WET THUD'S TOP 50 SONGS OF 2020

##. Artist "Song Title" (Record Label)

50. Beyoncé "Black Parade" (Parkwood/Columbia)
49. Porridge Radio "Sweet" (Secretly Canadian)
48. Sufjan Stevens "Video Game" (Asthmatic Kitty)
47. Troye Sivan "Easy" (EMI)
46. Anderson .Paak "Lockdown" (Aftermath)
45. Bon Iver "AUATC" (Jagjaguwar)
44. Billie Eilish "Therefore I Am" (Darkroom/Interscope)
43. Roosevelt "Feels Right" (Greco-Roman/City Slang)
42. Kylie Minogue "Say Something" (Darenote/BMG)
41. Waxahatchee "Lilacs" (Merge)
40. Dua Lipa "Hallucinate" (Warner)
39. Moses Sumney "Polly" (Jagjaguwar)
38. Steps "To The One" (BMG)
37. Curtis Waters x Harm Franklin "Stunnin'" (BMG)
36. Sweeping Promises "Hunger For A Way Out" (Feel It)
35. The Strokes "The Adults Are Talking" (RCA)
34. Kesha x Sturgill Simpson x Brian Wilson "Resentment" (Kemosabe)
33. Lady Gaga x Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" (Streamline/Interscope)
32. Jessie Ware "Spotlight" (PMR)
31. Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia" (Warner)
30. H.E.R. "I Can't Breathe" (RCA)
29. Phoebe Bridgers "Garden Song" (Dead Oceans)
28. Shamir "On My Own" (self-released)
27. 070 Shake "Guilty Conscience" (G.O.O.D.)
26. BTS "Dynamite" (Big Hit)
25. Baauer x Channel Tres x Danny Brown "Ready To Go" (LuckyMe)
24. Jayda G "Both Of Us" (Ninja Tune)
23. Dua Lipa "Break My Heart" (Warner)
22. Sylvan Esso "Ferris Wheel" (Loma Vista)
21. Fiona Apple "Cosmonauts" (Epic)
20. Christine and the Queens "People, I've been sad" (Because)
19. Tame Impala "Lost In Yesterday" (Modular)
18. Matt Berninger "One More Second" (Book)
17. Troye Sivan "Take Yourself Home" (EMI)
16. Bullion "We Had A Good Time" (Deek)
15. Yves Tumor "Gospel For A New Century" (Warp)
14. Taylor Swift "betty" (Republic)
13. U.S. Girls "4 American Dollars" (4AD)
12. Dua Lipa "Physical" (Warner)
11. Perfume Genius "On The Floor" (Matador)
10. HAIM "The Steps" (Columbia)
09. Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" (Atlantic)
08. Róisín Murphy "Kingdom Of Ends" (Skint)
07. Caribou "You And I" (Merge)
06. The Chicks "Gaslighter" (Columbia)
05. SAULT "Wildfires" (Forever Living Originals)
04. Megan Thee Stallion x Beyoncé "Savage Remix" (300)
03. Dua Lipa "Levitating" (Warner)
02. The 1975 "If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)" (Dirty Hit)
01. Jessie Ware "What's Your Pleasure?" (PMR)