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Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2020

Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2020

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75.

August 28, 2020
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
A second dose of celestial techno.

73.

September 11, 2020
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

With their fifth album they're taking strength from sadness, hope from despair, and wisdom from experience. In troubled times, The Universal Want is exactly what we need.

72.

Tamikrest - Tamotaït
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

70.

January 17, 2020
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

Its more minimalist style is a welcome return to the sound of some of the finest moments from Life Is People.

69.

Honey Harper - Starmaker
March 6, 2020
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

67.

Matt Berry - Phantom Birds
September 18, 2020
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
On his tidiest folk-pop tunes to date, his acoustic guitar and softly emotive voice is accompanied beautifully, thanks in no small part of BJ Cole's smoky, aromatic pedal steel snaking across several tracks.

64.

June 26, 2020
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

63.

H.C. McEntire - Eno Axis
August 21, 2020
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

61.

Elvis Costello - Hey Clockface
October 30, 2020
Critic Score
71
18 reviews

60.

July 17, 2020
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

Not to say Lianna La Havas is a sonic shock: it's evolution not revolution, putting its author's sound deeper into her own context.

59.

July 10, 2020
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

Her fourth album proves that she can apply those techniques to more structured, dynamic songs in a way that's instantly enthralling.

56.

August 21, 2020
Critic Score
72
25 reviews

New York siblings get sleazy on third LP.

54.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
90
29 reviews

True original hits new peak on fiercely eclectic fifth.

53.

September 25, 2020
Critic Score
80
32 reviews
On this sometimes obstinate, sometimes sublime record, Stevens shows he contains multitudes.

52.

September 25, 2020
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
Flitting from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the personal to the universal, and from a time before people to a time long after them, it's a mess, but a glorious one all the same.

51.

June 26, 2020
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

Beneath the smoky fug of a curiously bass-heavy, sometimes semi-psychedelic production, we find all sorts of intriguing experiments.

50.

July 10, 2020
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
These are big themes for tough times, yet Price confronts the bleakness in a way that is generous; resilient, funereal and warm.

48.

March 27, 2020
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

47.

October 2, 2020
Critic Score
85
13 reviews

They're well worth the wait ... with leader Sydney Minsky-Sargeant’s stalking through this potent set of bruising electro songs like a cool composite of Stephen Mallinder and Mark E Smith.

46.

Roger Eno & Brian Eno - Mixing Colours
March 20, 2020
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

45.

August 21, 2020
Critic Score
78
28 reviews
This fittingly titled opus finds the trio and dozens of guests, including Flea, fearlessly diving into the present and looming possible futures, the opulent orchestrations and chorales rendering Oberst’s tremulous outpouring that much more existentially fraught.

44.

Eddie Chacon - Pleasure, Joy and Happiness
July 31, 2020
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

43.

September 18, 2020
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

42.

October 2, 2020
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
Indeed, after 26 years as queen of the weirdo dancefloor, she's ever a curveball.

41.

January 17, 2020
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

39.

July 31, 2020
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
The existential fatigue is never draining – the Furs have always cushioned their art-rock anesthetics with beautiful melodies.

37.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
The warmth, wit and bravado with which they deliver even the harshest sentiments are enduring qualities that remain keenly appreciated, especially by those of us who suspect this world did little to deserve Sparks in the first place.

36.

January 31, 2020
Critic Score
78
25 reviews

Have We Met marks a return to Kaputt's pusher aesthetic and eager melodicism, with "Crimson Tide", "The Raven" and "The Man in Black's Blues" all serving as irresistible examples of Bejar's blend of soft rock, dream-pop and more idiosyncratic elements.

34.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
89
6 reviews
There's not a weak moment to be found.

32.

September 11, 2020
Critic Score
78
26 reviews
The whole of American Head finds Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd examining the nature of family, love, death and nostalgia with a sincerity and tenderness that's been missed.

31.

Afel Bocoum - Lindé
September 4, 2020
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

29.

October 23, 2020
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
As protest music goes, Songhoy Blues are intent to mobilising hearts and minds in their own inimitable way, through force of will and sheer exuberance.

27.

October 16, 2020
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

Sundowner benefits from a DIY ethic that sees its maker playing virtually all instruments.

26.

June 5, 2020
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

The achievement of Sideways To New Italy ... is to maintain their customary tempo while deepening the experience, giving their melodic indie rock a subtle sophistication and confidence.

Original Source: https://www.uncut.co.uk/publications/magazines/uncut-january-2021-128500/
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