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This is part 2 of 3 for my 2020 year in music recap. As always, this is an incomplete list of my favorites, and presented unranked, though along the way I may highlight some records that really stood out a little extra for me this year. We’re doing things alphabetically this time around, so this episode covers artist names from E to N.
It's my last show of 2020, so let's finish strong! More fave tracks from this year plus some thoughts on 2020 and plans for 2021. Lots of great stuff on today's ep.
Happy Days, friends! I'm playing all of my faves from 2020. Tune in.
Songhoy Blues takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Debuting on the countdown this week: Mamalarky, Emily Edrosa, Anna McClellan, Half Stack, Tiña
Escape the madness in The Listening Booth for a holiday free mix w/blues from Victoria Bailey, R&B via Marina Kaye, & Lord Sonny The Unifier
Let's party like there's 3 Fridays left in 2020!
This is our final "catching up" playlist of the year, where we take a quick look at music released or landed here at BTRtoday - including from record label features on this show, The Music Digest, and new additions to our music library - before we head into the end of the year recaps!
Dolly Valentine takes the top spot this week with her new album, How To Be Good! Countdown Debuts: The Mountain Goats, The Nix, Told Slant
A 2020 ups and downs mix in The Listening Booth featuring downbeat alt via Helena Deland & Laura Jane Grace + upbeat alt w/Eels & Slow Pulp
It's the last month of 2020. Let's rock.
It's December and the end of the year is upon us. Check out what will be some of the last new music of this year. Also, I share some the tracks I enjoyed from the second half of this year. Lots of great music on today's ep! Tune in for Eels, Mr. Ben & The Bens, Henriette Sennenvaldt and more. Plus, I share some thoughts on shopping small and supporting businesses that really benefit from you shopping with them. Here are some links to make supporting minority owned businesses a little easier. These links are just starting points, by no means exhaustive, but I hope they help. Minority Owned Business Directory | Women Owned Business Directory | Black Owned Businesses | Black Owned Etsy Shops | LGBTQ Businesses |
Secret Sun take the top spot this week with their new album, Winter Love! Countdown Debuts: Yukon Blonde, Falcon Jane, EELS, Katy J Pearson
Tune in for tracks by Anna McClellan, Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection, Henriette Sennenvaldt and more.
Music for all your last minute to do list items, including signing this petition to hold the Biden administration accountable! This will be some of the last new music for the year and it's really good stuff! Tracks from Yukon Blonde, Ilithios, Lupin and more.
Tracks from Quarter -Life Crisis, Falcon Jane, Katy J Pearson, Told Slant, Rubber Band Gun, and more!
Mid-month and according to the world outside it's a COVID filled holiday wonderland. Tracks to get through the day from Field Medic, Weekend Lovers, Emmy the Great, and more! Also, you can listen to the Hip Hop Show from Wayne Ski here for his tips on how to avoid confrontation this holiday. Below are some links in the event that confrontation can't be avoided. We don't all have that one uncle who makes racists/sexist/homophobic jokes, but a lot of us do and being that election season STILL isn't over, this could be a politically charged holiday coming up. Click the links and prepare to shut down the hateful language. Southern Poverty Law Center // Speak Up: Responding To Everyday Bigotry  Amnesty International // How To Tell Someone You Love They're Being Racist How White People Can Talk To Each Other About Disrupting Racism
In this episode we've got album tracks from a bunch of brand new releases, as well as singles from Beat Radio, Charlie Kaplin, CLAVVS, and the Crystal Canyon track that was originally meant to be in last week's episode!
Can you feel the holiday season approaching?  It's almost here, until then it's just the middle of November and the end of the week.  Speaking of middle, how about Middle Kids in the middle of the show?
Eels are back with their thirteenth studio album, Earth to Dora, available now via PIAS Recordings. Tune in for one of the new tracks!
It's time for another new music catchup episode! We're checking out tracks from releases new to the BTRtoday music library from the past two months, including some you may have been introduced to on The Music Digest and BTR Live Studio recently.
New singles from Lunchbox, Jordana, Ali Awan, Jordan Reyes, and more, plus new album tracks from Anjimile, Deradoorian, Hen Ogledd, and more!
Tunes by Deradoorian, Alex the Astronaut, LCG & the X, Anjimile, Evangeline Gentle and more!
All new line-up on The Listening Booth spinning R&B with Bebel Gilberto and Nyallah, new Bob Moses, downbeat alt via Animal Scream!
As we head towards Fall, there's just more and more new music coming out way. Get ready for singles and album tracks from Allegra Krieger, George McFall, Eels, CR and the Nones, Pine Barons, The Cribs, IDLES, Double Grave, and more!

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