50 Best Albums of 2020

24 des 2020
830 805 Áhorf

LIST WEEK 2020 IS DONE. Thanks so much for watching and sharing your own thoughts throughout the year. We'll be back with Classics Week at the start of 2021. In the meantime, happy holidays and New Year (thank goodness)!
Below you can find all the albums in this list sorted alphabetically by artist's first name, along with review links:
Adrianne Lenker - Songs
Against All Logic - 2017-2019
Backxwash - God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him out of It
Black Dresses - Peaceful as Hell
Blu & Exile - Miles
Boldy James & Sterling Toles - Manger on McNichols
Boris - NO
Charli XCX - how i’m feeling now
Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour
Chris Stapleton - Starting Over
clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Code Orange - Underneath
Conway the Machine - From King to a GOD
Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar
Deerhoof - Future Teenage Cave Artists
Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats - Unlocked
Dope Body - Home Body
Dorian Electra - My Agenda
The Flaming Lips - American Head
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo
Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
HAIM - Women in Music Pt. III
HMLTD - West of Eden
Horse Lords - The Common Task
Ichiko Aoba - Windswept Adan
Idles - Ultra Mono
Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM
Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure?
King Krule - Man Alive!
The Koreatown Oddity - Little Dominiques Nosebleed
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Lianne La Havas - Self-Titled
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Liturgy - Origin of the Alimonies
Mac Miller - Circles
Matmos - The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form
Meridian Brothers - Cumbia Siglo XXI
Moor Jewelry - True Opera
Natalia Lafourcade - Un canto por México Vol. 1
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Poppy - I Disagree
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys - Innocent Country 2
R.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight Pages
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Sevdaliza - Shabrang
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
Undeath - Lesions of a Different Kind
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Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?

  • Glad to see Starting Over here, fantastic album

    Marcos G.Marcos G.13 dögum síðan
  • Nice job godsmack

    Glazed HamGlazed Ham15 dögum síðan
  • In My Opinion: Top Ten (Nine) Albums Of 2020 9. Pray For Paris (Westside Gunn) Strong 7 To Light 8/10 was 8 on the list 8. From King To A God (Conway The Machine) Strong 7 to Light 8/10 was 7 on the list 7. Detroit 2 (Big Sean) Decent To Strong 8/10 was 9 on the list 6. Limbo (Amine) Strong 8 to a Light 9/10 5. Alfredo (Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist) Strong 8 To Light 9/10 was 4 on the list 4. Unlocked (Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats) Strong 8 To Light 9/10 was 5 on the list 3. Burden Of Proof (Benny The Butcher and Hit-Boy) Decent To Strong 9/10 2. No Pressure (Logic) Decent To Strong 9/10 was number 1 on the list 1. King's Disease (Nas and Hit-Boy) 10/10 was number 2 on the list

    Slasher DynamiteSlasher Dynamite15 dögum síðan
  • Bro where is Music To be murdered by?

    MR- Gamer-IkMR- Gamer-Ik17 dögum síðan
  • happy to see chloe x halle.

    imaniimani24 dögum síðan
  • missing Eartheater on this list

    miha klemenčičmiha klemenčič25 dögum síðan
  • I'm at number 16 and realy hoping he talks about song machine

    CastellanCastellan25 dögum síðan
  • did man on the moon 3 come out after this video?

    Will KarlsonWill Karlson28 dögum síðan
  • the only good and thoughtful decade list I've seen

    torchtorchMánuði síðan
  • Cmon putting tattletales at first was way too nice of you

    Supreme Intellectual BeastSupreme Intellectual BeastMánuði síðan
  • Okay bro didn't expect tattletales to be no.1

    GoatGoatMánuði síðan
  • Did he not do a meme list this year

    Feathery CoffeeFeathery CoffeeMánuði síðan
  • 10 would have been enough

    Wolfgang MuellerWolfgang MuellerMánuði síðan
  • Heaven of tortured mind by Yves Tumor?

    Fab IoFab IoMánuði síðan
  • All I'll say is, you can't review an album properly after a single listen, or even 2 or 3 listens. You need to live with it for a bit, to know the songs. I know that's fundamentally counter to being a music critic, but your judgements are often oversimplified.

