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Quietus: Albums of the Year 2020

30 November 2020

The Quietus: Albums of the Year 2020

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

  1. Hey ColossusDances / Curses
  2. The Soft Pink TruthShall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
  3. Special InterestThe Passion Of
  4. Lyra PramukFountain
  5. UKAEAEnergy Is Forever
  6. Duval TimothyHelp
  7. SquarepusherBe Up a Hello
  8. Nadine ShahKitchen Sink
  9. Pa SalieuSend Them to Coventry
  10. NazarGuerrilla
  11. Alison CottonOnly Darkness Now
  12. Einstürzende NeubautenAlles In Allem
  13. AutechreSign
  14. Land TranceFirst Seance
  15. DumaDuma
  16. Richard SkeltonThese Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound
  17. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  18. Keeley ForsythDebris
  19. Sex SwingType II
  20. AnnieDark Hearts
  21. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  22. Horse LordsThe Common Task
  23. Beatrice DillonWorkaround
  24. Howie Lee7 Weapons Series
  25. upsammyZoom
  26. Hen OgleddFree Humans
  27. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  28. Meridian BrothersCumbia Siglo XXI
  29. MXLXSerpent
  30. Ana RoxanneBecause of a Flower
  31. Phantom PosseForever Underground
  32. AlgiersThere Is No Year
  33. Shirley CollinsHeart's Ease
  34. Oranssi PazuzuMestarin kynsi
  35. Mary LattimoreSilver Ladders
  36. Kylie MinogueDISCO
  37. Headie OneEdna
  38. DJ PythonMas Amable
  39. DestroyerHave We Met
  40. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  41. Heather LeighGlory Days
  42. Lamin FofanaBlues
  43. Bill CallahanGold Record
  44. TeleplasmisteTo Kiss Earth Goodbye
  45. Baxter DuryThe Night Chancers
  46. The Young KnivesBarbarians
  47. Still House PlantsFast Edit
  48. JunglepussyJp4
  49. Katie GatelyLoom
  50. BLÓMFlower Violence
  51. Jennifer WalsheA Late Anthology of Early Music Vol. 1: Ancient to Renaissance
  52. Sarah DavachiCantus, Descant
  53. J HusBig Conspiracy
  54. Black CurseEndless Wound
  55. more eaze & claire rousayif I don't let myself be happy now then when?
  56. Nate WooleySeven Storey Mountain VI
  57. Delphine DoraL'inattingible
  58. Sun ArawRock Sutra
  59. Róisín MurphyRóisín Machine
  60. Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured Mind
  61. Sufjan StevensThe Ascension
  62. clipping.Visions of Bodies Being Burned
  63. Closed CircuitsReturner
  64. Lorenzo SenniScacco Matto
  65. Antonina NowackaLamunan
  66. DeerhoofFuture Teenage Cave Artists
  67. NÍDIANão Fales Nela Que A Mentes
  68. Mariam RezaeiSKEEN
  69. Jerskin FendrixWinterreise
  70. Emma Ruth Rundle & ThouMay Our Chambers Be Full
  71. Charli XCXhow I'm feeling now
  72. Harry PussySuperstar
  73. Dead MeatThe End of Their World is Coming!
  74. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs PigsViscerals
  75. ArcaKiCk i
  76. Memnon SaWorld Serpent
  77. Susan Alcorn QuintetPedernal
  78. DatblyguCwm Gwagle
  79. GELDBeyond The Floor
  80. LaylowTrinity
  81. The HomesickThe Big Exercise
  82. Shit and ShineMalibu Liquor Store
  83. (Liv).eCouldn't Wait To Tell You...
  84. Lucrecia DaltNo era sólida
  85. PyrrhonAbscess Time
  86. Dale CornishThug Ambient
  87. Jam CityPillowland
  88. NinesCrabs in a Bucket
  89. RegisHidden In This Is The Light That You Miss
  90. East ManProle Art Threat
  91. Haq123Evil Spirits Who Prowl About The World Seeking The Ruin Of Souls
  92. SatanToutes Ces Horreurs
  93. Aksak MaboulFigures
  94. WireMind Hive
  95. Magik Markers2020
  96. Potter PayperTraining Day 3
  97. Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling
  98. Luminous BodiesNah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh
  99. Nyx NottAux Pieds de la Nuit
  100. Pharaoh Overlord6