Best Albums of 2020 Artist Edition: Sophiya
This year, in addition to our own Best Songs of 2020 and Best Albums of 2020, we asked some of our favourite artists to tell us about their favourite releases of this year as well. Throughout a confusing and isolated year, music in particular has been a place of refuge for many, with the communities that surround this music becoming more important than ever. Here, we ask artists from various communities whom we love and admire to engage in the very reason we exist: sharing music.
From emerging artists to living legends, acts with cult followings to artists on the verge of truly breaking through, this series includes so many different people. Hip hop, dance, psych, rock, pop, electronic and much more, the genres and sounds in this series are as varied as the metaphorical pages of Purple Sneakers itself, and offer something for everyone no matter what your taste might be. We’re so thankful to all the artists who provided their own lists, and to the extensive communities we’re grateful to tell the stories of every day.
2020 saw Melbourne rapper SOPHIYA go from underground name to star on the rise. She released her debut EP, cemented her place as an act to watch and has already hinted that there is more music coming our way in 2021. Her unique brand of unapologetic, in-your-face hip hop has struck a chord with fans and critics alike, and she’s picked up support from us, Acclaim, triple j and many more. Throughout the year, she dropped three singles with impressive visuals, as well as the anticipated Overdue EP, setting the scene for even more exciting moves to come. It’s only up from here for SOPHIYA!
Meet The Woo 2 – Pop Smoke
Brooklyn rap X Drill beat= BIG mood. If you didn’t know Christian Dior, now you Dior, Dior.
Savage Mode II – Metro Boomin
As savage as they come. This album is the definition of savage.
Fuck The World – Brent Faiyaz
Fuck the world I’m a walking erection… Fearlessly phallic.
Red Flu – Young M.A
Young M.A is the first female rapper to impregnate women with her music.
TattleTales – 6ix9ine
If you look up ‘hype’ in the dictionary, there is a picture of 6ix9ine regurgitating rainbow coloured milk. The epitome of a G up.