Author’s Note — It’s strange, sitting down to write this on January 1st, one day after the news of MF DOOM’s death in October. This part of the article will focus on music that got me through the year that wasn’t released in 2020; my top artist on Spotify in 2020 was none other than MF DOOM. I’ll try not to let the crushing news inflect this article too much, but it’s hard. It was just another knife twist at the end of a dagger of a year. RIP to the Masked Villain.