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Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020

22 December 2020

Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017]

  1. Róisín MurphyRóisín Machine
  2. Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
  3. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  4. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  5. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  6. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  7. Kylie MinogueDISCO
  8. Pet Shop BoysHotspot
  9. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  10. DovesThe Universal Want
  11. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  12. BrandyB7
  13. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  14. FaithlessAll Blessed
  15. Alanis MorissetteSuch Pretty Forks in the Road
  16. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  17. Mandy MooreSilver Landings
  18. Moses SumneyGræ
  19. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  20. The 1975Notes on a Conditional Form
  21. Vanessa CarltonLove is an Art
  22. Natalie SchlabsDon't Look Too Close
  23. Black ThoughtStreams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
  24. Ego Ella MayHoney For Wounds
  25. S.G. GoodmanOld Time Feeling
  26. Jacob CollierDjesse Vol. 3
  27. Yumi ZoumaTruth or Consequences
  28. Bright Light Bright LightFun City
  29. GeorgiaSeeking Thrils
  30. Car Seat HeadrestMaking a Door Less Open
  31. Sam SparroBoombox Eternal
  32. Katie MeluaAlbum No. 8
  33. Busta RhymesExtinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
  34. Mac MillerCircles
  35. The Dirty ClergyIn Waves
  36. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated Side B
  37. Country WesternsCountry Westerns
  38. The VaporsTogether
  39. Laura MarlingSong for Our Daughter
  40. Tom AspaulBlack Country Disco
  41. KyshonaListen
  42. Luke Jamesto feel love/d
  43. Agnes ObelMyopia
  44. LåpsleyThrough Water
  45. Jay ElectronicaA Written Testimony
  46. LéonApart
  47. Melanie CMelanie C
  48. Tom Misch & Yussef DayesWhat Kinda Music
  49. Ben WattStorm Damage
  50. Caroline RoseSuperstar
  51. Lady GagaChromatica
  52. Bob MouldBlue Hearts
  53. The Adobe CollectiveAll the Space That There Is
  54. Gloria EstefanBrazil305
  55. Arlo MckinleyDie Midwestern
  56. Little DragonNew Me, Same Us
  57. Leven KaliHIGHTIDE
  58. Man ManDream Hunting in the Valley of the In​-​Between
  59. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  60. JadakissIgnatius
  61. the DanberrysShine
  62. Public EnemyWhat You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
  63. Teddy ThompsonHeartbreaker Please
  64. LauvHow I'm Feeling
  65. Kandace SpringsThe Women Who Raised Me
  66. The JayhawksXOXO
  67. Norah JonesPick Me Up Off the Floor
  68. NasKing's Disease
  69. Lisa LoebA Simple Trick to Happiness
  70. Fleet FoxesShore
  71. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  72. Tame ImpalaThe Slow Rush
  73. Courtney Marie AndrewsOld Flowers
  74. Nubya GarciaSOURCE
  75. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  76. Open Mike EagleAnime, Trauma and Divorce
  77. The WeekndAfter Hours
  78. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  79. ShamirShamir
  80. The Flaming LipsAmerican Head
  81. Lucinda WilliamsGood Souls Better Angels
  82. Alicia KeysAlicia
  83. The KillersImploding the Mirage
  84. The ChicksGaslighter
  85. The StrokesThe New Abnormal
  86. CaribouSuddenly
  87. P.J. O'ConnorTelevision's Golden Age
  88. AnnieDark Hearts
  89. Rufus WainwrightUnfollow the Rules
  90. CommonA Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1)
  91. Nadine ShahKitchen Sink
  92. Sa-RocThe Sharecropper's Daughter
  93. Sasha SloanOnly Child
  94. Pearl JamGigaton
  95. I Break HorsesWarnings
  96. Shelby LynneShelby Lynne
  97. The SoundsThings We Do For Love
  98. Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin and 9th WonderDinner Party
  99. Enemy RadioLoud Is Not Enough
  100. DisclosureEnergy