Monthly listening, October 2020

Pictured: William Basinski at the Empty Bottle in Chicago

For several years now, I’ve been posting monthly roundups of the music I’ve been listening to to my Facebook account. I’ve had a few friends tell me they’ve found new music through these posts, and by posting them publicly on my site I hope to bring my new discoveries to a broader audience. This is a complete list of albums I listened to the first time this month.

A note for anyone coming here for scathing takedowns of terrible music: you will rarely see anything in the “Disliked” category, and if you do, it’ll be something I was assigned to review. If I don’t like an album, I usually turn it off, and this list only includes albums I listen to front-to-back.


William Basinski – Lamentations (2020)
Adrianne Lenker – Instrumentals (2020)
Adrianne Lenker – Songs (2020)
The Necks – Three (2020)
North Americans – Roped In (2020)


Actress – Karma & Desire (2020) review
James Blake – Before (2020)
Dennis Brown – Wolf & Leopards (1977)
Tashi Dorji – Appa (2015)
Tashi Dorji – Stateless (2020)
E+E – Smile (2012)
Roger Eno – Voices (1985)
Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1970)
Chihei Hatakeyama – Mist (2014)
Mary Lattimore – Silver Ladders (2020)
Jake Muir – The Hum of Your Veiled Voice (2020)
Tom Petty – Highway Companion (2006)
Ana Roxanne – Because of a Flower (2020)
Shamir – Be the Yee, Here Comes the Haw (2019)
Shamir – Cataclysm (2019)
Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline (2020)
Squadda B – Return of Dog (2020)
Warmth – The Darkest Place (2021)
Robert Wyatt – Ruth is Stranger than Richard (1975)


Chuquimamani-Condori – Uta Pachanqiri (2019)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (2020)
Shamir – Shamir (2020) review
Robert Wyatt – Nothing Can Stop Us (1982)