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.

2020 Music

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020

27 January 2021

Hanging Tree Guitars - various artists

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2020

[see also 20212010s2019201820172012]

  1. various artists
  2. various artists
  3. various artists

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2020

30 December 2020

Microphones in 2020 - The Microphones

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2020

[see also 20192018201720162015]

Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2020

30 December 2020

Saint Cloud - Waxahatchee

Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2020 as posted to Patreon

[see also 20212010s2019201820172016]

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020

29 December 2020

Fetch the Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 55 Albums of 2020

[see also 20212019201820172016]

British Vogue: These Are the 12 Best Albums of 2020

28 December 2020

Untitled (Black Is) - Sault

British Vogue: These Are the 12 Best Albums of 2020

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020

28 December 2020

Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2020

[see also 201920182017]

Hip Hop Golden Age: The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020

28 December 2020

RTJ4 - Run the Jewels

Hip Hop Golden Age: The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020, posted with an extensive list of honorable mentions and EPs

The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: 50 Best Albums of 2020

26 December 2020

What's Your Pleasure? - Jessie Ware

Tony Fantano: 50 Best Albums of 2020, as aired on The Needle Drop

[see also 2021201920182017]

GCN: Steve Erickson: The Best in 2020 Music

24 December 2020

Steve Erickson: The Best in 2020 Music, as published by Gay City News

[see also 20212019]

Runners-up

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020

23 December 2020

Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2020

[see also 2010s2019201820172016]