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Top 10 from 2020 with David Goldman (E8)

The Show

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Lester the Nightfly (feat. David Goldman)
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The Playlist

As you will hear in our show about the best of 2020, music is an ever-present part of David Goldman’s life. A Top 10 from 2020 – and it is a treat for our ears.

TitleArtistsAlbum
DesoléGorillaz/ Fatoumata DiawaraSong Machine, Season One: Strange Times (Deluxe)
Douha (Mali Mali)Disclosure/ Fatoumata DiawaraEnergy (Special Edition)
Future Toyi ToyiKeleketla!Keleketla!
WildfiresSAULTUntitled (Black Is)
A Lucid DreamFontaines D.C.A Hero’s Death
AnxietyIDLESUltra Mono
What Have I Done to HelpJason Isbell and the 400 UnitReunions
Hey Mr. LandlordOndaraFolk n’ Roll Vol.1: Tales of Isolation
MODUSJojiNectar
Garden SongPhoebe BridgersPunisher
David Goldman, January 2021
Fatoumata Diawara

Research / Notes / Observations

My Top 10 from 2020 would be 100% different. As would yours. Isn’t that what makes this whole thing tons of fun? !!

I immediately took to (so easy on the ears) Douha Mali Mali. My simple tastes and weakness for House Music. Désolé quickly became another fav. And then I kind of went nuts about this Fatoumata Diawara. Just wow! I think this is David’s most enduring gift from his collection. There is an amazing video below – a long-form concert which will inspire you for sure. Here is a link to her site: Fatoumata Diawara.

It took a minute, but then I loved Future Toyi Toyi – brought me back to my African Music class at the University of Michigan, um, back in 1985 or so.

I was touched by What’ve I Done to Help and Mr. Landlord. I need to keep working on Joji – but I want to, given what I have read about this huge personality. Phoebe Bridgers eludes me for now. I likely just need to hear more. I am sure she will be able to deal with that.

After watching the video (below) of IDLES at Tiny Desk I want to learn a LOT more about these guys.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. John

    Not sure why the Gorillaz song gives me a bit of a Julian Cope vibe…very cool list though.

    1. pjdj

      Ah – I can hear that – thanks for the thoughts John!!!

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