The Roots Music Report's
Top Rock Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1El DoradoMarcus KingConcordRoots Rock
2And It’s Still AlrightNathaniel RateliffStaxRoots Rock
3XOXOThe JayhawksSHAMAlternative Rock
4ReunionsJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheasternRoots Rock
5Kingdom in My MindThe Wood BrothersThirty TigersRoots Rock
6Work Hard and Be NiceMichael Franti & SpearheadBoo Boo WaxAlternative Rock
7The Land That Time ForgotChuck ProphetYep RocRoots Rock
8DaylightGrace PotterConcordAlternative Rock
9Letter to YouBruce SpringsteenSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
10Turn off the News (Build a Garden)Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasyRoots Rock
11IIIThe LumineersDualtoneAlternative Rock
12StrangerThe Band of HeathensBOHRoots Rock
13Down to the RiverThe Allman Betts BandBMGRoots Rock
14Broken at the Break of DayFruitionFruitionAlternative Rock
15Trouble and StrifeJoan OsborneWomanly HipsRoots Rock
16LamentationsAmerican AquariumNew WestRoots Rock
17The Third GleamThe Avett BrothersLoma VistaRoots Rock
18HyperspaceBeckCapitalAlternative Rock
19Bitter BetterLaura Cortese & The Dance CardsCompassAlternative Rock
20Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish ExtentLewis CapaldiVertigo BerlinAlternative Rock
21"Let's Rock"The Black KeysNonesuchAlternative Rock
22Texas SunKhruangbin & Leon BridgesDead OceansAlternative Rock
23Tides of a TeardropMandolin OrangeYep RocRoots Rock
24Self Made ManLarkin PoeTrick-WooAlternative Rock
25Full Circle & then SomeTrigger HippyTurkey GrassRoots Rock
26The JuiceG. Love & Special SauceThirty TigersAlternative Rock
27Night Without LoveWebb WilderLandslideRoots Rock
28Black Hole RainbowDevon GilfillianCapitolAlternative Rock
29Black PumasBlack PumasATOAlternative Rock
30The WalkBonnie BishopPlan BBRoots Rock
31Color TheorySoccer MommyLoma VistaAlternative Rock
32Hate for SalePretendersBMGClassic Rock
33I Wanna Go with YouWide Mouth MasonWe Are Busy BodiesRoots Rock
34The Slow RushTame ImpalaIslandAlternative Rock
35Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank WilliamsDarrell ScottSoundly MusicRoots Rock
36LickskilletThe SubdudesSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
37SinematicRobbie RobertsonUMGRoots Rock
38Ode to JoyWilcodBpmRock & Roll
39Desert DoveMichaela AnneYep RocRoots Rock
40ExpectationsKatie PruittRounderRoots Rock
41Western StarsBruce SpringsteenColumbiaRoots Rock
42Everyday LifeColdplayAtlanticAlternative Rock
43Social CuesCage the ElephantRCAAlternative Rock
44MonovisionRay LaMontagneRCAAlternative Rock
45Good Luck with WhateverDawesHUBAlternative Rock
46Saturn ReturnThe Secret SistersNew WestRoots Rock
47Buddha and the BluesAnders OsborneSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
48TwelfthOld 97'sATORoots Rock
49New Age Norms 1Cold War KidsAWALAlternative Rock
5020/20The Walk-a-BoutShred The EvidenceAlternative Rock
51Fires for the ColdJonah TolchinYep RocRoots Rock
52Rearrange UsMt. JoyDualtoneAlternative Rock
53JaimeBrittany HowardATOAlternative Rock
54They're Coming for MeJake La BotzHi-Style/Free DirtRoots Rock
55HolidayJennah BarryForward MusicAlternative Rock
56Tell the Truth & Shame the DevilRod PicottWelding RodRoots Rock
57Fog & BlingShinyribsMustard LidRoots Rock
58Lightning, Show Us Your StuffGrant Lee PhillipsYep RocRoots Rock
59The UnravelingDrive-By TruckersATORoots Rock
60June is Short, July is LongJeb Loy NicholsCompassRoots Rock
61You Deserve LoveWhite ReaperElektraAlternative Rock
62DragonsDrew Holcomb & The NeighborsThirty TigersRoots Rock
63KeeperElliott BroodSix ShooterRoots Rock
64The Waterfall IIMy Morning JacketATOAlternative Rock
