This year, artists, record labels, and adjacent personnel faced unprecedented challenges in their creative endeavors and working lives. Despite this adversity, they kept the vibrations coming, bravely sharing their art with the world during a time of great uncertainty. This week, Riffs & Rhymes is spotlighting several of this year’s great releases in list format as a way to recommend projects we feel are significant and essential to have in your 2020 collection.
Today, we’re highlighting our favorite albums of the year, each of which offers its own kind of magic. Some have been years in the making, while others came as a result of a mid-pandemic creative outburst. Either way, we’re grateful all of them exist.
Check out the Riffs & Rhymes Albums of the Year and stream a curated playlist with tracks from each selection below.