#2 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Bruce Springsteen Letter To You I honestly wasn’t expecting much from the Bruce Springsteen album. I always give them a listen but nothing has stood out to me since 2002’s The Rising. Then I noticed Apple TV had a documentary on the making of the new album. The stories that go along with this album…

#3 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

The 1975 Notes On A Conditional Form The 1975 can never do wrong in my honest opinion. Their third straight album on my list is as good as I could ever have imagined. It burns me not to put it at number 1 out of tradition. Any other year it would have made it to…

#4 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Creeper Sex, death & the infinite void. Would there ever be an emo album worthy of competing with the excellency of MCR’s The Black Parade? The answer is now a resounding YES! The over the top production, incredible melodies and hooks. The layers within the conceptuality of the story of a doomed romance told over…

#5 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Pearl Jam Gigaton Probably the most anticipated album of the year for me. It was also the most anticipated tour of my lifetime that never happened. I was making preparations, weeks away from traveling to Canada to see the number one band on my bucket list. Then the tour got cancelled. Then everything got cancelled….

#6 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Beach Bunny Honeymoon A killer debut from this indie garage rock band from Chicago. I discovered Beach Bunny by looking for a live show to attend while I was in Detroit for a weekend last November. I never made it to the show but I did become a big fan of this band. Looking forward…

#7 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Phoebe Bridgers Punisher I am hooked on Phoebe Bridgers big time. I believe she is the best female alternative artist currently out there. This album really deserves more credit for how good it really is. Phoebe will be a mainstay on the scene for a long time and should be a celebrated artist. Favorite Tracks…

#8 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Spanish Love Songs Brave Faces Everyone Everything you want in a Emo/Punk album is exposed on this album. Without a doubt one of the most perfectly crafted emo albums ever. It’s okay to not be okay and it’s even more okay to wear it on my sleeve and sing about it. Favorite Tracks – Beach…

#9 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Halsey Manic Halsey is the one Pop artist I follow the closest. Nothing she puts out disappoints me. This album is by far some of her best work. Songs like Graveyard and You Should Be Sad are absolute masterpieces in great catchy pop craft. Favorite Tracks – Graveyard, You Should Be Sad  Listen To Manic…

#10 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Sam Sparro Boombox Eternal I normally consume new music on long road trips all over the state on my way to take in numerous live concerts. Unfortunately this year that was not happening. I wasn’t driving anywhere. Sometime during the summer I got the idea to take a chair and some drinks out to the…

#11 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Bush The Kingdom Yes Bush is still making great albums. This album got some pretty bad reviews but I love it. There is nothing groundbreaking or brilliant on it but the songs jam for what they are. Gavin Rossdale is not some amazing lyricist but his melodies are infectious and his delivery is a joy…

#12 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Hayley Williams Petals for Armor The first solo album from Paramore frontwoman Haley Williams was a delightful surprise. This album was released in three phases consisting of three 5 song EP’s. I’ll admit the first EP (Disc 1) did not impress all that much. I had a craving for more Paramore music and this was…

#13 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reunions Jason Isbell is such an amazing songwriter. Blending Rock, alternative and country into this beautiful Americana sound. I first fell in love with Jason five years ago with his Something More Than Free album. On Reunions he has shaped his sound from catchy songs to brilliant works of…

#14 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

The Strokes The New Abnormal The Strokes have always been a singles band for me. I’ve never really sat down and listened to any of their full albums. I’m regretting this now after giving it a go with this album. I plan on going back to listen to their entire catalogue now that I am…

#15 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Beabadoobee Fake It Flowers I thought I was transported back to the nineties when I first listened to this album. Is this Lisa Loeb, is this The Breeders, is this Hole, is This Belly, is this Veruca Salt? This list could go on. Everything I loved about that era of music bleeds through in every…

#16 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

The Killers Imploding The Mirage The Killers have not had an album that stood out this much to me since their 2004 debut Hot Fuss. This was a nice surprise that is stayed on repeat for a while after it’s release. These songs belong in front of a crowd in an arena and I cannot…

#17 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Brian Fallon Local Honey I’ve been a huge fan of Brian Fallon’s voice since his band The Gaslight Anthem topped my list 10 years ago with American Slang. This is the second of his three solo albums that have made my list. I still hold out hope for a reunion of the band but these…

#18 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts In actuality this album should be placed in the top 5. It’s that good but my list was already complete and I wasn’t about to rework the entire thing. So I found a way to shoehorn it in with the sacrifice being Alanis Morissette. Also an album worthy of being on…

#19 – My Favorite Albums Of 2020

YUNGBLUD Weird! I don’t know why it took me this long to finally discover YUNGBLUD. My love for British pop/rock acts is obvious and he fits right in. It took a collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon for me to become aware of what I was missing. Favorite Tracks – Cotton Candy, God Save Me,…