Top Albums of 2020


The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Photoshoot.

Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief

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  • Coming in at number 10 is Rico Nasty’s ‘Nightmare Vacation’. Released in December, this album combines rap, rock, and everything else that makes Rico Nasty who she is. This is her 5th studio album.

  • ‘The Slow Rush’ by Tame Impala released in February was the band’s first album release since 2015. This soft-rock album led to the band’s first No. 1 on Billboards Top Rock Albums.

  • Fiona Apple’s ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ is Pitchfork’s first album of the decade to receive a 10/10 rating. The last person to achieve this was Kayne West in 2010. The alternative album combines the perfect selection of heartbreak, love, and overall talent.

  • Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ was a huge hit in the pop arena. This album perfectly satisfies the needs of making that ‘perfect car playlist’.

  • ‘Good News’ by Megan Thee Stallion incorporates wonderful rap into an album that anyone- even those who don’t prefer rap- can enjoy, With features from SZA, 2Chainz, and more- this album is one of the best.

  • ‘SAWAYAMA’ by Rina Sawayama uses perfect pop to create an album that’s more than cookie-cutter. This album re-invents pop music and scratches every itch in music satisfactory.

  • ‘Map of The Soul 7’ by BTS has become huge worldwide after it’s release. BTS is no-debate the band that made K-Pop popular outside of Korea. This album uses beats that everyone can dance to, even if you don’t speak the language.

  • This surprise release album refreshed Taylor Swift’s whole discography. ‘Folklore’ was hands-down one of the best albums of 2020, lyrically wise, poetry wise, and overall good music.

  • After the tragic death of Mac Miller, this album was released for the fans. An inside-scoop into Mac’s head left all the fans with some-what closure from the surprise death.

  • ‘After Hours’ by The Weeknd is most definitely the best album of 2020. Dominating every chart it touched, reaching every surface lyrically and musically, this album isn’t just down for 2020, but it made history. The Weeknd uses pain, confidence, and love to tie up an overall amazing album.

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This year was definitely chaotic. One thing that did save 2020 was music, specifically these albums. So, whether you need something to drive to, music to cry to, or music to vibe to, these recent albums have held each title.