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The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2023

The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2023

The best Americana albums are a multicultural, mixed-gender, cross-genre lineup of music that draws from country, folk, rock, blues, roots music, and bluegrass.

The 25 Best Country Songs About Death

The 25 Best Country Songs About Death

There is no genre with as rich a history of songs about many forms of death–by natural causes, murder, suicide, war, accidents, and so on–than country.

Big Thief and Lucinda Williams Chase Joy and Glory in Berkeley

Big Thief and Lucinda Williams Chase Joy and Glory in Berkeley

Big Thief will no doubt have many more glorious performance nights ahead with the new warm dragon and UFO friends they’ve unleashed on a planet.

All Hail Lucinda Williams, Americana Queen of Hearts

All Hail Lucinda Williams, Americana Queen of Hearts

Like Neil Young, Kurt Cobain, Buddy Holly, and others before her, Lucinda Williams proclaims allegiance to ROCK on Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart.

The 60 Best Albums of 2020

The 60 Best Albums of 2020

Despite a global pandemic, an economic crash, and the shut-down of international touring, 2020 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

The 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

The 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020

In 2020, Americana artists empathetically dealt with the things that bind us together and keep us apart. The albums on this list encourage hope for the future based on a belief in the human spirit.

The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Even in the coronavirus-shortened record release schedule of 2020, the year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2020 so far are an eclectic and increasingly "woke" bunch.

Lucinda Williams Right at Home With Writing Partner for ‘Good Souls Better Angels’

Lucinda Williams Right at Home With Writing Partner for ‘Good Souls Better Angels’

Able to write and sing the blues, gospel, folk, rock and alt-country with the same amount of true grit and passion, Lucinda Williams comes out swinging while discussing her explosive new album during these troubled times.

​​​Where Are the Good Souls, the Better Angels?​​ Asks Lucinda Williams

​​​Where Are the Good Souls, the Better Angels?​​ Asks Lucinda Williams

On her new searing album, Good Souls Better Angels, Lucinda Williams rages against the darkness of our era and seeks the strength to get through it.

Jesse Malin Teams with Lucinda Williams on ‘Sunset Kids’

Jesse Malin Teams with Lucinda Williams on ‘Sunset Kids’

New York rocker Jesse Malin's first record in four years blends old and new songs for a strong collection produced by Lucinda Williams.

The Best Jazz of 2018

The Best Jazz of 2018

The definition of "jazz" has never been broader, and the music has never been brighter. Two PopMatters critics pick their favorites in four modern jazz categories.

Jazz Legend Charles Lloyd and Americana’s Lucinda Williams Join Forces Beautifully on ‘Vanished Gardens’

Jazz Legend Charles Lloyd and Americana’s Lucinda Williams Join Forces Beautifully on ‘Vanished Gardens’

Charles Lloyd's Americana/jazz group is joined by the marvelous Lucinda Williams on half the tracks here, creating a diverse, minor masterpiece.