Pearl Jam Online Exclusive | Best of 2020 by Jeff Ament & John Wicks

Jeff Ament & John Wicks, who formed Deaf Charlie this year, have listed their favorite 2020 albums, the songs they have listened to the most and much more exclusively for our site.


2020 Top 5 albums
IDLES – Ultra Mono
Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Rolling Stones – Goats Head Soup reissue
Grandaddy – Sophtware Slump… on a wooden piano


Chicano Batman – Invisibile People
Painted Shield – Painted Shield
Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Deep Sea Diver – Impossible Weight

2020 best songs
IDLES – Grounds
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto

Fav. 2020 movie
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Fav. 2020 TV series
The Social Dilemma
Mrs. America
Lovecraft Country

Fav. 2020 books
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

Best moment in 2020
Rehearsals in early March & making Deaf Charlie music the rest of the year


2020 Top 5 albums
IDLES – Ultra Mono
The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears (2019, sorry)
Chicano Batman – Invisible People
Perfume Genius – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Shabaka and The Ancestors – We Were Sent Here By History

2020 best songs
The 1975 – People
Extroverted Kid – Lokoy and Flipflop
Tame Impala – It Might Be Time

Fav. 2020 movie
John Lewis – Good Trouble

Fav. 2020 TV series
On Point

Fav. 2020 book
The Practice by Seth Godin

Best moment in 2020
Celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ election win with my family