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Six Times Twenty: 120 Great Songs From The First Half Of 2020


If you’re reading this, I’d like to congratulate you on surviving the first half of 2020. To say the past six months have been challenging would be putting it mildly. Pandemics and protests are only the start of our troubles. And even though most of us have been spending a whole lot of time at home, we could still use a break from everything. While I can’t sit here and tell you that the world will somehow magically get better and there’s light at the end of this extremely dark tunnel, my hope still remains intact that life will improve sooner rather than later.

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-29-20

Corey Flood – Heaven Or

Dominic Fike – Chicken Tenders

Kanye West – Wash Us in the Blood (ft. Travis Scott)

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-25-20

Kllo – Somehow

Megan Thee Stallion – Girls in the Hood

Tourist x The Range – Last

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-22-20

Kelly Lee Owens – On

LLusion – walk but in a garden (ft. mxmtoon)

MIKE – Weight of the World

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-18-20

Amber Mark – My People (Eddie Kendricks cover)

Dehd – Flood

Saweetie – Tap In

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-15-20

The Beths – Out of Sight

Pop Smoke – Make It Rain (ft. Rowdy Rebel)

Teyana Taylor – Wake Up Love (ft. IMAN)

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-11-20

Aluna – Warrior (ft. SG Lewis)

Black Pumas – Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)

DaBaby – ROCKSTAR (BLM Remix ft. Roddy Ricch)

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 6-4-20

Amine – Riri

Baby Goth – I Do

Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Sometimes Always

Pick Your Poison: Monday 6-1-20

Death Valley Girls – Breakthrough

Juice WRLD – Tell Me U Luv Me (ft. Trippie Redd)

Protomartyr – Michigan Hammers

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-28-20

100 gecs – stupid horse (Remix ft. GFOTY & Count Baldor)

Mariah the Scientist – RIP

Two Friends ft. Sam Vesso – Looking At You

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 5-21-20

Cal Maro – Juliet

Jadu Heart – Walk the Line

SHY Martin – Nobody Likes Moving On

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 1-22-20

At some point we’ll need to recognize the fact that TOPS is this generation’s version of Fleetwood Mac. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of our lives. You can hear another great one from those Canadians below, along with other highlights from Fat Tony & Taydex, plus Jhene Aiko. Cruise past the jump for more magic from the likes of ARMNHMR (ft. Nevve), Chloe Lilac, Ella Eyre, Gigi Masin, Grey (ft. Thutmose), The Jungle Giants, MYRY, nodisco., and Rich the Kid (ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again).

Fat Tony and Taydex – Magnifique

Jhené Aiko – Pussy Fairy (OTW)

TOPS – I Feel Alive

Pick Your Poison: Monday 1-20-20

In the first extended edition of Pick Your Poison for 2020, I’m happy to present some lovely downloads from the likes of Blake Banks (ft. BIGBABYGUCCI), Jupiter Virus, Light FM, and Marion Belle. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, discvoer more music from Alec King, Blondage, Chelsea Cutler, Fredo Bang, Jen Starsinic, Kyle Watson (ft. Apple Gule), PEDRO, Pop Smoke, Slotface, Steve Aoki & Maluma, Surf Rock Is Dead, and Victoria Bigelow.

7 Vibes Journey – Vibe 4

Blake Banks – Can’t Catch Me Slippin’ (ft. BIGBABYGUCCI)

Jupiter Virus – One Day

Light FM – Dreamerz

losLAUREN718 – Forgive Me (Dirty Version)

Marion Belle – Soundcheck

The People Versus – Ground Opening

Pick Your Poison: Thursday 1-16-20

Cue drums. Cue fake drums. “Cue Synthesizer” gives us another taste of the upcoming album from Destroyer. If it remains true to Dan Bejar’s track record, the album should be excellent. The song sure is. So is the a new one from Gordi, which is being sold to help raise money for Australian Bushfire relief. Help out if you can, and definitely stream the track! Then there’s a very good song from Torres, off her Silver Tongue record that will be out at the end of this month. Beyond that, you’ll find more to like after the jump, including tracks from Accessory, Douglas Dare, Jai Wolf (ft. Wrabel), Jlin, Luna Shadows, Melody English, Polica, Pom Pom Squad (covering FKA twigs), and Salt Cathedral.

Destroyer – Cue Synthesizer

Gordi – The Cost

Torres – Dressing America

Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 1-15-20

Get excited for the next 070 Shake record that’s out this week by previewing another track from it below. Then two up-and-coming superstars Megan Thee Stallion and Normani team up for a fresh track that will be on the upcoming Harley Quinn / Birds of Prey movie arriving next month. And I quite like this new one from Picture This, appropriately named after one of my favorite actresses. All just par for the course when it comes to Pick Your Poison. There’s even more music available after the jump from notable names like Baby Goth, CONNOR BVRNS, EDEN, ill Nicky, Leyla Blue, Norel, Quinn XCII, Shallou, and SOFI TUKKER (ft. Allday).

070 Shake – Guilty Conscience

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – Diamonds

Picture This – Winona Ryder

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