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The Best New Rock Albums of 2020

Updated January 16, 2021 1.6k votes 133 voters 2.6k views40 items

List RulesOnly full-length studio albums. No EPs.

Update: Follow Ranker's official New Rock 2020 playlist on Spotify!

Whether you like tasty guitar solos or punk vocals, the best rock albums of 2020 will make you want to turn up the music to 11. Each year a new collection of rock and roll albums emerges and time will tell which record becomes the release that defines 2020. Face-melting guitars, relentless drums, and gnarly vocals combine in the best new rock albums of 2020.

Featuring new rock artists like Poppy, many of the best 2020 rock albums will be created by the top names in the game (there are albums to be released by legendary rock bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day). If you're having trouble waiting for some of your favorite rock stars to release their 2020 albums, check out our list of the top 100 rock albums of 2019 to hold you over in the meantime.

Which rock album do you think will go down in history as the best of 2020? Check out this list and vote the best releases up to the top spot. Please feel free to add any great full-length rock records we may have missed. 

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  • 1
    The Strokes
    55
    21

    "At the Door"

    "Bad Decisions"

    "Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus"

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    Ozzy Osbourne
    49
    18

    "Straight to Hell"

    "Ordinary Man"

    "It's a Raid"

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  • 3
    Pearl Jam
    52
    25

    "Dance of the Clairvoyants"

    "Superblood Wolfmoon"

    "Quick Escape"

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  • 4
    Huey Lewis and the News
    37
    12

    "While We're Young"

    "Her Love Is Killin' Me"

    "Remind Me Why I Love You Again"

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  • 5
    The Pretenders
    29
    6

    "Hate for Sale" 

    "The Buzz"

    "Lightning Man" 

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  • 6

    "Throwing Mountains"

    "Memories Down The Line"

    "Jets Overhead"

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  • 7
    Theory of a Deadman
    35
    15

    "History of Violence"

    "World Keeps Spinning"

    "White Boy"    

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  • 8
    42
    25

    "I Disagree"

    "BLOODMONEY"

    "Fill the Crown"

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  • 9
    Tame Impala
    36
    19

    "Borderline"

    "It Might Be Time"

    "Posthumous Forgiveness"

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  • 10

    "Bullet Holes"

    "Flowers on a Grave"

    "Crossroads"

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  • 11
    32
    15

    "Be Like Them"

    "Primed and Ready"

    "Unrepentant"

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  • 12
    Five Finger Death Punch
    35
    19

    "Inside Out"

    "Full Circle"

    "Living the Dream"

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  • 13
    The Smith Street Band
    24
    7

    "God Is Dead"

    "Big Smoke"

    "I Still Dream About You"

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  • 14
    34
    18

    "Do What I Want"

    "Pub Feed"

    "Identity Theft"

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  • 15
    LuNSo addedSepultura
    26
    10
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  • 16
    25
    10

    "No Plans"

    "Rubber Arm"

    "Crazy"

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  • 17
    22
    6

    "Alien Boy"

    "Hurt"

    "Miracle Man"

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  • 18

    "Dreamers"

    "Cloud Nein"

    "On the Mend"

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  • 19
    All Time Low
    27
    12

    "Some Kind of Disaster"

    "Sleeping In"

    "Getaway Green"

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  • 20
    Adam Lambert
    26
    11

    "Feel Something"

    "New Eyes"

    "Comin in Hot"

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  • 21

    "Bad Habits"

    "Burn It Down"

    "Where Are You"

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  • 22
    Gotthard
    24
    10

    "Missteria"

    "10.000 Faces"

    "Another Last Time"

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  • 23
    Hollywood Undead
    27
    12

    "Already Dead"

    "Time Bomb"

    "Empire"

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  • 24
    27
    13

    "I'm on Fire"

    "Skywriter"

    "Love Is"

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  • 25
    Violent Soho
    23
    8

    "leep Year"

    "Vacation Forever"

    "Pick It up Again"

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List Rules: Only full-length studio albums. No EPs.