2020 has been a miserable year in many respects, but when it comes to New Age music this year just keeps on getting better and better! I recently posted a piece called “2020 – Best New Age Music Albums So Far“, and I can assure you that several of the fresh albums on the below chart will be on our “best of 2020” list at the end of the year.
On top of the list is Cheryl B. Engelhardt. In my review of her new album, I wrote: “Luminary is a magnificent, brave and unique release. It is not easy listening, but that is perhaps why it is working. Engelhardt may single-handedly have updated the New Age music genre for the 2020s and beyond. It seems fitting that “Luminary” was released in the age of Covid19, just when we needed it the most.” Over the last month, we have received several hundreds of requests for “Luminary” through our music request page. “Luminary” is, no doubt, the start of something big!
Osmunda Music is back with “Sending My Love“. It is one of the finest collections of New Age pop in years. The love Osmunda Music sends out is both inspirational and – possibly – life-changing. You should also pay attention to Matthew Mayer’s “16670“, a solo piano reflection of a true story of one of the most heroic acts of love made in human history.
New Age Music Chart (NAMC)
Name // Album // Score // Months in Chart
2. Osmunda Music – Sending My Love (9.5) (1)
5. Dan Palladino – Leaving Cygnus (9.0) (1)
8. Amethystium – Odonata – 20th Anniversary Edition (8.6) (1)
9. Strings of Beauty – The EverSound Guitar Collection (8.5) (2)
10. Enya – Dark Sky Island (8.1) (35)
See the chart for:
The score is based on two factors; (1) The popularity of an artist’s tag on Newagemusic.guide, and (2) Number of requests for songs from an album, to be played on New Age Stars/Live365.com.
Above picture by MALIZ ONG – License: CC0 Public Domain