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.

Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020

10 December 2020

Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020

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

  1. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. Bartees StrangeLive Forever
  3. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  4. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  5. CaribouSuddenly
  6. Bad BunnyYHLQMDLG
  7. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  8. Tame ImpalaThe Slow Rush
  9. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  10. Fleet FoxesShore
  11. Hayley WilliamsPetals for Armor
  12. DeftonesOhms
  13. KaDescendants of Cain
  14. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia
  15. The Soft Pink TruthShall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
  16. Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistAlfredo
  17. Sufjan StevensThe Ascension
  18. 21 Savage & Metro BoominSavage Mode II
  19. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  20. Future IslandsAs Long as You Are
  21. The Flaming LipsAmerican Head
  22. BeabadoobeeFake It Flowers
  23. PoppyI Disagree
  24. KhruangbinMordechai
  25. The Lemon TwigsSongs for the General Public
  26. NothingThe Great Dismal
  27. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  28. Margo PriceThat's How Rumors Get Started
  29. My Dying BrideThe Ghost of Orion
  30. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?