2020, in review

Noah Landesberg 2020-12-20 2 minute read

Here are some of the things I enjoyed in this strange year.


  1. Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
  2. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
  3. Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
  4. Fleet Foxes - Shore
  5. HAIM - Women in Music Pt. III

Honorable mentions: Run the Jewels - RTJ4, Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony, Freddie Gibbs - Alfredo, Charli XCX - How I’m Feeling Now.


  1. Lilacs - Waxahatchee
  2. Can I Believe You - Fleet Foxes
  3. I Know The End - Phoebe Bridgers
  4. On the Floor - Perfume Genius
  5. The Steps - HAIM

Honorable mentions: People, I’ve been sad - Christine and the Queens, Forever - Charli XCX, ooh la la - Run the Jewels, lucy - Soccer Mommy, Savage Remix - Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyonce, Lifetime - Romy, Physical - Dua Lipa, Blinding Lights - The Weeknd.


(I watched for the first time this year)
  1. Clueless
  2. 10 Things I Hate About You
  3. The Florida Project
  4. Being John Malkovich
  5. What Happened, Miss Simone?

Honorable mentions: Minority Report, Blade Runner, Snowpiercer, Frances Ha, Dolemite Is My Name, Tokyo Olympiad, Midsomar, Meru.


  1. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  2. I May Destroy You (HBO)
  3. The Mandolorian (Disney+)
  4. Middleditch and Schwartz (Netflix)
  5. The Last Dance (Netflix)

Honorable mentions: NBA bubble, Nathan For You (re-watched), Babylon Berlin, Queens Gambit, Dating Around: Brazil, Queer Eye Season 5, Lenox Hill, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Love Is Blind, Cheer Season 1, BoJack Horseman, Medical Police, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, America to Me, The Boys, ZeroZeroZero.


(I read for the first time this year)
  1. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
  2. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - Terry Prachet & Neil Gaiman
  3. Dune - Frank Herbert
  4. The Summer Book - Tove Jansson
  5. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - Randy Shilts

Honorable mentions: Cat’s Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut, White Noise - Don DeLillo, Just Kids - Patti Smith, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Tokarczuk Olga, Leaving the Atocha Station - Ben Lerner, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think - Hans Rosling