If it weren’t for the number of artists who have released album after album in 2020, this year’s soundtrack would have been very depressing. Ask Bad Bunny if you don’t believe me, because, in a period of 10 months, he released three albums (YHLQMDLG, Las que no iban a salir y El Último Tour Del Mundo) to make more than one enjoy –and even cry-. That is why there is no better way to say goodbye to the last month of the year than with more music. From Shawn Mendes to The Black Keys, there is something for everyone and no excuses to continue discovering new sounds.
There are many reasons to close a year that had all the seasonings to be exceptional but in just a few areas. One of them was the music industry, as it had more highs than lows. Lady Gaga, after more than 4 years without releasing an album, came out with Chromatica and more than one danced to the rhythm of her songs (who did not learn the choreography of Rain On Me, lies); Ariana Grande returned to the rhythms of Sweetener (2018) and the incorporation of hip hop, neo-soul, and funk, with Positions; Taylor Swift turned more to folk with Folklore and The Weeknd brought us back to the 80s with After Hours.
Apart from pop, hip-hop also did its thing this 2020. Eminem followed the line of Kamikaze (2018) with Music To Be Murdered By; Joyner Lucas premiered ADHD and Evolution; Big Sean pulled Detroit 2; Logic made his retire with No Pressure and we had the post-mortem albums of Juice WRLD (Legends Never Die) and Mac Miller (Circles). I could go on because many great artists were left out, but we would never finish.
To sum up, it was a great year for music and it would be unfair if the last month of 2020 does not end in the same way. Because of this, and so that you don’t miss anything, we leave you a calendar with the next albums to be released this December so you can spend the holidays at full sound:
Bastille, Goosebumps EP
Geographer, Down And Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights
Grandson, Death of an Optimist
Joan of Arc, Tim Melina Theo Bobby
Jordana, Something To Say To You
Shawn Mendes, Wonder
The Avalanches, We Will Always Love You
French Cassettes, Rolodex
Jason Lancaster, Say I’m What You Want EP
The Neighbourhood, Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones (Deluxe Edition)
Paul McCartney, McCartney III
Peter Bjorn and John, Endless Play EP
The Black Keys, Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition)