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.

Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020

23 December 2020

The Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020

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

  1. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  3. Rina SawayamaSawayama
  4. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  5. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  6. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  7. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  8. J HusBig Conspiracy
  9. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  10. Moses SumneyGræ
  11. Róisín MurphyRóisín Machine
  12. Chloe x HalleUngodly Hour
  13. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  14. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  15. Jay ElectronicaA Written Testimony
  16. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  17. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  18. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  19. Lady GagaChromatica
  20. GrimesMiss Anthropocene
  21. Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured Mind
  22. Beatrice DillonWorkaround
  23. CaribouSuddenly
  24. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  25. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  26. Bill CallahanGold Record
  27. Laura MarlingSong for Our Daughter
  28. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  29. Mac MillerCircles
  30. Fleet FoxesShore
  31. U.S. GirlsHeavy Light
  32. KeiyaAForever, Ya Girl
  33. Charli XCXhow I'm feeling now
  34. Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistAlfredo
  35. Working Men's ClubWorking Men's Club
  36. The 1975Notes on a Conditional Form
  37. 21 Savage & Metro BoominSavage Mode II
  38. Kassa OverallI Think I'm Good
  39. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  40. Ariana GrandePositions
  41. ActressKarma & Desire
  42. Kylie MinogueDISCO
  43. WizkidMade in Lagos
  44. Jessy LanzaAll the Time
  45. Selena GomezRare
  46. The NecksThree
  47. Teyana TaylorThe Album
  48. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  49. DestroyerHave We Met
  50. clipping.Visions of Bodies Being Burned