Yes, its that time of year when we bloggers get to be self-indulgent and our readers pretend to be interested (or don't even bother to pretend in some cases).
Let's get this over with as quickly as we can. The usual caveats apply - the lists will be different tomorrow, and even more different in a couple of year's time after I discover all sorts of fantastic records released this year that I have missed completely.
And the usual thanks as well. About half of the records listed below were sent to me by PR folk, and in most cases I would not have come across them otherwise. So many thanks to everyone in Promoland for opening my eyes to so many great artists.
Right, here goes with my top 10 albums:
10. "Off Off On" - This Is The Kit
9. "Together We Stand" - Richie Spice
8. "What A Life" - Sho Madjozi
7. "I Can Go Without You" - Sam Burton
6. "The True Story of Bananagun" - Bananagun
5. "Holiday" - Jennah Barry
4. "Sorry You Couldn't Make It" - Swamp Dogg
3. "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti" - Groupe RTD
2. "Bonny Light Horseman" - Bonny Light Horseman
My number one album of 2020 is "Big Time Baby" by Lesley Barth. As regular readers know I'm not very good at explaining why I like things, but suffice to say it is a collection of wonderful songs that are sung and arranged perfectly.
This year we are introducing an EP of the year category just so we can give some much deserved acclaim to friend of the blog Asthmatic Harp for "Things We Learned To Live With" - a thing I would find hard to live without. Its an object of beauty.
Finally, we have joint winners in the pop single of the year category: Dadi Freyr with his Eurovision sensation "Think About Things", and "Hump The Beach" by Kalbells - the sensation that should have been.