Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

In a year of extremes, I found myself cradled in a nest of polarities. Hyper pop became inherently interwoven with retro folk, while industrial hip-hop befriended modern synth-pop. Barriers between genres became increasingly outdated, in the same way, time melded into its own new, hybrid relevance.


Artist: Yves Tumor

Album: Heaven To A Tortured Mind

Track: Gospel For A New Century

Twitter: @YvesTumor

My overall music taste united in a holistic manner, with Yves Tumor’s Heaven To A Tortured Mind reigning as the most poignant album listened to in 2020. Featured here, the star track “Gospel For A New Century” opens and encapsulates the levity of consciousness that’s felt throughout the entire album. Resting like a double-paned mirror both reflecting the past and predicting the future, the album dares to ask what could be while still acknowledging the quicksand fate of wasted potential.

Top 10 Albums
1. Yves Tumor – Heaven To A Tortured Mind
2. Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now
3. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
4. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Boltcutters
5. Rina Sawayama – Sawayama
6. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
7. Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
8. DRAMA – Dance Without Me
9. Princess Nokia – Everything is Beautiful
10. Theophilus London – Bebey