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Top 100 Albums of 2020


Check out our year-end list of the most played albums in 2020

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    100. Colter Wall: Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda / Thirty Tigers)
    99. Land of Talk: Indistinct Conversations (Saddle Creek)
    98. Will Butler: Generations (Merge)
    97. Bill Callahan: Gold Record (Drag City)
    96. Charley Crockett: Welcome to Hard Times (Son of Davy / Thirty Tigers)
    95. The Soul Motivators: Do The Damn Thing (Do Right!)
    94. Tame Impala: The Slow Rush (Interscope / Universal)
    93. Mallory Chipman & the Mystics: Aquarian (Independent)
    92. Jayme Stone: AWake (Independent)
    91. JJ Shiplett: Fingers Crossed (Jayward)

    90. Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels (Highway 20 / Thirty Tigers)
    89. Ruthie Foster: Live at the Paramount (Blue Corn)
    88. Thievery Corporation: Symphonik (ESL)
    87. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald: Love Valley (Treasure Island / Fontana)
    86. Busty And The Bass: Eddie (Arts & Crafts)
    85. Thorbjorn Risager: Come On In (Ruf)
    84. Maceo Parker: Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo (The Funk Garage)
    83. Daniel Romano: How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You’ve Changed)
    82. NYSSA: Girls Like Me (Independent)
    81. Son Little: aloha (Anti-)

    80. Daniel Romano: Dandelion (You’ve Changed)
    79. Julian Taylor: The Ridge (Howling Turtle)
    78. Justine Vandergrift: Stay (Independent)
    77. The Jayhawks: XOXO (Sham)
    76. Diana Krall: This Dream Of You (Verve)
    75. Matt Mays: Dog City (Sonic)
    74. Bad Buddy: Bad Buddy (Independent)
    73. Jason Isbell: Reunions (Southeastern)
    72. Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher (Dead Oceans)
    71. Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn: Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (Smithsonian Folkways)

    70. Ron Sexsmith Hermitage (Warner)
    69. Richard Inman: Faded Love Better Days (Independent)
    68. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar: The Reckless One (Gypsy Soul)
    67. Rufus Wainwright:
    Unfollow the Rules (BMG)
    66. Sass Jordan: Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain)
    65. Shaye Zadravec: Now and Then (Independent)
    64. Various Artists: Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan & T. Rex (BMG)
    63. Neil Young: Homegrown (Silver Bow)
    62. Tom Phillips & The D.T.s: Satellites & Stars (Independent)
    61. Rubim de Toledo:The Dig (Independent)

    60. The Budos Band: Long in the Tooth (Daptone)
    59. Sam Roberts: All Of Us (Known Accomplice)
    58. Moscow Apartment: Better Daughter (EP) (Hidden Pony)
    57. Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter (Chrysalis / Partisan)
    56. Joe Nolan: Drifters (Fallen Tree)
    55. Anachnid: Dreamweaver (Musique nomade)
    54. Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers (Fat Possum)
    53. Mike Plume: Lonesome Stretch of Highway (Royalty)
    52. Haim: Women in Music Pt. III (Columbia)
    51. Laila Biali: Out of Dust (Chronograph)

    50. Toots & the Maytals: Got to Be Tough (Trojan Jamaica / BMG)
    49. TOPS: I Feel Alive (Musique TOPS)
    48. Carmanah: Iris (Independent)
    47. The Jerry Cans: Echoes (Aakuluk)
    46. Roy Forbes: Edge of Blue (AKA)
    45. Nina Simone: Fodder On My Wings (Verve)
    44. Brenna Lowrie: Loss Leader(Independent)
    43. Scenic Route To Alaska: Time For Yourself (Independent)
    42. Dana Gavanski: Yesterday Is Gone (Flemish Eye)
    41. Skinny Dyck: Get To Know Lonesome (Juicebox Kid)

    40. Pharis & Jason Romero: Bet on Love (Lula)
    39. Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface (Concord)
    38. Nathaniel Rateliff: And It’s Still Alright (Concord / Universal)
    37. Scott Cook: Tangle of Souls (Independent)
    36. Bahamas: Sad Hunk (Barchords / Universal)
    35. U.S. Girls: Heavy Light (4AD)
    34. Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters (Epic)
    33. Whitney Rose: We Still Go to Rodeos (MCG
    32. Joel Plaskett: 44 (Pheromone)
    31. Aimee-Jo Benoit & Trio Velocity: Borjoner (Independent)

    30. Lilly Hiatt: Walking Proof (New West)
    29. Cornershop: England Is a Garden (Ample Play)
    28. 100 Mile House: Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree)
    27. Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia)
    26. Margo Price: That’s How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista)
    25. This Is the Kit: Off Off On (Rough Trade)
    24. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: King of This Town (Warner)
    23. Terra Lightfoot: Consider the Speed (Sonic Unyon)
    22. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun (Dead Oceans)
    21. Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud (Merge)

    20. Jill Barber: Entre Nous (Outside)
    19. Sargeant X Comrade: Magic Radio (Independent)
    18. Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline (Arts & Crafts)
    17. Elliott Brood: Keeper (Six Shooter)
    16. Tami Neilson:Chickaboom! (Outside)
    15. Rose Cousins: Bravado (Outside)
    14. Lido Pimienta Miss Colombia (Anti-)
    13. Kathleen Edwards:
    Total Freedom (Dualtone)
    12. Audrey Ochoa: Frankenhorn (Chronograph)
    11. Caribou: Suddenly (Merge)

    10. Cayley Thomas: How Else Can I Tell You? (Independent)
    9. William Prince: Reliever (Six Shooter)
    8. Basia Bulat: Are You In Love? (Secret City)
    7. Khruangbin: Mordechai (Dead Oceans)
    6. Jess Knights: Best Kind of Light (Independent)
    5. Hannah Georgas: All That Emotion (Brassland / Arts & Crafts)
    4. Corb Lund: Agricultural Tragic (Warner)
    3. Ayla Brook & The Sound Men: Desolation Sounds (Fallen Tree)
    2. Sarah Harmer: Are You Gone (Arts & Crafts)
    1. Frazey Ford: U kin B the Sun (Arts & Crafts)