Presenting our favorite albums of 2020: Every one of these year-end intro blurbs will be the same this year, but it's worth mentioning that the way we listened to music was fundamentally changed by the Groundhog Day isolation and uncertainty we experienced collectively this year, and that is definitely reflected in our list. It was an undeniably great year for new music though, and we had to leave off so many sick records. There were a ton of incredible EPs this year too, and those will get their own list in the coming weeks. Also, fuck it, I included a Luminelle release on the list for the first time, because it's the most special record of the year to me by far. Check the list below + download an hour-long mix featuring some perfect selections from our albums of the year, and if you're into it, please support us on Patreon to keep this going. Thanks for reading this year.


50 MARY LATTIMORE | Silver Ladders
49 THE GREEN CHILD | Shimmering Basset
48 YOUNG EJECTA | Ride Lonesome
47 RICHES | Fantasy Chapel
46 EARTHEATER | Phoenix: Flames are Dew Upon My Skin
45 JESS WILLIAMSON | Sorceress
44 NORTH AMERICANS | Roped In
43 DRAB CITY | Good Songs for Bad People
42 KELLY LEE OWENS | Inner Song
41 KING KRULE | Man Alive!
40 FATEN KANAAN | A Mythology of Circles
39 YVES JARVIS | Sundry Rock Song Stock
38 TAN COLOGNE | Cave Vaults on the Moon
37 ELA MINUS | acts of rebellion
36 AOIFE NESSA FRANCES | Land of No Junction
35 NO JOY | Motherhood
34 JON MCKIEL | Bobby Joe Hope
33 OÏ LES OX | Crooner qui coule sous les clous
32 ACTRESS | Karma & Desire
31 TOPS | I Feel Alive
30 GIA MARGARET | Mia Gargaret
29 JULIANNA BARWICK | Healing is a Miracle
28 SQUIRREL FLOWER | I Was Born Swimming
27 JESSIE WARE | What's Your Pleasure?
26 SHINICHI ATOBE | Yes





25) DUVAL TIMOTHY | Help





24) CHARLI XCX | how i'm feeling now





23) DISCOVERY ZONE | Remote Control





22) FREDDIE GIBBS + THE ALCHEMIST | Alfredo





21) DUA LIPA | Future Nostalgia





20) WESTERMAN | Your Hero Is Not Dead





19) SWEEPING PROMISES | Hunger For a Way Out





18) ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER | Magic Oneohtrix Point Never





17) SHABAZZ PALACES | The Don of Diamond Dreams





16) ADRIANNE LENKER | songs + instrumentals





15) SWEET WHIRL | How Much Works





14) ANA ROXANNE | Because of a Flower





13) YAEJI | WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던





12) ALLE | Alletiders





11) JESSY LANZA | All the Time





10) MOODYMANN | Taken Away





09) GRIMES | Miss Anthropocene





08) CINDY LEE | What's Tonight to Eternity + Cat O' Nine Tails





07) OKLOU | Galore





06) SALEM | Fires in Heaven







05) 070 SHAKE | Modus Vivendi





04) SEA OLEENA | Weaving a Basket





03) PA SALIEU | Send Them to Coventry





02) SAULT | Untitled (Black Is) + Untitled (Rise)





01) HELENA DELAND | Someone New




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GORILLA vs. BEAR | ALBUMS OF 2020 mix

01 HELENA DELAND | Someone New
02 SAULT | Untitled (Black Is) + Untitled (Rise)
03 PA SALIEU | Send Them to Coventry
04 SEA OLEENA | Weaving a Basket
05 070 SHAKE | Modus Vivendi
06 SALEM | Fires in Heaven
07 OKLOU | Galore
08 CINDY LEE | What’s Tonight to Eternity + Cat O’ Nine Tails
09 GRIMES | Miss Anthropocene
10 MOODYMANN | Taken Away
11 JESSY LANZA | All the Time
12 ALLE | Alletiders
13 YAEJI | WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던
14 ANA ROXANNE | Because of a Flower
15 SWEET WHIRL | How Much Works
16 ADRIANNE LENKER | Songs + Instrumentals
17 SHABAZZ PALACES | The Don of Diamond Dreams
18 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER | Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
19 SWEEPING PROMISES | Hunger for a Way Out
20 WESTERMAN | Your Hero is Not Dead
21 DUA LIPA | Future Nostalgia
22 FREDDIE GIBBS + THE ALCHEMIST | Alfredo
23 DISCOVERY ZONE | Remote Control
24 CHARLI XCX | how I’m feeling now
25 DUVAL TIMOTHY | Help
26 SHINICHI ATOBE | Yes
27 JESSIE WARE | What’s Your Pleasure?
28 SQUIRREL FLOWER | I Was Born Swimming
29 JULIANNA BARWICK | Healing is a Miracle
30 GIA MARGARET | Mia Gargaret
31 TOPS | I Feel Alive
32 ACTRESS | Karma & Desire
33 OÏ LES OX | Crooner qui coule sous les clous
34 JON MCKIEL | Bobby Joe Hope
35 NO JOY | Motherhood
36 AOIFE NESSA FRANCES | Land of No Junction
37 ELA MINUS | acts of rebellion
38 TAN COLOGNE | Cave Vaults on the Moon
39 YVES JARVIS | Sundry Rock Song Stock
40 FATEN KANAAN | A Mythology of Circles
41 KING KRULE | Man Alive!
42 KELLY LEE OWENS | Inner Song
43 DRAB CITY | Good Songs for Bad People
44 NORTH AMERICANS | Roped In
45 JESS WILLIAMSON | Sorceress
46 EARTHEATER | Phoenix: Flames are Dew Upon My Skin
47 RICHES | Fantasy Chapel
48 YOUNG EJECTA | Ride Lonesome
49 THE GREEN CHILD | Shimmering Basset
50 MARY LATTIMORE | Silver Ladders