Fiona Apple

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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Kitty Empire's best music of 2020
Our critic’s picks, from righteous old-school hip-hop via euphoric retro pop to classic American songwriting

Kitty Empire

27, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020, No 1: Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
The reclusive artist’s fifth album seemed to resonate with people’s desire to escape lockdown. But Apple’s bracing vision of justice and compassion proposed a different kind of freedom

Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Fiona Apple on the album of the year, Grammys hypocrisy and how #MeToo helped her get sober
Over two interviews and more text messages, our artist of the year unpacks her album Fetch the Bolt Cutters – and explains how she finally found compassion for herself after trauma and bullying

Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on lockdown creativity: a freedom for female musicians? | Editorial
Editorial: For some the domestic space has offered artistic liberation at odds with the home’s reputation as a place of constraint for women

Editorial

02, Aug, 2020 @5:25 PM

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On my radar: Lisa Taddeo's cultural highlights
The American author on rewatching Revolutionary Road, Connecticut’s finest sushi restaurant – and the joy of jigsaws

Kadish Morris

23, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The best albums of 2020 so far
There’s shaken-up pop from Rina Sawayama, searching rap by J Hus and Jay Electronica, and invention everywhere from KeiyaA’s soul to Beatrice Dillon’s electronics

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters review – a strange, exceptional record
Offbeat, amusing and wistful, the New Yorker’s long-awaited fifth album finds her in dazzling form

Kitty Empire

18, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters review – a glorious eruption
The unhurried artist’s first studio album in eight years is astonishing, intimate and demonstrates a refusal to be silenced

Laura Barton

17, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Fiona Apple: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great pop musicians. Next up: iconic New York songwriter Fiona Apple

Elle Hunt

27, Mar, 2020 @12:18 PM

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