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The Best Rock Albums of 2020

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock
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    (Partial list: i still have 100s of rock albums to review)
    8/10
  1. Dreamcrusher: Another Country (self)
    7.5/10
  2. Ono: Red Summer (American Dreams)
  3. Dreamcrusher: Panopticon (self)
    7/10
  4. Military Genius: Deep Web (Unheard Of Hope)
  5. Carl Stone: Stolen Car (Unseen Worlds)
  6. Brii: Entre Tudo que e Visto e Oculto (Brii)
  7. Microphones: Microphones in 2020 (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
  8. Roger Tellier-Craig: Etudes (Second Editions)
  9. Run The Jewels: RTJ4 (BMG)
  10. Sufjan Stevens: The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty)
  11. Samuel Goff: Transmissions (self)
EP:

    7/10 Lust$ickPuppy: Cosmic Brownie
Songs
  1. Ono: I Dream Of Sodomy
  2. Military Genius: When I Close My Eyes
  3. Carl Stone: Au Jus
  4. Julianna Barwick: Flowers
  5. Ono: Tar Baby
  6. Lust$ickPuppy: Goatmeal
  7. Clipping: Check The Lock
  8. Sufjan Stevens: Run Away with Me
  9. X: Free
  10. Arca: Mequetrefe
  11. Perfume Genius: Describe
  12. Vladislav Delay: Rakka
  13. Fiona Apple: I Want You to Love Me
  14. Algiers: There Is No Year
  15. King Krule: Comet Face
  16. Arca: KLK
  17. Perfume Genius: Jason
  18. Jackie Lynn: Odessa
  19. Chell Oracle Turret: Dog Strolling
  20. Angel Olsen: All Mirrors
  21. Fleet Foxes: Jara
  22. Arca: La Chiqui
  23. Fiona Apple: Shameika
  24. Black Dresses: Scared 2 Death
  25. Run The Jewels: A Few Words for the Firing Squad
  26. Amnesia Scanner: AS Tearless
  27. Haim: Another Try
  28. Bad Bunny: Safaera
  29. Jim Tenor: The Duel
  30. Caribou: Sister
  31. Adrianne Lenker: Zombie Girl
  32. Bladee Bladee and Ecco2k: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  33. Bartees Strange: In a Cab
  34. KeiyaA: Rectifiy

Extended tracks
  1. Dreamcrusher: Another Country
  2. Dreamcrusher: Panopticon
  3. Stabscotch: Gravity
  4. Lustre: Eyes Like Stars
  5. Samuel Goff: Transmissions Part One
  6. Roger Tellier-Craig: Nulle Part A Trouver
  7. El Marrano de la Razon: At The Home Of The Order Of Melchizedek
  8. Sufjan Stevens: America
  9. Brii: Sabedoria de Tudo que e Oculto
  10. Shame: Transmission Dreams
  11. El Marrano de la Razon: Hidden Void
  12. ...
  13. Microphones: Microphones in 2020
  14. Heliocentrics: Telemetric Sounds
  15. Mamaleek: We Hang Because We Must
  16. Necks: Lovelock
  17. Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul
  18. Nicolas Jaar: Telencima
  19. Shame: Bliss
  20. Oranssi Pazuzu: Taivaan Portti
  21. Autechre: M4 Lema
  22. Carl Stone: Saaris
  23. Chell Oracle Turret: Sky Splash
Jazz
    7.5
  1. Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords (ArtistShare)
  2. Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra: Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem)
    7
  3. Susan Alcorn: Pedernal (Relative Pitch)
  4. Immanuel Wilkins: Omega (Blue Note)
  5. Joe McPhee: Of Things Beyond Thule Volume 1
  6. Ivo Perelman: Deep Resonances
  7. Jyoti: Mama You Can Bet (Eone)
  8. Nduduzo Makhathini: Modes of Communication (Universal)
  9. Matthew Shipp Trio: The Unidentifiable (ESP)
  10. Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI (Pyroclastic)
  11. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: AXIOM (Ropeadope)
  12. Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science: Waiting Game (Motema)
  13. Tani Tabbal Trio: Now Then (Tao Forms)
    6.5
  14. Kevin Sun: The Sustain Of Memory (Endectomorph)
  15. Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within (Nonesuch)
  16. Kurt Rosenwinkel Bandit 65: Searching The Continuum (Heartcore)
  17. Bill Frisell: Valentine (Blue Note)
  18. Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Life Goes On (ECM)
  19. Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True (Greenleaf)
  20. John Scofield/Steve Swallow: Swallow Tales

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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