The National Electronic Top 20 of 2020



1  Caribou Caribou Can Con
Suddenly - (Merge)
http://www.caribou.fm/ Band Website @caribouband |

The music Dan Snaith makes as Caribou is always changing shape, but it could hardly be described as �sudden� most of the time. His songs tend to bloom and unfurl themselves in more subtle ways, gradually introducing new details into their elastic grooves until they become unrecognizable from where they started out. But on Suddenly, Snaith revels in the unexpected: choruses explode, abrupt transitions abound, samples blip in and out of the mix before you can even register them. Even the record�s genre is in a constant state of flux, darting between bubbly house, slinky R&B, dusty boom bap beats, and more.

But this jumbled range of sounds does little to disguise the album�s raw emotional core; if anything, it adds to it, reflecting the restlessness of Snaith�s own life following various deaths and births in his family. Despite the music�s endless twists, his honest, plainspoken lyrics ensure that the magnitude of his love and grief come through loud and clear. Suddenly is the culmination of over 20 years of tinkering, experimenting, and pure creativity�proof that the most profound inspiration can come out of nowhere.

By Ben Woodhouse

Weeks at no.1: Apr 14, 2020 |

2

 Holy Fuck Holy Fuck Can Con
Deleter - (Last Gang)

http://www.myspace.com/holyfuck Band Website @holyfuck

3

Jessy Lanza Jessy Lanza Can Con
All The Time - (Hyperdub)

http://jessylanza.com/ Band Website @jessy_lanza

4

 Purity Ring Purity Ring Can Con
Womb - (4AD)

http://thepurityring.tumblr.com/ Band Website @PURITY_RING

5

 Austra Austra Can Con
HiRUDiN - (Pink Fizz)

http://www.austramusic.com/ Band Website @austratalks

6

 Grimes Grimes Can Con
Miss Anthropocene - (Crystal Math Music)

http://www.grimesmusic.com/ Band Website @Grimezsz

7

 CRi CRi Can Con
Juvenile - (Anjunadeep)

https://soundcloud.com/cri-music Band Website @CRi_music

8

 TR/ST TR/ST Can Con
The Destroyer - 2 - (Grouch/House Arrest)

https://www.facebook.com/dressedforspace/ Band Website @TR_ST

9

 Pantayo Pantayo Can Con
Pantayo - (Telephone Explosion)

https://pantayo.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @pantayo

10

 Kaytranada Kaytranada Can Con
BUBBA - (RCA)

http://kaytradamus.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @KAYTRANADA

11

 Jayda G Jayda G Can Con
Both of Us/Are You Down - (Ninja Tune)

https://www.facebook.com/jaydagmusic/ Band Website

12

 Nebullama Nebullama Can Con
Vol. 1 - (Self-Released)



13

 WHOOP-Szo WHOOP-Szo Can Con
Warrior Down Remixes - (You've Changed)

https://thenoisymountain.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @WHOOPszo

14

 Psychic Pollution Psychic Pollution Can Con
Digital Apathy - (Eat Glass)

http://psychicpollution.bandcamp.com/ Band Website @psych_pollution

15

 Braids Braids Can Con
Shadow Offering - (Secret City)

http://braidsmusic.com/ Band Website @braidsmusic

16

 Elephant Skeletons Elephant Skeletons Can Con
Lamp Of 3xodus - (Self-Released)

http://elephantskeletons.bandcamp.com/ Band Website

17

Beverly Glenn-Copeland Beverly Glenn-Copeland Can Con
Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland - (Transgressive)



18

 Astrocolor Astrocolor Can Con
Hue - (eOne Music (E1))

http://www.astrocolormusic.com/ Band Website @astrocolormusic

19

 Jaga Jazzist Jaga Jazzist
Pyramid - (Brainfeeder)

http://www.jagajazzist.com Band Website @jagajazzist

20

 Washed Out Washed Out
Purple Noon - (Partisan)

http://washedout.net/ Band Website @realwashedout