The Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Best of 2020 So Far
Best of 2020 So Far

The Best Albums of 2020 So Far

While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums.

This week, Jim and Greg share their picks for the Best Albums of 2020 so far.

Greg’s List

  1. Run the Jewels, RTJ4
  2. Melkbelly, Pith
  3. Angelica Garcia, Cha Cha Palace
  4. Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  5. Chicano Batman, Invisible People
  6. Jehnny Beth, To Love is to Live
  7. Cornershop, England is a Garden
  8. Jason Isbell, Reunions
  9. Beach Bunny, Honeymoon
  10. Mac Miller, Circles

Jim’s List

  1. Jason Isbell, Reunions
  2. Angelica Garcia, Cha Cha Palace
  3. Steve Earle, Ghosts of West Virginia
  4. Shabazz Palaces, The Don of Diamond Dreams
  5. Run the Jewels, RTJ4
  6. Lucinda Williams, Good Souls Better Angels
  7. Soccer Mommy, Color Theory
  8. Melkbelly, Pith
  9. Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts
  10. Wire, Mind Hive

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Featured Songs

Run the Jewels, “never look back,” RTJ4, Jewel Runners & BMG, 2020
Mac Miller, “Good News,” Circles, Warner, 2020
Nine Inch Nails, “The Cursed Clock,” Ghosts VI: Locusts, The Null Corporation, 2020
Beach Bunny, “Promises,” Honeymoon, Mom + Pop, 2020
Chicano Batman, “Manuel’s Story,” Invisible People, ATO, 2020
Shabazz Palaces, “Wet,” The Don of Diamond Dreams, Sub Pop, 2020
Fiona Apple, “Shameika,” Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Epic, 2020
Steve Earle & The Dukes, “Black Lung,” Ghosts of West Virginia, New West, 2020
Melkbelly, “LCR,” Pith, Carpark, 2020
Angelica Garcia, “Valentina in the Moonlight,” Cha Cha Palace, Spacebomb, 2020
Run the Jewels, “Just,” RTJ4, Jewel Runners & BMG, 2020
Jason Isbell, “What Have I Done To Help,” Reunions, Southeastern, 2020
Brenda Lee, “Ring-A-My-Phone,” Ring-A-My-Phone, Decca, 1958
Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me,” Rescue Me (Single), Checker, 1965
Bryan Ferry, “Rescue Me,” Taxi, Virgin, 1993
The Carpenters, “Superstar,” Carpenters, A&M, 1971
Sonic Youth, “Superstar ,” If I Were a Carpenter, A&M, 1994
Mose Allison, “Back Country Suite: Blues,” Back Country Suite, Prestige, 1957
The Who, “Young Man’s Blues,” Live at Leeds, Decca, 1970