It's no secret that 2020 wasn't the best year of the 2020's. Hell, the joke of 2020 being a horrible year stopped being funny somewhere back in September. Though there was a general hellscape going on just outside, you could at least take comfort in the kick ass music coming down the pipeline.
Yeah, rather than be a reflection of the times, rock had a pretty awesome year all things considered. Granted, there was a bit of a slow start to everything due to obvious circumstances, and yet these artists found ways to reach deep inside their souls and come through with some of their best records in ages. It wasn't just the old dogs either, with plenty of newer acts starting to make waves and become the next big thing in music. That's not to say the familiar faces had gone anywhere though, with some of the most inventive albums of the year being bold new reinventions from some of rock's most promising talents.
Though there were plenty of decent albums pumped out during the age of quarantine, these are the few bands that knew how to lift our spirits if only for a little bit. The struggles of this year might not last, but you better believe that the songs will.
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