65PiecesJason Lee McKinney BandBonfire Music GroupRoots Rock
66From Another WorldJim LauderdaleYep RocRoots Rock
67Imploding the MirageThe KillersIslandAlternative Rock
68FEVER DREAMOf Monsters and MenRepublicAlternative Rock
69The Unseen in BetweenSteve GunnMatadorAlternative Rock
70Pine Needle FireRandall BramblettNew West RecordsRoots Rock
71Logan LedgerLogan LedgerRounderRoots Rock
72Fetch the Bolt CuttersFiona AppleEpicAlternative Rock
73Best of LuckChristopher Paul StellingAntiAlternative Rock
74Living MirageThe Head and The HeartWarner BrothersAlternative Rock
75Slowly SpeedingKim LenzBlue StarRockabilly
76Kids Like UsThe GrahamsThree SirensRoots Rock
77Singing for My SupperEarly JamesNonesuchRoots Rock
78Bone StructureRon PopeBrooklyn BasementRoots Rock
79Love is the KingJeff TweedydBpm RecordsAlternative Rock
80Father of the BrideVampire WeekendColumbiaAlternative Rock
81All We HaveTaylor Scott BandSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
82The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 1Saint MotelElektraAlternative Rock
83Song for Our DaughterLaura MarlingChrysalisAlternative Rock
84South Front StreetGrayson CappsRoyal Potato FamilyRoots Rock
85Early Morning RainSteve ForbertBlue Rose MusicRoots Rock
86The Third MindThe Third MindYep RocRoots Rock
87In the Morse Code of Brake LightsThe New PornographersConcordAlternative Rock
88GigatonPearl JamMonkey WrenchAlternative Rock
89The New AbnormalThe StrokesRCAAlternative Rock
90On the Widow's WalkThe White BuffaloSnakefarmRoots Rock
91One Night in November (Live)Jocelyn & Chris ArndtBridge RoadRoots Rock
92West Towards SouthJeffrey Halford & the HealersFloating RecordsRoots Rock
93Free LoveSylvan EssoLoma VistaAlternative Rock
94SOUND & FURYSturgill SimpsonElektraAlternative Rock
95FuzzybrainDayglowSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
96Without FearDermot KennedyUMGAlternative Rock
97Holy Smokes Future JokesBlitzen TrapperYep RocRoots Rock
98My GetawayDustin Arbuckle & the DamnationsSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
99Are You in Love?Basia BulatSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
100MordechaiKhruangbinDead OceansAlternative Rock
101American Love SongRyan BinghamAxster BinghamRoots Rock
102SisterPuss N BootsUMGAlternative Rock
103All That EmotionHannah GeorgasBrasslandAlternative Rock
104Saint CloudWaxahatcheeMergeAlternative Rock
105Help Us StrangerThe RaconteursThird ManAlternative Rock
106Country SquireTyler ChildersHickman HollerRoots Rock
107The RoadAnthony AryaSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
108All MirrorsAngel OlsenJagjaguwarAlternative Rock
109Fall Like RainMartin SextonKitchen TableRoots Rock
110From Liberty StreetMapacheYep RocRoots Rock
111Women in Music Pt. IIIHaimSonyAlternative Rock
112ChristianAllan Rayman512 ProductionsAlternative Rock
113Anybody out There?Sadler VadenDirty MagAlternative Rock
114I Am Afraid to DieFreddy & FrancineBrad Paul MediaRoots Rock
115Dixie BlurJonathan WilsonSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
116Deep Down HappySports TeamBright AntennaAlternative Rock
117BusyheadNoah KahanRepublicAlternative Rock
118BeginnersChristian Lee HutsonAntiAlternative Rock
119Black Pumas (Deluxe)Black PumasATOAlternative Rock
120CaretakersPete YornShellyAlternative Rock
121Father of All...Green DayRepriseAlternative Rock
122Such Pretty Forks in the RoadAlanis MorissetteCrushAlternative Rock
123Impossible BlueGurf MorlixRootballRoots Rock
124Invisible PeopleChicano BatmanATOAlternative Rock
125The Main ThingReal EstateDominoAlternative Rock
126Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?Fantastic NegritoCooking VinylAlternative Rock
