Best of 2020: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: November 30, 2020
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Below, we collect the individual year-end top ten lists published by a variety of music sources, including critics, music magazines, music shops, and more. This page will be updated at least once a day throughout December and January as new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best albums of 2020

Recent updates:
Added Jan. 21: Invisible Oranges, Metal Hammer, Under the Radar
Added Jan. 11: Chorus.fm, Echoes, Nialler9
Added Jan. 2: Boston Herald, Crash Records, Detroit Metro Times, HotNewHipHop, In Review, Mandatory, mxdwn, Norman Records, SF Examiner, Textura, Truck Music Store
Added Dec. 30: Gothamist, Hot Press, Magnetic, NPR/All Songs Considered, Passion of the Weiss, Vive Le Rock!, The Young Folks
Added Dec. 28: 3voor12, Esquire UK, Good Morning America, Hip Hop Golden Age, Houston Chronicle, Idolator, No Depression, The Observer, Pop Crave, San Diego Union-Tribune, XS Noize
Added Dec. 24: Banquet Records, Boston Globe, Gay City News, HeadStuff, Magnet, The Music, New Noise, Okayplayer, Prog, San Jose Mercury News, Sputnikmusic, Us Weekly
Added Dec. 22: Columbus Alive, Contactmusic, Yahoo!
Added Dec. 21: Brooklyn Vegan, Dancing Astronaut, Genius, GQ (UK), Hypebeast, The Independent, Inverted Audio, Irish Times, Louder, NJ.com, The Nocturnal Times, Resident Advisor, Tampa Bay Times
Added Dec. 18: Bill's Indie Basement, A Closer Listen, Dazed, EDMTunes, The Guardian, Highsnobiety, KCRW, The Nation, NOW Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Spectrum Culture, Ultimate Classic Rock, Wonderland
Added Dec. 17: The Atlantic, Dead Press!, No Ripcord, The Ringer, Shindig!, Star Tribune
Added Dec. 16: The Alternative, Evening Standard, Far Out, God Is in the TV, Kerrang!, Le Canal Auditif, musicOMH, Nöjesguiden, NPR (Fresh Air), Rolling Stone (Sheffield)
Added Dec. 15: A.V. Club, Clash, DIY, Dork, The Economist, The Fader, Mic, Our Culture, People, PopSugar, USA Today, Variety
Added Dec. 14: Arizona Republic, Fast 'n' Bulbous, Live4ever, MondoSonoro, Northern Transmissions, Piccadilly Records
Added Dec. 12: Albumism, Dummy, Wall Street Journal
Added Dec. 11: Folk Alley, Gaffa (Sweden), Loud and Quiet, NME, PopBuzz, Sound Opinions, The Times, The Vinyl Factory, Washington Post
Added Dec. 10: American Songwriter, AP, The AU Review, Los Angeles Times, Spin, TimeOut, Wild Honey Pie
Added Dec. 9: Beats Per Minute, Classic Rock, Double J, Flood, The Forty-Five, Record Collector, Slant, Uproxx/Pop Flash, Vulture
Added Dec. 8: Billboard, Noisey, Pitchfork, Riff Magazine, Sonic Magazine, Treble, Uproxx/Indie Mixtape, The Wire
Added Dec. 7: PopMatters, Radio New Zealand, Slate
Added Dec. 4: Crack, Entertainment Weekly, NBHAP, Punktastic, Resident, Rolling Stone, Sister Ray
Added Dec. 3: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Les Inrocks, The Line of Best Fit, Louder Than War
Added Dec. 2: Complex, Deluxe/Drift, Exclaim!, Gigwise, The New York Times, NPR, Uproxx
Added Dec. 1: Consequence of Sound, Gorilla vs. Bear, OOR, Stereogum
Added Nov. 30: Scorecard launched with 15 sources

Best of 2020Below is our updated running tally of the albums most frequently mentioned by individual music publications in their year-end top ten lists.

