Here are links to other people’s of the best albums of 2020.
I’ll probably have pages for more specialised genre-specific selections.
Rolling Stone – Best Albums of 2020
50 albums are listed in order and the top 5 are:
5 Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
4 Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
3 Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
2 Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
1 Taylor Swift – Folklore
I was surprised to see Springsteen’s “Letter To You” as high as #12. It’s good but it’s nowhere near his classics from the 1970s.
Paste Magazine – The 50 Best Albums of 2020
This has excellent descriptions of the albums nominated
The top 5 are:
5. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
4. Sault – Untitled (Rise)
3. Run the Jewels – RTJ4
2. Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Others I thought sounded interesting are:
47. Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas
42. HAIM: Women in Music Pt. III
34. Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman
12. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Reunions
9. Adrianne Lenker: songs
The Guardian – 50 Best Albums Of 2020
They are publishing their top 50 in groups of 10 albums
50-41 at https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/01/the-50-best-albums-of-2020
Glide Magazine – The 20 Best Albums
These aren’t in order of best but you get short descriptions of 20 albums plus 20 more as honourable mentions.
Another mention for Haim. Fleet Foxes, Run The Jewels, Sault, and probably others.
I’m also interested in
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
Pokey LaFarge – Rock Bottom Rhapsody
They’ve only highlighted a few albums:
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour
Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine
Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Run the Jewels – RTJ4
Rina Sawayama – Sawayama
Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink
Taylor Swift – Folklore
Plus a few tracks of the year.
They’ve only picked a few and there is no order.
Loudwire 70 Best Rock & Metal Albums
No order again, so I can’t show the top 5. Even the album covers are scary.
The Quietus Top 100 Albums Of The Year
Their top 5 albums are:
5: UKAEA – Energy Is Forever
4: Lyra Pramuk – Fountain
3: Special Interest – The Passion Of
2: The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
1: Hey Colossus – Dances/Curses
Time 10 Best Albums of The Year
Here are the top 5
5. Eternal Atake, Lil Uzi Vert
4. Gaslighter, The Chicks
3. Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple
2. Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle
1. Folklore, Taylor Swift