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