Best Albums of 2020

Best of 2020

It’s the show we look forward to all year long. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released in 2020. 

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The Best Albums of 2020


  1. SAULT, Untitled (Black Is) and Untitled (Rise)
  2. Run the Jewels, RTJ4
  3. Melkbelly, Pith
  4. Angelica Garcia, Cha Cha Palace
  5. Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  6. Bartees Strange, Live Forever
  7. Coriky, Coriky
  8. IDLES, Ultra Mono
  9. Porridge Radio, Every Bad
  10. Jyoti, Mama, You Can Bet!
  11. Lydia Loveless, Daughter
  12. Ganser, Just Look at That Sky
  13. Bob Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways
  14. Nubya Garcia, Source
  15. Jay Electronica, A Written Testimony
  16. Jason Isbell, Reunions
  17. Beach Bunny, Honeymoon
  18. Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
  19. Margo Price, That’s How Rumors Get Started
  20. Cornershop, England is a Garden


  1. Shemekia Copeland, Uncivil War
  2. Ganser, Just Look at That Sky
  3. Angelica Garcia, Cha Cha Palace
  4. Jason Isbell, Reunions
  5. Run the Jewels, RTJ4
  6. Lucinda Williams, Good Souls Better Angels
  7. Drive-By Truckers, The Unraveling
  8. Margo Price, That’s How Rumors Get Started
  9. Lydia Loveless, Daughter
  10. SAULT, Untitled (Black Is)/Untitled (Rise)
  11. Idles, Ultra Mono
  12. Bob Mould, Blue Hearts
  13. Soccer Mommy, color theory
  14. Steve Earle, Ghosts of West Virginia
  15. Melkbelly, Pith
  16. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  17. Wire, Mind Hive
  18. U.S. Girls, Heavy Light
  19. Shabazz Palaces, The Don of Diamond Dreams
  20. Bette Smith, The Good The Bad The Bette

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