The Best Music of 2020

This is an unranked, but loosely ordered list of the music around the world that resonated with me in 2020.
Check out the Spotify playlist below for a taste of the musical genius flooding this big-ass list, and remember to buy albums via bandcamp when sufficiently inspired and financially capable.

Nnamdi – Brat (Alt Pop/Alt R&B/Alt Rock/Alt Rap/Alt Prog)

HAIM – Women In Music III (Instant classic rock/pop)

Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Alt folk/alt pop)

Deftones – Ohms (Alt Metal)

Clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Experimental Rap/IDM)

CocoRosie – Put the Shine On (Experimental Pop)

Obuxum – Re-Birth (Electronic/R&B)

Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It (Industrial Alt Rap)

Moses Sumney – grae (Progressive R&B)

Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension (Prog Pop/Alt Folk)

William Ryan Fritch – Soldida (Contemporary Composition/Ambient)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Expanding Electricity (Experimental Electronic/Ambient)

Laura Marling – Songs For Our Daughter (Folk Rock)

Sevdaliza – Shebrang (Alt Pop/Trip Hop)

Witch Prophet – DNA Activation (Trip Hop)

Zilla With Her Eyes Shut – S/T (Alt/Experimental Pop)

TOBi – Elements Vol 1 (R&B)

Shabazz Palaces – The Don of Diamond Dreams (Psychedelic Rap)

Ora Cogan – Bells in the Ruins (Alt Folk Rock)

Gorillaz – Song Machine Reader (Alt Pop/Rap)

Pantayo – Pantayo (Experimental Folk Pop)

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – Honor (alt prog jazz)

Thundercat – It Is What It Is (Smooth Wank)

John Frusciante – Maya (Aphex Twin tribute album)

Mac Miller – Circles (Pop/Rap)

Jonsi – Shiver (Icelandic Pop Magic)

Open Mike Eagle – Anime, Trauma and Divorce (Alt Rap)

Lianne La Havas (R&B/Groove Rock)

Nick Storing – My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell (Contemporary Composition)

The Elwins – IV (Alt Pop/Rock)

Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats – UNLOCKED (Alt Rap)

Owen Pallet – Island (Experimental Folk/Composition) 

Baths – Pop Music/False B-Sides II (Alt Pop/Electronic)

Zen Bamboo – Glu (Alt Rock)

Dirty Projects – 5EPs (Alt Folk/Pop)

Anachnid – Dreamweaver (Trip Hop)

Sarah Harmer – (Folk Rock)

Amon Tobin, Figurosa – The World As We Know It (Alt Folk/Electronic)

Laurel Halo – Possessed (Electronic Composition/Ambient/Experimental)

Deerhoof – Future Teenage Cave Artists (Jank Pop/Punk/Experimental)

Braids (Alt Pop/Electronic/Rock)

Loma – Don’t Shy Away (Alt Folk)

Mr. Gnome – The Day You Flew Away (Alt Rock)

Caribou – Suddenly (Electronic)

Leisure Palace (Experimental Alt Pop)

Vieo Abiungo – Balkanize (Experimental Folk)

Ilya – Other Ways to Vent (Pop/R&B)

Oh Sees – Metamorphosed (Psych Rock)

The Smashing Pumkins – CYR (New Wave)

Run the Jewels – 4 (Rap)

KRS-One – Between Da Protests (Rap)

Phantogram – Ceremony (Alt Pop)

Little Simz – Drop 6 (Rap)

Skeletons – If the Cat Come Back (Experimental Folk)

Plants and Animals – The Jungle (Rock) (Ambient/Drone)

Ian William Craig – Red Sun Through Smoke

Grimes – Miss Anthropocene 

U.S. Girls (70s Pop/Rock)

Shmu – Pure Bliss (Psych/Alt Rock)

Metz – Atlas Vending (Rock)

Reptoid – Worship False Gods (Noise Rock/Math Punk)

The Flaming Lips – American Head