It's likely you don't need to hear this, but 2020 has been a whole vibe, hasn't it? It's a tale of many years rolled into a half of one. In some ways, distinct eras within each – at once a marathon and a sprint. But even among the chaos, even while it's been a challenge at times to pay enough attention to new music to make sense of any of it, it's still found its way through.
Yes, music has once again proven itself loyal whatever the circumstances, and it's likely you've leaned on it more than ever over these past few months. Music has said "I got you," even as artists, venues, record stores, and the very structure of the industry side of things are threatened with uncertain futures. That's something to remember.
Six months into a year of upheaval, we asked our hosts about their favorite music of 2020 – five albums, EPs, singles, videos – what's stood out and grabbed them most so far?
Zach Gilltrap, Producer/Host
Bruce Trujillo, Host/Promotions Coordinator
Katie Bradley, Weekend Host
Willobee Carlan, Program Director
Alisha Sweeney, Host/Local Music Director
Jason Thomas, Host/Programming Asst.
Flat Worms / "Market Forces" (single)
Christine & The Queens / La vita nuova (EP)
The 1975 / Notes on a Conditional Form
Yves Tumor / Heaven to a Tortured Mind
The Streets / "Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better" (single)
Jessi Whitten, Host
Jeremy Petersen, Morning Host/Producer
Demi Harvey, Digital & Social Media Editor
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