Best In Springfield Local Music 2020 Poll

Happy Monday everyone! We are finally ready to launch our big annual Best of Springfield Music poll, once again teaming up with Activator Magazine here in the year 2020! Now’s the time of the year where we want to hear about your favorite local songs and releases that have recently came out.

This year the poll is slightly different than years past – of course the “shows” section has taken a cut. There were a few shows at the start of the year up until March, but we are just focusing on songs and releases this time around. Since the local hip hop scene continues to explode, we decided to put local hip hop releases in it’s own separate poll. There will be a top 10 or 20 in both non-hip hop and hip hop categories. There were a total of 87 local releases that we kept track of so far this year. There’s also a write-in box for any that we may have missed. We will also include that list at the bottom of this post with links to listen to most of the releases.

Find the poll online right here!

The poll will run from now until 11:59pm the night of December 15th (we will be gathering results for one week)! Then the results will be featured along with different write-ups in the January issue of Activator Magazine, and we will also post results on our site.

In addition to asking for you favorite songs and albums of 2020, we also have a category this year for you to tell us about any other favorite Central Illinois releases that may have came out this year outside of Springfield. There is also a suggestion box for both Dumb Records and Activator Magazine. Find the results from last year (2019) right here and right here.

Attic Salt – Get Wise
Baby Ocho – Demo EP 
Blushe – MAD
Bonards – Mask To Protect
Bottom Bracket – I Don’t Care Enough To Stay
Demons on Wheels – Souvenirs
Demons on Wheels – Still Left Standing
Forest Saints – Backyard Twilight Symphony
Forest Saints – The Pensive Innocents 
Gargantuan – Upon The Golgothan Plains
Headbug – Pain Pill
Hospital Job – Covers
Imaginary Colours – HEAD_SPACE
Jeff Cowhick – Tempered
Kenyon DeShasier – My Dream Girl
Mark Schwartz – The Way It Falls Apart In Numbers
Mark Schwartz – Suite Adian
Mark Schwartz – The Atomic Trilogy
Mark Schwartz – Landscape Elements
Mark Schartz – Le Nuit Noire
Mark Schwartz – Mark Schwartz On Guitar
Mark Schwartz – The Boy/Girl/Woman Who
Mark Schwartz – Vesak EP
Marble Teeth – Park
Musical Realists – Go Bananas!!
Ricki Marvel – The Prisoner
Solar Chariot – II
Starter Jackets / Raging Nathans – Split 7″
Stick People – Mondoduke 
The Telephone Junkies – Dress It Up & Call It Living
Thabo – Places Are People Too
Tilt Shift – Game Over EP
Timothy Donavan Russell – Got 2 Rock
Timothy Donavan Russell – Rest
Timothy Donavan Russell – Steps
Timothy Donavan Russell – Storment Drome
Tin Ghost – Galleons of Time
Vector Noise – Spilling A White Claw
Vector Noise – Vec Vec Vec

BG Tune – IL Lusion
Big Homie Hom – Big Homie Season 
Chase Baby & Haze Carbajal – Call It A Day
CHRxS – BLK HRT EP
Church The Voice – Social Distancing EP
Church The Voice – Cloud Mine EP
Cornbread – Negro’s & Jazz
Cornbread – Quarantine EP
Danny J – Young Dumb Idiot
Dirty Da Don – Project Legendary 5 Built 4 This
Doe Doe – Bad Blood 
DreTheGuy – “The Fall”ow Up
DSavInDaCut – Goat Mode
FBH Jay I – Pain Don’t Last
Fly G – Bottom Lock Shawty
Gambino Indacut – Mob Ties
Jav NoCap – NoCap Season 2
JunioR Pasáre & Papa Luke – Birdie
JunioR Pasare / Meezy Killafield – Byrds In The Killafield
Kdoe2x – 2x
KD ABM – 2 Hot The Mixtape
Meezy Killafield – Killafield Kronicles 2
MME (JGotDaJuice, Six 0 Da Goat, and Whitney L) – Money Makin’ Empire
Nykeyla Henderson / Keyng – Keyng The Tape
Offwhyte “Propel Exact”
Papa Luke – Drinking By Myself 
Prince Cash – Heart 2 Froze
Prince Cash – Quarantined
Reco And Kai – Applying Pressure
Reina 217 – Pretty Mess 
Satisfy – Anomaly EP
SaveYourSelf – Silent Suicide Chapter 1
Sensai Doog “Sincerely Yourz”
Spiff – Fall For You EP
Spiff – Fire
Ty Witty – Embers
Vinal Luciano – Growing Pains 2
Wage Slave – Eco Anarchy EP
WeirdMarc 300 – Halloween on Latte Street 
WeirdMarc 300 – Liz 2.0
Weird Marc 300 – A Very Pandemic Christmas
Weird Marc 300 / Cornbread – Welcome To The Zu
Xtortion Da Don – The Eargasm
Zach Moad & Young Frost – High Definition
Zach Moad / V.G.E. – High Definition 2
Zippir Collective – Zippir Vol. 1
36 N Brimstone – Anaxphobia Chapter 1: Roadshow
36 N Brimstone – Anaxphobia Chapter 2: War Zone

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