My 10 favourite albums of 2020

Even though 2020 felt like quite the disaster, there were some great musical moments to be had. Many bands released awesome albums during times where the world truly needed something good to look forward to. Even though I’ve done this annual summary of my favourite album releases before, never have I felt the list to be so vital and required.

A great album release was something worth its weight in gold this year. When so much went wrong, it was critical to enjoy these new musical moments.

My 10 favourite albums of 2020

Another 52 Guitars, week 47—McSwain Guitars Fear and Loathing

Well, I’ve come to that point where I now need to release an article a day to have this series finish on time. Luckily, I’m on holidays now and the remaining guitars are all guitars I’m super keen to be writing about. For example, the McSwain Guitars Fear and Loathing model is incredibly unique, super cool and ticks all the boxes for a guitar I’d love to own.

Another 52 Guitars, week 47—McSwain Guitars Fear and Loathing

Another 52 Guitars, week 45—Equilibrium Guitars Masai

Regular readers of this slow moving and constantly late article series will know that I’m attempting to find Another 52 guitars that are all different from the original series I wrote back in 2013. The selection criteria is fairly basic at its core—find a guitar that offers something I don’t already have.

The Masai by Equilibrium Guitars reads like a feature list of all the things I don’t have in a guitar already.

Another 52 Guitars, week 45—Equilibrium Guitars Masai

Another 52 Guitars, week 44—Hamer Archtop

Here are some true and funny facts. Firstly, I am still way behind in my scheduling for this series of articles. Secondly, I shouldn’t be behind as the list is already written. It’s been written for a while now. Thirdly, when I recently caught up with a friend and he told me son had recently bought a guitar by Hamer Guitars, I thought “I’m pretty sure their Archtop guitar is in my article series”.

It was (unpublished). It now is (you’re reading it).

Another 52 Guitars, week 44—Hamer Archtop

Another 52 Guitars, week 43—Frank Brothers Guitars Arcade

I’m lucky enough to already have more guitars than my skillset warrants. My small collection allows me to pick and choose each day between something traditional and something a bit more … pointy. What if you feel the need to play something a bit pointy, but also a bit traditional at the same time?

That’s when the Frank Brothers Guitars Arcade would be incredibly handy. #want

Another 52 Guitars, week 43—Frank Brothers Guitars Arcade