2020 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

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01/05/2021
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Cheryl with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard // photo by Amber Knecht (view set)

Over the past weeks, we've been spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2020. Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2020, as voted on by our listeners, and check out more top albums from KEXP DJs here.

 

Cheryl Waters' 2020 Top Ten Albums

artist album label
The Avalanches We Will Always Love You Astralwerks
Car Seat Headrest Making a Door Less Open Matador
Perfume Genius Set My Heart on Fire Immediately Matador
Porridge Radio Every Bad Secretly Canadian
Fleet Foxes Shore Anti-
Wolf Parade Thin Mind Sub Pop
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways To a New Italy Sub Pop
SAULT Untitled (Black Is) Forever Living Originals
SAULT Untitled (Rise) Forever Living Originals
Yves Tumor Heaven To a Tortured Mind Warp
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
Waxahatchee Saint Cloud Merge
Deep Sea Diver Impossible Weight High Beam/ATO
Sufjan Stevens The Ascension Asthmatic Kitty
Moses Sumney grae Jagjaguwar
Songhoy Blues Optimisme Fat Possum
Lido Pimienta Miss Columbia Anti-
Sorry 25 Domino
Neil Young Homegrown Reprise
Kevin Morby Sundowner Dead Oceans
Moodymann Taken Away KDJ-49
Ghostpoet I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep Play It Again Sam
Obongjayar Which Way Is Forward? September Recordings
Torres Silver Tongue Merge
Shamir Shamir Self-Released
RVG Feral Our Golden Friend
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Temple Ribbon Music
Bright Eyes Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was Dead Oceans
Bartees Strange Live Forever Memory Music
Algiers There is No Year Matador
Idles Ultra Mono Partisan
Fontaines DC A Heroes Death Partisan
Tame Impala The Slow Rush Modular
Tomo Nakayama Melonday Self-Released
Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters Epic
(And, we can't forget...)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard K.G. Self-Released

Fave EPs of 2020

artist album label
Ty Segall Segall Smeagol EP Self-Released
Black Ends Stay Evil EP Self-Released
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Texas Sun EP Dead Oceans
Dylan Cartlidge Yellow Brick Road EP Glassnote Music

Singles Cheryl Loved in 2020:

artist album label
Dry Cleaning Scratchcard Lanyard 4AD
Goat Girl Sad Cowboy Rough Trade
Christine and the Queens People, I've Been Sad Because Music
Janelle Monae Turntables Bad Boy Records
Adia Victoria South's Gotta Change Atlantic
Brittany Howard You And Your Folks, Me and My Folks (Funkadelic cover) ATO
Amber Mark My People (Eddie Kendricks cover) PMR Records
MorMor Don't Cry Don't Guess
Nulifer Yanya Crash ATO
Valerie June You and I Fantasy
Beyonce Black Parade Columbia
Brandi Carlile Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden cover) Elektra

Cheryl Waters is the host of The Midday Show, airing Monday through Friday, 10 AM - 1 PM.

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