CRIMES AGAINST POP – 023 (2020’s Best Albums)

Happy New Year! The second part of Crimes Against Pop’s favourite records of 2020 looks at Paul and Carolyn’s picks for best albums. Narrowing it down to a relatively small selection has been a challenge, but artists include Perfume Genius, Nadine Shah, Working Men’s Club, Run The Jewels and loads more.

Playlist

NameArtist
1 On the FloorPerfume Genius
2  Tony Wilson SaidBadly Drawn Boy
3  Serpentine PrisonMatt Berninger
4 White Rooms and PeopleWorking Men’s Club
5 Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better ft. Tame ImpalaThe Streets
6  J’veux un chienYelle
7  Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)Nadine Shah
8  Dance and SingBright Eyes
9  ooh la la ft. Greg Nice & DJ PremierRun The Jewels
10  Self-EffacingSparks
11  Empathy For the DevilTim Burgess
12  LevitatingDua Lipa
13 Here’s The ThingSports Team
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Crimes Against Pop – aka Paul Haswell and Carolyn Wright – have been DJing together since 2003, when they launched their eponymous monthly residency at the Buffalo Bar in London.

As well as hosting their own regular sold out nights in London, Haswell and Wright appeared regularly at Rob Da Bank's Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight, before moving to Hong Kong in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Since then, Crimes Against Pop have brought their eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop, r’n'b and electronica to major events such as Clockenflap and the Rugby Sevens, while earning a reputation for packing the dancefloor at bars and clubs across the city. They’re also known for getting Sunday mornings off to the perfect start with their Pop Fugitives radio show on RTHK3.

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