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. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  2. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2020
  3. Slate: Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2020
  4. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020
  5. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  6. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  7. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2020
  8. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2020
  9. The Skinny: Top 10 Albums of 2020
  10. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2020
  11. Rough Trade: Albums of the Year 2020
  12. No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020
  13. Clash: Albums of the Year 2020
  14. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  15. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020
  16. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  17. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  18. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  19. NPR Music: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  20. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  21. Flood: The Best Albums of 2020
  22. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2020
  23. Variety: Jem Aswad: The Best Albums of 2020
  24. Artforum: Perfume Genius: Best Music of 2020
  25. Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020
  26. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  27. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  28. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2020
  29. USA Today: Patrick Ryan: The 10 Best Albums of 2020
  30. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  31. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  32. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2020
  33. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  34. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  35. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2020
  36. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  37. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  38. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  39. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  40. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  41. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2020
  42. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  43. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: 50 Best Albums of 2020