Back when we launched our site in 2001 we tended to cover a bit of pop as well as americana, of the power-variety – not such strange bedfellows when you consider artists such as Big Star, Teenage Fanclub or Matthew Sweet, and the beautiful and much missed Comes With a Smile covered both too. Anyway, that’s a roundabout way of saying that the brilliant PopMatters has listed its 25 best americana albums of 2020, and it’s a terrific list with some familiar names and some which haven’t even crossed our well-worn path yet. You can find the whole list over at PopMatters here.
As an aside, Pop Matters is a women/lesbian/disabled-owned company in some financial difficulty at the moment due to having to move over to WordPress (welcome to our world 4 years ago!) and could really do with your help. You can donate to them here.
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Season 2 of the Twang Factor is here! If you're a new or emerging Americana act, you can enter. All the details here