I love the combination of running and music. Just as I am always looking for new adventures in running, I am also always on the search for new music.

In previous years I have compiled lists of favorite tunes for each year:AOTY-2020-collage

For 2020 I have an ever growing list of favorite running songs of the year. Send me any good songs you have heard.

For those of you with a bit of gallows humor, here is a Covid playlist,

Also, this year, I am keeping a list of all the new albums I have listened to. Instead of limiting to a finite number of favorite albums, I am just ranking them all. So, here are my  favorite albums of 2020 (so far). Again, please send any suggestions you have.

2020 Albums of the YearBrave Faces Everyone | Spanish Love Songs

  1. Spanish Love Songs, Brave Faces Everyone
  2. Sarah Mary Chadwick, Please Daddy
  3. Mac Miller, Circles
  4. Arca, KiCk i
  5. Sault, Untitled (Black Is)
  6. Run the Jewels, RTJ4
  7. Amnesia Scanner, Tearless
  8. Perfume Genius, Set my heart on fire immediately
  9. Moses Sumney, grae
  10. BAMBARA, Stray
  11. Jehnny Beth, To Love is to Love
  12. Floral Tattoo, You can never have a long enough head start
  13. Jeff Rosenstock, No Dream
  14. Halsey, Manic
  15. Porridge Radio, Every Bad
  16. Dogleg, Melee
  17. Humanist, Humanist
  18. The Innocence Mission, See You Tomorrow
  19. Le Butcherettes, Don’t Bleed
  20. Code Orange, Underneath
  21. Ian William Craig, Red Sun Through Smoke
  22. ChangesNowBowie, David Bowie
  23., David Bowie
  24. 2nd Grade, Hit to Hit
  25. Waxahatchee, Saint Cloud
  26. Soakie, Soakie
  27. Diet Cig, Do you wonder about me?
  28. Chubby and the Gang, Speed Kills
  29. Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn
  30. Black Eyed Peas, Translation
  31. Same, Plastic Western
  32. Hamilton Leithauser, The Loves of your life
  33. Mozzy, Beyond bulletproof
  34. Permanent Residue, S/T Tape
  35. Fossil Arm, In Bad Decline
  36. Alien Nosejob, Suddenly Everything is Twice as Loud
  37. X, Alphabetland
  38. Coriky, Coriky
  39. Wednesday, I was trying to describe you to someone
  40. Brigid Dawson and the Mother Network, Battle of Apes
  41. Lucinda Williams, Good souls better angels
  42. Songdog, A Happy Endin
  43. Infant Island, Sepulcher
  44. Fra Fra, Funeral Songs
  45. Midewife, Forever
  46. THICK, 5 Years Behind
  47. Thundercat, It is what it is
  48. Eminem, Music to be Murdered By
  49. Body Count, Carnivore
  50. Pearl Jam, Gigaton
  51. Yaeji, What We Drew
  52. Frail Hands, parted/departed/apart
  53. Sleaford Mods, All That Glue
  54. Eighth Blackbird, Singing in the Dead of Night
  55. Childish Gambino, 3.15.20
  56. The Cravats, Hooraland
  57. Little Simz, Drop 6
  58. Anti-Flag, 20/20 Vision
  59. TORRES, Silver Tongue
  60. Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V
  61. Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts VI
  62. Rita Sawayama, Sawayama
  63. Dead lips, dead lips
  64. Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher
  65. Green Day, Father of all
  66. Brendan Benson, Dear Life
  67. KA, Descendents of Cain
  68. Jay Electronica, A Written Testimony
  69. Wilma Archer, A Western Circular
  70. The Weekend, After Hours
  71. Charli XCX, how I’m feeling now
  72. Grimes, Miss Anthropocene
  73. Fossil Island, In Bad Decline
  74. The Chats, High Risk Behavior
  75. Nils Frahm, Empty
  76. Yuja Wang, John Adams: Must the devil have all the good tunes?
  77. Es, Less of Everything
  78. Haley Williams, Petals for Armor
  79. Car Seat Headrest, Making a door less open
  80. FACS, Void Moments
  81. JFDR, New Dreams
  82. Same, Plastic Western
  83. Lithics, Tower of age
  84. Melenas, Dias Raros
  85. Behemouth, A Forest
  86. Mutant Love, Revolution Redacted Pt. 1
  87. Lady Gaga, Chromatica
  88. Hilary Woods, Birthmarks
  89. Hook, Crashed My Car
  90. The Bombpops, Death in Venice Beach
  91. Soccer mommy, color theory
  92. Cable Ties, Fair Enough
  93. Alice Bag, Sister Dynamite
  94. The Soft Pink Truth, Shall we go on sinning that grace May increase?
  95. Four Year Strong, Brain Pain
  96. Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
  97. Ratboys, Printer’s Devil
  98. J. S. Ondara, Folk n Roll Vol 1, Tales of Isolation
  99. Jonnine, Super Natural
  100. Hanerkop, remote
  101. Drive-by truckers, the unraveling
  102. Five Finger Death Punch, F8
  103. Megan thee Stallion, Suga
  104. The 1975, Notes on a Conditional Form
  105. Fiona Apple, Fetch the bolt cutters
  106. The Lovely Eggs, I Am Mormon
  107. Pure X, Pure X
  108. Rafiq Bhatia, Standards Vol 1
  109. Nicole Atkins, Italian Ice
  110. The Revivalists, Made is Muscle Shoals
  111. Mura Masa, RYC
  112. Big Freedia, Louder
  113. Bit of, teenage wasteland
  114. Peach, Peach
  115. Baxter Dury, The Night Chancers
  116. Polo G, The Goat
  117. Tamikrest, Tamotait
  118. Bishop Nehru, Nehruvia: My disregarded thoughts
  119. GVLLS, Ep 2020
  120. Cantine Sbuccia Split by Deaf Lingo, Double No
  121. Cowboy Junkies, Ghosts
  122. Partynextdoor, Partymobile
  123. David Keenan, A Beginners Guide to Bravery
  124. Forest Drive West, Parallel Space
  125. Folian, Blue Mirror
  126. Wire, Mind Hive
  127. Ohmme, Fantasize Your Ghost
  128. Black 47, Saint Patrick’s Day Party
  129. CJ Fly, RUDEBWOY
  130. Afterbirth, Four Dimensional Flesh
  131. Kamaiyah, Got it Made
  132. Future, High Off Life
  133. Marcus King, El Dorado
  134. Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, Aporia
  135. Lukas Nelson, Naked Garden
  136. Bobby Conn, Recovery
  137. Lido Pimienta, Miss Colombia
  138. Wasted Shirt, Fungus II
  139. Trupa Trupa, I’ll Find
  140. Agnes Obel, Myopia
  141. AWOLNATION, Angel Miners and the Lightning Riders
  142. Brian Fallon, Local Honey
  143. Royce Da 5’9″,  The Allegory
  144. Melenas, Dias Raros
  145. Isobel Campbell, There is no other
  146. 070 Shake, Modus Vivendi
  147. Johanna Warren, Chaotic Good
  148. Buscabulla, Regresa
  149. Delanila, Overloaded
  150. Tide Lines, Eye of the Storm