Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  2. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  3. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  4. USA Today: Patrick Ryan: The 10 Best Albums of 2020
  5. Los Angeles Times: The 10 Best Albums of 2020
  6. Slate: Brittany Spanos: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  7. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  8. Time: Best Albums of 2020
  9. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  10. Slate: Chris Molanphy: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  11. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2020
  12. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  13. Variety: Andrew Barker: The Best Albums of 2020
  14. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  15. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2020
  16. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  17. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: The Best Albums of 2020
  18. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  19. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  20. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2020
  21. No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020
  22. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  23. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2020
  24. Slate: Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2020
  25. Complex: The Best Albums of 2020
  26. Clash: Albums of the Year 2020
  27. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  28. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020
  29. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  30. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  31. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  32. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  33. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2020
  34. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of 2020