Although many of the lists come from publications whose reviews are included on this site, we have also included extra lists from prominent music stores, websites, a few radio stations, and publications not normally found in Metacritic's music section.

Note that if a source ranks more than the standard 10 albums, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. (We do include unranked lists of 11-20 items, though each album gets just one-half of a point.) In case of a tie for first or second, each album will receive the full points for that position. If a publication has multiple lists for different genres, we attempt to choose the most general one.

Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer albums
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 albums
Albums Mentioned on Most Top 10 Lists - 2020
Album / Artist # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple281948.5170.5
2 Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers131653124
3 Folklore by Taylor Swift11113994
4 RTJ4 by Run the Jewels7855.592.5
5 Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa4737.563.5
6 Untitled (Black Is) by Sault862460
7 Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan433250
8 Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee192748
9 Untitled (Rise) by Sault8513.547.5
10 Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius3231.544.5
11 Sawayama by Rina Sawayama4422.542.5
12 Women in Music Pt. III by Haim0134.536.5
13 After Hours by The Weeknd4118.532.5
14 Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle321730
15 What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware0222.526.5
16 Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor1120.525.5
Grae by Moses Sumney0123.525.5
18 A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C.231325
19 Evermore by Taylor Swift327.520.5
20 Songs by Adrianne Lenker041220
21 The Slow Rush by Tame Impala1114.519.5
22 Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy32619
23 How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX101518
24 Shore by Fleet Foxes011517
Every Bad by Porridge Radio121017
26 YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny1111.516.5
Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert1111.516.5
28 Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling0112.514.5
Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist119.514.5
Big Conspiracy by J Hus216.514.5

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 198 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list albums without ranking them; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

