Year-End Lists

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Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2020

23 December 2020

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2020

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

  1. The StrokesThe New Abnormal
  2. Porridge RadioEvery Bad
  3. Guided By VoicesSurrender Your Poppy Field
  4. Guided By VoicesMirrored Aztec
  5. Guided By VoicesStyles We Paid For
  6. Adrianne Lenkersongs
  7. Adrianne Lenkerinstrumentals
  8. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  9. Drive-By TruckersThe Unraveling
  10. Drive-By TruckersThe New OK
  11. Thao & the Get Down Stay DownTemple
  12. The Flaming LipsAmerican Head
  13. Lydia LovelessDaughter
  14. The BethsJump Rope Gazers
  15. Old 97’sTwelfth
  16. ActressKarma & Desire
  17. Kathleen EdwardsTotal Freedom
  18. The MicrophonesMicrophones in 2020
  19. SaultUntitled (Black Is)
  20. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  21. Nada SurfNever Not Together
  22. ColoramaChaos Wonderland
  23. Courtney Marie AndrewsOld Flowers
  24. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  25. Cut WormsNobody Lives Here Anymore
  26. Jehnny BethTo Love Is to Live
  27. The Mountain GoatsSongs for Pierre Chuvin
  28. The Mountain GoatsGetting Into Knives
  29. Bill CallahanGold Record
  30. The Lees Of MemoryMoon Shot
  31. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverSideways to New Italy