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. Slate: Chris Molanphy: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  2. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  3. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: The Best Albums of 2020
  4. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  5. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  6. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2020
  7. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  8. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  9. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  10. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  11. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  12. Clash: Albums of the Year 2020
  13. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  14. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2020
  15. Slate: Brittany Spanos: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  16. The Skinny: Top 10 Albums of 2020
  17. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  18. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  19. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  20. NPR Music: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  21. Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020
  22. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2020
  23. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2020
  24. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  25. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2020
  26. Complex: The Best Albums of 2020
  27. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  28. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  29. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  30. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2020
  31. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020
  32. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020