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Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020

16 November 2020

Mojo Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2020

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  2. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  3. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  4. Bill CallahanGold Record
  5. Fleet FoxesShore
  6. CornershopEngland Is a Garden
  7. Jarv IsBeyond the Pale
  8. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  9. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  10. The Flaming LipsAmerican Head
  11. Paul WellerOn Sunset
  12. IdlesUltra Mono
  13. Moses SumneyGræ
  14. Tony Allen and Hugh MasekelaRejoice
  15. Frazey FordU Kin B the Sun
  16. Nick CaveIdiot Prayer
  17. Laura MarlingSong for Our Daughter
  18. Toots and the MaytalsGot to Be Tough
  19. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  20. Nubya GarciaSOURCE
  21. Mark LaneganStraight Songs of Sorrow
  22. Leonard CohenThanks for the Dance
  23. Shabaka and the AncestorsWe Are Sent Here by History
  24. Moses BoydDark Matter
  25. SparksA Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
  26. KhruangbinMordechai
  27. Stephen MalkmusTraditional Techniques
  28. Shirley CollinsHeart's Ease
  29. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  30. Sam LeeOld Wow
  31. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  32. CorikyCoriky
  33. The NecksThree
  34. Maria McKeeLa Vita Nuova
  35. Rose City BandSummerlong
  36. Drive-By TruckersThe Unraveling
  37. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  38. Lucinda WilliamsGood Souls Better Angels
  39. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  40. Thurston MooreBy the Fire
  41. Tame ImpalaThe Slow Rush
  42. Bill FayCountless Branches
  43. Blake MillsMutable Set
  44. Pearl JamGigaton
  45. Bruce SpringsteenLetter to You
  46. Nick Mason's Saucerful of SecretsLive at the Roundhouse
  47. TrickyFall to Pieces
  48. Nadia ReidOut of My Province
  49. Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
  50. Sufjan StevensThe Ascension
  51. Don BryantYou Make Me Feel
  52. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  53. Nadine ShahKitchen Sink
  54. The WaterboysGood Luck, Seeker
  55. Tim BurgessI Love the New Sky
  56. The Magnetic FieldsQuickies
  57. Songhoy BluesOptimisme
  58. Working Men's ClubWorking Men's Club
  59. Baxter DuryThe Night Chancers
  60. DovesThe Universal Want
  61. Chris Forsyth with Garcia PeoplesPeoples Motel Band
  62. Ren HarvieuRevel in the Drama
  63. Car Seat HeadrestMaking a Door Less Open
  64. The Lemon TwigsSongs for the General Public
  65. BeckHyperspace
  66. Bonny Light HorsemanBonny Light Horseman
  67. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  68. The HomesickThe Big Exercise
  69. The Psychedelic FursMade of Rain
  70. Angel OlsenWhole New Mess
  71. Field MusicMaking a New World
  72. Wire10:20
  73. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  74. U.S. GirlsHeavy Light
  75. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverSideways to New Italy