PopMatters' 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

PopMatters' 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

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24.

Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You
October 23, 2020
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

23.

The Mavericks - En Español
August 21, 2020
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

22.

The Mastersons - No Time For Love Songs
March 6, 2020
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

21.

Margo Price - That's How Rumors Get Started
July 10, 2020
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
The material on this album shows just how much she has developed as a unique and talented artist.

20.

The Jayhawks - XOXO
July 10, 2020
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

XOXO succeeds at proving the band is more than an assemblage of talented players.

19.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Reunions
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

Overall, Reunions doesn't quite achieve the heights of Southeastern or The Nashville Sound, but that's only because Isbell has set the bar so damn high for himself. This is an excellent album in its own right, and I can't imagine any Isbell fan being disappointed by it.

16.

William Prince - Gospel First Nation
October 23, 2020
Critic Score
70
1 review

11.

Drive-By Truckers - The New OK
October 2, 2020
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

10.

Taylor Swift - folklore
July 24, 2020
Critic Score
87
34 reviews

On Taylor Swift's surprise Lock Down album, Folklore, the omnipresent, world-conquering princess of self-mythology embraces a brooding post-pop texture that strikes a balance between lusty exuberance and indie-folky introspection.

9.

Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
June 19, 2020
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

If Rough and Rowdy Ways is his valedictory statement to us, it's certainly in keeping with his traditionalist spirit.

8.

Neil Young - Homegrown
June 19, 2020
Critic Score
83
24 reviews

6.

Raye Zaragoza - Woman in Color
October 23, 2020
Critic Score
80
1 review

5.

Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
84
34 reviews

Saint Cloud, like Car Wheels, finds an artist operating at the top of her game, embracing, as Crutchfield put it, "the contradictions and the unknown" to produce a thrilling and inspirational work.

2.

The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return
February 28, 2020
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

1.

Low Cut Connie - Private Lives
October 13, 2020
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

Private Lives captures the spirit of the times in which we find ourselves—the weird world that like Low Cut Connie defies easy categorization—and offers musical solace to help us do more than just survive.

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