Top Albums of 2020

The year is almost over so it is time to look back at what was awesome in music during the year.  I have already looked back at the Top Rock Albums of 2020 (click to read).   This list will cover all other genres that I listened to over the year including Pop, Country, Christian and whatever other genre you want to classify these albums.  Rock is my favorite genre and that is why it gets it’s own list, but that doesn’t take away from any of these choices as I think they are great on their own.

I feel I didn’t get to as many as I would have liked as the year seem to got away from me with all that went on with Covid.  I did spend a lot of time on a few series such as finishing The David Coverdale Series, The Gene Simmons ‘The Vault’ Series and starting the epic Kiss Review Series.  These consumed a lot of my time.  What I am trying to say is I missed a lot.

Note:  These albums were my favorites and not necessarily the most played on the radio (which I hate the radio) or even the biggest sellers.  There aren’t the trendy indie bands on everyone else’s top albums list (okay, there might be one or two).  These are just what I came across during the year and connected with me in some way and some thanks to my kids.  So, we might as well get started…

#10 – Richard Marx – Limitless:

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I have a soft spot for Richard Marx. I think he is a hell of singer and songwriter. I also have a soft spot for pop ballads and he is the King. This album always put me in a good mood and would relax me when I needed a break from the heavy rock. The songs “Another One Down” and “Limitless” really show off those vocals and are so beautiful. And then when your throw in “Front Row Seats” and “Let Go” well, you get an incredible pop masterpiece.

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Friday New Releases – July 24, 2020

Happy Friday everyone. It is another day for releases and hopefully something you’ve been wanting.  There isn’t a whole lot here this week, some solid metal, pop, country, r&b, comedy and two surprises that only popped up as being released this week.  And those two are the only ones I am interested in which is good as vacation is coming and some much needed time off.  Those two are in Blue.  Let me know what you are digging this week and what I have missed.  If there is nothing for you, what is something new lately that you find to be pretty dang great?  Let me know!  Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Screen-Shot-2020-07-23-at-8.24.01-AM-1595507076  Taylor Swift – Folklore – (Republic Records):  Surprise, Surprise!! Taylor announced yesterday that she is dropping a new album at midnight…right when this post posts!  Written and inspired during the Covid-19 stay at home orders…I’m actually interested in what this will sound like. I know, I’m surprised by that as well.

  • 1524a4cc-50b7-4682-85bc-fcf749503497  Matt Nathanson – Live in Paradise: Boston:  The announcement came on Wednesday, Pre-Orders were Thursday and the Digital is came immediately so technically this came out yesterday, but I don’t care!!!…This is so exciting for me as nothing this man puts out is bad and now a Live album…Hell Yeah!!!  There are no videos, but someone posted one from the show last year that is supposed to from so close enough.

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