WLUR's Top 150 Albums of 2020

This chart is based on airplay on the station during the calendar year. Follow WLUR on Spotify to listen to a playlist featuring songs from all 150 records!

  1. WAXAHATCHEE, Saint Cloud (Merge)
  2. BULLY, SUGAREGG (Sub Pop)
  3. COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS, Old Flowers (Fat Possum)
  4. ALEXANDRA SAVIOR, The Archer (30th Century)
  5. YUMI ZOUMA, Truth or Consequences (Polyvinyl)
  6. JESS WILLIAMSON, Sorceress (Mexican Summer)
  7. THE DEAD TONGUES, Transmigration Blues (Psychic Hotline)
  8. SKYLAR GUDASZ, Cinema (Suah Sounds)
  9. SOCCER MOMMY, color theory (Loma Vista)
  10. THE BETHS, Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark)
  11. HAZEL ENGLISH, Wake UP! (Polyvinyl)
  12. OHMME, Fantasize Your Ghost (Joyful Noise)
  13. MARGO PRICE, That's How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista)
  14. SQUIRREL FLOWER, I Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl)
  15. GIRL FRIDAY, Androgynous Mary (Hardly Art)
  16. SLOW PULP, Moveys (Winspear)
  17. EMILY YACINA, Remember the Silver (Self-released)
  18. FRANKIE VALET, Waterfowl (It Takes Time)
  19. MOSES SUMNEY, græ (Jagjaguwar)
  20. DREW CITRON, Free Now (Park The Van)
  21. FENNE LILY, BREACH (Dead Oceans)
  22. ANNA BURCH, If You're Dreaming (Polyvinyl)
  23. BOAT, Tread Lightly (Magic Marker)
  24. NANA GRIZOL, South Somewhere Else (Arrowhawk/Don Giovanni)
  25. V.V. LIGHTBODY, Make a Shrine or Burn It (Acrophase)
  26. TOPS, I Feel Alive (Musique TOPS)
  27. WIDOWSPEAK, Plum (Captured Tracks)
  28. NATHANIEL RATELIFF, And It's Still Alright (Stax)
  29. RUN THE JEWELS, RTJ4 (Jewel Runners/BMG)
  30. TOLD SLANT, Point the Flashlight and Walk (Double Double Whammy)
  31. PHOEBE BRIDGERS, Punisher (Dead Oceans)
  32. JEFF TWEEDY, Love Is the King (dBpm)
  33. FALCON JANE, Faith (Darling)
  34. BOY PABLO, Wachito Rico (777 Music)
  35. RATBOYS, Printer's Devil (Topshelf)
  36. SAMIA, The Baby (Grand Jury)
  37. FONTAINES D.C., A Hero's Death (Partisan)
  38. ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER, Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop)
  39. DEHD, Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
  40. A GIRL CALLED EDDY, Been Around (Elefant)
  41. HELENA DELAND, Someone New (Luminelle)
  42. BAD MOVES, Untenable (Don Giovanni)
  43. YVES JARVIS, Sundry Rock Song Stock (ANTI-)
  44. ALEX IZENBERG, Caravan Château (Domino)
  45. JESSY LANZA, All the Time (Hyperdub)
  46. FRANCES QUINLAN, Likewise (Saddle Creek)
  47. DEVON GILFILLIAN, Black Hole Rainbow (Capitol)
  48. JONATHAN BREE, After the Curtains Close (Lil' Chief)
  49. TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES, What Kinda Music (Beyond the Groove/Blue Note)
  50. FLEET FOXES, Shore (ANTI-)
  51. DEERHOOF, Future Teenage Cave Artists (Joyful Noise)
  52. THE BATS, Foothills (Flying Nun)
  53. PERFUME GENIUS, Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador)
  54. DEATH VALLEY GIRLS, Under the Spell of Joy (Suicide Squeeze)
  55. SIR CHLOE, Party Favors (Terrible)
  56. TENCI, My Heart Is an Open Field (Keeled Scales)
  57. DESTROYER, Have We Met (Merge)
  58. PORRIDGE RADIO, Every Bad (Secretly Canadian)
  59. PHOTO OPS, Pure at Heart (Western Vinyl)
  60. AUSTRA, HiRUDiN (Domino)
  61. LAUMÉ, Waterbirth (Carpark)
  62. THE HOMESICK, The Big Experience (Sub Pop)
  63. BEABADOOBEE, Fake It Flowers (Dirty Hit)
  64. BECCA MANCARI, The Greatest Part (Captured Tracks)
  65. FIONA APPLE, Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Clean Slate/Epic)
  66. MINT FIELD, Sentimiento Mundial (felte)
  67. CARIBOU, Suddenly (Merge)
  68. THANYA IYER, KIND (Topshelf)
  69. CHICANO BATMAN, Invisible People (ATO)
  70. DECLAN MCKENNA, Zeros (Tomplicated/Sony)
  71. HALF WAIF, The Caretaker (ANTI-)
  72. HALF GRINGA, Force to Reckon (Self-released)
  73. LOMELDA, Hannah (Double Double Whammy)
