Best Music of September

Lance Curran
3 min readSep 30, 2020

Some months go by fast and then there’s September 2020. I feel like the month just started. Fall is my favorite time and usually it’s also when some of the best songs start releasing. I also went on a Talking Heads binge and listend to all of their albums. All of them are good. Check out new tracks I discovered and some of my old favorites below!

Best New Albums:

Sufjan Stevens — “The Ascension

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down — “Temple

Coriky — “Coriky

Jockstrap — “Wicked City

Best New Singles:

Mort Garson — “Dragonfly

Gorillaz, Robert Smith — “Strange Timez

Arlo Parks — “Hurt

Atmosphere — “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome

snake eyes — “skeletons

Best Covers this Month:

Tropical Fuck Storm (Talking Heads Cover)— “Heaven

Billie Joe Armstrong (Kim Wilde Cover) — “Kids in America

Califone (Elliott Smith Cover) — “Needle in the Hay

Listen to my September Playlist here — September

2020 Tracks:

Lo Tom — “Start Payin”

Sneaks — “Faith”

Sweeping Promises — “Hunger for a Way Out”

Jockstrap — “City Hell”

The Muslims — “Sura Sura”

Kairos Creature Club — “Voodoo Success”

Johnny Thunders, Pat Collier — “I Only Wrote This Song For You (Pat Collier Remix)”

Mort Garson — “Dragonfly”

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down — “Phenom”

Laura Veirs — “Turquoise Walls”

Gorillaz, Robert Smith — “Strange Timez”

Marilyn Manson — “DON’T CHASE THE DEAD

Tropical Fuck Storm — “Heaven”

Hammered Satin — “Avalanche”

Adrianne Lenker — “anything”

Arlo Parks — “Hurt”

Ela Minus — “el cielo no es de nadie”

Kelly Lee Owens — “Jeanette”

Billy Nomates — “Supermarket Sweep”

Leikeli47 — “Zoom”

Asaf Avidan — “Anagnorisis”

Cassidy King — “Safe Places”

PUP — “Rot”

Billie Joe Armstrong — “Kids in America”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — “Straws In The Wind”


Sufjan Stevens — “Sugar”
Sufjan Stevens — “Die Happy”

Automatic, Panther Modern — “Suicide in Texas”

Nothing — “Say Less”

Small Bills, E L U C I D, The Lasso — “Safehouse”

Annie — “The Streets Where I Belong”

Just A Gent — “ELEMENT 13”

Elderbrook— “Numb”

Psychic Temple, The Dream Syndicate — “Then Again”

Thor & Friends — “Dies in Paris (feat. Bill Callahan)”

The Music Machine — “The People In Me”

Lynks — “How to Be Successful”

Black Honey — “Run For Cover”

A Certain Ratio — “Yo Yo Gi”

upsammy — “It Drips”

Tallisker, Quay Dash — “Azadi”

Sweet Reaper — “Sidewalk Psycho”

Executioner’s Mask — “No Funeral”

Eyesore & the Jinx — “Dinner, in the Exile Parlour”

Melted Bodies — “99 Scents”

Charles Albright — “I Live in a Shitty Apartment and Y.M.I (So Alone)

Coriky — “Clean Kill”

Bad Moves — “Party With the Kids Who Wanna Part With You”

Metz — “Blind Youth Industrial Park”

Kevin Morby — “Wander”

Kurt Vile, John Prine — “How Lucky”

Sia — “Courage to Change”

Atmosphere — “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome”

The Foxies — “Demolition”

Royal Blood — “Trouble’s Coming”


Califone — “Needle in the Hay”

The Mountain Goats — “As Many Candles As Possible”

The Cool Greenhouse — “Alexa!”

Karkara — “Falling Gods”

Puscifer — “The Underwhelming”

Surfbort — “Silly D”

Bark Bark Disco, JOON — “Another Play”

Black Foxxes — “Drug Holiday”

Ashnikko — “Daisy”

Nothing But Thieves — “Unperson”

snake eyes — “skeletons”

2010’s Tracks:

Sarin — “Images In Your Mind”

Body Pressure — “Body Pressure”

DILLY DALLY — “Marijuana”

Quay Dash, Sega Bodega — “U.A.F.W.M.”

Aye Nako — “Particle Mace”

Chain Whip — “Turner Street Ghost Motel”

Jabber — “Maybe Next Year”

Deerhoof — “Life is Suffering”

The Residents — “Voodoo Doll”

Guy Garvey — “Courting The Squall”

2000’s Tracks:

The Weakerthans — “Sun in an Empty Room”

No Hope For The Kids — “Rainy Day”

Elbow — “Any Day Now”

1990’s Tracks:

AFI — “Brownie Bottom Sundae”

Turbonegro — “Get It On”

The Halo Benders — “Don’t Touch My Bikini”

Ride — “Vapour Trail”

Blake Babies — “Out There”

1980’s Tracks:

Pixies — “Hey”

Talking Heads — “The Lady Don’t Mind”

1970’s Tracks:

Buzzcocks — “Fiction Romance”

Pink Floyd — “Eclipse”

Nick Lowe — “36 Inches High”

Talking Heads — “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel”

Talking Heads — “Memories Can’t Wait”

The Damned — “Love Song”

1960’s Tracks:

Dee Dee Sharp — “Mashed Potato Time”



Lance Curran

What was, once, yourself, was now presented as an unreachable but irresistibly alluring image of what, in this best of all possible worlds, you could be.