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Top 20 Albums of 2020, So Far: Gavin's Picks

Here are Gavin's picks for the Top Albums of 2020, so far, as of June 30, 2020. 

20. Tennis - "Swimmer"
19. Caribou - "Suddenly"
18. Lettuce - "Resonate"
17. Antibalas - "Fu Chronicles"
16. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - "Rejoice"
15. El Michels Affair - "Adult Themes"
14. Voodoo Black - "Sitting at the Table"
13. Julie-C - "Sovereign Queendom Archives"
12. Polyrhythmics - "Man from the Future"
11. The Dendrites - "Lunchin' with the Dendrites"
10. Da Break - "Let It Shine"
9. Emancipator - "Mountain of Memory"
8. Ramakhandra - "Ramakhandra"
7. Tame Impala - "The Slow Rush"
6. Victor Rice - "Drink"
5. Gallowstreet - "Our Dear Metropolis"
4. Little Dragon - "New Me, Same Us"
3. Khruangbin - "Mordechai" & "Texas Sun (feat. Leon Bridges)"
2. Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - "What Kinda Music"
1. Chicano Batman - "Invisible People"

Gavin became one of the youngest station managers in public radio on February 1, 2017. He is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. Prior to starting at KDNK as news director in 2016, Gavin worked for national radio programs Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and Nonprofit Radio with Tony Martignetti along with local stations KGNU Boulder, KYRS Spokane, KRBX Boise, KAOS Olympia, and Air America Radio affiliate KPTK Seattle. His nonprofit management experience includes Open Media Foundation, where he led a government transparency team, and Common Frequency, where his policy advocacy supported dozens of noncommercial radio startups. Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Austin American-Statesman, Boise Weekly, and The Sopris Sun have published his reporting. His TV credits include directing teams at Colorado Channel, crewing for Democracy Now!, and hosting on Free Speech TV. He graduated from the Evergreen State College in 2008 with a BA in media production and community organizing.
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