    Molly RMolly RMánuði síðan
    • And how exactly do you know he didn't do that?

      spicyd2spicyd225 dögum síðan

    Gemo AmetoglouGemo AmetoglouMánuði síðan
  • so Underneath got a 10

    Luca BonasioLuca BonasioMánuði síðan
  • King krule at 48????

    cian Raynescian RaynesMánuði síðan
  • This list... 4/10 🤮🤕😭

    8. 0.8. 0.Mánuði síðan
  • Pretty good list

    CÆsarCÆsarMánuði síðan
  • No RA the rugged man?

    El LuismiEl LuismiMánuði síðan
  • Can't choose between Jessie and Rina for AOTY both were killer albums

    Sippin on Jin and NamjoosSippin on Jin and NamjoosMánuði síðan
  • 5. Fleet Foxes - Shore 4. Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways 3. Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire 2. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters 1. Nick Cave - Ghosteen I don’t care if Ghosteen was released in October of 2019. It’s still the best album of the year.

    Chris SerpicøChris SerpicøMánuði síðan
  • The Weeknd - After Hours should be no 1

    eyoel gashaweyoel gashawMánuði síðan
  • I wish you could see you doing Biffy Clyro albums reviews

    Isaias AgustiniIsaias AgustiniMánuði síðan
  • McCartney III?

    Bruno NicolaBruno NicolaMánuði síðan
  • man on the moon 3 not even on this list. who the fuck is this kid

    Michael GalsterMichael GalsterMánuði síðan
  • alfredo at 39 😂 who is this guy? alfredo was album of the year lmao

    Michael GalsterMichael GalsterMánuði síðan
  • I’m seeing a severe lack, of Razzmatazz in this list!!

    OreohunterOreohunterMánuði síðan
  • Circles and No pressure didn't make the list???

    MSGB ProductionsMSGB ProductionsMánuði síðan
  • Im commenting before i finish watching but im saying #1 is gonna be Death Grips

    Prototype_esPrototype_esMánuði síðan
  • No Sufjan Stevens?

    Will WrightWill Wright2 mánuðum síðan
  • cant say I've heard many of these albums ,,but can I assume the Avalanches latest album wasn't released by the time this comp was put together,,,,I cant imagine there would've been 5 albums better in 2020,,let alone 50!!

    whoarethebrainpigswhoarethebrainpigs2 mánuðum síðan
    • If you look at his review... He gave it a 5. Arguably one of his worst reviews that year

      SSBPeridotSSBPeridotMánuði síðan
  • What a terrible list. While many of the top 10 are *good*, none of them are the "best" album of 2020. Ware at #1 -that's just silly. Basically you just tried to be different than other lists that were more accurate.

    Turntables RockmyworldTurntables Rockmyworld2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you rate my friend’s song? It’s only on soundcloud since she doesn’t have enough money. It’s called To be a Bee. Please do this for charity, it would mean so much to her.......

    Anne Rachelle RomeroAnne Rachelle Romero2 mánuðum síðan
  • I’ll have a large helping of “I’m Still Pissed Off Nobody Loved 3.15.20 Like I Did”, please, guys

    ChrisChris2 mánuðum síðan
  • my own lore would believe be that The Front Bottoms recent release was at 51 on this list.

    MrHamerbushMrHamerbush2 mánuðum síðan
  • Childish gambino - 3.15.20

    ChenziChenzi2 mánuðum síðan
  • Awwwwww yisss AAL ranking higher than Punisher on fanthony dantanos top 2020 list.

    Lee NardoLee Nardo2 mánuðum síðan
  • So confused how Origin of the Alimonies is on here, checked it out cuz it sounded cool but it’s just pure garbage 😂 I felt like I was listening to an instrumental soundtrack for Hereditary or some other horror movie. It’s just an orchestra and piano basically with some screams on the last half of the album lol.

    RyanRyan2 mánuðum síðan
  • Your lists are always so damn interesting man. Well done

    Joel KeaneJoel Keane2 mánuðum síðan
  • No Pressure?????

