A Hero's Death Such Pretty Forks in the Road B7
A Hero's Death
Fontaines D.C.
Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Alanis Morissette
B7
Brandy
The 20 Best Albums of 2020 So Far Image
We rank the 20 highest-scoring album releases from the first half of 2020.
Rough and Rowdy Ways 1.

Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan

June 19, 2020
The first new studio release of new music for the singer-songwriter in eight years.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
7.6
Summerlong 2.

Summerlong - Rose City Band

June 19, 2020
The second full-length release for the music project for Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo's Ripley Johnson was mixed by John McEntire.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
4.6
Obsidian 3.

Obsidian - Paradise Lost

May 15, 2020
The 16th full-length studio release for the British gothic metal band was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.0
Set My Heart on Fire Immediately 4.

Set My Heart on Fire Immediately - Perfume Genius

May 15, 2020
The fifth full-length release for Mike Hadreas as Perfume Genius was produced with Blake Mills.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
Punisher 5.

Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers

June 18, 2020
The second full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson, Jim Keltner, Warpint's Jenny Lee Lindberg, Blake Mills, Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' Nathaniel Walcott, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.1
Sex, Death & The Infinite Void 6.

Sex, Death & The Infinite Void - Creeper

July 31, 2020
The second full-length release for the British punk rock band led by Will Gould was produced by Xandy Barry.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.1
græ 7.

græ - Moses Sumney

May 15, 2020
The double album (released also as two separate EPs] for the experimental artist features a guest appearance from Jill Scott and elements of folk, jazz, indie rock, pop, and soul music.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
RTJ4 8.

RTJ4 - Run the Jewels

June 3, 2020
Released a few days early (for free on their website), the fourth full-length studio album for the rap duo features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, DJ Premier, Josh Homme, Greg Nice, Mavis Staples, and Pharrell Williams.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.1
Women in Music, Pt. III 9.

Women in Music, Pt. III - HAIM

June 26, 2020
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles trio of sisters was produced with Rostam Batmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid and Buddy Ross.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Folklore 10.

Folklore - Taylor Swift

July 24, 2020
The 16-track surprise release from the pop artist features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Bon Iver, William Bowery, and Aaron Dessner of the National.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.5

Albums filtered by release date to the last 90 days.