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Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020

30 November 2020

Paste Magazine: The 50 Best Albums of 2020

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  3. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  4. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  5. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  6. Porridge RadioEvery Bad
  7. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  8. Rina SawayamaSawayama
  9. Adrianne Lenkersongs
  10. Moses SumneyGræ
  11. CaribouSuddenly
  12. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  13. Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistAlfredo
  14. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  15. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  16. BackxwashGod Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
  17. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  18. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  19. U.S. GirlsHeavy Light
  20. Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured Mind
  21. NothingThe Great Dismal
  22. Young JesusWelcome to Conceptual Beach
  23. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  24. Julianna BarwickHealing Is a Miracle
  25. Ben SeretanYouth Pastoral
  26. The MicrophonesMicrophones in 2020
  27. Fleet FoxesShore
  28. HumInlet
  29. Thanya IyerKIND
  30. Lido PimientaMiss Colombia
  31. ela minusacts of rebellion
  32. ProtomartyrUltimate Success Today
  33. Open Mike EagleAnime, Trauma and Divorce
  34. Bonny Light HorsemanBonny Light Horseman
  35. Chubby & The GangSpeed Kills
  36. Bartees StrangeLive Forever
  37. Cafe RacerShadow Talk
  38. Nubya GarciaSOURCE
  39. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  40. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  41. Nation of LanguageIntroduction, Presence
  42. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  43. SamiaThe Baby
  44. KeiyaAForever, Ya Girl
  45. illuminati hottiesFREE I.H: This Is Not The One You've Been Waiting For
  46. Catholic ActionCelebrated By Strangers
  47. Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
  48. DehdFlower of Devotion
  49. GanserJust Look At That Sky
  50. Gum CountrySomewhere