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Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 10-1

10: Trust – Ane Brun  Album: How Beauty Hold the Hand of Sorrow Released: Nov 27, 20 Ane Brun’s stunning 2020 LP How Beauty Hold the Hand of Sorrow is perfused with heartbreaking lyrics, theatrical arrangements, and an endearing delicacy…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 20-11

#20 Anyone Around – Jessy Lanza  Album: All the Time Released: Jul 9, 2020 In 2013, Jessy Lanza released her brilliant debut album Pull My Hair Back. With songs like Fuck Diamond and Kathy Lee, Lanza assured listeners of her…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 40-21

#40 It’s Not Always Funny – Devendra Banhart EP: Vast Ovoid Released: July 16, 2020 It’s Not Always Funny captures something that is entirely under discussed in the artistic world: wryness. Picture that look in the supermarket aisles when you…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 60-41

#60 People on Sunday – Domenique Dumont Album: People on Sunday Released: Nov 13, 2020 This album was created to provide a soundtrack to a remastered 1930s German film entitled Menschen am Sonntag. Throughout Dumont’s masterful synth-electronica, the classical influence…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 80-61

#80 Zane, The Scribe – Jyoti  Album: Mama You Can Bet! Released: Aug 28, 2020  Jyoti’s highly-acclaimed jazz album provided several memorable moments. Track #2 is one of them, with steady galloping drums and a sleek, smooth vibraphone setting the…

Flipside’s Top 100 Songs of 2020 Countdown: 100-81

THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF FLIPSIDE’s TOP 100 SONGS OF 2020.  In December, one-hundred and fifty songs released in the strange year of 2020 were added to a long list before being rated from 0-10 and ranked via a rather maladroit…

The Vinyl Chord: Soreab – Kraepelin Avenue EP

Label: Baroque Sunbursts Purchased: Honest Jon’s in Coal Drops Yard Why? Track #2 Flowers was playing as I walked in and I just couldn’t resist investigating. Dystopia, or Utopia? It’s up to the listener to decide exactly what Italian-British electronic…

A middle-class hero is something to be? In conversation with Archie Curzon

I was first introduced to the work of Archie Curzon, incidentally, in our own Beaver office. He was talking about three things: his rig biz run (where he runs five miles and listens to a business podcast), the various client…

Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter ★★★★★

Laura Marling’s seventh full-length LP was released three months before its due date in the belief that people could do with some light entertainment. In this release, the thirty-year-old singer/songwriter creates something close to perfection with her almost overwhelming charm.…

The World of Keith Haring

Keith Haring, like so many others, died from AIDS in 1990. His work as a visual artist throughout the 1980s remains instantly recognisable, and has influenced everything from fine art to classroom doodles.  Haring’s presence in the New York creative…