This year is almost over, and 2021 will soon be upon us. 2020 may have been a strange year for everyone, but people from all walks of life still listened to and enjoyed music throughout the year; maybe even more so this year than any other. Let’s take a look at what rock albums people enjoyed the most this year.
Queen – Greatest Hits
Queen has always been a popular band that nearly everyone has heard at least once, and they still retain their popularity in 2020. Their Greatest Hits album is, of course, a great seller because people can get all of their best music in one place.
AC/DC – Back in Blacks
Here’s another great band that deserves the spotlight, with one of their most well-known albums, Back in Black. AC/DC is one of the highest-selling bands of all times, and this particular album is among the best-sellers of all time of any genre of music.
Metallica – Metallica
Metallica’s fifth album, Metallica, was their very first album to top the charts and it became their best-selling album. This album contains many of the band’s most popular songs, such as “Enter Sandman”. This album was also a bit of a shift from Metallica’s thrash metal roots; the music on this one had a slower BPM and aligned much more with the heavy metal genre.
Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade of Destruction
One of the newer albums on this list, A Decade of Destruction was released in 2017. Five Finger Death Punch is also a relatively “new” band, formed in 2005, and they are certainly worth checking out if you have never heard them. They are a great band with powerful, heavy music and most certainly deserve a spot on this list.
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park’s first album, is also often their most popular. Linkin Park is a unique band that started off with heavy metal music, which you will hear on Hybrid Theory, and then later on experimented with many different genres and ways of creating music, making each one of their albums sound slightly different than the last. They are widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 2000’s.
And there you have it, the five most popular rock albums of 2020! Were any of these your favorites?
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