As the first half of 2020 comes to a close (and thank criminy for that) and inspired by Exclaim! magazine’s request that I participate in their ‘top albums of the year…so far’ project (shocker: none of my albums made their list, and I even eliminated the bluegrass albums because I knew there was no point), I decided to reflect on my favourites of the last several, dark months. It also allows me to pretend that I am attempting to write rather than continually streaming five-plus seasons of Cold Feet and a selection of other BritBox delicacies.
What follows are my favourite roots albums of 2020…so far, with links to my reviews where available.
9. The Jerry Cans- Echoes
10. Appalachian Road Show- Tribulation
13. Marshall Chapman- Songs I Can’t Live Without
Discovered an additional album this week, Honourable Mention then to- Tami Neilson’s CHICKABOOM! (featured below)