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On The CMU Stereo 2020 – Winter

By | Published on Tuesday 8 December 2020

Dua Lipa

It’s possible that 2020 has not made it into your top five years of all time. I don’t want to put words into your mouth, I’m just guessing. But despite everything, there has been plenty of great new music released this year.

In the run-up to the festive break, we’ll be revealing this year’s On The CMU Stereo playlist, featuring 40 of our favourite tracks of the last twelve months. It’s been really tough whittling it down this year, with last minute changes being made right up to the middle of writing of this sentence. But we’ve done it. We’ve selected 40 tracks released in 2020 that we’ve loved.

Today, we’re letting you see the first ten, all of which were released at the beginning of 2020, back when the year was new and the possibilities seemed endless. Sure, there was talk of some virus thing happening over in China, but as if that was going to cause us any problems. As if!

We kick off with Keeley Forsyth, whose debut album ‘Debris’ was one of the early delights of the year. In fact, many of our albums of the year are represented here, with Dua Lipa, Rina Sawayama, Nnamdi, Nadine Shah, Katie Gately, Yves Tumor and Princess Nokia all featured.

The fact that all those artists are already on the playlist before we’ve really got started is testament to just how good 2020 has been in terms of music releases.

You can listen to all ten tracks on the Spotify playlist below. Remember to also follow the playlist so that you are super ready for the next ten, which will arrive on Thursday.

Here’s the full winter tracklist:

Keeley Forsyth – Start Again
Rina Sawayama – Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)
Nnamdi – Flowers To My Demons
Wuh Oh – How Do You Do It?
Dua Lipa – Physical
Nadine Shah – Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)
Katie Gately – Tower
Yves Tumor – Gospel For A New Century
Noga Erez – Views
Princess Nokia – I Like Him

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