Month: April 2021

Rust Is Just Right’s Best Albums of 2020

Due to the global pandemic, there was a disruption to “The Process” in constructing our annual best-of list for the year. However, we still wanted to recognize that music was in fact released during these difficult times, and sometimes it was even quite good. So once again, for the purposes of our records (and your shopping list), here are our favorite albums from the past year.

10. Idles – Ultra Mono; EOB – Earth

9. Wolf Parade – Thin Mind; Moaning – Uneasy Laughter

8. Fleet Foxes – SHORE; Muzz – Muzz

7. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters; Cults – Host; Deftones – Ohms

6. Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud; Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

5. Pearl Jam – Gigaton; Hum – Inlet; The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Really appreciated the left-turn this video takes (and fitting because that’s when the Strokes changed their usual musical formula)
Not just the usual RIJR bias–this was a really good Pearl Jam album

4. X – Alphabetland; Washed Out – Purple Noon

3. Run the Jewels – RTJ4; Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today

This video kind of summed up 2020! If it had a 50% bigger budget, it would be an all-timer

2. Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind

It’s pretty impossible to sum up YT’s music, but we love it.

1. The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

It was a shitty year for everyone, but at least this album made us hopeful for humanity.