FLOOD's Best Albums of 2020

FLOOD's Best Albums of 2020

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25.

October 9, 2020
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

24.

October 23, 2020
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

Rather than assume that the glut of guest stars and features pushes Albarn to the back of his own party, guess again. Every note and nuance of Song Machine bristles with the Blur frontman’s zotzed-out vision and eclecticism.

22.

September 11, 2020
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

The Flaming Lips’ best and most fully realized albums since The Soft Bulletin.

21.

April 3, 2020
Critic Score
81
30 reviews

Thundercat continues to alchemize his inimitable style as a honeyed singer, whipsmart producer, and lithe bassist.

20.

July 10, 2020
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
The new record may seem almost like a deliberate provocation of the purists. And what’s not to love about that?

17.

October 2, 2020
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

Live Forever feels more like a perfectly curated DJ set than a cohesive album. And man do we miss DJ sets.

16.

October 16, 2020
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

13.

April 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

11.

June 26, 2020
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

WIMPIII is tuneful and jammy enough to do just fine as this summer’s beach soundtrack, and yet it is also an album that sounds in retrospect like it was tailor-made for the quarantine life.

10.

June 12, 2020
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

7.

October 30, 2020
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never is untethered in many respects, but makes perfect sense as a self-titled work: surreal, unpredictable, magic.

3.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

The musical signals Moses Sumney’s twenty-track epic græ sends out are also vital. He brings shards of art rock, R&B, classical, electronic, jazz, and soul into one beautiful piece of musical kintsugi performed with the precision of a master potter.

2.

April 17, 2020
Critic Score
93
32 reviews

Fetch the Bolt Cutters is as cold as it is overheated, as vibrant as it is humble, as noisily rhythmic as it is solemn, and as set-back and alone as it is welcoming of friends and pets.

1.

June 3, 2020
Critic Score
89
34 reviews

This all makes for an album both cerebral and primal-scream angry. Both rappers are in prime form; El-P is cuttingly funny and incisive, and Killer Mike has rarely been better.

Original Source: https://floodmagazine.com/83287/the-best-albums-of-2020/
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