Jmunney’s Favorite Albums of 2020

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I didn’t listen to every new album that was released in 2020 – DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE! But I did listen to a few dozen; some were rockin’, some were poppin’, some were hippity-hoppin’, and a few even had some jazzy freakouts. Here are the 15 that most satisfied my ears and my tapping toes:

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 12/18/20

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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (December 18 on Netflix) – Viola Davis plays the title role alongside Chadwick in his final role.

TV
American Dad! Holiday Episode (December 21 on TBS)
Jeopardy!: “Around the World with Alex” (December 21-January 1, check local listings) – 2 weeks of classic episodes of Alex presenting clues from across the globe.

Music
-Paul McCartney, McCartney III – Macca making more music.
-Taylor Swift, Evermore – This came out last week. Taylor keeps sneaking up on us with surprise releases.

Music Documentary
Excuse Me, I Love You (December 21 on Netflix) – Ariana Grande in concert, hurray!

SNL Recap December 15, 2012: Martin Short/Paul McCartney

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I asked for an end to genocide.

Cold Opening – The New York Children’s Chorus performs “Silent Night”
At first, I assumed this performance was in response to the Connecticut shooting.  Then I figured it was just be the kids singing.  But as it turns out, it probably was in response to Connecticut.  Anyway, they sounded good.

Martin Short’s Monologue
What really made this monologue work was the timing of the revelation of the guest appearances:  Oh, Kristen’s stopping back.  And Jimmy’s here, too!  And Tom Hanks!  And Sam Jackson?!  (Oh, but he’s too scary to kiss.) B+

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SNL Recap December 11, 2010: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney

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A Message from the President of the United States
And is this what the world (or just the country) has come to? B

Paul Rudd’s Monologue
Good-natured, but too short. Jeez, let a premise develop, why don’t ya? B

Feline Culinary Creations
I’ll allow it, since it didn’t last very long, but it didn’t do very much. C+

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