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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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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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'Oh cool, I don’t have to put on pants!' Stars on music's year of chaos
Phoebe Bridgers, Danielle Haim, Lianne La Havas, Declan McKenna, Rina Sawayama and Moses Sumney discuss Black Lives Matter, WAP, TikTok, the collapse of live music and more

Alexis Petridis

11, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Taylor Swift: Evermore – rich alt-rock and richer character studies
Not content with releasing one of 2020’s most acclaimed albums, Swift returns for round two

Alexis Petridis

11, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020, No 7: Haim – Women in Music Pt III
The trio relaxed, expanded their sound and created their first masterpiece, full of relationship vignettes that felt true to life

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Song of the summer 2020: our writers pick their favourite tracks
From Chloe x Halle to Lady Gaga to Haim, Guardian critics recommend their best songs of an unusual season

Eve Barlow, Bryan Armen Graham, Kathryn Bromwich, Laura Snapes, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, André Wheeler and Rob LeDonne

23, Jul, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Haim: Women in Music Pt III review – their most direct album yet
Dark events of the sisters’ recent past inform their revelatory third album

Kitty Empire

27, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Haim: Women in Music Pt III review – a cathartic walk on the blue side of life
The three sisters switch into melancholy for this richly searching, explosively produced third album

Laura Snapes

26, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Lockdown playlists for every mood, part one: chosen by Jarvis Cocker, Haim and Lianne La Havas
Music stars pick soundtracks to get you through the next phase, for when you’re feeling angry, in need of a boost - or ready for a dance

Jude Rogers

24, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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From Justin Bieber to Haim: how seven top artists made video clips in lockdown
One set up a home green screen. Another taught herself animation. Not even pandemic-enforced isolation can stop some people creating

Katie Cunningham

23, May, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Haim: ‘We can go toe-to-toe with any male rock band and blow them out of water'
The LA trio have faced grief, sexism and members of Portishead - now they’re back with a new darker sound

Sam Wolfson

05, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Haim, Ariana Grande, Iggy Pop
This week we’ve got some anti-ASMR, a bit of spiteful pop brilliance, and a funky three-note bass riff

Luke Holland

09, Aug, 2019 @10:00 AM

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