3voor12 The Netherlands View full list
  1. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  2. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  4. Bitterzoet by Eefje de Visser
  5. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
  6. Working Men's Club by Working Men's Club
  7. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  8. A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C.
  9. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  10. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
Albumism View full list
  1. Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy
  2. Lianne La Havas by Lianne La Havas
  3. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  4. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
  5. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  6. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  7. Disco by Kylie Minogue
  8. Hotspot by Pet Shop Boys
  9. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  10. The Universal Want by Doves
The Alternative View full list
  1. Live Forever by Bartees Strange
  2. No Dream by Jeff Rosenstock
  3. Melee by Dogleg
  4. Brave Faces Everyone by Spanish Love Songs
  5. Printer's Devil by Ratboys
  6. Things I Never Said by Oceanator
  7. Free I.H.: This Is Not The One You've Been Waiting For by Illuminati Hotties
  8. Color Theory by Soccer Mommy
  9. Lament by Touché Amoré
  10. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
American Songwriter View full list
  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  • Wake Up, Sunshine by All Time Low
  • Colores by J Balvin
  • Gaslighter by The Chicks
  • Leave What's Lost Behind by Colony House
  • Amends by Grey Daze
  • Bridges EP by Mickey Guyton
  • Highway Angels… Full Moon Rain by Jimmy LaFave
  • iimi by Bongeziwe Mabandla
  • Never Will by Ashley McBryde
  • Wild World by Kip Moore
  • By the Fire by Thurston Moore
  • What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? by Public Enemy
  • RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  • Nowhere Near Done by Ray Scott
  • Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen
  • Starting Over by Chris Stapleton
  • Arm in Arm by The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift
  • Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
  • Songs to Break-Up To by Wild Rivers
Arizona Republic Ed Masley View full list
  1. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  2. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  3. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  4. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  5. Circles by Mac Miller
  6. Color Theory by Soccer Mommy
  7. Rock & Roll Party 66 by Scott the Hoople
  8. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  9. American Head by The Flaming Lips
  10. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
Associated Press Mesfin Fekadu View full list
  1. Spell My Name by Toni Braxton
  2. The Album by Teyana Taylor
  3. Lady Like by Ingrid Andress
  4. Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  5. Good to Know by JoJo
  6. Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen
  7. Celia by Tiwa Savage
  8. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  9. Jaguar by Victoria Monet
  10. Brightest Blue by Ellie Goulding
The Atlantic View full list
  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  • Bonny Light Horseman by Bonny Light Horseman
  • Map of the Soul: 7 by BTS
  • Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  • Thank You for Using GTL by Drakeo the Ruler & JoogSzn
  • Ho, Why Is You Here? by Flo Milli
  • Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
  • Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  • Morning/Evening Raga by Toby Hay
  • Splid by Kvelertak
  • Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert
  • LUV vs. the World 2 by Lil Uzi Vert
  • Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  • The Neon Skyline by Andy Shauf
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift
  • After Hours by The Weeknd
  • Made in Lagos by Wizkid
The AU Review Australia View full list
  1. Ball Park Music by Ball Park Music
  2. Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling
  3. 14 Steps to a Better You by Lime Cordiale
  4. The Piss, The Perfume by Hayley Mary
  5. The Theory of Absolutely Nothing by Alex the Astronaut
  6. The Glow by DMA's
  7. Apart Together by Tim Minchin
  8. Deep Down Happy by Sports Team
  9. Early Trauma by Johnny Hunter
  10. Ultra Mono by Idles
A.V. Club View full list
  1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  2. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  3. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  4. Color Theory by Soccer Mommy
  5. Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  6. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  7. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  8. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  9. Grae by Moses Sumney
  10. It Is What It Is by Thundercat
Banquet Records Surrey, UK View full list
  1. Deep Down Happy by Sports Team
  2. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  3. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  4. Brave Faces Everyone by Spanish Love Songs
  5. Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975
  6. Ultra Mono by Idles
  7. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  8. Love, Death & Dancing by Jack Garratt
  9. What Kinda Music by Tom Misch / Yussef Dayes
  10. Weird! by Yungblud
BBC Culture View full list
  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  • Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  • Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  • Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  • Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy
  • RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  • Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  • Kitchen Sink by Nadine Shah
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift
BBC Radio 6 View full list
  1. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  2. A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C.
  3. Shore by Fleet Foxes
  4. Shortly After Takeoff by BC Camplight
  5. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  6. Kitchen Sink by Nadine Shah
  7. England Is a Garden by Cornershop
  8. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  9. The Universal Want by Doves
  10. Deep Down Happy by Sports Team
Beats Per Minute View full list
  1. Anime, Trauma and Divorce by Open Mike Eagle
