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.
  1. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  2. Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020
  3. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  4. Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2020
  5. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  6. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  7. Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2020
  8. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2020
  9. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  10. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  11. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  12. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  13. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020
  14. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  15. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  16. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  17. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2020
  18. NPR Music: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  19. Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2020
  20. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  21. Los Angeles Times: The 10 Best Albums of 2020
  22. KCRW: Top 10 Albums of 2020
  23. Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  24. Time: Best Albums of 2020
  25. Chris Molanphy: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  26. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020
  27. Ringer: The Best Albums of 2020
  28. Brittany Spanos: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  29. Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2020
  30. Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2020
  31. Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2020
  32. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  33. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  34. Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2020
  35. Perfume Genius: Best Music of 2020
  36. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  37. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  38. Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2020
  39. No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020
  40. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  41. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020
  42. Complex: The Best Albums of 2020
  43. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2020
  44. Les Inrocks: Our Top 100 Albums of 2020