If you filtered through all of the negative noise of 2020, you may have found some great music being made.

Whether it was a California rock band wondering out loud if it will be “bleak forever” or a fierce female rapper expounding on the merits of working hard, the music of 2020 proved that not everything was bad about this year.

Song: “I Know The End”

Artist: Phoebe Bridgers

Album: “Punisher”

Lyric That We All Needed To Here in 2020: “No I’m not afraid to disappear / The billboard said ‘The End Is Near’ / I turned around, there was nothing there / Yeah, I guess the end is here.”


Song: “Scram!”

Artist: Jeff Rosenstock

Album: “No Dream”

Lyric That We All Needed To Here in 2020: “Not hearing all your shit / Don’t waste my fucking time / And don’t you want to get away tonight? / Go kick rocks and die.”


Song: “Girls In The Hood”

Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Album: “Good News”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “‘Cause the girls in the hood are always hard / Ever since sixteen, I been havin’ a job / Knowin’ nothin’ in life, but I gotta get rich / You could check the throwback pics, I been that bitch.”


Song: “Mr. Motivator”

Artist: IDLES

Album: “Ultra Mono”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Let’s seize the day / All hold hands, chase the pricks away / You can do it / You can do it / Yes, you can”


Song: “American Crisis”

Artist: Bob Mould

Album: “Blue Hearts”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Wake up every day to see a nation in flames / We click and we tweet and we spread these tales of blame / Here’s the newest American crisis / Thanks to the ‘evangelical ISIS'”


Song: “Be Afraid”

Artist: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Album: “Blue Hearts”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “And we don’t take requests / We won’t shut up and sing / Tell the truth enough / You’ll find it rhymes with everything.”


Song: “Slew Foot”

Artist: Armand Hammer

Album: “Shrines”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Slow burning, all consuming, ever present movement / You choose not to see, the labor’s free with hidden fees.”


Song: “Delete Forever”

Artist: Grimes

Album: “Miss Anthropocene”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Funny how they think us naive when we’re on the brink / Innocence was fleeting like a season / Cannot comprehend, lost so many men / Lately, all their ghosts turn into reasons and excuses.”


Song: “Thoughts And Prayers”

Artist: Drive-By Truckers

Album: “The Unraveling”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Tramp the dirt down, Jesus. you can pray the rod they’ll spare / Stick it up your ass with your useless thoughts and prayers.”


Song: “Self-Destruction (As A Sensible Career Choice)”

Artist: Spanish Love Songs

Album: “Brave Faces Everyone”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “It won’t be this bleak forever (yeah right) / It won’t be this bleak forever (and I hope you’re right)”

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