    Zexel FlameZexel Flame2 mánuðum síðan
    • That was on the honorable mentions list

      Conrad NickelsonConrad Nickelson2 mánuðum síðan
  • why you don’t have a single john mayer review

    Giovanna RibeiroGiovanna Ribeiro2 mánuðum síðan
  • Imagine not putting After Hours ons the top 50. Get help

    ArnaudArnaud2 mánuðum síðan
    • It was on the honorable mentions list. Also, really? “Get help”? You’re pathetic.

      Conrad NickelsonConrad Nickelson2 mánuðum síðan
  • There is no puscifer existential reckoning?

    its berzerkits berzerk2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wow this is trash I'm never subbing to this guy wtf legends never die

    SimzSimz2 mánuðum síðan
  • Anthony, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was last year

    A PersonA Person2 mánuðum síðan
  • no fiona apple?

    Jake BradleyJake Bradley2 mánuðum síðan
    • That was on the honorable mentions list

      Conrad NickelsonConrad Nickelson2 mánuðum síðan
  • We made a better awards show to replace the Grammy's! Check it out on our channel!

    AllArtsAllArts2 mánuðum síðan
    • people actually watch the grammys

      John SmithJohn Smith2 mánuðum síðan
  • i’m angry that after hours didn’t even make the cut. :(

    Krook is garbageKrook is garbage2 mánuðum síðan

    Hackfleisch Hassender ZerhackerHackfleisch Hassender Zerhacker2 mánuðum síðan
  • Melon barely covers metal or hardcpre anymore outside of the same five bands he reviews. Such a pity given I love his insight, even if he might not receive the record positively.

    Jamaican SonnetsJamaican Sonnets2 mánuðum síðan
  • Your top 10 is horrible lol

    Luis RoblesLuis Robles2 mánuðum síðan
  • RTJ4 Not in the top ten at least? 😡

    Ethaniel ClyneEthaniel Clyne2 mánuðum síðan
  • heyll yeah black dresses and jeff too

    touchlytouchly2 mánuðum síðan
  • Anthony Fantano: Gives "Last Year Was Weird" by Taylor Maidza a 9 Also Anthony Fantano: Doesn't put it on top 50 list

    Lalit SinghLalit Singh2 mánuðum síðan
    • That wasn't an album nor a mixtape that was an EP

      KyoukaiKyoukaiMánuði síðan
    • That was a mixtape, not an album

      Conrad NickelsonConrad Nickelson2 mánuðum síðan
    • Eee pee

      Fabian00Fabian002 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you do a classic review of Sunny Day Real Estate “Diary” please? Thank you.

    Se7en Sunny Day Real EstateSe7en Sunny Day Real Estate2 mánuðum síðan
  • who else doesn't know half of these albums

    James Matthew SisonJames Matthew Sison2 mánuðum síðan
  • Kenny Mason would like a word.

    Stephen GreshamStephen Gresham2 mánuðum síðan
  • Future Nostalgia got snubbed!

    MrPink1776MrPink17762 mánuðum síðan
  • faltou MC poze do rodo.....

    Nicolas ReziNicolas Rezi2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wait, no Fleet Foxes?

    Spencer LyndsSpencer Lynds2 mánuðum síðan
  • No Man on the Moon 3? you're a fucking joke lol

    DonnieDarkoDonnieDarko2 mánuðum síðan
  • I am disheartened at the fact he did not include Future Nostalgia.

    QwertyLegosQwertyLegos2 mánuðum síðan
  • Moor Mother & Billy Woods - Brass ??????

    ZevenMortemZevenMortem2 mánuðum síðan
    • He didn't review it in time

      AKC Album ReviewsAKC Album ReviewsMánuði síðan
  • AFTER HOURS???????????????????????????????????????????

    Spiritual MiracleSpiritual Miracle2 mánuðum síðan
  • Alfredo is too low

    amanuel berhanuamanuel berhanu2 mánuðum síðan
  • When you have heard of only 2-3 albums in this list🙄

    Sweta MohapatraSweta Mohapatra2 mánuðum síðan
    • @Austin Cave yeah, I guess so.

