The Ledge #458: The Ledge Awards

A few weeks ago, I put together a countdown show of my 40 favorite albums of 2020. Now for this annual Ledge Awards I go through various other categories for the past year - Best Reissue, Best Live Album, Best Compilaton, Best Covers Album, Best New Artist, Best EP and Best Single. It's a great roundup of a fantastic year of music.

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


Best Reissue

1. Tom Petty, Wildflowers & All the Rest 

2. Neil Young, Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972 - 1976)

3. The Replacements, Pleased To Meet Me (Deluxe Edition)

4. Wilco, summerteeth (Deluxe Edition)

5. PJ Harvey Reissue Series

Best Live Album

1. Cheap Trick, Out To Get You! Live 1977

2. Slim Dunlap Band, Thank you, Dancers!

3. Uncle Tupelo, Live at Lounge Ax / March 24, 1994

4. Lou Reed, Lou Reed Live at Alice Tully Hall January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show

5. Drive-By Truckers, Plan 9 Records July 13, 2006

Best Compilation
1. Various Artists, Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Pop Underground, 1983-87
2. Various Artists, Sweet Time RNR Comp!
3. Sonny Vincent, Diamond Distance & Liquid Fury: 1969-76
4. Various Artists, If it Ain't Tasty it Ain't Melted... The Melted Records Years (1995-20001)
5. Various Artists, Quarantunes: Songs From Self-Isolation

Best Covers Album
1.Various Artists, 2020 (Celebrating 20 Years of Stardumb Records)
2. Billie Joe Armstrong, No Fun Mondays
3. Various Artists, Wilco Covered
4. Brad Marino, Subterranean Jungle
5. Jim Basnight, Jokers, Idols & Misfits

Best New Artist
1. Shadow Show
2. Country Westerns
3. Stiff Richards
4. The Bobby Lees
5. Melenas

Best EP
1. Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis, Your Face is Weird
2. Brad Marino, False Alarm
3. Various Artists, Rock N Roll Manifesto 7" Single Series Vol. 1 
4. Tommy and the Commies, "Hurtin' 4 Certain" EP
5. Marc Platt, Beat On The Street 

Best Single
1. Archers of Loaf, Raleigh Days
2. The Forty Nineteens, Tell Me 
3. Vista Blue, There Goes the Sun
4. Mash, I Don't Want You/Wisper
5. Justine and the Unclean, Unclean Fight


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