  2. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  3. The Price of Tea in CHina by Boldy James & The Alchemist
  4. The Caretaker by Half Waif
  5. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  6. Microphones in 2020 by The Microphones
  7. Island by Owen Pallett
  8. Shore by Fleet Foxes
  9. Take Me Away From Tokyo by Zombie-Chang
  10. Grae by Moses Sumney
Bill's Indie Basement View full list
  1. Every Bad by Porridge Radio
  2. Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy
  3. Beyond the Pale by Jarv Is…
  4. Don't Shy Away by Loma
  5. Suddenly by Caribou
  6. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  7. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  8. Nobody Lives Here Anymore by Cut Worms
  9. Pain Olympics by Crack Cloud
  10. Hunger for a Way Out by Sweeping Promises
  11. What's Tonight to Eternity by Cindy Lee
Billboard View full list
  1. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  2. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  3. After Hours by The Weeknd
  4. YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny
  5. Chromatica by Lady Gaga
  6. My Turn by Lil Baby
  7. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  8. Gaslighter by The Chicks
  9. Meet the Woo 2 by Pop Smoke
  10. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
Bleep View full list
  1. KiCk i by Arca
  2. Magic Oneohtrix Point Never by Oneohtrix Point Never
  3. Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin by Eartheater
  4. Cape Cira by K-LONE
  5. Fountain by Lyra Pramuk
  6. Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry by Speaker Music
  7. Help by Duval Timothy
  8. Karma & Desire by Actress
  9. Shadow of Fear by Cabaret Voltaire
  10. Tara Clerkin Trio by Tara Clerkin Trio
Boston Globe Julian Benbow View full list
  • The Chauncey Hollis Project by Hit-Boy
  • Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist
  • Spilligion by Spillage Village
  • A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica
  • Spring Clean by Curren$y and Fuse 100
  • Nightmare Vacation by Rico Nasty
  • Seven Times Down Eight Times Up by Elzhi
  • Cruise USA by Larry June and Cardo
  • Circles by Max Miller
  • The Allegory by Royce da 5'9"
Boston Globe Maura Johnston View full list
  • Dark Hearts by Annie
  • B7 by Brandy
  • Visions of Bodies Being Burned by Clipping
  • The Cool Greenhouse by The Cool Greenhouse
  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  • Mamalarkey by Mamalarkey
  • Things I Never Said by Oceanator
  • I Disagree by Poppy
  • Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  • Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift
  • Evermore by Taylor Swift
Boston Globe Stuart Munro View full list
  • Logan Ledger by Logan Ledger
  • Pauline by Ashley Ray
  • Bonny Light Horseman by Bonny Light Horseman
  • Peaceful Ambassador by The Dead Tongues
  • Starting Over by Chris Stapleton
  • Ever-Roving Eye by James Elkington
  • Sorry You Couldn't Make It by Swamp Dogg
  • Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me by Waylon Payne
  • That's How Rumors Get Started by Margo Price
  • Alphabetland by X
Boston Herald Jed Gottlieb View full list
  • Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection by Allman Brothers
  • Giver Taker by Anjimile
  • Unlovely by The Ballroom Thieves
  • Jump Rope Gazers by The Beths
  • REDvolution by Jazzmyn Red
  • Lianne La Havas by Lianne La Havas
  • Gigaton by Pearl Jam
  • Haunted Painting by Sad13
  • Shamir by Shamir
  • Emily Wolfe by Emily Wolfe
Brooklyn Vegan View full list
  1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  2. Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist
  3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  4. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  5. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  6. Grae by Moses Sumney
  7. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  8. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  9. Inlet by Hum
  10. Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy
  11. No Dream by Jeff Rosenstock
Chorus.fm View full list
  1. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  2. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  3. Petals for Armor by Hayley Williams
  4. Lament by Touche Amore
  5. Live Forever by Bartees Strange
  6. Evermore by Taylor Swift
  7. Color Theory by Soccer Mommy
  8. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  9. Brave Faces Everyone by Spanish Love Songs
  10. I'll Figure This Out by Barely Civil
Clash View full list
  1. Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  2. Big Conspiracy by J Hus
  3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  4. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  5. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  6. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  7. Burden of Proof by Benny the Butcher
  8. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  9. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
  10. Edna by Headie One
Classic Rock Magazine January 2021
  1. Power Up by AC/DC
  2. Weltschmerz by Fish
  3. Whoosh! by Deep Purple
  4. Royal Tea by Joe Bonamassa
  5. Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen
  6. Live at the Roundhouse by Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
  7. Gigaton by Pearl Jam
  8. H.E.A.T. II by H.E.A.T.
  9. Strange Days by The Struts
  10. The Symbol Remains by Blue Oyster Cult
Cleveland Plain Dealer Troy L. Smith View full list
  1. After Hours by The Weeknd
  2. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  3. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  4. Ohms by Deftones
  5. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  6. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  7. A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica
  8. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  9. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  10. Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert
A Closer Listen View full list
  1. Healing Is a Miracle by Julianna Barwick
  2. Guerilla by Nazar
  3. Silver Ladders by Mary Lattimore
  4. Lamentations by William Basinski
  5. Vertigo KO by Phew
  6. These Charms May Be Sung Over a Wound by Richard Skelton
  7. Aralkum by Galya Bisengalieva
  8. Seeing Through Sound by Jon Hassell
  9. Music for Organ by Phill Niblock
  10. Voices by Max Richter
Columbus Alive Andy Downing View full list
  1. Ultimate Success Today by Protomartyr
  2. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  3. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  4. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  5. Pith by Melkbelly
