Playlists December 28, 2020

The Mid-Winter Playlist

We’re definitely not Pitchfork but we made a list anyway.

Top 7 midwinter listening suggestions to get you through the last few days of 2020 and beyond.

  1. LAL – Meteors Could Come Down
    Yes, Rosina Kasi (one half of the duo named LAL) is a creative producer here at Luminato. Yes, we are biased. And yes, it’s still an incredible album born from the depths of strangeness that was 2020. Top of our list.

  2. Backxwash – God has nothing to do with this, leave him out of it
    Winner of the 2020 Polaris Prize. No further explanation required.

  3. Jessie Reyes – Before Love Came to Kill Us
    That line, “like June in the west end”, catches all our Toronto feels. Next summer we can hang out, right?

  4. Jamael Dean – Ished Tree
    Pianist and jazz prodigy helping us stay calm as 2021 looms on the horizon.

  5. Pheobe Bridgers – Punisher
    Seems like an appropriate sentiment for the year past.

  6. Peggy Gou – Starry Night (or how to feel alive)
    Yes, please.

  7. The Beaches – The Professional
    If a straight-forward rocker chic band named for an east-end neighbourhood is your jam, this one’s for you.