  74. CAROLINE ROSE, Superstar (New West)
  75. KATIE MALCO, Failures (6131)
  76. EMPRESS OF, I'm Your Empress Of (Terrible)
  77. NO JOY, Motherhood (Joyful Noise)
  78. SYLVAN ESSO, Free Love (Loma Vista)
  79. GEORGIA, Seeking Thrills (Domino)
  80. RVG, Feral (Our Golden Friend/Fire)
  81. HARRY THE NIGHTGOWN, Harry the Nightgown (Wiggle World/Topshelf)
  82. DREAM WIFE, So When You Gonna... (Lucky Number)
  83. VIDEO AGE, Pleasure Line (Winspear)
  84. MARIKA HACKMAN, Covers (Sub Pop)
  85. THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN, Temple (Ribbon Music)
  86. VANESSA CARLTON, Love Is an Art (Dine Alone)
  87. ANIMAL SCREAM, Nightwalk (American Hermitage)
  88. KELLY LEE OWENS, Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound)
  89. ELLIS, Born Again (Fat Possum)
  90. WILL BUTLER, Generations (Merge)
  91. EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS, Crossover (HopeStreet)
  92. WILL SAMSON, Paralanguage (Wichita)
  93. FERN MAYO, Week of Charm (Self-released)
  94. GINGER ROOT, Rikki (Acrophase)
  95. U.S. GIRLS, Heavy Light (4AD)
  96. ALEXIA AVINA, Unearth (Topshelf)
  97. CAVEBOY, Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark (Self-released)
  98. LIZA ANNE, Bad Vacation (Arts & Crafts)
  99. LITTLE GOLD, Wake Up & Die Right (Science Project)
  100. ANGELICA GARCIA, Cha Cha Palace (Spacebomb)
  101. WINTER, Endless Space (Between You & I) (Bar/None)
  102. HANNAH GEORGAS, All That Emotion (Brassland/Arts & Crafts)
  103. DAYGLOW, Fuzzybrain (Self-released)
  104. DANIEL BLUMBERG, On&On (Mute)
  105. SAD13, Haunted Painting (Wax Nine)
  106. NOTHING, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
  107. COUPONS, Up & Up (Counter Intuitive)
  108. MADELINE KENNEY, Sucker's Lunch (Carpark)
  109. ANGELA MUÑOZ, Introspection (Linear Labs)
  110. CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON, Beginners (ANTI-)
  111. COREY FLOOD, Hanging Garden (Fire Talk)
  112. KATIE MELUA, Album No. 8 (BMG)
  113. TRACE MOUNTAINS, Lost in the Country (Lame-O)
  114. NANA ADJOA, Big Dreaming Ants (Bloomer)
  115. JERRY PAPER, Abracadabra (Stones Throw)
  116. HEATHER TROST, Petrichor (Third Man)
  117. ADRIANNE LENKER, songs (4AD)
  118. ANDY SHAUF, The Neon Skyline (ANTI-)
  119. ALI HOLDER, Uncomfortable Truths (Self-released)
  120. KEVIN MORBY, Sundowner (Dead Oceans)
  121. GRIMES, Miss Anthropocene (4AD)
  122. SAM RAE, Ten Thousand Years (Self-released)
  123. CAMILLE DELEAN, Cold House Burning (New Habitat)
  124. STAY INSIDE, Viewing (No Sleep)
  125. EMILY ROCKARTS, Little Flower (Self-released)
  126. LADY LEGS, Off Days (Communicating Vessels)
  127. ANNA ASH, L.A. Flame (Self-released)
  128. OWEN PALLETT, Island (Domino)
  129. DERADOORIAN, Find the Sun (ANTI-)
  130. SHOPPING, All or Nothing (FatCat)
  131. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, RE-ANIMATOR (AWAL)
  132. GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO, Agüita (Stones Throw/Jagjaguwar)
  133. THE DISTRICTS, You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (Fat Possum)
  134. TORRES, Silver Tongue (Merge)
  135. ALICE BOMAN, Dream On (PIAS)
  136. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, I Made a Place (Drag City)
  137. DEEPER, Auto-Pain (Fire Talk)
  138. BILL FAY, Countless Branches (Dead Oceans)
  139. MERCE LEMON, Moonth (Darling)
  140. CARABOBINA, Carabobina (OAR)
  141. JENNY O., New Truth (Mama Bird)
  142. REAL ESTATE, The Main Thing (Domino)
  143. LAURA MARLING, Song for Our Daughter (Chrysalis/Partisan)
  144. POWERVIOLETS, No Boys (Self-released)
  145. RACHEL KIEL, Dream Logic (Self-released)
  146. JOSIAH JOHNSON, Every Feeling on a Loop (ANTI-)
  147. NATHAN KALISH, Songs for Nobody (WinterWildfires)
  148. CHOIR BOY, Gathering Swans (Dais)
  149. BUSCABULLA, Regresa (Ribbon Music)
  150. MOURN, Self Worth (Captured Tracks)