  6. The Cycle by Mourning [A] BLKstar
  7. Forgotten Days by Pallbearer
  8. Color Theory by Soccer Mommy
  9. Inlet by Hum
  10. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
  11. The Neon Skyline by Andy Shauf
Columbus Alive Joel Oliphint View full list
  1. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  2. Songs by Adrianne Lenker
  3. Instrumentals by Adrianne Lenker
  4. Mutable Set by Blake Mills
  5. Silver Ladders by Mary Lattimore
  6. Beginners by Christian Lee Hutson
  7. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  8. Recumbent Speech by Ezra Feinberg
  9. The Neon Skyline by Andy Shauf
  10. Reunions by Jason Isbell
  11. Inlet by Hum
  12. The Great Dismal by Nothing
Complex View full list
  1. After Hours by The Weeknd
  2. My Turn by Lil Baby
  3. Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert
  4. Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist
  5. Burden of Proof by Benny the Butcher
  6. Savage Mode II by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
  7. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
  8. Circles by Mac Miller
  9. Pray for Paris by Westside Gunn
  10. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon by Pop Smoke
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  2. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  4. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  5. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  6. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
  7. Ohms by Deftones
  8. Chromatica by Lady Gaga
  9. Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist
  10. Gigaton by Pearl Jam
Contactmusic View full list
  1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  2. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  3. Fake It Flowers by Beabadoobee
  4. Every Bad by Porridge Radio
  5. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  6. Self-Surgery by Mrs. Piss
  7. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  8. Inner Song by Kelly Lee Owens
  9. Volume 1 by Aviva
  10. Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling
Crack Magazine View full list
  1. Help by Duval Timothy
  2. Indigo Dream by E.M.M.A.
  3. Mas Amable by DJ Python
  4. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  5. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  6. Big Conspiracy by J Hus
  7. Duma by Duma
  8. Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist
  9. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
  10. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
Crash Records Leeds, UK View full list
  1. Love + Light by Daniel Avery
  2. Ultra Mono by Idles
  3. Working Men's Club by Working Men's Club
  4. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  5. Protean Threat by Osees
  6. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  7. Welcome to Bobby's Motel by Pottery
  8. 2020 by Zombi
  9. Disco Volador by The Orielles
  10. Earth to Dora by Eels
Dancing Astronaut View full list
  1. Year Zero by Tchami
  2. Brightest Lights by Lane 8
  3. Energy by Disclosure
  4. The Making of a Paracosm by Kasbo
  5. Fantasy by Whethan
  6. Golden Hour by Kygo
  7. Candy II by Louis the Child
  8. Illusion of Depth by Mat Zo
  9. Bronson by Bronson
  10. Planet's Mad by Baauer
Dazed View full list
  1. Send Them to Coventry by Pa Salieu
  2. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  3. Kick I by Arca
  4. Chromatica by Lady Gaga
  5. Salvador by Sega Bodega
  6. Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
  7. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  8. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  9. Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin by Eartheater
  10. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
Dead Press! View full list
  1. I Let It in and It Took Everything by Loathe
  2. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Enter Shikari
  3. Petals for Armor by Hayley Williams
  4. Sex, Death & The Infinite Void by Creeper
  5. Ohms by Deftones
  6. Pink Elephant by Stand Atlantic
  7. Tickets to My Downfall by Machine Gun Kelly
  8. Use Me by PVRIS
  9. Brain Pain by Four Year Strong
  10. Wake Up, Sunshine by All Time Low
Decibel View full list
  1. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism by Napalm Death
  2. Ravening Iron by Eternal Champion
  3. Alphaville by Imperial Triumphant
  4. Im Wald by Paysage d'Hiver
  5. Enlightened in Eternity by Spirit Adrift
  6. Mortal by Necrot
  7. The Eternal Resonance by Sweven
  8. Djinn by Uada
  9. Obsidian by Paradise Lost
  10. Beyond Darkness by Goden
Deluxe/Drift Record Shop Devon, UK View full list
  1. III by Fuzz
  2. Silver Ladders by Mary Lattimore
  3. Untitled (Black Is) by Sault
  4. Elements by Richard Norris
  5. Dark Matter by Moses Boyd
  6. Six Songs for Invisible Gardens by Green-House
  7. We’re New Again: A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven by Gil Scott Heron
  8. Inner Song by Kelly Lee Owens
  9. Land of No Junction by Aoife Nessa Frances
  10. Agitprop Alterna by Peel Dream Magazine
Detroit Metro Times View full list
  1. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  2. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  3. Evermore by Taylor Swift
  4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  5. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  6. Songs by Adrianne Lenker
  7. Good News by Megan Thee Stallion
DIY View full list
  1. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  2. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  3. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  4. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  5. 925 by Sorry
  6. Petals for Armor by Hayley Williams
  7. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  8. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  9. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  10. Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was by Bright Eyes
Dork View full list
  1. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
  2. Zeros by Declan McKenna
  3. Deep Down Happy by Sports Team
  4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  5. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  6. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  7. Seeking Thrills by Georgia
  8. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  9. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
  10. Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975
Double J Australia View full list
