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Albums of 2020

At Record Culture we do our albums of the year thing a little differently. We invite a group of people - good customers and influential people we know through the music industry - to submit their own favourite albums of the year. Then, we smush the results together and, voilà, an unarguable Albums of 2020 list!
  • Fontaines D.C A Hero's Death blue vinyl
    A Hero's Death
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    A Hero's Death

    Fontaines D.C.

    A Hero’s Death is available in a limited double 180g vinyl LP that includes 12” x 12” photo and lyrics book, or on limited ‘stormy blue’ coloured v...

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  • Ultimate Success Today
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    Ultimate Success Today

    Protomartyr

    Ultimate Success Today is the fifth album from alternative rock band Protomartyr. The record is largely informed by singer Joe Casey’s retrospectiv...

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  • Idles Ultra Mono vinyl
    Ultra Mono
    from £12.00

    Ultra Mono

    Idles

    Ultra Mono is available in a limited 'vortex' coloured/patterned vinyl, plus in a limited deluxe edition that includes the album on black vinyl and...

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  • Fetch The Bolt Cutters
    from £13.00

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    Fiona Apple

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters is the acclaimed new album from Fiona Apple, her fifth overall and first in eight whole years following 2012’s The Idler Whe...

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  • From A View
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    From A View

    Floodlights

    From A View is available in an indie store exclusive ochre colour vinyl, limited to just 400 copies worldwide. From a View is the debut album from ...

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  • Laura Marling Song For Our Daughter grey marble vinyl
    Song For Our Daughter
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    Song For Our Daughter

    Laura Marling

    Song For Our Daughter is available in an indie store exclusive deluxe grey marble coloured vinyl edition. Laura Marling’s exquisite seventh album S...

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  • Phoebe Bridgers Blue Green Swirl vinyl
    Punisher
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    Punisher

    Phoebe Bridgers

    Punisher is the hotly-anticipated second solo album by US indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers. It follows her acclaimed debut album – 2017’s Stranger...

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  • The Strokes The New Abnormal red vinyl
    The New Abnormal
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    The New Abnormal

    The Strokes

    The Strokes broke the Internet recently when they announced their first album in seven years – the last was 2013’s Comedown Machine. The New Abnorm...

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  • Working Men’s Club
    Working Men’s Club
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    Working Men’s Club

    Working Men's Club

    Working Men's Club is available in a limited, first pressing indie store exclusive yellow vinyl. A rumble on the horizon. Gritted teeth, nuclear fi...

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  • RTJ4
    RTJ4
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    RTJ4

    Run The Jewels

    RTJ4 is available in two LP formats: standard double LP on neon magenta vinyl, or a deluxe 4LP edition on neon magenta and gold vinyl.  RTJ 4 is th...

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  • JARV IS Beyond The Pale vinyl
    Beyond The Pale
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    Beyond The Pale

    JARV IS

    JARV IS is the latest project from former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and Beyond The Pale is the first original music from Cocker since 2009’s Fur...

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  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Viscerals blood and guts vinyl
    Viscerals
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    Viscerals

    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

    The first thing to say about Viscerals – the third album by psych-rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – is that in an era of underwhelming a...

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  • Every Bad
    Every Bad
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    Every Bad

    Porridge Radio

    Porridge Radio grew out of Dana Margolin’s bedroom, where she started making music in private. Living in the seaside town of Brighton, she recorded...

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  • Sideways To New Italy
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    Sideways To New Italy

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

    We’re big Rolling Blackouts people at Record Culture! Their tangy brand of jingly Aussie surf rock and endless supply of clingy hooks had us, well,...

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  • Shortly After Takeoff
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    Shortly After Takeoff

    BC Camplight

    Shortly After Takeoff is the highly anticipated final chapter of what Brian Christinzio – BC Camplight to you and I – christened the “Manchester Tr...

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  • The Universal Want
    The Universal Want
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    The Universal Want

    Doves

    The Universal Want is available in a limited edition numbered boxset, which includes a picture disc LP with a lenticular album cover, a cassette, 1...

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  • Ohms
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    Ohms

    Deftones

    Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnific...

