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No Borders No Race: The Top Ten World Albums of 2020

No Borders No Race: The Top Ten World Albums of 2020

We survived 2020! But before we start off the new year, King Baby Duck counts down the very best records from outside of Japan! From electronica and metal to even country, our host looks at the releases that took our breath away!

Finally putting an end to a cursed twelve months, it's No Borders No Race: The Top Ten World Albums of 2020! [right-click to download]

Opening theme: "The S.S. Shitstorm" by the_Stampede (from the album A Marvel of Idiocy)

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The Boston Bastard Brigade kindly encourages you to support these artists, and buy their songs/album. You can find the majority of these releases on CDJapan.co.jp, YesAsiaAmazon.com, Apple Music, the bands' official websites & Bandcamps, and your local record stores.

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PLAYLIST (with album links):

  1. Galantis - Stella (from the album Church)
  2. Avatar - Justice (from the album Hunter Gatherer)
  3. Gorillaz (feat. St Vincent) - Chalk Tablet Towers (from the album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez)
  4. Bruce Springsteen - Burnin' Train (from the album Letter To You)
  5. Rina Sawayama - Tokyo Love Hotel (from the album SAWAYAMA)
  6. HAIM - I've Been Down (from the album Women in Music Pt. III)
  7. Marilyn Manson - DON'T CHASE THE DEAD (from the album WE ARE CHAOS)
  8. The Birthday Massacre - The Sky Will Turn (from the album Diamonds)
  9. Run The Jewels - Walking In The Snow (from the album RTJ4)
  10. The Killers - My Own Soul's Warning (from the album Imploding the Mirage[KBD's World Album of the Year]
  11. Orville Peck - Kids (from the Show Pony EP[KBD's World EP of the Year]

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The J-POP king of America, Evan has been bringing the hottest sounds of the Land of the Rising Sun to the English-speaking public since his college radio days. He's also an expert in the gaming, anime, & manga realms, never afraid to get critical when the times call for it. Born & bred in Boston, he achieved his biggest dream yet by making the big move to Tokyo, Japan in Summer 2023! For personal inquiries, contact Evan at evan@b3crew.com. For press/band inquiries, write to us at thebastards@bostonbastardbrigade.com. (Drawing by AFLM of Wicked Anime)