Best albums of 2020 so far

There's been plenty of great album releases across a whole range of genres this year. Check out our favourite albums of 2020 so far.

2020 has been a strange year for music. On one hand, we have not got to see as many live shows as we would have liked, and, on the other, we’ve been spoiled with great album releases across a number of different genres. While we wait for our favourite artists to return to the stage in 2021, all we can do for the moment is to listen to the wonderful material they’ve released this year. So, In no particular order, here is our list of the best albums of 2020 so far.

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Genres: Pop, Disco, Electro, Dance-pop.

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Father of All… by Green Day

Genres: Alternative rock, Pop-punk, Garage rock.

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Reunions by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Genre: Americana.

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After Hours by The Weekend

Genres: Dream pop, R&B, New wave.

Folklore by Taylor Swift

Genres: Pop music, Alternative rock, Indie folk, Folktronica.

Every Bad by Porridge Radio

Genre: Alternative/Indie.

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Chromatica by Lady Gaga

Genres: Dance-pop, electropop, synth-pop.

Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap.

Women In Music Pt.III by HAIM

Genre: Alternative/Indie.

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Fetch The Boltcutters by Fiona Apple

Genre: Alternative/Indie.

Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

Genres:  Rock, Americana, Folk, Blues.

Suddenly by Caribou

Genres: Pop music, Electronica.

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Imploding The Mirage by The Killers

Genre: Alternative/Indie.

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Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

Genres: Americana, Rock.

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Never Will by Ashley McBryde

Genre: Country

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Map Of The Soul: 7 by BTS

Genres: Pop, K-Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, Trap.

A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.

Genre: Alternative/Indie.

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Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap.

color theory by Soccer Mommy

Genre: Alternative/Indie

SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama

Genres: Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Electropop, Alternative rock

Artist’s from the above list coming to Ireland in 2021

  • Dua Lipa  – 8 & 9 January 2021,  3Arena Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Green Day -30 June 2021,  RDS Arena, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – 18 November 2021, Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Porridge Radio – 6 March 2021, Green Room at The Academy, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • HAIM – 29 June 2021, Trinity College, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Caribou – 9 July 2021, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • The Killers – 15 & 16 June 2021, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Lucinda Williams – 4 August 2021, Vicar Street, Dublin. Find tickets »
  • Ashley McBryde – 14 May 2021, The Academy, Dublin & 15 May 2021, The Limelight, Belfast. Find tickets »
  • Fontaines D.C. –  4 July 2021, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin & 13 August 2021, Custom House Square, Belfast. Find tickets »


*Soccer Mommy will be supporting HAIM at Trinity College, Dublin on 29 June 2021.