My Favorite Albums of 2020

It’s time to start posting my year-end lists! To kick things off, I thought I’d share one of my favorite lists to write: my favorite albums of the year!

I listened to some fantastic albums in 2020. 2020 was truly a great year for music, if nothing else. On a personal level, I feel like I really branched out and explored genres I hadn’t really in the past. I discovered some really awesome music by some really talented artists.

That said, not every album on this list is a 2020 release. Most are, but a couple are from prior years. I didn’t want to restrict myself and not share some of my favorite albums I enjoyed this year. Therefore, I simply had to have listened to the album for the first time in 2020. I also won’t be ranking them, but listing them in alphabetical order.

And now, here are my favorite albums of 2020!

Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park

Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Papercut, One Step Closer, Crawling, In the End, Pushing Me Away, & High Voltage

There Existed an Addiction to Blood by Clipping.

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Highlights: He Dead (with Ed Balloon), La Mala Ordina (with The Rita, Elcamino, & Benny the Butcher), Club Down (with Sarah Bernat), All in Your Head (with Counterfeit Madison & Robyn Hood), & Blood of the Fang

Blue Hour by Mothica

Genre: Alternative Pop

Highlights: Blackout, Hands Off, Blue Hour, & R.I.F.P.

Evermore by Taylor Swift

Genre: Folk/Indie

Highlights: Willow, Champagne Problems, Gold Rush, ‘Tis the Damn Season, Tolerate It, No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM), Happiness, Dorothea, Ivy, Cowboy Like Me, & Long Story Short

Folklore by Taylor Swift

Genre: Folk/Indie

Highlights: Highlights: The 1, Cardigan, Exile (feat. Bon Iver), My Tears Ricochet, Mirrorball, August, This is Me Trying, Illicit Affairs, Mad Woman, Peace, & The Lakes

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Genre: Pop

Highlights: Don’t Start Now, Cool, Physical, Levitating, Love Again, Break My Heart, & Good in Bed

Good News by Megan thee Stallion

Genre: Rap/Hip Hop

Highlights: Shots Fired, Sugar Baby, Body, Work That, Savage (feat. Beyonce), & Girls in the Hood

Good to Know (Deluxe) by JoJo

Genre: Pop/R&B

Highlights: Gold, Man, Lonely Hearts (feat. Demi Lovato), Don’t Talk Me Down, Kiss, What U Need, X (1 Thing Wrong), & In Your Room

Imploding the Mirage by The Killers

Genre: Rock

Highlights: My Own Soul’s Warning, Dying Breed, Caution, Fire in Bone, My God (feat. Weyes Blood), When the Dreams Run Dry, & Imploding the Mirage

Manic by Halsey

Genre: Alternative Pop 

Highlights: Clementine, I HATE EVERYBODY, 3am, Finally//Beautiful Stranger, & Alanis’ Interlude

Petals for Armor by Hayley Williams

Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Simmer, Cinnamon, Sudden Desire, Dead Horse, & Over Yet

Pink Elephant by Stand Atlantic

Genre: Pop Punk

Highlights: Like That, Blurry, Eviligo, DWYW, & Hate Me (Sometimes)

Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus

Genre: Pop Rock

Highlights: WTF Do I Know, Plastic Hearts, Prisoner (feat. Dua Lipa), Gimme What I Want, Night Crawling (feat. Billy Idol), Midnight Sky, Hate Me, & Golden G String

Positions by Ariana Grande

Genre: R&B/Pop

Highlights: Motive with Doja Cat), Off the Table (with The Weeknd), Safety Net (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), My Hair, Love Language, Positions, & POV

Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

Genre: Indie

Highlights: Kyoto, Punisher, Chinese Satellite, Moon Song, & ICU


Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Leave Me Alone, New Invention, Clusterhug, Sugar Pills, & Lights Go Down

SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama

Genre: Pop

Highlights: XS, STFU!, Comme De Garçons (Like the Boys), Akasaka Sad, & Who’s Gonna Save U Now?

Tickets to My Downfall by Machine Gun Kelly

Genre: Pop Punk

Highlights: Kiss Kiss, Bloody Valentine, Forget Me Too (feat. Halsey), All I Know (feat. Trippie Red), Body Bag (feat. YUNGBLUD & Bert McCracken), & Split a Pill

Under My Influence by The Aces

Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Daydream, New Emotion, All Mean Nothing, Lost Angeles, Going Home, & Zillionaire

Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle

Genre: Pop/R&B

Highlights: Forgive Me, Do It, Tipsy, Ungodly Hour, & Busy Boy

Use Me by PVRIS

Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Gimme a Minute, Dead Weight, Good to Be Alive, & Use Me (feat. 070 Shake)

Where are the Girls? by Nova Twins

Genre: Alternative

Highlights: Taxi, Bullet, & Athena

What are your favorite albums from 2020? Give me some recommendations in the comments!

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