Thus, according to Rolling Stone, Fiona’s Apple “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” album deserves the top of the charts. Back after many years of absence, the singer has made music critics wobbly because the quality from content to technology has been carefully invested. It can be said that “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” marked a big change for Fiona’s music career. The album also earned an absolute score on prestigious music sites, especially Pitchfork.
Coming in at number 2 is Halsey’s “Manic” album. This is the third studio album of the female artist with 16 songs to show the colors in her true chaotic emotions. This album shows Halsey has maturity in both music material and personal style. Some prominent songs are appreciated as “Without Me”, “Graveyard”, “Clementine”, “You Should Be Sad”,
Selena Gomez’s comeback after a long absence with the album “Rare” received a great deal of support from the audience and was featured in Rolling Stone’s top 30 best albums in 2020 at No. 3. Perhaps, the confession that brought many feelings in Selena’s “Rare” album reached the hearts of the listeners.
Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” album is at number 6. This is her second studio album in her music career, which was released on March 27. In this album, Dua Lipa sings in the style of Madonna, Lily Allen …, the idols raised her passion for music since childhood. Therefore, we can see “Future Nostalgia” is a nostalgic piece about Dua Lipa’s Pop. The album’s main color is disco, mixing a variety of electronic music styles such as synth-pop, techno “stormed” in the US and Europe in the 1980s. The lyrics of the album revolves around love and feminism.
Ranked No. 9 is “monster mother” Lady Gaga with the album “Chromatica”. This sixth studio album marked her return after years of absence. Pitchfork has praised “Chromatica” as follows: “A subtlety that is hard to compare,” pop diva “has returned to the strong dance-pop genre, a personal, medium-sized album, extremely funny but also very profound. This album is both bizarre, dramatic and also ambitious. “ Thus, although Lady Gaga has invited “big” names such as Elton John, Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK to appear in the album, it still seems unable to “catch the eye” of the Rolling Stone and beat misery to let SelenaGomez and Dua Lipa surpassed.
The last album of Mac Miller’s career – “Circles” ranked 12th. It can be seen, “Circles” is the cure for the injuries he has experienced, and even it is the path to let him free from old, scary things from the past.
And the only Korean group to appear on Rolling Stone’s list is BTS. The album “Map of the Soul: 7” by 7 boys ranked 22nd. Talking about this album of BTS, Rolling Stone has received many compliments and said that this is one of the best albums of the group. : “The album has shown many possibilities and diverse styles of music from BTS: from pop to rap, or ballads, electronic music … 7 BTS members have been together for 7 years. Yes Perhaps this is also what inspires them to continue looking to the future together. “ Thus, the unexpected appearance of BTS in this chart has received the attention of a large audience. In addition, this evaluation also contributes to affirm the position of the group in the US-UK music market.