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. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  2. Ultimate Classic Rock: 25 Best Rock Albums of 2020
  3. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  4. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2020
  5. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2020
  6. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  7. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  8. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  9. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  10. Los Angeles Times: The 10 Best Albums of 2020
  11. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2020
  12. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  13. No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020
  14. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  15. Les Inrocks: Our Top 100 Albums of 2020
  16. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2020
  17. Slate: Chris Molanphy: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  18. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  19. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: The Best Albums of 2020
  20. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  21. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  22. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2020
  23. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  24. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020
  25. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  26. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  27. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020
  28. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  29. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2020
  30. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  31. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020