The Top 20 Albums That Got Me Through 2020


Ashleigh Huntley, Warrior Media Associate Editor

No matter your thoughts on 2020, it undeniably brought some amazing tunes. In no particular order, here are my top 20 picks for the albums released this year:

1.Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers 

Genre: Alternative, indie rock

Top Songs:

  • Garden Song
  • Kyoto
  • I Know The End 

2. Notes on A Conditional Form by The 1975 

Genre: Alternative, indie, experimental 

Top Songs:

  • Frail State of Mind 
  • Then Because She Goes 
  • Guys 


3. evermore by Taylor Swift

Genre: Folk, indie pop
Top Songs: 

  • ’tis the damn season 
  • champagne problems 
  • closure 


4. folklore by Taylor Swift 

Genre: Folk, indie pop

Top Songs:

  • cardigan 
  • invisible String 
  • peace 

 5. Petals for Armor by Hayley Williams 

Genre: Synth pop, experimental pop 

Top Songs:

  • Simmer 
  • Sugar On The Rim 
  • Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris


6. Orca by Gus Dapperton 

Genre: Indie pop, indie rock
Top Songs:

  • First Aid 
  • Post Humorous 
  • Swan Song 

7. Chip Chrome & The Monotones by The Neighbourhood 

Genre: Indie Rock, Lo-fi
Top Songs:

  • Devil’s Advocate 
  • Middle of Somewhere 
  • Lost in Translation 


8. Nectar by Joji 

Genre: Anti-pop
Top Songs:

  • High Hopes
  • MODUS 
  • Sanctuary 


9. You and Your Friends by Peach Pit

Genre: Indie pop, surf pop
Top Songs:

  • Brian’s Movie 
  • Live At The Swamp 
  • Shampoo Bottles 


10. Kid Krow by Conan Gray 

Genre: Pop, pop-punk
Top Songs: 

  • Affluenza 
  • Comfort Crowd
  • The Story 


11. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala 

Genre: Psychedelic pop, soft rock
Top Songs: 

  • One More Year
  • Lost In Yesterday 
  • Glimmer 


12. Heartbreak Weather by Niall Horan 

Genre: Pop, ballads
Top Songs:

  • Put A Little Love On Me 
  • New Angel  
  • Cross Your Mind 


13. Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus 

Genre: Synth pop, glam rock
Top Songs: 

  • Midnight Sky 
  • Angels Like You 
  • Plastic Hearts 


14. The New Abnormal by The Strokes 

Genre: Indie rock, alternative
Top Songs:

  • Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus 
  • Eternal Summer 
  • Why Are Sundays So Depressing 


15. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple 

Genre: Indie rock, alternative rock
Top Songs:  

  • Ladies 
  • For Her
  • I Want You To Love Me


16. color theory by Soccer Mommy 

Genre: Indie rock
Top Songs:

  • bloodstream 
  • circle the drain
  • yellow is the color of her eyes


17. SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama 

Genre: Nu-metal, 2000s-inspired pop
Top Songs:

  • XS
  • Tokyo Love Hotel 
  • STFU! 


18. Dreamland by Glass Animals 

Genre: Pop, psychedelic pop
Top Songs:

  • Heat Waves
  • Your Love (Déjà vu)
  • Tokyo Drifting 


19. In A Dream by Troye Sivan (EP)

Genre: Gloomy pop
Top Songs:

  • Take Yourself Home
  • Easy 
  • Rager teenager! 


20. Zeros by Declan McKenna 

Genre: Alternative indie rock
Top Songs:

  • Emily 
  • Be An Astronaut 
  • The Key to Life on Earth