DIY's Albums of 2020

DIY's Albums of 2020

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20.

Katy J Pearson - Return
November 13, 2020
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

19.

Willie J Healey - Twin Heavy
August 7, 2020
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

18.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
Equal parts elegant and antagonistic, it comes together to be every part the listening experience that he wanted it to be - complex, unconventional and ultimately, essential.

17.

April 10, 2020
Critic Score
74
37 reviews

The Strokes seem to have finally remembered exactly how magical they can be.

16.

August 28, 2020
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

15.

March 13, 2020
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

Each individual moment offers a new tone, a new feeling, but carries the distinct sound that Porridge Radio have made their own.

14.

May 29, 2020
Critic Score
77
32 reviews
A return to form in more ways than one, 'Chromatica' sees Gaga turning back to the electro-pop dance floor which inspired her earliest hits and restyling it for a 2020 audience.

13.

July 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

While the troubles are integral, ‘Pain Olympics’ also manages to find moments of lightness and creative joy throughout.

12.

July 31, 2020
Critic Score
80
35 reviews
An unexpected move, perhaps, but a deft and accomplished one all the same, this is a second album that builds upon the foundations they’ve laid so far and opens up their world to all manner of possibilities.

11.

May 15, 2020
Critic Score
90
30 reviews

It’s an absolute tour de force, a record full of drama and emotion and pleasure and pain. If this is Perfume Genius’ quest for sensation, then his latest is absolutely fizzing with it.

10.

August 21, 2020
Critic Score
79
30 reviews
At once bleak, grey and obsessed with morbidity, and lush, blooming and gorgeous, it’s great to have them back.

8.

April 17, 2020
Critic Score
85
24 reviews
With the slick pop production of contemporary Charli XCX, 'SAWAYAMA' is centred specifically on Rina's own personal struggles. It's a smart pop record that's doused in self-awareness but still direct in its assertiveness - and never not compelling.

7.

July 24, 2020
Critic Score
87
37 reviews
A modern-folk masterpiece which finds her moving from her previous pop bangers into stunningly simple yet sharp melodies, 'folklore' will be going down in Swiftie history as one of her most unexpected, and undoubtedly one of her best.

6.

May 8, 2020
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

A record that perfectly proves how much strength is in vulnerability, it’s undeniably Hayley’s most powerful move yet.

5.

March 27, 2020
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

It’s a truly special debut, one that makes strange magic at every turn.

4.

June 26, 2020
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

‘Women In Music Pt. III’ acts as an irreverent middle finger to both convention and expectation, and succeeds through the sheer brilliance of its songwriting and the trio’s palpable love of their craft.

2.

March 27, 2020
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

Dua will be going down in pop history as one of the best.

1.

June 18, 2020
Critic Score
88
41 reviews
As the record builds to a final cathartic hushed scream, ‘Punisher’ marks a clear step forward, but one that remains as fundamentally graceful as all that has come before.
Original Source: https://diymag.com/2020/12/15/diy-albums-of-the-year-2020
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