Year-End Lists

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Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2020

08 December 2020

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2020

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

  1. Beatrice DillonWorkaround
  2. Moor MotherCircuit City
  3. Mourning [A] BLKstarThe Cycle
  4. Bob DylanRough and Rowdy Ways
  5. DumaDuma
  6. Jeff ParkerSuite for Max Brown
  7. Still House PlantsFast Edit
  8. Jennifer WalsheA Late Anthology of Early Music Vol. 1: Ancient to Renaissance
  9. White Boy ScreamBAKUNAWA
  10. Carl StoneStolen Car
  11. BackxwashGod Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
  12. Armand HammerShrines
  13. Sarah DavachiCantus, Descant
  14. zerohBLQLYTE
  15. Bill NaceBoth
  16. William BasinskiLamentations
  17. Albert BouchardRe Imaginos
  18. Rhodri DaviesTelyn Rawn
  19. Quelle Chris & Chris KeysInnocent Country 2
  20. Special InterestThe Passion Of
  21. Irreversible EntanglementsWho Sent You?
  22. Aksak MaboulFigures
  23. (Liv).eCouldn't Wait To Tell You...
  24. Ellen Fullman & Theresa WongHarbors
  25. ONORed Summer
  26. The Soft Pink TruthShall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
  27. Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling
  28. Fiona AppleFetch the Bolt Cutters
  29. AutechreSign
  30. gogoj a.k.a Sheng Jieoviparity
  31. Mary Halvorson's Code GirlArtlessly Falling
  32. Jay ElectronicaA Written Testimony
  33. Praed Orchestra!Live In Sharjah
  34. Angel Bat Dawid & Tha BrothahoodLIVE
  35. Tara Clerkin TrioTara Clerkin Trio
  36. Crazy DobermanIllusory Expansion
  37. Oliver Coatesskins n slime
  38. clipping.Visions of Bodies Being Burned
  39. Mary LattimoreSilver Ladders
  40. Pink SiifuNEGRO
  41. Sara SerpaRecognition
  42. ThundercatIt Is What It Is
  43. Anna von HausswolffAll Thoughts Fly
  44. Neptunian MaximalismÉons
  45. Headie One x Fred again..GANG
  46. Neil CharlesLow and Beyond
  47. Wendy EisenbergAuto
  48. Asher GamedzeDialectic Soul
  49. TrickyFall to Pieces
  50. Sylvia HallettTree Time