  1. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  2. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  3. Crossover by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
  4. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
  5. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  6. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
  7. Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling
  8. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
  9. The Sharecropper's Daughter by Sa-Roc
  10. Sideways to New Italy by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Dummy View full list
  1. Send Them to Coventry by Pa Salieu
  2. Untitled (Rise) by Sault
  3. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  4. Inner Song by Kelly Lee Owens
  5. Gang by Headie One x Fred Again
  6. Dark Matter by Moses Boyd
  7. Off the Meds by Off the Meds
  8. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
  9. Big Conspiracy by J Hus
  10. Galore by Oklou
Echoes View full list
  1. Myopia by Agnes Obel
  2. Waves by AVAWaves
  3. Tomorrow by Steve Roach
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  6. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
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  6. Folklore by Taylor Swift
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Houston Chronicle Joey Guerra View full list
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  5. Gaslighter by The Chicks
  6. Rare by Selena Gomez
  7. Dedicated Side B by Carly Rae Jepsen
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  • Circles by Mac Miller
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  5. Rare by Selena Gomez
  6. After Hours by The Weeknd
  7. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
  8. Ugly Is Beautiful by Oliver Tree
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  4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  5. Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
  6. Funeral by Lil Wayne
  7. Folklore by Taylor Swift
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  4. Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling
  5. Grae by Moses Sumney
  6. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  7. Women in Music Pt. III by Haim
  8. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
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  6. Krupinské Ohne by Malokarpatan
  7. Mandala of Fear by Huntsmen
  8. May Our Chambers Be Full by Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou
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  4. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  5. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  6. Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen
  7. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  8. Dances/Curses by Hey Colossus
  9. Serpentine Prison by Matt Berninger
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  4. Agüita by Gabriel Garzón-Montano
  5. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  6. Lianne La Havas by Lianne La Havas
  7. Circles by Mac Miller
  8. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
  9. These Days by St. Panther
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  6. Gigaton by Pearl Jam
  7. I Let It in and It Took Everything by Loathe
  8. When I Die, Will I Get Better? by Svalbard
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  5. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  6. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  7. Songs by Adrianne Lenker
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  6. Ludi by Chassol
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  4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  5. Grae by Moses Sumney
  6. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  7. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
  8. Heaven to a Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
  9. Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle
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  6. Deep Down Happy by Sports Team
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Los Angeles Times Mikael Wood View full list
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  3. Gaslighter by The Chicks
  4. It Is What It Is by Thundercat
  5. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  6. Positions by Ariana Grande
  7. Grae by Moses Sumney
  8. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
  9. Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ by Kali Uchis
  10. Good News by Megan Thee Stallion
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  7. Dark Matter by Moses Boyd
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  6. Whoosh! by Deep Purple
  7. We Live Here by Bob Vylan
  8. Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen
  9. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  10. Weltschmerz by Fish
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  6. England Is a Garden by Cornershop
  7. A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C.
  8. Now Here's an Echo From Your Future by Girls in Synthesis
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  10. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
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  6. Songs by Adrianne Lenker
  7. Instrumentals by Adrianne Lenker
  8. Suite for Max Brown by Jeff Parker
  9. The New OK by Drive-By Truckers
  10. The Unraveling by Drive-By Truckers
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  13. Daughter by Lydia Loveless
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Magnetic Magazine View full list
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  4. All the Time by Jessy Lanza
  5. Suddenly by Caribou
  6. Sixteen Oceans by Four Tet
  7. What We Drew by Yaeji
  8. Bronson by Bronson
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  1. Red Tail by Dave Simonett
  2. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  3. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
  4. Grae by Moses Sumney
  5. RTJ4 by Run the Jewels
  6. Folklore by Taylor Swift
  7. Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
  8. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
  9. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
  10. YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny
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  2. Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism by Napalm Death
  3. Underneath by Code Orange
  4. Mestarin Kynsi by Oranssi Pazuzu
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  6. Circles by Mac Miller
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Comments (14)

