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Habitat Enrichment

Dec 31, 2020 3:00 AM β€“ 6:00 AM

With Krista

An impulsive dive into the best of 2020 playlist I kept all year

My apologies for lack of introspection on this list. I keep it all year, and usually I'm a better caretaker, but this year was...weird. So, here's some songs I liked in February of 2020 and beyond, before I knew what 2020 would look like. This show also has a little detour into 80s easy listening library music. Thanks for the comment last week, Brian D.! You sent me down the library music rabbithole yet again.

Habitat Enrichment
3:05 AM
The Minor Birds - The Parting Glass
The Minor Birds The Parting Glass N
Sumer is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British and Irish Folk 1966-1975 Grapefruit 2020
new compilation
3:08 AM
Sam Podnay - There's A River
Sam Podnay There's A River
Driftless Dreamers in Cuca Country Vol 2 Numero Group
This sounds, in the best most earnest way, like it is sung by Kermit the Frog. It hits me in the same tender parts of my heart.
3:11 AM
Punia - Ana Le Seanoa Oe Oute Le Lailoa
Punia Ana Le Seanoa Oe Oute Le Lailoa R
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow O ananafi, O nei ma Taeao Punialavaa Entertainment Group 2018
3:18 AM
Eleanora Montagnana - Orange Tree
Eleanora Montagnana Orange Tree
Orange Tree - Single Edizioni Curci S.r.l. 2019
3:24 AM
Charley Pride - Little Delta Church
Charley Pride Little Delta Church
The Gospel Collection Legacy Recordings 2014
3:28 AM
Petrus Nordh - Break in Half
Petrus Nordh Break in Half
Break in Half - EP Sleep City Recordings 2017
3:32 AM
Delfini, Split - Crvenokosa
Delfini, Split Crvenokosa
Split '91 Croatia Records 1991
3:36 AM
Lazerpunk - Hope
Lazerpunk Hope N
Covenant - EP LAZERPUNK 2020
2020 Favorite
3:39 AM
TOKYO ROSE - Runnerz
TOKYO ROSE Runnerz N
TOKYO ROSE & Friends Danger City 2020
2020 Favorite
3:41 AM
Dino Dvornik - Tebi Pripadam
Dino Dvornik Tebi Pripadam
Greatest Hits Collection Croatia Records 2019
3:44 AM
Newtown Neurotics - Living With Unemployment
Newtown Neurotics Living With Unemployment
Beggars Can Be Choosers Razor Records 1983
3:53 AM
Denis & Denis - Program Tvog Kompjutera
Denis & Denis Program Tvog Kompjutera
Program Tvog Kompjutera Croatia Records 1995
CROATIAN POP WORMHOLE OPENED
3:54 AM
Al Green - Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Al Green Before the Next Teardrop Falls N
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Single 2020
the Reverend has still got it!!! I needed this release.
4:03 AM
Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & Eddie Warner - Sound Industrial No. 15
Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & Eddie Warner Sound Industrial No. 15
Space Oddities: Studio Ganaro (1972-1982) Born Bad Records 2016
4:06 AM
Eddie Warner - A Bit of Beat
Eddie Warner A Bit of Beat
Kitschorama 70's, Vol. 1: French Soundtrack Archives from Kitsch to Kitsch Uppm / Illustration Musicale 2007
EDDIE WARNER APPRECIATION
4:09 AM
Bernard Estardy - Meut's Boogie
Bernard Estardy Meut's Boogie
La formule du baron cbe 1968
Not done with meowing songs. Or French weirdos. Habitat Enrichment Album Cover of the Week for being so damned bleak and having a silly-ass meow song on it like this.
4:10 AM
Silvano Chimenti - Jeannette
Silvano Chimenti Jeannette
I Gres, Vol. 1 Sonor Music Editions 1974
4:14 AM
Brian Wilson - Your Imagination (A Cappella)
Brian Wilson Your Imagination (A Cappella)
