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Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020

01 December 2020

Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020

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

  1. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
  3. Run the JewelsRTJ4
  4. HaimWomen in Music Pt. III
  5. Taylor SwiftFolklore
  6. Boldy James / Sterling TolesManger on McNichols
  7. Oneohtrix Point NeverMagic Oneohtrix Point Never
  8. Touché AmoréLament
  9. SaultUntitled (Rise)
  10. Soccer Mommycolor theory
  11. HumInlet
  12. LomeldaHannah
  13. Yves TumorHeaven to a Tortured Mind
  14. Fleet FoxesShore
  15. Perfume GeniusSet My Heart on Fire Immediately
  16. Bartees StrangeLive Forever
  17. The 1975Notes on a Conditional Form
  18. Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistAlfredo
  19. Charli XCXhow I'm feeling now
  20. Sorry925
  21. Kelly Lee OwensInner Song
  22. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  23. Mil-SpecWorld House
  24. Jeff RosenstockNo Dream
  25. Laura MarlingSong for Our Daughter
  26. Jessie WareWhat's Your Pleasure?
  27. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  28. Phoebe BridgersPunisher
  29. Stay InsideViewing
  30. GulchImpenetrable Cerebral Fortress
  31. The MicrophonesMicrophones in 2020
  32. ArcaKiCk i
  33. Against All Logic2017 - 2019
  34. Andy ShaufThe Neon Skyline
  35. Boldy James & The AlchemistThe Price of Tea in China
  36. CaribouSuddenly
  37. Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitReunions
  38. AutechreSign
  39. Porridge RadioEvery Bad
  40. Moses SumneyGræ
  41. Sam HuntSouthside
  42. KaDescendants of Cain
  43. Nation of LanguageIntroduction, Presence
  44. Fontaines D.C.A Hero's Death
  45. illuminati hottiesFREE I.H: This Is Not The One You've Been Waiting For
  46. Couch SlutTake A Chance On Rock 'n' Roll
  47. Emma Ruth Rundle & ThouMay Our Chambers Be Full
  48. KehlaniIt Was Good Until It Wasn't
  49. nuvolascuraAs We Suffer From Memory and Imagination
  50. Dua LipaFuture Nostalgia