2020: favorites (ongoing)

This list is not numbered, but rather sorted into into separate sections and roughly listed in an order of preference.

Albums:

  • Gard Nilssen Supersonic Orchestra: If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours (ODIN) 
  • Aly Keita, Jan Galega Brönnimann, Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban (Intakt)
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You? (International Anthem)
  • I.P.A.: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform)  
  • Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (Pyroclastic Records)
  • Skurkar: Skjulte Motiver (Øra Fonogram)
  • Run the Jewels: RTJ4 (BMG) 
  • Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 
  • Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra: Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem)
  • Andreas Røysum Ensemble: Andreas Røysum Ensemble (Motvind)
  • Anna Högberg Attack: Lena (Omlott)
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Molecular (Intakt) 
  • Wendy Eiesenberg: Auto (Ba Da Bing!)
  • Torbjörn Zetterberg & Den Stora Frågan: Are You Happy? (Moserobie Recordings)
  • Camila Nebbia: Aura (ears&eyes Records) 
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors: We Are Sent Here By History (Impulse!)
  • Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud (Merge)
  • Thiago Nassif: Mente (Gearbox Records) 
  • Okkyung Lee: Yeo-Neun (Shelter Press)
  • Superposition: Superposition (We Jazz Records)
  • Lisa Mezzacappa Six: Cosmicomics (Queen Bee Records)
  • Sigurd Hole: Lys/Mørke (Elvesang)
  • Otis Sandsjö: Y-OTIS 2 (We Jazz) 
  • Sault: (Untitled) Rise (Forever Living) 
  • Luke Stewart: Luke Stewart Exposure Quartet (Astral Spirits)
  • Moskus: Live på Victoria (Earthly Habits)
  • Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy (ECM)
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Daniel Romano's Outfit Do (What Could Have Been) "Infidels" by Bob Dyaln & The Plugz (self-released)
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio (Whirlwind Records)
  • Barrage: The Was and Is to Come (Øra Fonogram)
  • Orientation of We: Emergence (Off!)
  • Roots Magic: Take Root Among the Stars (Clean Feed)
  • Wako: Wako (Øra Fonogram)
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Twice Dreamt, Dreamt Twice (Intakt)  
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio (Whirlwind Records)
  • Hegge: Feeling (Particular Recordings) 
  • Vilde&Inga: How Forests Think (SOFA)
  • Bob Mould: Blue Hearts (Merge Records)
  • A Love Supreme Electric - Golia, Hanrahan, Kaiser, Peet, Watt: A Love Supreme and Meditations (Cuneiform)
  • Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)
  • Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure vol. 1 (577 Records) 
  • Brandon Seabrook with Cooper-Moore and Gerald Cleaver: Exultations (Astral Spirits)
  • Maria Kannegaaard Trio: Sand I En Vik (Jazzland)
  • Jon Pål Inderberg Trio: Radio Inderberg (AMP Music & Records)
  • Jim Black Trio: Reckon (Intakt)
  • Harald Lassen: Human Samling (Jazzland Recordings)
  • Fire! Orchestra: Actions (Rune Grammofon)
  • Tani Tabbal Trio: Now Then (Tao Forms) 
  • Alan Braufmann: The Fire Still Burns (Valley of Search)
  • Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia)
  • Mark Lomax, II & The Urban Art Ensemble: 400 Year Suite (CFG Multimedia) 
  • Róisín Murphy: Róisín Machine (Skint Records)
  • Angel Bat Dawid & The Brothahood: Live (International Anthem)
  • Mary Halvorson Code Girl: Artlessly Falling (Firehouse 12)
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Shaman(Strut)
  • Horse Lords: The Common Task (Northen Spy)
  • Shopping: All or Nothing (Fatcat Records) 
  • Steph Richards: Supersense (Northern Spy) 
  • Cortex: Legal Tender (Clean Feed) 
  • Wendy Eisienberg: Dehiscence (Wendy Eisienberg)
  • Stein Urheim: Downhill Uplift (Hubro)
  • Dave Sewelson: More Music For a Free World (self released) 
  • Susana Santos Silva Impermanence: The Ocean Inside A Stone (Carimbo Porta-Jazz)
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10 (Intakt)
  • Large Unit Fendika: EthioBraz (PNL) 
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna (Rune Grammofon)
  • Coriky: Coriky (Dischord Records)
  • McPhee/Rempis/Reid/Lopez/Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule volume 1 (Aerophonic) 
  • Aruán Ortiz with Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt) 
  • Elizabeth Cook: Aftermath (Agent Love Records)
  • James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau (Intakt)
  • No Age: Goons Be Gone (Drag City)
  • Öm: It's About Time (Intakt) 
  • Ingebrigt Håker Flate: Til Anna (STR)
  • Autechre: SIGN (Warp)
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: Artificial Happiness Button (Ropeadope)
  • Field Music: Making a New World (Memphis Industries)
  • No Age: Goons Be Gone (Drag City)
  • X: ALPHABETLAND (Fat Possum)
  • Erlend Apneseth: Fragmentarium (Hubro)
  • Cameron / Carter / Håker Flaten: Tau Ceti (Astral Spirits)
  • Moses Sumney: Græ (Jagjaguwar)
  • Mats Eilertsen Trio + Trio Mediaevel: Memorabilia (NXN Recordings)
  • Inland Empire: Inland Empire (Clean Feed)  
  • Lithics: Tower of Age (Trouble In Mind)
  • Gerald Cleaver & Devin Gray: 27 Licks (Rataplan Records)
  • Ceramic Dog: What I Did On My Long 'Vacation' EP (Northern Spy)
  • James Carney Sextet: Pure Heart (Sunnyside Records)

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