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.

Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020

04 December 2020

Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  2. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  3. Bad BunnyYHLQMDLG
  4. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  5. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  6. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  7. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  8. Lil Uzi VertEternal Atake
  9. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  10. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  11. Lady GagaChromatica
  12. Bruce SpringsteenLetter to You
  13. City GirlsCity on Lock
  14. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  15. Flo MilliHo, Why Is You Here?
  16. BTSMap of the Soul: 7
  17. Fleet FoxesShore
  18. Moses SumneyGræ
  19. Chloe x HalleUngodly Hour
  20. Ashley McBrydeNever Will
  21. Beach BunnyHoneymoon
  22. Ariana GrandePositions
  23. Miley CyrusPlastic Hearts
  24. Selena GomezRare
  25. HalseyManic
  26. Jehnny BethTo Love Is to Live
  27. Megan Thee StallionGood News
  28. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  29. ShamirShamir
  30. Four TetSixteen Oceans
  31. Hayley WilliamsPetals for Armor
  32. The WeekndAfter Hours
  33. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  34. Low Cut ConniePrivate Lives
  35. Toots and the MaytalsGot to Be Tough
  36. Stephen MalkmusTraditional Techniques
  37. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  38. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  39. BeabadoobeeFake It Flowers
  40. Paul McCartneyMcCartney III
  41. Sad13Haunted Painting
  42. XAlphabetland
  43. Elizabeth CookAftermath
  44. Chris StapletonStarting Over
  45. AC/DCPower Up
  46. Boldy James & The AlchemistThe Price of Tea in China
  47. Lucinda WilliamsGood Souls Better Angels
  48. Kareem AliGrowth
  49. Jeff TweedyLove Is The King
  50. Bartees StrangeLive Forever