My Top 9 Albums of 2020

Dan Saffer
1 min readJan 18, 2021


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#9 Fake It Flowers, beabadoobee
Hey kids, do you like 90s female indie artists? How about one from 2020?

#8 Flowers of Devotion, Dehd
Spiky, catchy.

#7 Women in Music Part III, HAIM
Ok, I give. This is fun.

#6 Introduction, Presence, Nation of Language
Inject the 1980s straight into my veins.

#5 Made of Rain, Psychedelic Furs
Speaking of the 1980s, after an almost 20-year absence, the Furs release a very good album that is well worth your time.

#4 Making a Door Less Open, Car Seat Headrest
The last couple of CSH albums have been filled with great hooky singles and while there’s nothing as good as, say, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales,” this album feels like more of a whole.

#3 color theory, Soccer Mommy
I’ve been listening to this band for a couple of years now and this is their best, most mature album to date.

#2 925, Sorry
A really great debut album. Sultry. Sexy.

#1 Serpentine Prison, Matt Beringer
This is The National album we were hoping the last two albums would be.