So far, 2020 has been many things, but certainly not uneventful. While a lot of 2020 had us wondering about the viability of 2021, musicians still delivered great music we can enjoy in the meantime. If you’re looking to spice up your usual soundtrack with some new tunes, we’ve got a list of the best albums of 2020 so far that you won’t be able to turn off.
Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Yes, 2020 has been a crazy and sometimes scary ride, but a new Fiona Apple album is probably the only thing that could make the dark seem a little brighter. Unsurprisingly, this album receiving raving reviews in what seemed like less time than it would take actually to listen to the album since it was released. Have a look yourself to this 90s icon revamped and see if the hype is warranted.
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
If you were a musician about to put out a new album, there is probably nothing that would deter you more than having your album go up against a Tame Impala album. The creator of Tame Impala, Kevin Parker, just about exhales phenomenal music. If you need a grand soundtrack to your life, this album should be at the top of your list.
Grimes – Miss Anthropocene
Leave it to Grimes to make sure you’re never left wanting for a little weirdness. If you’re a dedicated Grimes fan, you’ll love this album — it’s everything about her music but amplified. The album deals with all of Grimes’ usual topics, but this time even ventures into a commentary on an impending climate crisis.
Nicolas Jaar – Cenizas
Yes, this album is pretty ambient, but hear us out — if you love ASMR, you’ll probably like this new album too. Sometimes life calls for a slower pace and more peaceful contemplation. When you want something to listen to, but you don’t actually want to listen or have music dictate your mood and thoughts actively, Cenizas is a perfect choice.
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
This album is pop-magic, and Dua Lipa has cemented her place among pop-stars with the 80s influenced 37-minutes of audible enjoyment. This is the album you can turn to when you need to dance and sing your problems into oblivion but aren’t about to compromise on quality to do so.