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In 2020, certain songs broke through the noise, connected us through our grief, and sometimes helped us remember the meaning of life.

From Fiona Apple's fractured-jazz ode to her middle school heroine to Bob Dylan's 17-minute number 1 hit, the songs of 2020 veered towards the nontraditional but were ultimately more memorable for it.

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The 25 Best Songs of 2020 So Far: Critic's Picks

From Fiona Apple to The Weeknd and everyone in-between.

Even though it's hard to look past the sh*tstorm that is 2020 so far, this year has also given us a fair share of great new music.

With many new exciting indie acts as well as seasoned veterans having rang in the year with new releases, there's a lot of listening to be done (thankfully, you probably have enough free time to listen to them all). Below, we've assembled a list of the 25 best songs 2020 has offered us so far.


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