With 2020 drawing to a close this seems like a good enough time to discuss our favourite’s of 2020 but with a small twist, what’s the best release you heard this year?
With how hard 2020 has been there haven’t been an awful lot of releases so for example you can choose some obscure album from 1998, a compilation, a live release etc, as long as it was a release you listened to this year.
My 2020 pick is Develop One’s Faculties Inverse Reverse. NGL going in to this I knew I would enjoy it, they’ve definitely crafted their own sound and this album doesn’t disappoint, it tries a few new things that work for the most part but it doesn’t quite have the same energy or freshness that their previous albums had, still a strong release though.
On the other side, this is the year I checked out Laputa and their album 絵～エマダラ～斑. I’ve been meaning to get in to older VK for a long time and this is a great release, I do find the vocals are a bit nasally but it adds to the charm and the songs feel so well written and unique, catchy but enough about it to keep me surprised and interested.