Your Imagination / Your Imagination (A Cappella) [Digital 45] Rhino/Warner Records 1998
Hey, another song to weep alone in your room to
4:17 AM
808s & Greatest Hits - Abduction
808s & Greatest Hits Abduction N
Abduction - Single 808s & Greatest Hits 2020
4:24 AM
I Marc 4 - Keyboard
I Marc 4 Keyboard
I Marc 4 Sonor Music Editions 1970
I feel like the flute did the real work here, not keyboard.
4:26 AM
Giuliano Sorgini - Lavoro cerebrale
Giuliano Sorgini Lavoro cerebrale
Lavoro e tempo libero Sonor Music Editions 1980
oops, pushed the wrong button so yous missed out on my thoughts on comforting vs discomforting slimes. A tragic loss, to be sure.
4:33 AM
Alberto Baldan Bembo - Green Sea
Alberto Baldan Bembo Green Sea
Ligua d'argento Sonor Music Editions 1976
4:40 AM
Roland Romanelli - Slowtime
Roland Romanelli Slowtime
Sysmo Records
4:45 AM
Hot Jam Factory - 20 20
Hot Jam Factory 20 20 N
20 20 - Single 2110437 Records DK 2020
a 2020 Favorite and also one that is way too real!! Can't wait for more from this band.
4:47 AM
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange)
The Avalanches We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange) N
We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange) - Single Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd. 2020
A flex to release something this good in DECEMBER. A best of 2020 to be sure
4:51 AM
Jamie Isaac - Made (feat. Nosaj Thing)
Jamie Isaac Made (feat. Nosaj Thing)
3 (feat. Nosaj Thing) - Single Marathon Artists 2020
4:55 AM
Altopalo - Honey
Altopalo Honey
honey - Single altopalo 2020
5:01 AM
Anton Fernandez - What Now
Anton Fernandez What Now N
Soda Press - EP AFENOM 2020
"maybe what I'm losing is the pain I always had". I mention an infinite playlist, but I hated that movie about the infinite playlist
5:06 AM
Lane 8 - The Rope (feat. Poliça)
Lane 8 The Rope (feat. Poliça)
The Rope - Single This Never Happened 2020
Waxahatchee coming up, sorry that wasn't particularly clear in my rambling
5:14 AM
Car Seat Headrest - Martin
Car Seat Headrest Martin
Martin - Single Matador 2020
yeah, I played this one a couple weeks ago. can't get enough of it.
5:16 AM
Waxahatchee - Hell
Waxahatchee Hell
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
I played this one last week and I had an excuse to play it this week, too. I love it SO much. Someday I will screech this out at karaoke.
5:19 AM
Juniore - Ah bah d'accord
Juniore Ah bah d'accord
Un, Deux, Trois Le Phonographe 2020
5:23 AM
Hayley Williams - Leave It Alone
Hayley Williams Leave It Alone
Petals For Armor Atlantic Records 2020
5:27 AM
Porridge Radio - Born Confused
Porridge Radio Born Confused
Every Bad Secretly Canadian 2020
5:32 AM
Nihiloxica - Salongo
Nihiloxica Salongo
Kaloli Crammed Discs 2020
This is one of the best, if not the best, albums of the year. Incredible.
5:37 AM
rby - Neon on the Rainswept Streets
rby Neon on the Rainswept Streets N
Future Imperfect Subjective Third Room Records 2020
5:43 AM
Shawn Wasabi - Animal Crossing
Shawn Wasabi Animal Crossing
Mangotale 2020
5:45 AM
Lianne La Havas - Paper Thin
Lianne La Havas Paper Thin
Lianne La Havas Warner Records 2020
Ever had an extended argument in a song with yourself?
5:53 AM
Tufted Titmouse - Tufted Titmous
Tufted Titmouse Tufted Titmous
one of the only species OF BIRDS that stays with their family, year after year
5:55 AM
Pure Bathing Culture - Over the Hillside
Pure Bathing Culture Over the Hillside N
Hats Better Company 2020
5:59 AM
Nihiloxica - 170819
Nihiloxica 170819
Kaloli Crammed Discs 2020