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Left For Dead's Album Of The Year 2020

In a year to remember for so many bad reasons, these records have buoyed up our turbulent business and kept us going at home, and never in my adult life has exciting new music been so essential and vital.

Many of these records were delivered to my home during the lockdown in the spring, and particularly early on I wondered whether any of the boxes of records would make it onto our shelves in the shop, or indeed if there would even be a shop at the end of 2020.

Sincere thanks to everyone who has and who continues to support the shop, both online and walking through the front door. It's been a tough year but we're still here and we're still excited by the wonderful artists making incredible records. 

So here then is the Left For Dead Album Of The Year 2020 Top 75.

  1. All Them Witches | Nothing As The Ideal
  2. Pottery | Bobby's Motel
  3. Run The Jewels | RTJ4
  4. Working Men's Club | Working Men's Club
  5. Hey Colossus | Dances/Curses
  6. Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher
  7. Kelly Lee Owens | Inner Song
  8. Trees Speak | Shadow Forms
  9. RVG | Feral
  10. Courtney Marie Andrews | Old Flowers
  11. Songhoy Blues | Optimisme
  12. The Flaming Lips | American Head
  13. Secret Machines | Awake In The Brain Chamber
  14. Osees | Protean Threat
  15. Sault | Untitled (Black Is)
  16. Sault | Untitled (Rise)
  17. Chris Smith | Second Hand Smoke
  18. Rose City Band | Summerlong
  19. Damaged Bug | Bug On Yonkers
  20. Stephen Malkmus | Traditional Techniques
  21. Fenne Lily | Breach
  22. Nubya Garcia | Source
  23. Bob Dylan | Rough And Rowdy Ways
  24. Ghostpoet | I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
  25. Jack Name | Magic Touch
  26. Oliver Coates | Skins N Slime
  27. Fiona Apple | Fetch The Bolt Cutters
  28. Aesop Rock | Spirit World Field Guide
  29. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela | Rejoice
  30. Brigid Dawson & The Mothers | Ballet Of Apes
  31. Bab L' Bluz | Nayda!
  32. Thurston Moore | By The Fire
  33. Widowspeak | Plum
  34. Throwing Muses | Sun Racket
  35. Flat Worms | Antarctica
  36. Sufjan Stevens Ascension
  37. Adrianne Lenker | Songs And Instrumentals
  38. Sleeper And Snake | Fresco Shed
  39. Craven Faults | Erratics And Unconformities
  40. Kevin Morby | Sundowner
  41. Katy J Pearson | Return
  42. Clipping | Visions Of Bodies Being Burned
  43. Bruce Sprinsteen | Letter To You
  44. Nadine Shah | Kitchen Sink
  45. Rolling Blackouts C.F. | Sideways To New Italy
  46. Lovely Eggs | I Am Moron
  47. Bent Arcana | Bent Arcana
  48. Vinnum Sabbathi | Hail Sagan
  49. Cornershop | England Is A Garden
  50. Jeremiah Sand | Lift It Down
  51. Peter Bibby | Marge
  52. Quakers | The Next Wave
  53. Slift | Ummon
  54. Four Tet | Sixteen Oceans
  55. Tamikrest | Tamotai
  56. Eels | Earth To Dora
  57. Garcia Peoples | Nightcap At Wit's End
  58. Loma | Don't Shy Away
  59. Sonic Boom | All Things Being Equal
  60. Bright Eyes | Down In The Weeds
  61. Jason Isbell | Reunions
  62. Bill Callahan | Gold Record
  63. Buck Curran | No Love Is Sorrow
  64. Mark Lanegan | Straight Songs Of Sorrow
  65. Crack Cloud | Pain Olympics
  66. Wicketkeeper | Shonk
  67. Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death
  68. Pictish Trail | Thumb World
  69. Metz | Atlas Vending
  70. Ela Minus | Acts Of Rebellion
  71. Leila Moss | Who The Power
  72. Chuck Prophet | The Land That Time Forgot
  73. Idles | Ultra Mono
  74. Laura Marling | Song For Our Daughter
  75. Bastian Keb | The Killings Of Eugene Peeps