Best Albums 2020

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

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.

The Peak

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



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