The 2020 Readers' Poll Results: What music has ruled your year?

What album, song, video, EP and more did you vote as the best of the year?

The 2020 Readers' Poll Results: What music has ruled your year?
Kerrang! Staff

There are a lot of end-of-year lists floating around the internet right now – huge numbered features charting the highs and lows of the year, allowing you to catch up on all the best new music. But what music have you been listening to in 2020? Earlier this month we asked for your opinions in the annual Kerrang! Readers' Poll, and you voted in your thousands, sharing your thoughts on the best album, EP, song, video and more of the past 12 months.

The category that received the most votes as Album Of The Year, which this year was won by Enter Shikari with their sixth album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible.

“That’s mad," said frontman Rou Reynolds when we broke the news to him over Zoom. "The amount of amazing music that was released this year makes this achievement pretty mad. That’s awesome. There’s been some really big albums as well like Biffy [Clyro], so it’s amazing.

“I’m shocked more than anything else. With our fanbase there’s definition dedication there, but it’s not as fandom-y as other fanbases – some can be like Power Rangers where they all join together to form one massive thing to galvanise and do what they need to do. But maybe our fanbase is becoming more like that (laughs). It sounds like it is! So that’s amazing.”

Album Of The Year

1. Enter Shikari – Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible
2. Deftones – Ohms
3. Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Endings
4. Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall

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Song Of The Year

1. Bring Me The Horizon – Parasite Eve
2. Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine
3. Dance Gavin Dance – Prisoner
4. System Of A Down – Protect The Land
5. Architects – Animals

EP Of The Year

1. Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror
3. Ville Valo – Gothica Fennica Vol. 1
4. PUP – This Place Sucks Ass
5. Halestorm – Reimagined

Video Of The Year

1. Black Veil Brides – Scarlet Cross
3. Evanescence – Use My Voice
4. Bring Me The Horizon – Teardrops
5. Palaye Royale – Tonight Is The Night I Die

New Band Of The Year

1. Spiritbox
2. Wargasm
3. Salem
4. Tallah
5. Meet Me @ The Altar

Solo Artist Of The Year

1. Machine Gun Kelly
2. Corey Taylor
3. Poppy
4. Ghostemane

Livestream Of The Year

1. Architects: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
2. Metallica Helping Hands
3. Code Orange: Last Ones Left
4. Biffy Clyro: A Celebration Of Endings
5. All Time Low: Basement Noise

Hero Of The Year

1. Frontline workers / Medical staff
2. Joe Biden
3. Marcus Rashford
4. Captain Sir Thomas Moore
5. Greta Thunberg

Game Of The Year

1. The Last Of Us 2
2. Among Us
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4. Cyber Punk 2077
5. Doom Eternal

TV Show Of The Year

1. The Umbrella Academy
2. The Mandolorian
3. Queen's Gambit
4. The Boys
5. Tiger King

Radio Show Of The Year

1. The Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter
2. Kerrang! Fresh Blood with Alex Baker
3. Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin
4. Howard Stern
5. Nights with Alice Cooper on Planet Rock

Film Of The Year

1. Tenet
2. Birds Of Prey
3. Borat 2
4. Parasite
5. Bill & Ted Face The Music

Clothing Brand Of The Year

1. Vans
2. Drop Dead
3. Black Craft
4. Killstar
5. Hot Topic

Kerrang! Cover Of The Year

1. Black Veil Brides
2. Machine Gun Kelly
3. Poppy
4. Ozzy
5. Grey Daze / Chester Bennington

Band Of The Year

1. Bring Me The Horizon
2. Code Orange
3. Black Veil Brides
4. Metallica
5. Deftones

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