The Best Albums of 2020
Here are our picks for the 25 albums that kept our spirits up in 2020.
The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)
Twenty-five records that have kept us sane while sheltering in place.
Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield Turns Inward on “Saint Cloud”
The Alabama songwriter talks her new record and the challenges of being sober in the music biz.
WATCH: Set Up Camp and Watch the Bonnaroo Live Stream Here
No sunscreen required.
Bonnaroo Announces Lineup for Fifteenth Annual Festival
June 9–12 on the farm.
WATCH: Waxahatchee Share “La Loose” Video
From this year’s “Ivy Trip.”
WATCH: Spend a Day in LA with Kurt Vile as He Turns Tricks in the “Pretty Pimpin” Video
“b’lieve i’m goin down…” is out September 25 on Matador Records
On Track: Waxahatchee
Katie Crutchfield takes us through the tracks on her new record, and Merge debut, “Ivy Tripp”; plus, revisiting past relationships, the inspiration of Nicki Minaj, and the sublimity of her surroundings.
Waxahatchee, “Ivy Tripp”
Paired with brutally honest lyrics, Crutchfield is the voice of brute force mixed with instability on “Ivy Tripp”—like a person taking a long, hard look into a mirror and smashing a fist into it.
LISTEN: Waxahatchee Releases Driving New Track “Under a Rock”
The second single from the forthcoming Ivy Tripp kicks things up a notch.
WATCH: Girlpool Explores Downtown Los Angeles in “Chinatown” Video
After announcing its upcoming tour with Waxahatchee and the release of a new seven-inch, punk two-piece Girlpool has released a music video for the track “Chinatown.” Bandmates Cleo…
Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks
This was a big week for excellent tracks from innovative solo artists (Matthew E. White, Waxahatchee, Nedelle Torrisi, Ryley Walker) and energetic newcomers (California X),…
LISTEN: Waxahatchee Releases First Single “Air,” Announces New Album Details
Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, has announced the details of her upcoming album and shared a brand-new track as a first glimpse into her…