Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2020

04 December 2020

Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2020, as published by Slate along with pairings for each entry, "cocktails of works comparable to the main choices in genre or spirit or je ne sais quoi"

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

  1. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  2. Mary Halvorson's Code GirlArtlessly Falling
  3. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  4. The Mountain GoatsSongs for Pierre Chuvin
  5. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  6. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  7. DutchavelliDutch from the 5th
  8. Ambrose AkinmusireOn the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment
  9. Brandy ClarkYour Life Is a Record
  10. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  11. Lil BabyMy Turn
  12. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  13. JyotiMama, You Can Bet!
  14. DeerhoofLove-Lore