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Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2020

14 November 2020

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2020

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

  1. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  2. Fleet FoxesShore
  3. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  4. Drive-By TruckersThe New OK
  5. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  6. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  7. Bill CallahanGold Record
  8. Jarv IsBeyond the Pale
  9. Shirley CollinsHeart's Ease
  10. Laura MarlingSong for Our Daughter
  11. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  12. Moses BoydDark Matter
  13. Tame ImpalaThe Slow Rush
  14. Courtney Marie AndrewsOld Flowers
  15. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  16. Stephen MalkmusTraditional Techniques
  17. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  18. Frazey FordU Kin B the Sun
  19. Brigid Mae PowerHead Above the Water
  20. Bruce SpringsteenLetter to You
  21. James ElkingtonEver-Roving Eye
  22. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  23. Paul WellerOn Sunset
  24. Moses SumneyGræ
  25. Nubya GarciaSOURCE
  26. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverSideways to New Italy
  27. Kevin MorbySundowner
  28. Lucinda WilliamsGood Souls Better Angels
  29. Songhoy BluesOptimisme
  30. CornershopEngland Is a Garden
  31. Afel BocoumLindé
  32. The Flaming LipsAmerican Head
  33. BananagunThe True Story of Bananagun
  34. Rose City BandSummerlong
  35. Shabaka and the AncestorsWe Are Sent Here by History
  36. DestroyerHave We Met
  37. SparksA Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
  38. Bonny Light HorsemanBonny Light Horseman
  39. The Psychedelic FursMade of Rain
  40. Brigid Dawson & The Mothers NetworkBallet Of Apes
  41. Keeley ForsythDebris
  42. Róisín MurphyRóisín Machine
  43. Sarah DavachiCantus, Descant
  44. Eddie ChaconPleasure, Joy and Happiness
  45. Bright EyesDown in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
  46. Roger Eno and Brian EnoMixing Colors
  47. Working Men's ClubWorking Men's Club
  48. The NecksThree
  49. Gwenifer RaymondStrange Lights Over Garth Mountain
  50. Margo PriceThat's How Rumors Get Started
  51. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  52. Hen OgleddFree Humans
  53. Sufjan StevensThe Ascension
  54. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  55. KhruangbinMordechai
  56. The Lemon TwigsSongs for the General Public
  57. Tony Allen and Hugh MasekelaRejoice
  58. BC CamplightShortly After Takeoff
  59. Julianna BarwickHealing Is a Miracle
  60. Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
  61. Elvis CostelloHey Clockface
  62. Aoife Nessa FrancesLand of No Junction
  63. H.C. McEntireEno Axis
  64. Nadine ShahKitchen Sink
  65. Garcia PeoplesNightcap at Wits' End
  66. Six Organs of AdmittanceCompanion Rises
  67. Matt BerryPhantom Birds
  68. Steve Earle & The DukesGhosts of West Virginia
  69. Honey HarperStarmaker
  70. Bill FayCountless Branches
  71. Andy BellThe View From Halfway Down
  72. TamikrestTamotaït
  73. DovesThe Universal Want
  74. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  75. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song