Dork's Albums Of The Year 2020

Dork's Albums Of The Year 2020

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40.

Boniface - Boniface
February 14, 2020
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

38.

February 14, 2020
Critic Score
78
40 reviews

He finds himself in fresh new waters, but with 'The Slow Rush', Tame Impala are walking on the surface with an untouchable confidence.

37.

Aluna - Renaissance
August 28, 2020
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

36.

December 4, 2020
Critic Score
65
12 reviews

33.

November 13, 2020
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

32.

August 28, 2020
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
This IS pop and it stands up with the absolute best in its field.

30.

September 25, 2020
Critic Score
77
32 reviews

For all of the ugly rage and fury at modern life on display here, it is also a celebration of the beauty that can happen when people come together in love and unity to face the turmoil and traumas of an increasingly angry, shouty, scary world, and facing it armed only with a hug.

29.

August 14, 2020
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

It’s exciting to see a band so unabashedly ambitious in their sound and delivery on a debut.

28.

May 29, 2020
Critic Score
76
30 reviews

27.

September 25, 2020
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
Its place as one of this year's defining debuts is the rightful icing on the cake.

26.

October 23, 2020
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
There are two ways to tackle iDKHOW's debut album. Sure, you can buy into 'the story' - footage of a mysterious band, gathered between 1964 and 1983 and released out of sequence - and that's all sorts of fun. It detracts from the more exciting truth at hand, though: Dallon Weekes is a master showman.

25.

March 13, 2020
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

24.

August 7, 2020
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

23.

February 28, 2020
Critic Score
83
29 reviews

Though the emotions expressed might be broad, Allison's unvarnished writing allows for moments of penetrating nuance.

22.

October 2, 2020
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

It’s rare that a band who seem so geared towards chaotic live shows manage to capture the same energy on record, and even rarer for them to manage it on their debut, but Working Men’s Club seem to pull it off without even trying.

21.

January 17, 2020
Critic Score
64
16 reviews

An album which finds Mura Masa coming of age. Once again delivering an album that captures a sound unique of his own, every element ties together to form a body of work that deserves to be played over and over again.

20.

Another Sky - I Slept On The Floor
August 7, 2020
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

19.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
January 17, 2020
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
With a more contemplative thread running through, there is a sense of a band growing up alongside their own music rather than trying to stay forever young. Wherever you find yourself, this is a record that indeed proves that after all, not quite everything has gone wrong.

18.

March 20, 2020
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

Unlike so many, our Conan doesn’t just walk the stats-based walk. He delivers the goods too.

17.

January 31, 2020
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

'Foolish Loving Spaces' is Bloody Good Fun, and we defy anyone to not dream of festival season when they listen to it. Bucket Hats at the ready, readers, Stockport has done it again

16.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
A polymath in the throes of love; Moses Sumney may still be searching for some of the answers, but his growth thus far is undeniable.

15.

March 27, 2020
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

12.

January 10, 2020
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
The sound of a group that seem to be loving every second of exploring a wide-open future, 'Walking Like We Do' is pure joy from start to finish. If there's any justice, they'll be back on top of the world with this one.

11.

June 26, 2020
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

Their confidence shines through as they pull more personality into their music, fully bringing that ‘fuck it’ energy from their live shows into the studio. It’s maybe missing a proper banger or two, but that’s not necessarily what this album calls for.

10.

May 22, 2020
Critic Score
71
40 reviews
An album that rewards investment, The 1975's fourth full-length is by far their most ambitious to date.

9.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

Across ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ Charli rages with depression, anxiety, uncertainty, love and peace. Full of chaotic energy, it captures lightning in a bottle.

7.

January 10, 2020
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

She's still lightyears ahead, just having a lot more fun this time around.

6.

June 3, 2020
Critic Score
90
33 reviews
Their most laser-focused, high-intensity record yet.

4.

June 18, 2020
Critic Score
88
40 reviews
To take the album simply for what it is on the surface would be a huge discredit to the talent behind it. This is the kind of album that seeps under your skin the more you listen; romanticising the everyday and highlighting the beauty in the mundane.

3.

June 5, 2020
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

With no shortage of confidence, Sports Team are the complete package. A band beyond just their music alone, there are no half measures here.

2.

September 4, 2020
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
'Zeros' isn't an album that lives outside of the real world - far from it - but it's also one that shines so spectacularly it can't help but feel utterly fantastical.

1.

April 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
23 reviews
There’s a lot to take in on Rina’s debut. It’s completely bonkers, but she slides into every style perfectly. Seriously, her versatility is something a lot of the pop crop wish they had.
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