Music: Metro’s 10 favorite albums of 2020

Music: Metro’s 10 favorite albums of 2020

Despite some postponement of musical releases, 2020 will have offered us excellent albums that have carved out a place of choice in our ears. Here are the 10 favorites of the team Metro.

Our Lady of Sorrows by Klô Pelgag

This third album by the singer-songwriter is undoubtedly his most successful. On NDD7D, Klô Pelgag confronts his darkest fears and anxieties and sublimates them in 12 magnificent orchestral pop songs. His colorful and meaningful texts are matched only by his galvanizing arrangements loaded with strong emotions.
Marie-Lise Rousseau

Renegade Breakdown by Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu

Difficult to classify this album with its unique style. A tribute to pop by Mylène Farmer with the fantastic title Renegade Breakdown to the very “Lynchian” Just In My Head, the pleasure is total. Accompanied by Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille, Marie Davidson proves that she has not lost any of her talent for spicy lyrics and intoxicating melodies.
Amelia Revert

God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It de Backxwash

With this brilliant Polaris Prize-winning album, we could only call the eloquent Backxwash “Arist of the Year 2020”. His obscure and penetrating hip-hop influenced by heavy metal and industrial leaves us speechless. His words, almost exorcised, hit us at lightning speed.
Amelia Revert

Dreamweaver Anachnid

Anachnid is our revelation of 2020. The magnetic young artist of Oji-Cree and Mi’gmaq origin drew us to her canvas at the beginning of the year with this captivating and dreamlike first album. In a clever mix of dream pop, hip-hop, trap and electro, Anachnid speaks to us about spirituality, identity, pride and dreams with his pretty ethereal voice.
Marie-Lise Rousseau

Someone New by Helena Deland

The Montreal artist excited us this early fall with an excellent first album, as delicate as it is complex. In Someone New, it is about introspection, feminism, frustrations and human relations, among others, in all that they have of more beautiful.
Amelia Revert

3.15.20. by Childish Gambino

Expected at the turn after the masterful Awaken My Love, it is in the most total minimalism that Childish Gambino unveiled his 3.15.20. Donald Glover confirms his status as a multidisciplinary artist and surprises with each title by continuing to experiment and push his style to the borders of hip-hop. A real success!
Martin Nolibé

Shore, by Fleet Foxes

This album, created last spring in full confinement in New York, is comforting like a big soft blanket. Perfect for listening in full this winter in fashion hygge with a glass of wine and candles, or to insert into an indie folk playlist with tracks from Andy Shauf, Damien Jurado, Elisapie, Matt Holubowski…
Josie desmarais

CLUB Mixtape 2020 by KNLO

The prolific and talented rapper gave us this summer a new solo album bursting with grooves irresistible. Always in tune with the times, he approaches confinement with optimism on the catchy Home school. We challenge you not to dance to the contagious earworm Ceiling. Another success for the emeritus member of Alaclair Ensemble.
Marie-Lise Rousseau

Dandelion by Antoine Corriveau

The musician took us with him for a ride in his Corolla this year. In an authentic mixture of rock, pop and folk, which evokes the territories and the passing of time, Antoine Corriveau harmoniously shares his thoughts and his moods on a world in perpetual motion.
Amelia Revert

HiRUDiN by Austra

Torontonian Katie Stelmanis released her fourth pop album queer doped with melancholy and electro rhythms. While his previous opus was very political, it operates a return to intimacy and emotions by exploring in particular the pains of romantic breakups. All simply magnificent.
Celine Gobert

Honorable mentions to …

  • Miss Colombia by Lido Pimienta
  • Soft Power by Poirier
  • Indistinct Conversations by Land of Talk
  • Letter box Hay Babies
  • Lights to see by Marie-Pierre Arthur
  • Artificial Paradise by Thaïs
  • Hidden flaws (Halloween version) of Apple
  • Are You In Love by Basia Bulat
  • Encounter by Beyries
  • Concorde by The Color

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