  • broussr001  

    Will you consider doing a similar compilation of critic year-end Top 10 lists in video games or songs?

  • dievol_5  

    @ NormanAlee: I guess you've made my point

  • dievol_5  

    @tacticalcraptic: Dylan is 7th on the overall list, so no the problem is not the reviews (and minority is not just about a ratio)

  • NormanAlee  

    Finally a year without rap dominating in top 10

  • marrcos  

    The Atlantic list of albums has an error - After the Great Storm is listed instead of After Hours, which is in the article.

  • JasonDietz  

    @JuanD2000: They are there. There is a bug (that I will hopefully get around to fixing soon) where if two titles are tied for #1 only the first one is highlighted in blue. (Rise is tied at #1 in a few lists.)

  • JuanD2000  

    where are the 5 #1s of Untitled (Rise)? I only saw 2 lol

  • LamontRaymond  

    I'm shocked that Bella Novela's latest - Incinerate - isn't on more lists..... great freakin' album.

  • essfitzpatrick  

    lol tacticalcraptic, i don't think you follow.

  • tacticalcraptic  

    to dievol_5: But Bob Dylan is 80, which kind of makes him a minority in the music industry

    Seriously though, doesn't Metacritic just tabulate reviews from a range of sources? That would mean the review sources would be at fault for lack of diversity and Metacritic is just the messenger.

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    5. CrysKami : big f to all the stupid tlou2 haters. deserved win, this simply proves that the massive score bombing on releaseday... Read »
    6. Arcverson : I can't believe that some of those TlOU2 haters have the audacity to claim that this 10k poll got "brigaded" while... Read »
    7. dandalis : Seems like TLOU2 stans brigaded the vote hard. Read »
    8. tshrimp : The Last of Us II rated the best? How? User reviews have it at 5.3. Is this rating a typical media play on stats to... Read »
    9. TheRaggedFlygon : I enjoyed Tenet... wouldn't go as far to say it is the best film of the year, but at least Sound of Metal (my #1... Read »
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    Best of 2020: Television Critic Top Ten Lists
    December 7, 2020 - 5 comments
    1. asmanraj : I don't understand how anyone could put The Undoing in their top 10. It started out good, but the finale turned it... Read »