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. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2020
  2. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2020
  3. PopMatters: The 60 Best Albums of 2020
  4. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2020
  5. Slate: Chris Molanphy: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  6. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020
  7. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2020
  8. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2020
  9. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2020
  10. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: The Best Albums of 2020
  11. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2020
  12. Entertainment Weekly: The 15 Best Albums of 2020
  13. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  14. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  15. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2020
  16. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  17. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  18. Flood: The Best Albums of 2020
  19. NPR Music: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  20. Slate: Brittany Spanos: Top 13 Albums of 2020
  21. Rolling Stone: Best Albums of 2020
  22. Clash: Albums of the Year 2020
  23. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020
  24. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  25. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: 50 Best Albums of 2020
  26. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  27. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2020
  28. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked
  29. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2020
  30. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of 2020