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CMU playlists to get you through the festive break

By | Published on Tuesday 22 December 2020

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As we know, people started listening to Christmas music much earlier than usual this year, with every single person getting into the festive spirit (or simply trying to will the year to end a little bit sooner) by mid-November. That probably means that you’re absolutely sick of bloody Christmas songs by now. Don’t worry, we have some playlists to soothe your eggnog-addled mind that are 100% Christmas free.

On The CMU Stereo 2020 – Listen here
Over the course of December, we revealed this playlist featuring 40 of our favourite tracks of 2020. Because, despite everything, there was a lot of great music released this year. So much so that it was a real effort to whittle this list down to just 40. But we did it, and as a result it’s a finely-honed collection of tracks from all manner of genres, and covering the biggest songs to lesser-known releases that you might have missed.

CMU Approved in 2020 – Listen here
Twice weekly, the CMU Approved column brings you music from great new artists deserving of your attention. This year we featured 90 new acts, and we’ve collected every single one of them together in this playlist. As ever, it’s an eclectic journey through music, and we reckon you’ll find something in here that will form part of the soundtrack to your 2021. Hey, maybe you’ll even get to see them play live!

Other playlists
So those are our end of year playlists. Don’t forget that we have playlists that are updated every week of the year – the ongoing CMU Approved playlist has everything we’ve featured in the column since 2015, while the Brand New On CMU playlist updates every Friday with all the new music we wrote about that week. Subscribe to those now, ready for their next updates in the new year.