Top 10 Best Rock Albums of 2020

I looked at the worst rock albums last year had to offer. What about the good ones? Well, this is kinda what this list is for.
The Top Ten
1 Ohms - Deftones Ohms - Deftones Product Image

Somewhat heavier than other albums on this list. In terms of overall sound. However regardless if you label it as "rock" or "metal" it certainly is a amazing album that's worthy of a top 5 position on this list. Chino Moreno's vocals here are stellar, the riffs are fantastic, and best of all it doesn't have a lot of weak moments. A massive step up from Gore in every way imaginable.

2 What the Dead Men Say - Trivium What the Dead Men Say - Trivium Product Image

This album was certainly among my favorite releases of last year. It's got everything I'd want in a Trivium album. Great vocals, lyrics, riffs, it has the whole package and a lot more. Saying that it delivered on my expectations would be a understatement. I love the screams on this one and the clean vocals as well. Not the best rock let alone metal release of last year but certainly pretty damn close.

3 Imploding the Mirage - The Killers Imploding the Mirage - The Killers Product Image

The Killers is a band best known for songs like Mr. Brightside, When You Were Young, or even Somebody Told Me. This album proves they can change their sound while still sounding relatively decent. Among one of the year's best releases for sure. If you're a fan of The Killers or Indie in general I'd say this album is a must own.

4 The New Abnormal - The Strokes The New Abnormal - The Strokes Product Image

The New Abnormal is a album that I'd argue is worth its praise. The Strokes still have creativity soaking through their veins. This album is certainly among their best and is proof that they still got ideas and know how to execute them. Not the best rock album from last year but certainly ONE of the best.

5 Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne Product Image

Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist has his fair share of good and bad releases. This though is probably among his better releases. Does it top some of his older material? No, but does it top some of his more questionable material? Yes, yes it does. Under the Graveyard is among some of his best material in years.

6 Letter to You - Bruce Springsteen Letter to You - Bruce Springsteen Product Image

Bruce Springsteen is a rock star that's been around for ages. This album proves that "The Boss" still knows how to make some solid tunes. Lots of great moments that rarely ever feel dull at all. If you're into older artists then I'd recommend checking this one out sometime.

7 We Are Chaos - Marilyn Manson We Are Chaos - Marilyn Manson Product Image

If you love Marilyn Manson's signature dark and eerie sound. Then this album has got you covered. From its hooks, lyrics, and vocal delivery it's certainly an album that sets out what it achieves to do. Certainly worth at least a spot on this list due to its sound and overall atmosphere alone.

8 Whoosh! - Deep Purple Whoosh! - Deep Purple Product Image

Another old band making a new album last year... that no one expected to. Out of nowhere, this album came into existence. It was a pleasant surprise to say of the least. Not only is it a solid experience it offers a tone of enjoyability for those that dig classic rock. If I've heard correctly this is their "last" album... well quite a final album to go out with.

9 Power Up - AC/DC Power Up - AC/DC Product Image

It's kinda weird for a band like AC/DC to still be making music. Regardless this album has this signature sound and vocal style done well. I'm glad they didn't make an album with Axl Rose. Cause Brian Johnson's voice ultimately is a better fit for the band. Highly recommend this album for the most hardcore of AC/DC fans.

10 Si, Vis Pacem Para Bellum - Seether Si, Vis Pacem Para Bellum - Seether Product Image

Seether is a band that does what they do best. Distorted riffs, and chaotic screaming that at times feels reminiscent of Nirvana. Not always the case, and with this record, there seems to be more of a Tool influence than anything else. Especially on the lead single Dangerous. I'd certainly say it's better than other post-grunge albums from that year. Is that saying a lot? Not really no.

The Contenders
11 Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers Product Image
12 High Risk Behavior - The Chats High Risk Behavior - The Chats Product Image

These youngsters really blew up in 2020 amongst the Punks. A great Punk release in 2020. Raw, 70's style Punk with a modern twist. I'm expecting great things from this young Aussie band.

13 Gimme the Hammer - Mud City Manglers

Great Punk Rock an' Roll Album out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Solid from beginning to end.

14 Alphabetland - X Alphabetland - X Product Image

Los Angeles icons released their first album in 27 years and first with the original lineup in 35 years. Classic X sound with great production.

15 Mesmer Theatre - The Arcana Mesmer Theatre - The Arcana Product Image
16 Amends - Gray Daze Amends - Gray Daze Product Image
17 Gigaton - Pearl Jam Gigaton - Pearl Jam Product Image
18 Father of All Motherf*****s - Green Day Father of All Motherf*****s - Green Day Product Image
19 Underneath - Code Orange Underneath - Code Orange Product Image
20 Shore - Fleet Foxes Shore - Fleet Foxes Product Image
21 A Wonderful Life - Mushroomhead A Wonderful Life - Mushroomhead Product Image
22 Class of 2020 - Hed P.E. Class of 2020 - Hed P.E. Product Image
23 The Blood on the Wall - XIII The Blood on the Wall - XIII Product Image
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