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. Variety: Andrew Barker: The Best Albums of 2020
  2. Hip Hop Golden Age: The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020
  3. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  4. Flood: The Best Albums of 2020
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  6. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020
  7. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2020
  8. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  9. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  10. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  11. Spin: The 30 Best Albums of 2020
  12. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2020
  13. The Skinny: Top 10 Albums of 2020
  14. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020
  15. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2020
  16. KCRW: Top 10 Albums of 2020
  17. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  18. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2020
  19. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2020
  20. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2020
  21. Revolver: 25 Best Albums of 2020
  22. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  23. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  24. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: The Best Albums of 2020
  25. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  26. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2020
  27. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  28. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  29. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  30. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  31. NPR Music: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  32. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2020
  33. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  34. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  35. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: 50 Best Albums of 2020
  36. Complex: The Best Albums of 2020