Consequence of Sound's Top 25 Albums of 2020 (So Far)

Consequence of Sound's Top 25 Albums of 2020 (So Far)

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25.

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
February 21, 2020
Critic Score
75
31 reviews

By consolidating the stylistic elements of her previous two works, Miss_Anthrop0cene lies at the intersections of Grimes’ past experiments while forging something entirely new to her discography.

24.

Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM
May 20, 2020
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

23.

BTS - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
February 21, 2020
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

BTS are both the world’s biggest and most interesting act in pop music right now: 7 solidifies this position and smartly looks towards the future.

21.

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon
February 14, 2020
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

With a ceaseless, buoyant energy that swims across a candid narrative, Trifilio flexes her masterful songwriting on an album bound to win the hearts of emo-punks and TikTok girls alike.

20.

Princess Nokia - Everything Is Beautiful
February 26, 2020
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

19.

Caribou - Suddenly
February 28, 2020
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

18.

Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

Present and post-lockdown, how i’m feeling now will be a definitive album of its time.

17.

Frances Quinlan - Likewise
January 31, 2020
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

Likewise is a gorgeous solo debut from a unique singing and writing voice, a record that quietly gets under your skin and stays there.

16.

The Weeknd - After Hours
March 20, 2020
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
No, it’s not comparable to old Weeknd material, nor should it be. As he evolves, he continues to reinvent himself, and he knows exactly how to leave fans hooked on havoc.

15.

Thundercat - It Is What It Is
April 3, 2020
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

14.

Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA
April 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

SAWAYAMA pushes the boundaries of what pop music can be, discussing complex and intimate topics with insight and freshness.

12.

Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG
February 29, 2020
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

While 20 tracks seems exhausting, to the contrary, he captures our attention throughout, especially with his clever zingers.

10.

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
June 18, 2020
Critic Score
87
34 reviews
A remarkable record that dazzles and beams with restless energy and twisted dream logic.

9.

Pearl Jam - Gigaton
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

So much care goes into Gigaton, building nuance, establishing ethos, and creating a unifying vibe.

8.

Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor
May 8, 2020
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
The assorted focuses of these songs sound like they’re being relayed less as rallying cries and more as personal thoughts and confessions to a close friend or a lover. The result is a fitting solo debut, a solid album full of friction and honesty.

7.

Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
March 13, 2020
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

Rest assured, Jay Electronica earns his reputation as an elite rhymer-sayer on A Written Testimony.

6.

Lady Gaga - Chromatica
May 29, 2020
Critic Score
76
29 reviews

Gaga’s approach, taking thoughts and insecurities that feel personal and private ... and turning them into music to dance to turns our traditional expectations of introspection inside out, as so much good pop music often does.

5.

Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
84
31 reviews

She embraces the messiness of growing up and taking responsibility for one’s actions and composes the apex of everything she’s accomplished thus far. Saint Cloud offers us the best possible version of Crutchfield she could possibly give us.

4.

Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
86
28 reviews

3.

Run the Jewels - RTJ4
June 3, 2020
Critic Score
90
30 reviews
Killer Mike and El-P craft a hard-hitting manifesto of boisterous anthems and fearless criticism.

1.

Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
April 17, 2020
Critic Score
95
27 reviews

Let’s not sugarcoat it. This is not an easy listen. Yet, for those willing to give it the attention it deserves, Bolt Cutters delivers a much-needed auditory exercise for the sequestered masses and surely one of the best albums to grace us in 2020.

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