By John Hunt
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The Top Albums of the Year

Even though we live in the time of pandemic, there are still new album releases. It is hard to say whether the best album has already been released. Here is what we have got so far:

Shore by Fleet Foxes

The band creates rustic folk that takes the listener to foggy mountains and gusty plains. It is the 4th album released by the band, the collection dropped this september. The record was guided by Robin Pecknold, who is a singer-songwriter and studio musician. The lyrics of the songs balance between poetry and mystery. The music style shifts from luminous openings to rock’n’roll themes. It is mood lifting music for difficult times.

Imploding the Mirage by The Killers

It is the band’s 6th release where the lead singer Brandon Flowers with his band perform their retro rock-n-roll greatness. In addition, the sound on the album includes synth-pop and new-wave tunes. The collection features the former guitarist from Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, as well as Adam Granduciel and Weyes Blood. 

Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

The performer is a man who is out of time while always being on time. He became famous in the 60s and remains such until today. It is 39th Dylan’s album that features several guest singers, among them Fiona Apple and Alan Pasqua. The message the singer sends out to his fan remains unchanged: get it right while you still can.

Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple

This album’s mood suits the atmosphere of 2020 perfectly. Like all Zoom meetings and Tick Tock streams the album is a homemade creation. The room noises add a DIY atmosphere in addition to Fiona’s emotional vocals, uprising piano melodies and profound self-reflection. 

After Hours by The Weekend


The album harmoniously connects dance music and R&B. This collection is the continuation of the 2018 mini album My Dear Melancholy. It is the artist’s 4th album where he explores the topics of self-hate, promiscuity and overindulgence. Some critics say that this is the singer’s best work.