      Sweta MohapatraSweta Mohapatra2 mánuðum síðan
    • Isn’t that a good thing? More new music

      Austin CaveAustin Cave2 mánuðum síðan
  • No Sparks?

    gazfunkgazfunk2 mánuðum síðan
  • Joji? Duke Dumont?

    Patrick PichlerPatrick Pichler2 mánuðum síðan
  • The fact that The Slow Rush isn’t on here is an abomination

    Vegan BuddhistVegan Buddhist2 mánuðum síðan
    • Worst tame impala album by a LONG shot

      Juan SepulvedaJuan Sepulveda2 mánuðum síðan
  • you like some noisy shit huh

    Kevin DasilvaKevin Dasilva2 mánuðum síðan
  • Code orange should have been higher

    fergus macleodfergus macleod2 mánuðum síðan
  • Great List A dog

    Josh LJosh L2 mánuðum síðan
  • Some albums I'm surprised aren't in the list are the new ones by Gleemer, Loathe and Palm Reader

    Luís GonçalvesLuís Gonçalves2 mánuðum síðan
  • How about reviewing “Visions of Fuel” by the unsigned group Dealers of God? Peace.

    MuzikJunkyAESMuzikJunkyAES2 mánuðum síðan
  • You make me wanna listen to all of them

    Heather HolleyHeather Holley2 mánuðum síðan
  • Metal still doesn't get the recognition it deserves...

    The CommentatorThe Commentator3 mánuðum síðan
  • How was All My Heroes not on here? That was just bizarre after seeing what made it on Anthony's list.

    d xd x3 mánuðum síðan
  • My faves; 5)Folklore - Taylor Swift 4)Djesse Vol. 3 - Jacob Collier 3)Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa 2)After Hours - The Weeknd 1)Good To Know - JoJo

    Furkan TaşkınFurkan Taşkın3 mánuðum síðan
    • You listen to nectar?

      InterestingInteresting3 mánuðum síðan
  • seriously, jessie ware...? a mediocre pop record, with no weak points and REALY no real highliights. 2020 really was THAt shitty?

    Tom SiTom Si3 mánuðum síðan
  • Can someone remind me if he reviewed Kill Lincoln's can't complain?

    Kevin WillemsKevin Willems3 mánuðum síðan
  • Its list week but this list weak

    Ravi van RoijenRavi van Roijen3 mánuðum síðan
  • B.A.B.Y by One B Lo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come ON man

    Billium DollarsBillium Dollars3 mánuðum síðan
  • Listen to Oloff - Doing lt Stealthy

    ENES TEMELENES TEMEL3 mánuðum síðan
  • Cheek Clappers Podcast is the best

    Ayşe BaşkanAyşe Başkan3 mánuðum síðan
  • Listen to Doing It Stealthy by Oloff

    Sude Nur İçenSude Nur İçen3 mánuðum síðan
  • Listen to Cheek Clappers

    LezWoNLezWoN3 mánuðum síðan
  • Listen to Oloff - Doing It Stealthy

    muratcan önelmuratcan önel3 mánuðum síðan
  • Cheek Clappers best Podcast out

    yasin zehiroğluyasin zehiroğlu3 mánuðum síðan
  • Doing lt SteaIthy

    ULAŞ DENİZULAŞ DENİZ3 mánuðum síðan
  • Cheek Clappers Podcast

    Kaan Style 'Kaan Style '3 mánuðum síðan
  • The Cheek Clappers Podcast

  • Doing It SteaIthy by Oloff

    Bay MeloBay Melo3 mánuðum síðan

    AzatDoğan HDAzatDoğan HD3 mánuðum síðan
  • Doing lt Stealthy by Oloff

    Gezgin ÇiftlerrGezgin Çiftlerr3 mánuðum síðan
  • Oloff - Doing It Stealthy

    Acemiler !Acemiler !3 mánuðum síðan
  • Doing It Stealthy by Oloff

    Av MevsimiAv Mevsimi3 mánuðum síðan
  • Oloff - Doing It SteaIthy

    yavuz selim yavaşyavuz selim yavaş3 mánuðum síðan
  • Oloff - Doing lt SteaIthy

    ayhan akgünayhan akgün3 mánuðum síðan