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.

Lists

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