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  • Baxter Dury The Night Chancers vinyl
    The Night Chancers
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    The Night Chancers

    Baxter Dury

    The Night Chancers is the sixth album from urban geezer-poet Baxter Dury. The Night Chancers tells stories of murky modern lives; of desperate blog...

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  • SHORE
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    SHORE

    Fleet Foxes

    Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold shares, "SHORE feels like a relief, like you'd feel when your feet finally hit sand after getting caught in a riptide. ...

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  • How To Be Human
    £20.00

    How To Be Human

    Suburban Living

    Some things just take time. Nothing could be truer for Philadelphia’s Suburban Living, a project originally envisioned in 2011 as a solo endeavor o...

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  • Billy Nomates yellow vinyl
    Billy Nomates
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    Billy Nomates

    Billy Nomates

    Billy Nomates, the fierce, funny, outspoken force of nature who hails from Melton Mowbray and now flits between Bournemouth and Bristol, has arrive...

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  • Protean Threat
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    Protean Threat

    OSEES

    Witness the ever-changing, ever-mutating threat that is reality. Perception is under duress; sensibility is bending everyday under the barrage of n...

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  • ACR Loco
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    ACR Loco

    A Certain Ratio

    *While stocks last, all orders come with a genuine signed art card, signed by the band* ACR Loco is available in a limited first pressing randomly ...

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  • Women In Music Pt. III
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    Women In Music Pt. III

    Haim

    Women In Music Pt. III is available in an indie store exclusive yellow double vinyl LP and includes printed inner bags. Women In Music Pt. III is t...

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  • Atlas Vending
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    Atlas Vending

    Metz

    “Change is inevitable if you’re lucky,” says guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins while talking about Atlas Vending, the fourth full-length album by Toro...

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  • Gathering Swans
    Gathering Swans
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    Gathering Swans

    Choir Boy

    We’re part of the Choir Boy fan club at Record Culture and Gathering Swans has felt like a long time coming second album, following 2016’s incredib...

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  • Walking Like We Do
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    Walking Like We Do

    The Big Moon

    Walking Like We Do is the highly anticipated second album from London-based indie four-piece The Big Moon. It is the follow-up to 2017’s breakout d...

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  • Saint Cloud
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    Saint Cloud

    Waxahatchee

    What do we hold on to from our past? What must we let go of to truly move forward? Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield spent much of 2018 reckoning wit...

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  • Inner Song
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    Inner Song

    Kelly Lee Owens

    Kelly Lee Owens' masterful second album Inner Song finds the convention-blurring techno producer and singer/songwriter diving deep into her own psy...

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  • The Reds, Pinks and Purples You Might Be Happy Someday pink vinyl
    You Might Be Happy Someday
    £17.00

    You Might Be Happy Someday

    The Reds, Pinks And Purples

    You Might Be Happy Someday is available on limited (to 300 copies) pink vinyl. Deep amidst San Francisco’s Richmond neighborhood misty air and wash...

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    £17.00
  • Stray
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    Stray

    Bambara

    Stray is the fourth album from Bambara, a brooding post-punk band from New York via Georgia. The album’s general theme is death and as such Stray i...

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  • Dream Wife So When You Gonna pink vinyl
    So When You Gonna...
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    So When You Gonna...

    Dream Wife

    Dream Wife’s rise has been swift and steep from the start. Their self-titled debut album – an 11-track collection of heavy garage-punk riffs and da...

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  • Taylor Swift Folklore beige vinyl
    Folklore
    from £15.00

    Folklore

    Taylor Swift

    Folklore is the eighth album from the pop superstar-turned-indie-folk icon in 2020. Written and produced during Coronavirus isolation, the follow-u...

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  • Now Here's An Echo From Your Future
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    Now Here's An Echo From Your Future

    Girls In Synthesis

    Now Here's An Echo From Your Future is available in an indie store exclusive grey coloured vinyl. Following a steady stream of ultra-limited 7” sin...

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  • All Thoughts Fly
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    All Thoughts Fly

    Anna Von Hausswolff

    Here in solo instrumental mode, the entire record consists of just one instrument, the pipe organ, and represents absolute liberation of the imagin...

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  • Visions Of Bodies Being Burned
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    Visions Of Bodies Being Burned

    Clipping

    Visions Of Bodies Being Burned is available in an indie store exclusive "Loser Edition" double LP on gold vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with o...

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