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Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2020

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2020 was a difficult year with many obstacles to overcome and with many high and low amplitudes. As a result, it was a year when naturally ambient, classical, and neo-classical music took over and provided greater joy than any other genre. Even the jazz records I preferred had plenty of quiet moments. The upbeat stuff was most often reserved for driving. Music and arts were always key to how we connect with the world. During this year, as the coronavirus ravaged the world and our lives, music and arts, in general, became the outside world for most of us. While the concerts were almost not happening throughout the year, apart from attending two festivals during the autumn, there was plenty of new good music. Here are some releases that I enjoyed most during 2020.


Roger and Brian Eno
Mixing Colours
Deutsche Gramophone

Max Richter
Voices
Decca Music Group

Ólafur Arnalds
some kind of peace
Mercury KX

Pat Metheny
From This Place
Nonesuch Records

Branka Parlic
Inities 2017
Triston Master Recordings

Lang Lang
Goldberg Variations
Deutsche Gramophone

Sašo Popovski Trio
Fallen Land
SJF Records

Tigran Hamasyan
The Call Within
Nonesuch Records

Keith Jarrett
The Budapest Concert
ECM Records

Brad Mehldau
Suite: April 2020
Nonesuch Records

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