127EarthEOBCapitolAlternative Rock
128I'm the OneCarrington MacDuffiePointy HeadRoots Rock
129In IsolationElle KingRCAAlternative Rock
130The Best of Everything - the Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersTom Petty - Greatest HitsPop Rock
131Made of RainThe Psychedelic FursCooking VinylAlternative Rock
132Bury the MoonÁsgeirOne Little IndianAlternative Rock
133LiveMoses GuestSclanardJam Band
134AlohaSon LittleAntiAlternative Rock
135PunisherPhoebe BridgersDead OceansAlternative Rock
136There Will Come Soft RainsEsme PattersonBMGSoft Rock
137There is No Other…Isobel CampbellCooking VinylAlternative Rock
138Songs from the ExileDalton DominoLightning RodRoots Rock
139Wildflowers: All the RestTom Petty & The HeartbreakersWarnerRoots Rock
140DevotionMargaret GlaspyATOAlternative Rock
141Natural AffairThe GrowlersBeach GothAlternative Rock
142Making a Door Less OpenCar Seat HeadrestMatadorAlternative Rock
143Wasteland, Baby!HozierRubyworksAlternative Rock
144Other GirlsLillie MaeThird ManRoots Rock
145Wild FlowerTyler T.Self-ReleaseRoots Rock
146Servants of the SunChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver ArrowRoots Rock
147Thrilled to Be HereBailenFantasyAlternative Rock
148What is ThereDelta SpiritNew WestAlternative Rock
149Bitter Ballads & Cynical PrayersChris MoyseSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
150Surface SoundsKaleoElectraAlternative Rock
151Lover & a FighterDevil DollSelf-ReleaseSouthern Rock
152Goats Head Soup (2020)The Rolling StonesPromotone B.VRoots Rock
153All the Misery Money Can BuyGasoline LollipopsSoundly MusicRoots Rock
154Any Kind of AngelJenny ReynoldsPrettyOkayRoots Rock
155ForeignerJordan MackampaSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
156LEMONSNick LengSOTAAlternative Rock
157Indistinct ConversationsLand of TalkSaddle CreekAlternative Rock
158The Loves of Your LifeHamilton LeithauserGlassnoteAlternative Rock
159SugareggBullySub PopAlternative Rock
160Mad Lad: a Live Tribute to Chuck BerryRonnie Wood with His Wild FiveBMGRock & Roll
161A Glimmer on the OutskirtsBen DickeyDualtoneRoots Rock
162Kindred SpiritsLarkin PoeTricki WooRoots Rock
163Getting into KnivesThe Mountain GoatsMergeAlternative Rock
164The Great DivideJD & The Straight ShotSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
165Los DosNoconaMule KickRoots Rock
166The Hidden Hills SessionsCarla Olson & Todd WolfeRed ParlorRoots Rock
167New MedicineMondo CozmoLast GangAlternative Rock
168Happy BirthdaySneaksMergeAlternative Rock
169My Sister, My Brother (feat. Sean McConnell & Garrison Starr)My Sister, My BrotherSoundlyRoots Rock
170Spirit of 74Spirit of 74Self-ReleaseRoots Rock
171Set My Heart on Fire ImmediatelyPerfume GeniusMatadorAlternative Rock
172Building BalanceAllen StoneATOAlternative Rock
173MarigoldPinegroveRough TradeAlternative Rock
174MyopiaAgnes ObelStrange HarvestAlternative Rock
175DreamlandGlass AnimalsPolydorAlternative Rock
176TempleThao & The Get Down Stay DownRibbon MusicAlternative Rock
177BirminghamNescoraSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
178En GardeEthan GruskaWarnerAlternative Rock
179Human QuestionThe YawpersBloodshotRoots Rock
180Someday Tomorrow MaybeLola MarshAnova MusicAlternative Rock
181Cheers to SolitudeThe Two TracksThe Two TracksRoots Rock
182Calling Me HomeAbby Girl & The Real DealAbby Girl & The Real DealRock & Roll
183Our Two SkinsGordiJagjaguwarAlternative Rock
184Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once WasBright EyesDead OceansAlternative Rock
185VagabonVagabonNonesuchAlternative Rock
186Non-Secure ConnectionBruce HornsbyZappoAlternative Rock
 

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