THE BEST OF THE CASSETTE CHRONICLES 2020 – YEAR 4

By JAY ROBERTS

The year of 2020 will definitely not be remembered fondly by the world at-large. I mean, can you really think of all that much that is worth celebrating this year?

Here in the insulated world of The Cassette Chronicles though, I still wanted to take a look back at some of the albums that really made a mark on me as I wrote about them this year. Looking back, we pretty much topped out in terms of productivity for the series. There were 47 articles written this year and that means I got to discover and/or rediscover an amazing assortment of great music.

The series will be back in 2021 but for now I just wanted to give another day in the sun to some albums that I thoroughly enjoyed both listening to and writing about in 2020.

My thanks go out to the continued support from Limelight Magazine, everyone who reads these articles and to those few bands that made a point of sharing them on their social media pages. Here’s to a wildly improved 2021 and I hope to see you all back here again for another year of exploring the 1980’s and 1990’s with The Cassette Chronicles.

And now…(blatantly ripping off Casey Kasem) on with the “countdown”.

Click on the title of the cassette to read the review.

#1 – METAL CHURCH – HANGING IN THE BALANCE

#2 – TORA TORA – WILD AMERICA

#3 – DAVID LEE ROTH – A LITTLE AIN’T ENOUGH

#4 – MICHAEL MONROE – NOT FAKIN’ IT

#5 – MARIA MCKEE – MARIA MCKEE

#6 – Y&T – TEN

#7 – TED NUGENT – IF YOU CAN’T LICK ‘EM…LICK ‘EM

#8 – HOUSE OF LORDS – HOUSE OF LORDS

#9 – BANSHEE – RACE AGAINST TIME

#10 – GLASS TIGER – THE THIN RED LINE

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